Recreation facilities

COVID-19 update

All recreation facilities on the Esplanade are open. Gatherings restricted to groups of 100 people.

There are many facilities to choose from along The Esplanade to suit your active lifestyle such as the Beach Volleyball Courts and the award winning Skate Plaza. The Esplanade includes 2.5km of pedestrian and shared paths along the picturesque foreshore. The paths are ideal for walking or running and include markers at every 500m so you can measure your distance travelled.

All of the recreational facilities are free for public use or available for hire for your next event. To enquire about hiring one of the facilities, please complete a online booking enquiry form.

Skate Plaza

Whether you are a boarder, rider or spectator the Skate Plaza is one of Cairns' finest recreational facilities.

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Bouldering Park

Bouldering is a form of rock climbing at low height. The Esplanade Bouldering Park is suitable for all ages.

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Fitness stations

Fitness Stations are open all day, every day and are free for casual use.

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Petanque court

The Petanque Court is located in the Esplanade parklands near the intersection with McKenzie Street.

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Beach volleyball courts

There are four International standard Beach Volleyball Courts located within the Northern Esplanade Activity Precinct.

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Multi-use court

The multi-use court is located within the Northern Esplanade Activity Precinct opposite Cairns Hospital.

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