BBQs for hire

Please note the BBQ facilities are not available for exclusive hire Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Eve & New Years Day. The BBQ's will still be available free for public use during this time.

For a birthday, fundraiser or community event, one of the many BBQs along the Esplanade offer a great place to hold your next event.

The BBQ facilities are open from 6am - 9pm daily and are free for public use or available for exclusive hire.

Hiring a BBQ means that the BBQ is cleaned and reserved for your event. Simply complete a booking enquiry form at least 10 working days prior to your event and we will contact you to discuss your event needs and provide a quote.

Bookings are required for groups of 50 people or more and for any pre-arranged or advertised activity including fundraisers. Please refer to the Leisure Venues fees & charges for details on hire costs.

Please note BBQ Egret and BBQ Sandpiper are not available for hire.

Make a booking enquiry to hire a BBQ at Cairns Esplanade


BBQ Curlew

BBQ Curlew is located in the Esplanade parklands just north of Muddy’s Playground and Cafe.

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BBQ Jabiru

BBQ Jabiru is located in the Esplanade parklands on the eastern edge of the Lagoon.

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BBQ Kingfisher

BBQ Kingfisher is located in the Esplanade parklands to the south of Muddy's Playground.

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BBQ Pelican

BBQ Pelican is located in the Esplanade parklands just north of the intersection with Aplin Street.

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BBQ Seagull

BBQ Seagull is located in the Esplanade parklands on the western edge of the Lagoon.

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BBQ Lorikeet

BBQ Lorikeet is located in the Esplanade parklands on the western edge of the Lagoon.

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BBQ Kookaburra

BBQ Kookaburra is located in the Esplanade parklands on the eastern side of the Lagoon.

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BBQ Sister Cities

Sister Cities BBQ is located in the Esplanade parklands on the very eastern side of the Lagoon.

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BBQ Osprey

BBQ Osprey is located in the Esplanade parklands near the McKenzie Street intersection and car park.

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BBQ Sea Eagle

BBQ Sea Eagle is located in the Esplanade parklands next to the Skate Park.

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