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Cairns Esplanade

The Cairns Esplanade Lagoon Development by NightFor the past two years, the Cairns Esplanade has been subject to a massive redevelopment to make it more tourist-friendly and attractive. Up until recently, the Cairns waterfront has been dominated by 16 hectares of tidal mudflats completely unusable for any beach activities. (It is, however, a home to thousands of small marine creatures.) But an $11.5 million project, funded by the Queensland State Government, has changed the foreshore into an idyllic play area.

When the new Cairns Esplanade project is finished, the area will feature an outdoor amphitheatre, a large sandy swimming lagoon, grassy picnic areas, walking tracks, public barbeques, children's playgrounds, shops and restaurants, an environmental interpretation centre and a Great Barrier Reef Cruise departure terminal.

Cairns Esplanade Lagoon by DayThe Cairns Foreshore Promenade will span 600 metres along the waterfront (from Aplin Street to Minnie Street). Themed areas covering the culture, history and environment of the region will feature along the length of the project to educate locals and visitors about Cairns. A 40-table café will also be constructed as part of the $9 million Boardwalk Promenade section of the Cairns Esplanade. Surrounding the café will be a giant children’s playground.

Fogarty Park, located between the Pier Marketplace and Pacific Hotel, now features an outdoor entertainment area and performance space. A pedestrian pathway through the park will link to the new Reef Fleet Terminal.

The Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon project is the most exciting aspect of the entire development. It is a free resource where locals and tourists can safely swim in an artificial pool that was previously home to mud, jellyfish and crabs.

Cairns Esplanade Lagoon Development by DuskThe lagoon precinct spans 4 hectares, and is capable of accommodating 1000 swimmers at a time. It is open for free public use between 6am and 10pm daily. The area is totally alcohol and glass free, and dogs are prohibited. The depth of the pool ranges from 80 cm (32 inches) to 1.6m (5 feet), and disability access is provided at one end of the pool. There are seating benches underwater which are lit from underneath.

Lifeguards patrol the lagoon area during the day and there is on-site security at night. 2 lifeguards are on duty at all times the lagoon is open - one patrolling around the surrounds of the lagoon and the other keeping watch from the patrol tower.

Cairns Esplanade Accommodation

Cairns Esplanade - Mercure Harbourside Cairns
Offers spacious rooms and suites in the city centre of Cairns Australia. Enjoy the buffet at Teshi's restaurant or the sweeping views from the Blue Mango Cafe Wine Bar.

Cairns Esplanade - Tropical Queenslander Apartments
Situated 3 minutes walk from the Esplanade, within close proximity to all Cairns City amenities; the Tropical Queenslander is ideal for single or family accommodation. Rated at 3.5 stars, the hotel offers comfortable, air-conditioned studio and family studio rooms and is a short walk from the popular Diggers Restaurant.

Cairns Esplanade - Waterfront Terraces
Luxury holiday apartments right on the Esplanade in Cairns. 5 star comfort with fully air conditioned and self catering apartment rooms overlooking the Great Barrier Reef.

Cairns Esplanade - Cairns International Hotel
Five-star luxury resort accommodation in the heart of Cairns. The esteemed hotel is also home to Kingsfords Restaurant, Cafe Coco and Yamagen Japanese Restaurant. An ideal conference and wedding venue.

Nearby Cairns Esplanade Accommodation

Cairns Apartments - Cairns Accommodation Guide
Cairns Apartments is a comprehensive guide to apartment accommodation, condominiums and self-contained units in Cairns. Ten accommodation properties have been chosen for their high quality location, services, facilities and amenities, they are ideal for all travellers from family holiday makers to business travellers. Simply choose your Cairns accommodation from the list of apartments, then book securely online or call the toll-free hotline.

City Terraces Holiday Apartments
City Terraces are impressive one and two bedroom holiday and corporate apartments. Beautifully furnished, City Terraces Holiday Apartments are designed to offer you a want for nothing, tropical experience. Every apartment has spacious lounge and dining areas opening onto a private balcony, separate bedroom, fully equipped kitchen and both air conditioning and ceiling fans. City Terraces are ideally situated for the corporate traveller, quiet and located in the heart of the Central Business District. Fax and photocopying service are available.

Royal Palm Villas Cairns Reef Apartments & Motel
Royal Palm Villas offer 4-star accommodation conveniently located close to Cairns Esplanade. The apartments are spacious and feature balconies that are designed to suit the tropical Cairns climate. It is an ideal place to enjoy a glass of wine as you wind down from a day of exciting adventure in the tropical north. Despite being in the city centre and being close by all city services, facilities and amenities, the complex suffers from no aircraft or traffic noises.

Oasis Inn Cairns
Oasis Inn Cairns offers budget accommodation close to the city centre. Do not be fooled by the term 'budget'. With full air conditioning, a large inground swimming pool, barbeque areas, undercover car parking and a friendly tour desk, Oasis Inn Cairns is a destination in itself. Rooms can be suited to any configuration, absolutely ideal for any sized family or group, from self-contained apartments to motel-style accommodation.

Cairns Reef Apartments & Motel
Located south of Cairns conveniently distanced from the noise of city airlines and traffic, yet still in close proximity to the City's main attractions. Metro Inn Apartments offer 3.5 star motel style apartments, providing affordable and flexible accommodation for families and executives alike.

Cairns Reef 'n Rainforest Bed & Breakfast
Nestled below the rainforest canopy trees in a unique secluded setting on 2 acres of virgin rainforest, with a picturesque creek rippling through the property. You will be truly living and sleeping in a rainforest of great beauty and splendour. Be aroused from your nightly slumber by the morning chorus of the rainforest birds, and start your day with breakfast on our deck overlooking the forest watching Mother Nature stir her children to work. The rainforest is yours to explore, sit on a rock beside the stream and relax or read a book with the sound of water running underfoot or be adventurous and take a dip in the fresh water swimming hole beside the house.

Allawah Retreat Bed & Breakfast - Ravenshoe
Allawah Retreat is a luxury bed and breakfast retreat on the Atherton Tablelands, Australia. Located on 150 acres of Australian native bush high on a ridge, it is designed for romantic getaways with a strong emphasis on privacy, seclusion and pampering. The romantic self-contained lodge accommodation has heated deck spas and a private plunge pool surrounded by mountain walking tracks and panoramic views across the Atherton Tablelands.

Rivers Edge Rainforest Retreat - Malanda
Rivers Edge Rainforest Retreat is a tranquil, spacious and purpose designed holiday home, hiding-out on three acres of lush tropical rainforest, bounded by the beautiful Johnstone River, and just 5 minutes from the picturesque Atherton Tablelands village of Malanda. The ingenious design makes this retreat idyllic couple’s romantic retreat or two couples can share the cost of a relaxing holiday together and yet have complete privacy. Rare and unique wildlife can be viewed from you bed, spa or deck. A nature lover’s paradise.

Cairns Cruises & Tours

Jump the Beach Sky Diving Adventure
Mission Beach skydiving with Jump The Beach is an exhilarating, adrenalin pumping, unforgettable adventure that leaves you feeling high three days after your feet have returned to the ground! Expert instructors guide you out of a plane for a tandem skydive, of pure ecstasy above one of the most beautiful scenes in the world. From over 10,000 feet in the air, you will have views of 14 kilometres of golden beaches, lush World Heritage listed rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef, famous Dunk Island and a plethora of other tropical islands. No prior training is necessary. You will be strapped to one of their experienced skydivers who will guide you safely all the way from cloud-9 back to earth.

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Tropical Fruit Wine characterises the essence of living in Port Douglas, Australia. The rich tones from mangoes, passionfruit, lychees and other tropical fruits combine to create flavours bursting with sunshine. At Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, your hosts Tony and Trudie Woodall will take you on a casual and relaxed wine tasting tour of their property. Tony and Trudie are dedicated wine lovers who have been passionate about rare tropical fruits and wine making in Port Douglas for over 10 years. Currently on their shelves in the various styles of dry, medium,sweet or fortified are fig, mango, carambola or star fruit, lychee, parsley, passionfruit, grapefruit, rambutan, jakfruit, orange, purple star apple, water cherry, jaboticaba, baku, black sapote ginger, mulberry and lime.

Fitzroy Island Dive & Watersports
Fitzroy Island Dive offer comprehensive and professional diving courses for scuba divers of all skill levels. A dive course with Fitzroy Island Dive is an attractive option for many rookie divers because you have the convenience of being land-based instead of bobbing around on the ocean on a boat all day. No hours wasted travelling to and from dive sites. No awful early morning starts. No seasickness. No cramped conditions aboard a rolling boat. No weather safety concerns while at sea. Just the ambience of a beautiful tropical Coral Sea island.

Marcrista Luxury Yacht Charters
The tropical sea near Cairns is a sailor’s paradise. Calm turquoise water teeming with fish and protected from large waves by the Great Barrier Reef, provides alluring sailing conditions that are ranked among the best in the world. Tropical Islands and coral cays emerge from the horizon as the wind gently tugs the sails. You relax on the foredeck of your vessel as it quietly nudges through the water. You know you have dreamt of doing it, stop procrastinating, waiting on the perfect time, for it is now!

Wilderness Challenge
Wilderness Challenge facilitate day tours, accommodated safaris and camping safaris across the Tropical Savannahs and Rainforests of northern Australia. Fine tuned itineraries are purposefully customised from the client's preferences to maximise guest's experience, relaxation and comfort. Dedicated, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and professional interpretive Guides, ensure your journey of discovery is not just a ride to an outback icon, but an emotional, educational, safe and above all, fun holiday.

Vagabond Dive`N Sail
Vagabond is a 65' luxury world class cruising yacht fitted to ensure comfortable diving and sailing. Catering for a maximum of 10 guests with a large aftdeck for scuba divers to suit-up and organise their equipment. The forward deck provides ample space, when it comes time to worship a bit of sun. All cabins have hot showers and are double or twin bunk for privacy. Vagabond is available for overnight charters plus 2 and 3 day reef sailing, snorkelling and diving trips. Relaxing and informal small group charters are a specialty.

Billfish Sports Fishing
MV Billfish is undoubtedly the commodore of with the Cairns Game Fishing fleet and has been reeling them in, on the Great Barrier Reef, for almost 20 years. Billfish Sports Fishing operates all year round, specialising in Giant Black Marlin during the months of September through December. Light Tackle Sports Fishing may be embraced year round and what a stable of fighters, colossal species with a titanic will to evade capture, these include the prehistoric pelagics, Sailfish, Juvenile Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Giant Trevalley (GTs), Barracuda, Wahoo, Queenfish, Dogtooth Tuna, Tiger Shark, Mahi Mahi, Barramundi, Red Emperor, Coral Trout and Cobia.

Cairns Car Rental

All Day Car Rental
The team at All Day Car Rentals Australia provides customers with an affordable, friendly car rental service, anywhere in Australia. Book your small, medium or large car, motorcycle or campervan with an easy online booking form. Do not even try to beat their prices elsewhere, it can not be accomplished.

ABC Integra Car Rental
Provides the premier national car rental services Australia wide, with offices in Brisbane (Queensland), Cairns (Queensland), Sydney (New South Wales), Melbourne (Victoria) and Airlie Beach (Queensland). Whether you are seeking auto car rental, campervan hire, 4wd hire, one way interstate rentals, or truck rental anywhere in Australia; ABC Integra Car Rental has just the right rental vehicle for you.

Cairns Event Organizers

Prime Conference Organisers
A dedicated team of professionals who are specialists in organising the right Cairns or anywhere in Australia for that matter, conference venue for your convention, event or function needs. Saves You Money: The service that Prime provide is free of charge. Get a Prime Quote: Save time, save money; time is money and money is scarce.

Cairns Premier Holiday Accommodation Developer

Blue Ribbon, award winning designs and landscapes have become synonymous with Stateland resort and residential lifestyle developments. From five star major resorts to tranquil gated communities and single lot housing, innovative design and visual amenity, characterise each project. Stateland's development philosophy is simple yet effective: to permit for a landscaped environment that maximises amenity and provides a rewarding experience, every time, for the end users. This is achieved by recognising and enhancing the ecological and environmental characteristics and underdeveloping the site. At Stateland, our vision, persistency, commitment and attention to detail are all hallmarks of our overall operation.

Cairns Resort Weddings

Resort Weddings
Holiday resort weddings are far less complicated and costly, as well as being more romantic, passionate and memorable. Hand-picked resorts in Cairns, Queensland, Australia and overseas offer wedding packages to suit every couples’ budget, hopes, dreams and wishes. Save the headaches of trying to please everyone else, others than the bride and groom. Receive more memoirs for your money, a more memorable wedding ceremony and a honeymoon in a tropical utopia.

Australia Wide Accommodation

Melbourne Accommodation
Specialises in providing luxury serviced apartments in the Melbourne city area, CBD, Southgate, Southbank, the Kilda Road precinct and in Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne suburbs of Mt Waverley, Oakleigh and Forest Hill for executives and family travellers at moderate rates. Melbourne accommodation provides resort-style facilities to make your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible. The Melbourne apartments and units are fully equipped, have self-contained kitchens, all linen and other living essentials are provided. All City and Southbank apartments have full resort style facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, gymnasium and outdoor barbecue entertainment area. Victoria’s unique geography makes it possible to visit the coastline and laze on beaches in the morning, ski the alps in the early afternoon, sample the finest Australian wines at dusk and be entertained by a live show in the evening. Somewhere in your schedule you will need to fit in a meal at one of Melbourne’s internationally acclaimed restaurants.

Southbank Apartments Melbourne
Southbank Apartments sets a new standard of excellence in the Melbourne serviced apartments market. Luxurious accommodation, competitively priced and close to the centre of Melbourne. Southbank Apartments offer premium accommodation in Melbourne's best location. The serviced apartments are literally just across the road from Southbank Promenade, the Yarra River, the Melbourne Arts Centre, Melbourne Concert Hall, Melbourne CBD and the heart and soul of Melbourne, Federation Square. Apartments have stunning views across the Yarra River to the city or over Melbourne's famous Botanical Gardens. No other apartments in Melbourne offer serviced accommodation of this quality at such competitive rates. One, two, and three bedroom apartments are available. All provide complete security in a quiet and relaxed central Melbourne environment.