Cairns Esplanade and Lagoon

1 h to 1 h 45 min
30 min to 45 min
1 h to 2 h

4.9 km

↑ 28 m
↓ -28 m

Easy track
Starting from the car park off the Esplanade, Cairns North, this return walk gives you a tour of the coastal area next to the mudflats via a wheelchair friendly track, visiting a lagoon along the way. Take a leisurely stroll along the mudflats and the ocean, then cool off in the exceptionally scenic lagoon as you enjoy the coastal views. Featuring multiple cafes and playgrounds throughout, this flat and concrete track is great for families. You can bring your dog along as well, but make sure you keep him/her on a leash and away from the lagoon. The vast mudflat area next to the track is home to many migrating birds coming from all around the world. Amongst them, the eastern curlew is truly a sight to see with its long, eye-catching beak. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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