Lifeguards are on duty 6am - 9pm all year round, including public holidays.
The Lagoon is closed for maintenance every Wednesday until midday.
PLEASE NOTE that the programmed maintenance closure of the Lagoon and amenities building will take place from 9pm 10 June until 6am 28 June 2014 (weather dependent). All other Cairns Esplanade facilities will be open as normal during this time.
Escape the heat at one of Cairns’ best known landmarks, the Esplanade Lagoon. Set on the Cairns foreshore overlooking the Barrier Reef and Trinity Inlet, the 4800 sq metre saltwater swimming lagoon offers locals and tourists a year round safe swimming location. Saltwater is pumped from the inlet and filtered through a state of the art filtration system, to meet Australian Standards. The kids can enjoy the sandy edges, build sand castles and play in shallow water. On the other side of the Lagoon, visitors can lounge on the timber decks in moderate shade. Shady trees, landscaped gardens and open spaces all contribute to the leisurely atmosphere on the Esplanade