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The Esplanade

The Esplanade is a stretch of beach and promenade situated in Cairns, Australia. This spot has been a popular recreation area since the 1800s, and it has only grown in size and popularity since. Today, The Esplanade is a collection of restaurants, markets and shopping centres along the beach that draw visitors from all over Cairns. In addition to the many entertainment options, The Esplanade is the centre for all outdoor activities in Cairns, so people enjoy swimming, surfing and many other activities here. From backpackers to affluent sun worshippers, you will encounter a diverse cultural scene at The Esplanade.

  • Come to Cairns on a Saturday morning, when The Esplanade comes alive with a collection of colourful markets selling everything from locally grown produce to handmade clothing and jewellery.
  • Have a BBQ with friends at one of the many free barbeque and picnic areas at The Esplanade, which makes a great way to enjoy the amazing weather in Cairns with the ocean as your backdrop.
  • Bring your binoculars to The Esplanade so that you won’t miss out on the diverse collection of birds that inhabit the mudflats— a perfect early morning activity for bird lovers.

The Cairns International Airport is the main gateway into the region and has many international flights, as well as short regional flights from cities in Australia. The Esplanade is located near the Cairns Station of the train, so you can just get off at this stop and walk the rest of the way. Cairns is small enough to get around on foot and there are plenty of pedestrian friendly areas around. There is also a boardwalk at The Esplanade with a dedicated bike path because cycling is one of the top activities in the area.

Hotels near The Esplanade

106 hotels near The Esplanade

1 Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort

4 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

57 - 89 Grafton Street Map

Located in the heart of Cairns, Gilligan's Backpackers has a lagoon-style swimming pool, outdoor bar and large plasma-screen TVs showing sporting events. Gilligan's Backpackers offers a blend of... More

2 Rydges Tradewinds Hotel and Spa Cairns

4 stars
4.4 / 5 181 reviews

137 The Esplanade Map

Holidaymakers and corporate travellers looking for comfortable accommodations and top-notch facilities in Cairns find suitable base at Rydges Tradewinds Hotel & Spa Cairns. While in this part of... More

3 Shangri-La Hotel The Marina, Cairns.

5 stars
4.5 / 5 71 reviews

1 Pierpoint Road, Cairns, Qld 4870 Map

Shangri-La Hotel The Marina Cairns welcomes cosmopolitan travellers to a luxurious retreat set overlooking the picturesque Coral Sea in this Queensland city. Apart from exploring entertainment... More

4 Southern Cross Atrium Apartments Cairns

4 stars
3.9 / 5 18 reviews

3-11 Water Street Map

The Southern Cross Atrium Apartments Cairns offers tropical charm close to the centre of Cairns. The spacious self-contained apartments offer luxurious comfort and tropical splendour with private... More

5 Bay Village Tropical Retreat Cairns

4 stars
4.3 / 5 18 reviews

cnr Lake & Gatton Streets Map

With comfortable accommodations set in a central location, Bay Village Tropical Retreat Cairns makes for a suitable retreat for holidaymakers while in Cairns. This family-run hotel features warm... More

6 Mantra Esplanade Cairns

4 stars
4.4 / 5 25 reviews

53-57 The Esplanade Map

Featuring a convenient beachfront location close to area attractions and recreation sites, Mantra Esplanade Cairns makes for a convenient starting point for vacationing couples, holidaymakers and... More

7 Il Palazzo Boutique Apartment Hotel Cairns

4 stars
4.6 / 5 21 reviews

62 Abbott Street Map

Il Palazzo Boutique Apartment Hotel Cairns invites travellers to a plush apartment-style retreat centrally set in Cairns. The ideal location of the aparthotel allows guests to easily explore... More

8 BreakFree Royal Harbour

4 stars
3.6 / 5 11 reviews

73-75 The Esplanade Map

BreakFree Royal Harbour welcomes discerning travellers to a modern apartment-style retreat showcasing panoramas of Trinity Bay and surrounding parklands. Tourists in Cairns can play slots and card... More

9 Pullman Cairns International previously Sebel Cairns

5 stars
4.6 / 5 57 reviews

17 Abbott Street Map

Housed in colonial-style architecture with top-notch facilities, Pullman Cairns International previously Sebel Cairns creates a luxurious beachside retreat for travellers and vacationing couples in... More