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So many places to play! Here are just a sprinkling of the many parks and playgrounds around the Cairns area. Why not tell us your favorite park?


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Jalarra Park

Jalarra Park

Jalarra park is a lovely park tucked away in Stratford. There is lots of room to run and some play equipment to climb and slide....

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Redlynch Tenni Skate Park

Redlynch Tenni Skate Park

The skate park at Redlynch is well equipped, and well used by kids of all ages. Older kids will find it to be challenging and exciting enough to keep interested for some time, while youngster can enjoy it while it is not so busy....

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Cattana Wetlands

Cattana Wetlands

The Cattana Wetlands is around 80 hectares of degraded land which Council has rehabilitated into a nature conservation park. Facilities available are BBQs, picnic areas, toilets, bird hides and a 420m boardwalk through the feather palm forest....

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Kewarra Beach

Kewarra Beach

Kewarra Beach, approximately 20 minutes north of Cairns City, is a lovely beach for swimming, playing and walking....

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Muddy

Muddy's

A popular meeting spot for young families, "Muddy's" is a modern, fun, safe playground and parkland....

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Paradise Palms Pelicans in Paradise

Paradise Palms Pelicans in Paradise

Pelicans in Paradise is a great place to bring the kids when you want a morning (or afternoon) of fun. It is comprised of a 25m lap pool on the Terrace, toddler's pool, adventure playground and 18-hole mini-golf course....

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Lagoon Esplanade

Lagoon Esplanade

The lagoon is set on the Cairns foreshore overlooking the Barrier Reef and Trinity Inlet. It is a popular place with locals and tourists alike. There are plenty of free BBQ areas and a few sheltered picnic tables....

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Flecker Botanic Gardens

Flecker Botanic Gardens

The Flecker Botanic Gardens were created in 1886, which means that many of the large plants and trees are lush and well established. You wont believe you are so close to town while lazing in the gardens here....

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Cairns Bouldering Park

Cairns Bouldering Park

For those kids who love climbing there is a bouldering park on the esplanade. It is challenging enough to let your kids have a good hour of fun without the danger of falling from too high. If they are anything like my kids, they will probably also start climbing the beautiful tree just next to the park....

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Goomboora Park

Goomboora Park

Goomboora Park is a family favorite for so many reasons. There is plenty of wide open spaces, large trees and shelter for shade, picnic tables and even a waterhole to swim in!...

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The Pirate Ship

The Pirate Ship

The Fun Ship playground is one of the most well known meeting places for mums and dads in the Cairns area. Locally referred to as the "pirate ship", this playground has ample space and lots to do for kids of all ages....

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Figtree Playground

Figtree Playground

The Figtree Playground is located just by the cruise liner terminal near the corner of Abbot st and Wharf st in Cairns city. This is one of Cairns' newest playgrounds and is proving to be quite popular with locals....

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