Muddy’s Playground On The Esplanade In Cairns

Muddy’s Playground on the Esplanade in Cairns is famous for its water play features… and also for its immense size. It really is huge, and there are areas to suit all ages and stages of children.

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Alright, we admit it, we are playground nerds.

And when in Cairns, there’s one huge and very marvellous playground which demands to be visited. So we got straight over there one sunny day. Luckily, it’s just a short walk from where we were staying at the Novotel.

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Isn’t the play equipment fantastic?

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And I love the artworks and gardens too.

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There is one fully enclosed toddler play area, it wasn’t busy when we were there. It’s pretty big, love the play houses.

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The cafe is very handy too. It’s large and the view out to see from the tables is divine.

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Food is of the fast variety. Milk shakes, smoothies and coffees are served too. Or BYO food and drink, there are plenty of BBQs if you want to make a day of it.

Muddy’s Playground, Cairns – Information

The official Esplanade website has information about all the other fun stuff to do along the Esplanade.

Information about the playground is here.   

Toilets are at the south end.

Bring cossie and towel as there’s lots of water play… and sunscreen and hats.

Enclosed: No, there are fences alongside the road but not side on the boardwalk and beach side.

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We highly recommend Muddy’s playground, one of the best we’ve ever seen.

Can you recommend another fabulous playground in your area – anywhere in Australia at all.

Happy playing!


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    1. says: Seana Smith

      It’s fab isn’t it? So huge and with so many water features. Have you been to the bigger ones here in Sydney? There’s a list of our top 50 playgrounds on the blog here.

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