Muddy's Playground, Cairns

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Eat, play, and relax at Muddy's Playground, located on one of the city's best-known landmarks, the Esplanade. This popular meeting spot for young families is a modern and safe playground incorporating water play areas, rope bridges, slides, playhouses, storytelling areas, puzzle games, and track rides. Each area is designed to challenge and entertain a particular age group with custom-designed equipment. Adults can barbeque in the picnic areas or drop by the popular on-site cafe, serving light meals and refreshing drinks. Easily accessible from anywhere in the city, the playground is a convenient place for families to play and enjoy the waterfront. Plan to visit Muddy's Playground and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Cairns attractions using our Cairns online attractions planner .
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  • We took a detour into Muddy's Playground when walking along Cairn's Esplanade after seeing a big colorful sign with a cartoon fish. A huge area had been walled off to provide a safe, fun environment f...  more »
  • Nice playground with lots of apparatus. Saw many children crying at the gate because they did not want to leave with their parents.  more »
  • A wonderful place to cool off in the heat, looking out over the bay. Very popular. There are numerous free gas BBQs for patrons to use. Immediately adjacent are many restaurants and other eating estab...  more »

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Though Cairns seems to offer an endless selection of cozy rooms, most budget-friendly options remain fully booked through the high season, stretching from June to September. Reserve early if you want a hotel room packed with amenities, or look for alternative lodgings in the city's smaller inns. As the backpacker capital of northern Queensland, Cairns features dozens of economical hostels providing comfortable beds and free Wi-Fi. For something far more luxurious, look for centrally located rental apartments with spacious rooms and harbor views.
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