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Cairns & Port Douglas Playgrounds

Kids About Cairns have checked out the best of Cairns and Port Douglas playgrounds, and have chosen some of the better and popular playgrounds to highlight.

We often showcase the smaller playgrounds on our Facebook page, so if you are a local, or staying in Cairns for a while, be sure to follow us, you never know – there’s probably a hidden gem of a playground in your local suburb that you are not aware of.

Port Douglas and Douglas Shire Playgrounds

Cairns best playgrounds

Our recommendations of must see playgrounds for visiting families

For younger kids, the most popular playground in Cairns are Muddys and the Pirateship playground – both located further up on the Esplanade. The Nature playground at Centenary Lakes and the fenced playground at Edmonton Sugarworld Gardens are well worth checking out too.

For older children Muddys playground is also good, but we recommend checking out the Fig Tree playground close to the CBD, Goomboola Park, Bluewater Playground in Trinity Beach, and the Yorkeys Knob Adventure playground as other good choices if you have transport.

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Centenary Lakes Nature Play

Nature Playground Cairns The Centenary Lakes Nature Playground is a wonderful play environment for young to older children. Children can explore their surroundings and interact with all …
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Fig tree playground in Cairns

Fig Tree Playground

Cairns Ultimate Tree House! The fig tree playground is really one of a kind. Built into a massive fig tree, this playground consists of bridges, …
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Goomboola Park Climbing Nets

Goomboora Park

Calling all older kids! Goomboora Adventure Playground and Park, hands down has to be one of the best spots in Cairns to take older kids …
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Fun Ship Playgrounds Cairns

Fun Ship Playground

The Fun Ship parkland and playground, at the far northern end of the Cairns Esplanade, better known as the Pirate Ship playground by locals, is …
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Mudskipper Muddys Playground

Muddy’s Playground

Without a doubt, Muddy’s playground and splash park on the Cairns Esplanade would have to be the best, and the most popular all-ages playground in …
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Jalarra Playground

Jalarra Park and Playground

Jalarra Park and playground is a hidden gem located in Strafford approximately 15 minutes from Cairns CBD.  This beautiful park is ideal for picnics, BBQs …
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Cairns has so many amazing, brightly coloured, or all natural adventure playgrounds to choose from. Many playgrounds offer different features and variety to suit all ages of kids.

With such a beautiful climate in Cairns (most of the time), there is nothing better than getting out and active with the kids at one of these wonderful playgrounds.

The Cairns Regional Council website and the My Cairns ap also has great information and is where to go to if you want to reserve a public space for a birthday party or event.