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Swimming Pools and Water Activites

Need to cool off from the summer heat? Find local pools and water parks in Cairns

Places to swim in Cairns

We show you the best places to cool off in the summer!  Swimming pools, lakes, creeks and splash parks.

Swim

Splash

Slide & Ride

Cairns summers can get very hot and sticky! Luckey we have We have numerous pools, creeks and lakes to keep us cool!

What about the beach you ask? While we do have some amazing beaches here, unfortunaly at this time of year November to April, it is also stinger season.  Many locals refuse to swim at the beach because of this (and the crocs), but if you stay in the stinger nets and follow the lifesavers advise then it is generally safe to do so. 

 

Boys in a swimming pool

Water Parks and Adventure

Sugarworld Adventure Park

Hambledon Drive 
Edmonton
CLOSED IN WINTER!!

SPLASH TOWN

Suitable for kids
10 and under
Seven slides, pools, a giant water bucket, fountains, waterfalls and water jets.

SUPER SLIDES
74m, 4 person Mat Racer Waterslide.
100m Super Jet Waterslide 
120m Tandem Tube Raft Waterslide

CAIRNS aQUA pARK

Cairns Wake Park
Captain Cook Highway Smithfield

Aqua Park

Giant inflatable obstacle course suitable for kids 6 and older – must be able to swim

Wake Park
Cable Ski Park.
Wake boarding, water skiing and knee boarding.
Suitable for kids 10 and above
Kids club aimed at kids 6-12 on Sat mornings and during school holidays where the cable speed is slowed down

 

Cairns Aqua Park
Cairns Aqua Park

Splash Parks

Splash Park AT mUDDY'S pLAYGROUND

Toddlers and young kids will love the splash park at the
Muddy’s Playground on the Cairns Esplanade. 

 

Splash Park Muddy's

Council Swimming Pools

Cairns Esplanade Lagoon

Cairns Esplanade Lagoon

The Lagoon is a 4800sqm salt water swimming facility that is open all year.  

Suitable for toddlers with supervision

Free Entry

Toilets and Showers

Open 6am to 9pm
12pm open on
Wednesdays

 

Tobruk Memorial Pool

Cairns North
50m Olympic Pool

25m lap pool

25 m undercover warm water pool

Toddler Splash Area

FLOWRIDER
Ride the Waves
(Extra Cost)

Inground Trampolines
(Extra Cost)

Opening hours vary

Smithfield Pool

Smithfield
Leisure Park Road

50m pool

25m undercover heated pool

Freeform children’s pool

Toddlers wading pool

Inflatable obstacle course sessions at times (extra cost)


Great location for birthday parties with picnic areas

Opening hours vary

Inflatable fun at Smithfield Swimming pool
Inflatable fun at Smithfield Swimming pool

Woree SPorts & Aquatic Centre

1 Pool Close
Woree

50m heated pool

25m undercover heated pool

Freeform children’s pool & Toddlers wading pool (closed in winter)

WIPEOUT – Inflatable obstacle course sessions at times or by hire
(extra cost)

Great location for birthday parties with picnic areas

Opening hours vary

Gordonvale Aquatic Centre

79 Sheppards Street
Gordonvale

25m undercover heated pool

Toddlers wading pool

Opening hours vary

Mossman Pool

Corner Foxton Avenue & Park Street, Mossman

15 mins from
Port Douglas

50m Olympic pool

Toddlers wading pool

Inflatable obstacle course sessions at times (extra cost)

Great location for birthday parties with picnic areas

Opening hours vary

Resort Pools open to the Public

There are a number of resort pools that are open to the public.  Usually the requirement is to purchase a meal.  Remember with Covid entry and conditions may change, so please check.

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