Marlin Marina to the Trinity Wharf, Figtree Playground and Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal
Cairns has two amazing boardwalks right in the centre of town to discover and enjoy. There’s the ever popular Cairns Esplanade boardwalk, and then there’s the Trinity Inlet waterfront boardwalk.
Starting at the end of the southern esplanade and continuing down past the Pier and along Trinity inlet and wharf to the Cairns Cruise liner terminal at the end. You can also access it from the Pier Shopping Centre or by the Reef Fleet Terminal.
There’s a lot to see along this easy 10-15 minute walk. Kids will enjoy all of the sights, and there’s heaps of cool photo opportunities along the way, starting with the giant life size black marlin sculpture – a tribute to the Far Norths proud marlin fishing history and the role it played in establishing Cairns tourism industry.
There’s often a lot of activity taking place along here and on a beautiful day the views are just gorgeous.
There are also many water front restaurants along the first part of this boardwalk.
There’s interesting sculptures and designs to be found everywhere.
These beautiful wooden poles, are a marvelous public art display, that tells the story of the local aboriginal people.
Infact there’s information everywhere about the Walubarra Yidinji people of Gimuy (Cairns), along this short walk, it really is marvelous to see.
If you have kids that enjoy fishing be sure to bring along their rods as there is a dedicated fishing spot right next to the Figtree playground.
There’s even a filleting area here too with running water.
Near the end of the walk you will find the Figtree playground – the amazing giant tree house!
You don’t have to be child to walk up the stairs to the tree house – its worth the view
There is a cafe here too, with amazing views, plus BBQs, toilets and picnic tables.
Just further along is the Hemingway brewery, if you need something stronger than a coffee!
The brewery is a fully licensed restaurant and bar.
In this area you will find a beautiful sculpture of two turtles depicting the start of the mating season, and be sure to look up and admire the birds.
Past Hemingways is the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal.
Large and impressive cruise ships were often seen here pre Covid times.
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