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Situated in the Northeast Province of Queensland, is Cairns. This gorgeous, fascinating city has an abundance of things for you and your family to do. It is draped with warm tropical waters, surrounded marine parks, water parks and warm sandy beaches, and bursting with exciting playgrounds and attractions that entice any guest to indulge in playful fun. Letís us guide your family into just a few unforgettable adventures that will leave a lasting impression for years to come!
MUDDYíS PLAYGROUND Letís start our journey on land at this ginormous playground that is creatively built for every age, from babies to adults. Water play at Muddyís is just the beginning of the many things to do in Cairns. At every turn you will find a water park, water play area or fountain. Toddlers will enjoy stomping in the creeks and shallow waters where they can just sit and splash around in various areas of the park. Waterfalls, spraying fountains, lagoons, creeks and of course, beaches are sure to bring relaxation and tranquility to the hearts of everyone.
Along Muddyís journey, your children will discover magic as they stop for a slide, climb or swing at one of its inviting playgrounds. Muddy has parks and play areas designed specifically for your toddler to stoop, jump, ride and splash. Young children will also enjoy adventurous playhouses, rope bridges, track rides, puzzles and storytelling. From the shy to the adventurous, your little is sure to indulge in fun that will never be forgotten.
THE GREAT BARRIER REEF If you and your child are nature oriented, you will love a journey through this amazing natural wonder. This incredible natural structure is the largest coral reef on the planet. But itís not just the 600 varieties of coral that makes it remarkable. It is also home to a multiplicity of marine life having an abundance of different species. Habitants include fish, jellyfish, worms, sharks, rays, whales and dolphins.
The Great Barrier Reef stretches some 2300 kilometers north and south off the coast of Cairns and through the Esplanade.
SUGARWORLD WATERPARK Sugarworld Waterpark is one of the top school holiday activities in Cairns! Kids are kept entertained for hours and have the ability to make new friends. The truly have a great time. You can find this fun-filled water park off the beaten track for the average Cairns tourist, but well worth the drive if you have young children and are looking for a fun and affordable way to spend the day. Sugarworld waterpark in an Australia council-owned community water park, and it's main attractions include fun kid-safe water slides, lagoon pools, and a delicious canteen area. Packing your own lunch is also possible with their many areas of shade to lounge around under.
Cairns Esplanade Fun Ship Parkland If youíre looking for somewhere laid back and to spend it outdoors then The Endeavour Fun Ship is an iconic place for fun on an old timber fun ship. This location has brought hours of please to many locals and visiting families alike. Itís unique playground that fits with the marine theme of the whole Esplanade. Some of the best parts are that itís FREE and close to BBQ areas to enjoy a great day out for both parents and children.
As you can see, Cairns is literally filled with fun family attractions. I have only included 5 of them but there are so many more things to do in Cairns. Donít hesitate to take your family out and explore the wonderful areas North Queensland has to offer.