Muddy's Playground, Cairns

4.5
#2 of 318 in Fun & Games in Queensland
Playground · Hidden Gem · Fun & Games
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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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Muddy's Playground reviews

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  • I could not believe how this place has changed. What used to be a public toilet block turned playground cafe used to be a great place for parents to grab a cheap coffee and bite to eat while... 
    I could not believe how this place has changed. What used to be a public toilet block turned playground cafe used to be a great place for parents to grab a cheap coffee and bite to eat while...  more »
  • Great playground with plenty of activities and water fun. Lovely and shady. Well worth a visit. Bring swimmers and towel. 
    Great playground with plenty of activities and water fun. Lovely and shady. Well worth a visit. Bring swimmers and towel.  more »
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  • Great Cafe on Cairns Promenade with views over the waterfront. Very busy on a Sunday morning. Had their Big Brekky $21.50. A big feed which I was not able to finish. Very friendly staff and food came out quick despite them being so busy! Great coffee too. Also had a tropical fruit mix juice. Very tasty.
  • Great cafe which seems quite popular with locals and tourists. Muddy's is in a great location overlooking the Cairns waterfront and next to several amenities (kids water play areas) that would appeal to families. I didn't have any food but I saw other people's food and it looked appealing but obviously I can comment on the flavour. Instead, I had a freshly squeezed fruit juice. Was tasty but could have had more ice as it wasn't very cold.

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