Cairns might not have a beach, but the mudflats and mangroves have been replaced with parks, and a stunning saltwater lagoon overlooking the water. And the very best thing is actually being free of salt water crocodiles, sharks, stingrays and all the other creatures that might scare the hell out of you!
With temperatures around the 28C and water at 25C there was no other place to be.
The barbeques perfectly placed facing The Fig trees that frame the waterfront, and live music performed by some random guy set the scene for a great afternoon. Cairns might be a resort city, and the main gateway for the Great Barrier Reef, but there’s no doubt that you can relax and enjoy your time here without massive crowds.