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Muddy's Playground, Cairns

4.5
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

TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,451 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • Fantastic location for a family with young kids. Water play, playground and cafe. Enough activities to keep the kids entertained and give the parents a well earned break. The cafe was a bit so so... 
    Fantastic location for a family with young kids. Water play, playground and cafe. Enough activities to keep the kids entertained and give the parents a well earned break. The cafe was a bit so so...  more »
  • Great coffee, an amazing & Friendly team and what a spectacular view. We certainly appreciated the recommendation from one of the local airport transfer drivers Charlie @excellencecoaches&tours... 
    Great coffee, an amazing & Friendly team and what a spectacular view. We certainly appreciated the recommendation from one of the local airport transfer drivers Charlie @excellencecoaches&tours...  more »
  • stopped here to fill in time with our interstae family and the kids enjoyed every minute while we enjoyed coffee and a chat, frieindly staff as well. very pleasant 
    stopped here to fill in time with our interstae family and the kids enjoyed every minute while we enjoyed coffee and a chat, frieindly staff as well. very pleasant  more »
Google
  • Muddy’s is a locals favourite and tourists alike. Coming here means good coffee, drinks, food seating and takeaway available by relaxed and fast paced staff who serve with impeccable customer care. Located central to cairns and on the esplanade. With amazing views and water play and parks for the kids- including a fenced playground right next door. Although busy year round, it’s still a fantastic spot to go enjoy! So glad you’re there Muddy’s! Keep it up! I love the fish tacos. Iced lattes, kids smoothies and great breakfasts! Covid safe and careful cleanly staff. If I could give you a spare star ⭐️ I would! Five is a good start. Thank you to Muddy’s staff! I’ll take a discount for being your Google biggest fan! ;)
  • Great vibe. Perfect view. Super tasty breakfast. Best eggs Benedict I’ve had for a couple of years. Service a bit slow but very busy. Well priced.
  • Muddy's is in a great location which I'm sure adds to its draw card. Unfortunately my order was incorrect not once, but twice. When I pointed it out to the attendant once my meal arrived and showed my receipt he simply fobbed me off and told me I never paid for it, despite my receipt saying otherwise. This kind of service shouldn't be accepted. Breakfast for two adults and one child came in at $80, and one orange juice was $9.50. Incredibly expensive for what you get.
  • We had the fishermen basket and could customise it a bit to suit our taste. It was fantastic along with the fresh tropical juice and coffees. Loved that they use Bonsoy milk. The juice was really great. Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and nice view
  • 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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