Choose your kind of nightlife
Cairns is the nightlife capital of Tropical North Queensland, from gorgeous sunset dinners on Cairns Harbour Cruises to relaxed cold drinks overlooking the marina from Hemingway’s Brewery. Cairns nightlife really does offer something for everyone. Looking to dress up? The Salt House provides a unique dining experience with panoramic views of the Coral Sea and marina. The Reef Hotel Casino offers dinner shows and gaming, guaranteeing a night full of excitement and entertainment. For those budget conscious travellers, you can party until the sun comes up in one of the many popular backpacker spots like The Woolshed and Gilligan’s.
Night time is the right time to enjoy the best of Tropical North Queensland.
A backpacker’s guide to nightlife in Cairns
Cairns may be known as the gateway to the reef and rainforest, but don’t be fooled… the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down around here. In fact, you’re guaranteed a party every single night of the week in this vibrant small-town city. Find out exactly where to go in this handy nightlife guide.
Best waterfront bars in Tropical North Queensland
Beaches and bars are a match made in heaven – especially in the tropics, where any excuse to down a cool beverage is welcomed. Here are some of the coolest waterfront and beach bars Tropical North Queensland has to offer.
Top places for a date near Cairns
Whether you’re embraced in the thralls of a new holiday romance, on your honeymoon or anywhere in between, deciding on where to actually go for a date can be tough. Find some fresh and fun inspiration below:
Flavour on the menu
From exotic fruits to craft beers, homegrown chocolate to spectacular seafood, Tropical North Queensland is a food lover’s paradise. Kerry Heaney takes a culinary tour.