Cairns Backpacker Bars Its Party Time in Cairns

Party time in Cairns! We have so many great backpacker bars and clubs to choose from. You’re bound to find the perfect one to suit your style and will make new friendships there to last a lifetime.


The Woolshed

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The Woolshed is right in the Heart of the City

Located right in the heart of City Place. Every night of the week this crazy venue hosts different themed nights with great drink specials. Ranging from Frat Fridays to Wet T-Shirt Wednesdays, you’re bound to create some awesome memories of the rowdy crowd that descends upon this highly-rated spot. Everyone becomes your best mate when you have had a few, but imagine seeing those people every few nights! At some point, they actually will become some of your best mates.





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World-famous parties at Gilligans

The world-famous Gilligan’s offers it all for the partying backpacker. From the Attic Bar Lounge to the outdoor bar area to the huge Lagoon Pool decked out with sandy banks. Gilligans transforms after dark and becomes heaven on earth for backpackers seeking a rowdy night. With cool live music, enjoy jelly wrestling, bogan bingo, and gladiator games – just to name a few. Every night of the week is a night to check out Gilligan’s!


The Pier Bar

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On the Dancefloor, Pier Bar

After a great day checking out the Great Barrier Reef, you can’t walk past The Pier Bar without stopping in for an ice-cold beer. In a fantastic location overlooking the water, chill out with your mates and grab some food while you listen to some live music. Get your table before Happy Hour, because this place fills up quickly!



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Relax on the Deck at Salt House

The perfect place to enjoy Cairns’ relaxed, tropical vibe. Salthouse is right on the waterfront and is perfect for those lazy afternoons. After ordering a delicious cocktail you can chill out on one of the many day beds scattered around the deck. As the afternoon turns into night, you have the choice of a live band inside or listen to a DJ out on the back deck.


PJ O’Brian’s

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PJ O’Brians Irish bar

You will find PJ’s right in the heart of Cairns City Place. A truly authentic Irish Pub with cheap drinks and meal deals – perfect for a backpacker on a budget! Every night they have something happening with a fun, rowdy atmosphere. Popular with both locals and backpackers, you’ll be making new mates before the night is over.


The Jack

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Live Music at the Jack

Truly one of the best venues for entertainment. This place gets packed with both backpackers and locals for any major sporting event which they show on their big screens. The bartenders keep the beers flowing – you always have a great time here! The live bands on the main stage out in the beer garden are always awesome giving it a loud, fun atmosphere.


Ultimate Party Bus

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Ultimate Party Bus Famous Pub Crawl

Cairns Ultimate Party Bus – sleep is not an option! This double-decker party bus runs every Saturday and Wednesday nights. You will be taken all around the city of Cairns, with VIP entry and cheap drink deals to 5 of the best pubs and clubs in town! Party games at each venue are hilarious and your awesome party hosts make sure you have the best night EVER!