Nightlife Self-Guided Tour in Cairns, Cairns (Self Guided)

Spend the wildest tropical nights in Cairns, where one can party 'til the sun comes up. Many clubs and bars are crammed into one particular area of Cairns -- Spence street, the Esplanade and Lake street. Visit the most popular nightlife spots of Cairns.
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Nightlife Self-Guided Tour in Cairns Map

Guide Name: Nightlife Self-Guided Tour in Cairns
Guide Location: Australia » Cairns (See other walking tours in Cairns)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 km
Author: HelenF
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The Heritage

1) The Heritage

One of the best places for you to go to in Cairns. Heritage pub is conveniently situated at the corner of Lake and Spence Streets, so you can't miss it. Tourists adore this place, especially because there's no dress code. ID is required. Dance your way to Heritage, but don’t forget your way home.
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Shenanigans

2) Shenanigans

A typical Irish Pub located in the heart of Cairns, Shenanigans is the right place for a backpacker. It has four sections: the smoking area, the non-smoking area, the dance floor and of course, the bar, which serves delicious snacks. It also offers an enormous tropical beer garden, which is filled on Friday and Saturday nights. They even have their own band, an old gang of men who really know how to rock it out. Shenanigans has a wide range of cheap drinks and entertaining contests, so go and have a good time.
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Gilligan's Backpackers Bar & Club

3) Gilligan's Backpackers Bar & Club

Gilligans's Backpackers Bar & Club is located in Gilligan’s Backpackers Hotel & Resort. It appeals to tourists who are eager to discover the nightlife of a tropical city, such as Cairns. Gilligan’s offers visitors fun and laughter seven nights a week, with competitions and special nights for the ladies. The bar consists of the main beer hall, deck bar and the newest acquisition, the Attic. The Attic atmosphere has the feel of an art venue with an antique and retro interior, a large selection of cocktails, and amazing service.
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P.J. O'Brien's Irish Pub

4) P.J. O'Brien's Irish Pub

P.J. O'Brien's Irish Pub is the best place to drink some Guinness and meet people from all over the world. With 80% of the interior genuine Irish decor, they serve Aussie beers and have a skilled staff. There's good live music playing, and if there's a special event, a huge television screen will broadcast it. There's no dress code, so casual is fine, but sandals aren't allowed. After 11:00 pm the pub transforms itself into a nightclub, with a lot of party people. You can even dance on the bar, if you want to.
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The Wool Shed Char Grill & Saloon Bar

5) The Wool Shed Char Grill & Saloon Bar

When in Cairns, you may find that all roads lead to The Wool Shed Bar. It's thought to be the craziest party place in Cairns, and boasts daring competitions, cheap drinks, amazing staff, and good music. After 9:00 pm, the night is just beginning, so you can dance all you want and you can play games to get extra drinks. The place is usually filled with backpackers.

Walking Tours in Cairns, Australia

Create Your Own Walk in Cairns

Create Your Own Walk in Cairns

Creating your own self-guided walk in Cairns is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Cultural Walking Tour in Cairns

Cultural Walking Tour in Cairns

Cairns has a varied history. It's really popular amongst tourists due to its favorable climate. Cairns is also called the tropical city. The city’s main cultural attractions are museums, galleries, theaters and libraries, which display daily life through the ages. Take this tour to check out the most prominent places in Cairns:

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 km
Kids Entertainment Tour in Cairns

Kids Entertainment Tour in Cairns

Children should be a top priority on a family vacation! In Cairns, there are a lot of attractions suitable for your little ones. Theaters, parks, candy stores and playgrounds are plentiful, and welcoming. Take this tour and introduce your child to the primary attractions Cairns can offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Surrounded by World Heritage Rainforests and with the Great Barrier Reef in the proximity, the tropical city of Cairns has a lot of treasures to offer; beautiful gardens and war memorials are just a couple. Cairns has a varied history and it's really popular amongst tourists due to its favorable climate. Take this walk to explore the most popular tourist attractions in Cairns.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Churches in Cairns

Churches in Cairns

Cairns, the tropical city of Australia, has many places of worship. The local churches are known for their frequent services and varied denominations. If you have a special interest in religions, Cairns would be the right place to visit. Take this walking tour and explore your inner spiritual world.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
Specialty Shops Walk in Cairns

Specialty Shops Walk in Cairns

Cairns is a city which has wonderful specialty shops with books, jewelry, regional seafood and pastries. When in Cairns, one shouldn't miss The Night Market, famous for its souvenirs. Find out more about this unique city by taking this tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Cairns for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Cairns has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Cairns, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.