CASINO, NIGHTCLUBS, RESTAURANTS, SHOWS
THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING HAPPENING
When the sun goes down Cairns really starts to shine. From a flutter at the Cairns Casino to an indigenous cultural show like Tjapukai By Night. Stylish bars and restaurants. Jungle Adventures night walks. Live music venues. Nightclubs. International acts and bands. Drama, comedy and theatre performances.
Cairns’ nightlife is exciting. Vibrant and versatile. Stylish and cultured. There’s literally something for everyone from a family night of fun and great food to a lavish show at the Casino. And it’s all close by your Cairns Aquarius Waterfront Apartment. With so much to do and see your Tropical North Queensland adventure is ready and waiting. From sunrise to sunset.
The Reef Casino is regarded as being Australia’s finest boutique casino, and is the only casino in Far North Queensland. The casino casts an interesting shape in the Cairns city skyline with a glass dome as its rooftop. Just a short stroll from your Cairns Aquarius Apartment.
A visit to Cairns and Tropical North Queensland is not complete without taking an Aboriginal cultural tour to learn about timeless, ancient pasts. Spectacular night performances portray the Dreamtime and is sure to enthrall your family.
From sophisticated to casual the Cairns waterfront hosts a multitude of restaurants, wine bars and venues catering for all ages and tastes. And the best part, some of Cairns best venues are at the doorstep of your Cairns Aquarius Apartment.
Dining in Cairns
CAIRNS RSL CLUB
Through the front doors and turn left – you’re there. Breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week from
7am to midnight. Cafe, Sports Bar, Poker machines, Keno and TAB.
CENTRE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS
Directly behind us. The Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns at 96 Abbott Street is a significant piece of Queensland Government regional arts infrastructure consisting of The Theatre, a 241 seat black box theatre, The Space, a large open plan rehearsal and performance venue, two A Class galleries, meeting and workshop facilities , plus a cafe and theatre bar number 96. Box office Mon to Sat 10am to 5pm.
BERNIE’S JAZZ CLUB
Directly behind us. Cairns’ only dedicated jazz club and piano bar. Bernie’s is a licensed venue also providing a “Tapas” style menu. Live music is provided 5 nights a week from 5pm to 12 midnight. Each night features additional guest performers.
Open 7 days from 11.30am to 10.30pm Splash Seafood Restaurant, one of the finest Cairns Seafood Restaurants, is the perfect place to enjoy the delightful marine cuisine of Tropical North Queensland.
BARNACLE BILL’S SEAFOOD INN
Named after the infamous pirate with a penchant for seafood, Barnacle Bill’s Seafood Inn is one of Cairns’ most popular and long-standing seafood restaurants.
THE RAW PRAWN
Locally owned and operated, the menu offers an extensive list of contemporary Australia meals with an element of Asian influence. It’s a great location for dining, whether it’s a casual meal or a special occasion.
This is the Cairns Italian restaurant, for lovers of fresh and fabulous Mediterranean cuisine. Combining traditional and innovative Italian ingredients and recipes, their tempting homestyle menu is complemented by a daily specials board. Family owned and operated since 1999, Villa is open 7 days a week, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6.30am till late.
YAYA’S HELLENIC KITCHEN & BAR
Combining love and inspiration taken from the tables of old, they deliver a tempting menu of traditional Greek fare at affordable prices. Family owned and operated, Yaya’s is open 7 nights a week for dinner from 5pm and lunch on Fridays from 12pm.
OUTBACK JACK’S BAR & GRILL
Outback Jacks Bar & Grill Cairns is the place for serious Steak Fans. The restaurant is fitted out beautifully with contemporary Australian themes and the Giant Crocodile over the bar is a stunning feature. Open 7 days a week from 12 noon.
THE HAMMOCK CAFE
Welcome to Australia’s first Hammock Cafe, right here in Cairns! Come and enjoy the healthy & scrumptious food and fresh drink in the comfort of a hammock. Open 8am to 9pm daily.
The best burgers in the Tropics? They make every burger fresh to order on the flame grill in front of you so there’s no hidden secrets. The grill gives the food its unique flavour and it’s healthier than using a hot-plate. Open from 11am to 9.30pm (ish) every day.
Offers hearty cuisine and imported beers from some of the oldest and traditional breweries from Munich. Of course Beer is served in traditional Glasses and Steins. Enjoy great German Food for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner or just have an ice cold beer at the traditional Bar. Open 7 days a week for lunch & dinner. Monday to Friday 11:00 am – late Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am – late
CAIRNS NIGHT MARKETS & FOOD COURT
Something for everyone. Licensed restaurants for a cold beer or a glass of wine with your dinner from the menu food court choices. They even have a good choice of Chinese massages operating from 12 noon every day to make the aches and pains of all the Night Time Shopping just disappear. Open every day of the year from 5pm in the Night Markets or 10am in the Food Court till late. They never close.
FRYDAYS FISH & CHIPPERY
A number one spot for good ol’ fish and chips with a twist. Providing a relaxed, casual atmosphere, and putting only the freshest local produce on your plate. Serving a great range of bang’n burgers, locally caught fish and off the hook hot packs and platters.
For those who like a little more sophistication, you MUST meander on down to the waterfront bars, beautifully placed by the mighty yacht and cruiser lined Cairns Marlin Marina. Usually home to the 25+ with that chic edge and taste for fine (but very reasonably priced) dining. Dress goes from funky, smart casual for that luncheon or sunset drinks to trendy elegant flair through the evening with a drinks menu to match! The few places around here have been created as fun and relaxing retreats to unwind and appreciate the gorgeous sparkling harbour side with a cocktail or 2. The most recent addition to this territory the Salt House has provided Cairns with a refreshing enhancement of class and style, coupled with an enviable location, you will be able to sit and allow that elating sense of freedom absorb you.