Photo Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland
Photo Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland
Cairns has all the destination motivators that gay travellers look for when choosing a holiday location- sun, sand, friendly relaxed lifestyle and a safe environment.
Feel the energy of a vibrant tropical culture of Cairns brought to life with festivals, events and experiences shaped by the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest. Revel in the outdoor lifestyle and ease of an intimate cosmopolitan city that is adventurous by nature.
Here we enjoy around 300 days of sunshine a year and a friendly, relaxed tropical lifestyle. With World Heritage-listed rainforest on one side and Great Barrier Reef on the other, it’s no wonder Cairns is one of Australia’s most popular holiday and vacation destinations.
Serene waterfalls, towering trees and crater lakes contrast against a tapestry of farms along self-drive trails to timeless villages and fascinating markets. Discover the exotic tropical flavours, unique wildlife and outdoor pursuits that make the Atherton Tablelands and Kuranda one of the many must-do’s within the region.
Let the charm of Port Douglas’ boutique tropical village and the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest revitalise you. Indulge in dining, shopping and pampering and experience the beauty of two World Heritage areas in a region that is adventurous by nature.
Tempt your tastebuds with food trails that wind through diverse landscapes, taking in tropical fruit wineries, tea and coffee plantations, farms, ice creameries and enticing restaurants.
While there is no gay specific 'nightclub' in Cairns there is no shortage of gay friendly bars and clubs where you can enjoy a drink or party the night away. If you just want a drink and soak up the surrounding atmosphere you need to head to:
Salthouse at the marina in Cairns. Located on the edge of the water at the marina it's a favourite with the locals, there are DJs and live entertainment playing chilled grooves most nights of the week. The 'Sunday sesh' late on Sunday afternoon is especially popular, and you can be sure to spot one or two gay locals enjoying the uber chic venue. There is also an excellent restaurant.
Looking to dance the night away then you best head to one of the inner city bars - Saturday night is the night to be out in Cairns, with a wide variety of different clubs including:
Velvet Underground is the biggest club in Cairns, located in The Reef Casino. There is a cover charge to get into the club, but you can spend all night in here with no need to leave. The club usually gets going after 12am and you can always be sure to find some new friends in here.
Gilligan’s is another club - attached to Gilligan’s backpackers, always full of backpackers as well as a few of the younger local gay crowd. These days it's hard to tell the difference and none more so than this location, so be sure the person you hit on is gay or you may end up with a little drama, having said that 99% of the time it’s safe. Everyone always has a good time at Gilliagans!
Sugar Hut one of Cairns' newest nightclub venues on Lake St and you'll see if from the street with its vibrant coloured lights illuminating the way. With a strict dress code, the Sugar Hut was designed and is run to set new standards in Cairns clubbing.
The Attic Lounge oozes sophistication while keeping a trendy and stylish feel that will leave you feeling like you have left this world and entered your own fantasy. Open every Friday and Saturday evening from 8pm until 5am.
Lyquid Nightlife Cairns' hottest new party destination. With premium, stylish bottle services, the latest in music and entertainment and of course that fresh new feel. If you are looking to party hard with a massive group of friends, Lyquid has everything you need to help you have the best nightlife experience.
For more information visit: www.go2gaycairns.com
With more than 7,000 accommodation rooms available, visitors are spoilt for choice in Cairns city.
There are high-end five star international hotels and luxurious self-contained apartments, family-friendly motels, budget hostels, mid-range hotels, tropical resorts, or unique B&Bs.
The heart of Cairns offers an excellent range of accommodation choices where dining, tours, shopping and the night life are all a short walk away. On the edge of the city are a variety of apartments and motels, while camping and caravan parks are found nearby in the suburbs.
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Billy Tea Safaris
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Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome
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Fitzroy Island Resort
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Go2GayCairns and FNQ Magazine
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Heritage 4WD Safari Tours Pty ltd
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Jungle Tours and Trekking
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Sea Change Beachfront Apartments Cairns
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Tropic Wings Cairns Tours and Charters
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QT Port Douglas
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Stay Port Douglas
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Thala Beach Nature Reserve - Port Douglas
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Turtle Cove Beach Resort exclusive LGBTI only resort
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