The Real Urban Jungle

Welcome to Cairns: where nature meets urban jungle.

Discover Cairns’ city side

With two great natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef and the oldest rainforest on earth just a stone’s throw from the city, Cairns puts the “jungle” in “urban jungle”. Here you can bar-hop, rock-hop or island-hop on the same day; scale great heights from mountains to rooftop bars; or dive into the deep blue then finish your day with a golden brew.

Welcome to Cairns. Welcome to the real urban jungle.

Hemingways Brewery

Beer that betters the world

They say that nothing goes down better than a cold beer on a hot day and what better to sip on in the tropics than a tropical ale? Hemingway’s Brewery’s 7th Heaven Tropical Ale isn’t any brew, this literal liquid gold contributes half of its profits to the Great Barrier Reef Legacy for the future sustainability of the city’s most iconic attraction.

Rocco at Crystalbrook Riley

Set the bar high at rooftop bars

We take your concrete jungle rooftop bars and raise you Cairns’ urban jungle rooftops. Up here, watch the sunset over the mountains and lap up views of the coral sea with a cocktail in hand at sophisticated Rocco; peak through the palm trees of the lively Cairns Esplanade at one of Cairns’ newest establishments, Whisky & Wine; or soak in the tropical vibes overlooking the iconic Cairns Esplanade Lagoon at Oak & Vine.

Three Wolves

Slink into secret bars

Here’s proof laneway bars aren’t just a thing of the big smoke, but if smokey’s your vibe, follow the woody scent to Three Wolves hidden down Wolf Lane in the CBD. ‘Smoke on the Water’ is this whisky bar’s twist on an Old Fashioned, infusing bourbon, bitters and cinnamon syrup with smoked Western Red Cedar wood.

Gin lovers need only to prowl a few steps to Three Wolves’ sister venue, Wolf Lane Distillery whose locally-made gins are on the world stage featuring locally-sourced ingredients.

Prawn Star

Seaside charm

Seaside bars don’t get any closer then Prawn Star, Cairns’ iconic floating seafood restaurant. Of course, while you’re here for the fresh no-nonsense seafood, drinks come cheap with $7 happy hour all day, every day. Afterwards, set your sights on Salt House, another noted venue of this seaside city, famous for its laidback vibes, tropical cocktails and great views.


  • Sip poolside at MOKU Beach Club Cairns CBD’s only swim-up bar

  • See the city from new heights at Crystalbrook Riley’s rooftop bar and Middle Eastern restaurant, Rocco

  • Boogie to live music at and party the night away with this guide to nightlife in Cairns

  • Why settle for visiting one brewery when you can make a day out of it with Cairns Brewery Tours

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