Halloween 2019: Cairns Backpackers Edition

Halloween is upon us. Will you be backpacking in Cairns during these nights of frights? If so, Tropic Days has you covered with all the festivities happening around town.

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For when you just can’t wait for Halloween

Friday, October 25th, Helloween Party at Gilligan’s

Break out your costume nearly a week ahead of time to start a scary week at Gilligan’s. Their Helloween party will feature freak shows and fire shows. You can win up to $500 cash for being best dressed so there’s a little incentive to put some thought into your outfit!

COST: Free Entry before 10 PM

If you love the 80s

Wednesday, October 30th, Learn how to do Michael Jackson’s Thriller

A local Cairns dance teacher will be leading a class at The Conservatory Bar to teach you Michael Jackson’s Halloween classic, “Thriller.” The night before Halloween, this event will have you ready to show off on the dance floor.

COST: $10 entry. Please RSVP on Facebook

If you like Halloween, but love eating more than dancing

Thursday, October 31st, Boo!shfire 

If you’re feeling festive but the don’t want to hit the dancefloor, perhaps a special dinner would be more your style? Bushfire is an all-you-can-eat steakhouse on the Esplanade. Their team will be donning their Halloween costumes and the restaurant will be decked out in spooky decor. After all, a delicious steak beats Halloween candy any day. Backpackers, save $15 by ordering before 6 PM.

COST: $39.90 per person if you order by 6 PM

If you like fancy dress more than Halloween costumes

Thursday, October 31st The Woolshed Chainsaw Massacre

The Woolshed will, of course, be having a big bash for Halloween. Your host Leatherface will be running around the club with a chainsaw. There’s a competition for best dressed and everyone looking sharp gets in free before midnight.

COST: Free entry with Fancy Dress before Midnight. 

If scary movies are your favourite Halloween tradition

Thursday, October 31st, Scary Movies at Gilligan’s

Dress up as your favourite 80’s/90’s/00’s horror movie character and head to Gilligan’s for a hilarious Scary Movie style party! They will have classic horror movies on the screens, plus a variety of other festivities: Freakish Games – Best & Worst Dressed Competition – Ghastly Ghost Pole Competition – Dead Pirate Dj’s – Horror Themed Cocktails – A Band Of Zombies (live) plus heaps more!

COST: Free entry all night

If you wish Halloween would never end

Saturday, November 2nd, Til Death Do us Party at The Jack

If you don’t get enough Halloween action by October 31st, The Jack will be throwing their party on Saturday night afterwards. It starts with a Pumpkin Carving Contest at 6 PM. You have to bring your own, but the winner will get a $300 Tattoo Voucher.

There will be a costume party all night with free entry, and at midnight there’ll be a DJ Battle.

COST: Free entry all night.

Whether Halloween makes you want to watch a scary movie, carve a pumpkin, or dance all night, Cairns is a great place to be.

From Tropic Days and Travellers Oasis, Happy Halloween!