|Reservations: Freecall 1800 556 995
||57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns 4870 Australia
||+61 7 4041 6566
Gilligan's is Smack Bang in the heart of Cairns!
Aside from offering hotel style accommodation Gilligans has awesome facilties including a pristine lagoon swimming pool, where you can take a dip or relax & enjoy a refreshing beverage from the Deck Bar.
Gilligan's is also located right next door to Rusty's market and surrounded by various boutique shops, cafés and clubs. You will SAVE hundreds of dollars whilst staying at Gilligan's as we offer a FREE evening meal (with the purchase of a beverage) every night plus VIP pricing throughout the venue for inhouse guests.
Gilligan's has crazy themed nights, fun & games, heaps of trips to be won and cash prize giveaways. There is a massive outdoor pub-screen plus 13 plasmas to watch all your favourite sporting events.
Hosting two of Cairns best nightclubs with weekly events plus local & international DJ's, Gilligan's is home to Cairns’ best Backpacker entertainment venue and Backpacker accommodation.
Reduce your Carbon Footprint while you sleep! Gilligan’s is working hard to reduce its carbon footprint! We have upgraded the air-conditioning system making a 20% reduction in energy usage! All ensuites have been fitted with environmental water saving showerheads. We have ‘state of the art’ heat pumps for making our hot water which further results in an 80% reduction in gas usage! Our nightclub is then ‘chilled’ by the cold air these pumps produce. Ninety-nine percent of our lights in the Club are LED energy saving lights! All round Gilligan’s is a better choice when it comes to our environment!
Rusty’s Market situated conveniently next door to Gilligan’s has, over 30 years, developed into one of the largest, most successful & best known markets in Australia & overseas. From humble beginnings of some 6 stall holders Rusty’s has grown into an enormous three day event with over 180 stall holders. It has become renowned for its carnival atmosphere, colourful stall holders, sumptuous displays of exotic fruit, vegetables, exotic flowers, bric-a-brac, delicatessens, specialty products & an excellent selection of food & beverage stalls.
Rusty’s is named after the late Emrys “Rusty” Rees, who developed & expanded the market into the mega event it is today. The new owners, Gilligan’s Backpacker Hotel & Resort, have faithfully carried on the tradition & Rusty’s continues to offer it’s weekly delights to shoppers & tourists alike.
Rusty’s Market is now an established Cairns tourist icon & certainly worth a visit. When in Cairns why not drop in any Friday to Sunday. Browse the many stalls, pick up a bargain and meet some true local characters while you are in far north.
Market Opening Times:
- Friday 5am to 6pm
- Saturday 6am to 3pm
- Sunday 6am to 2pm