Cairns is the undisputed party capital of the north. Most venues offer food, booze and some form of entertainment (even if it's just backpackers dancing on tables).

To find out what's going on, visit www.entertainmentcairns.com. If you really want to get raucous, try Cairns Ultimate Party, a wild-n-crazy pub crawl that takes in five suitably frenetic venues over six hours.