Gilligans Backpackers Hotel and Resort

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Description

Located in the heart of Cairns, Gilligan’s is a unique venue that operates around the clock with accommodation, coffee bar, restaurant, 4 bars, entertainment precinct, lagoon pool and gaming room. Gilligan’s offers a multifaceted space that is incredibly diverse, catering for groups as small as 5 to conferences up to 2000 people. The venue can feel as intimate as you like or...

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Located in the heart of Cairns, Gilligan’s is a unique venue that operates around the clock with accommodation, coffee bar, restaurant, 4 bars, entertainment precinct, lagoon pool and gaming room. Gilligan’s offers a multifaceted space that is incredibly diverse, catering for groups as small as 5 to conferences up to 2000 people. The venue can feel as intimate as you like or open and alive as you need – Gilligan’s caters for many requests and tailors each event to the client.

Features & Facilities

Facilities

Airport Shuttle .glyphicons-bus
Air Conditioning .glyphicons-heat
Audio Visual Equipments .glyphicons-projector
Ceremony On Site .glyphicons-ring
Disability Access .glyphicons-person-wheelchair
Gaming Area .glyphicons-gamepad
Internet Access .glyphicons-globe
Wifi Access .glyphicons-wifi
Outdoor Area .glyphicons-tree-deciduous
Parking Available .glyphicons-cars
Printing Services .glyphicons-print
Stage .glyphicons-keynote
Dance Floor .glyphicons-global
Smoking Areas .glyphicons-smoking
Open 24 Hours .glyphicons-clock
Near Public Transport .glyphicons-train
Easy Parking .glyphicons-cars
City Views .glyphicons-building
Open Plan Space .glyphicons-unchecked
Outdoor Space .glyphicons-sun
Rooftop .glyphicons-temple-buddhist

Event Guidelines

Birthday Party Milestones .glyphicons-ok-2
Underaged Birthday Parties .glyphicons-ban
Underage Events .glyphicons-ban
Third Party AV Companies .glyphicons-ok-2
Alcoholic Events .glyphicons-ok-2
BYO Food/Drink .glyphicons-ban
DIY Theming .glyphicons-ok-2
21st/18th Parties .glyphicons-ok-2
Outside Catering .glyphicons-ok-2
Wedding .glyphicons-ok-2

Catering Options

Bar Tab
Private Bar
Gluten Free
Vegetarian / Vegan
BBQ
Liquor Licence
Mobile Bar
Restaurant On Site
Kitchen Facilities For Use

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes we do allow guests to provide their own theming for their functions however limitations do apply. Function theming packages are also available upon request. Please contact the Functions Coordinator to discuss further.
On a case by case basis we do allow guests under the age of 18 to attend private functions. Please contact the Functions Coordinator to discuss further.
Outside food or beverage is not permitted and we encourage our guests to enjoy deliciously fresh catering from our onsite restaurant Fat Seagulls. Celebration cakes can be brought in for functions however a cakeage fee will apply. In cases where alcohol is given as a gift, these bottles must be left behind the bar until your departure from the venue.

Event Rooms

Aqua Hut 1

Min 1 people, Max 8 people

Aqua Hut 2

Min 1 people, Max 8 people

Aqua Hut 3

Min 1 people, Max 8 people

Aqua Hut 4

Min 1 people, Max 8 people

Attic Booth 1

Min 1 people, Max 8 people

Attic Booth 2

Min 1 people, Max 8 people

Attic Booth 3

Min 1 people, Max 8 people

Attic Booth 4

Min 1 people, Max 8 people

Attic Booth 5

Min 1 people, Max 8 people

The Attic Lounge

Min 1 people, Max 300 people

Captain's Pool Party

Max 50 people

Beach Bar Soiree

Max 180 people

The Whole Ship

Max 2000 people

Event Room Layouts

Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Exhibition
Aqua Hut 1
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8
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Aqua Hut 2
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8
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Aqua Hut 3
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8
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Aqua Hut 4
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8
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Attic Booth 1
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8
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Attic Booth 2
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8
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Attic Booth 3
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8
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Attic Booth 4
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8
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Attic Booth 5
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8
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The Attic Lounge
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300
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Captain's Pool Party
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50
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Beach Bar Soiree
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180
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The Whole Ship
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2000
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Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Exhibition
Aqua Hut 1
-
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8
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-
-
-
-
Aqua Hut 2
-
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8
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-
Aqua Hut 3
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8
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Aqua Hut 4
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8
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Attic Booth 1
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8
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Attic Booth 2
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8
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Attic Booth 3
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8
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-
Attic Booth 4
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8
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-
Attic Booth 5
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8
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The Attic Lounge
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300
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Captain's Pool Party
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50
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Beach Bar Soiree
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180
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The Whole Ship
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2000
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Accommodation

Hotel King Room

7 Rooms
2 Adults

Deluxe King Room (Balcony)

7 Rooms
2 Adults

Standard Twin Room

5 Rooms
2 Adults

Standard Triple Room

5 Rooms
3 Adults

Deluxe 4 Bedroom Mixed...

12 Rooms
4 Adults

4 Bed Female Dormitory

3 Rooms
4 Adults

6 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

12 Rooms
6 Adults

6 Bed Female Dormitory

5 Rooms
6 Adults

Packages

Plenty More Fish (12:00pm-2:45pm)

Available 12pm - 02:45pm or 3pm - 6pm Read more

  • 8 VIP Wristbands (Express entry and VIP pricing all day and night)
  • 1 x VIP Aqua Hut
  • 1 x 750ML Ciroc Premium Vodka (or your choice of 1 bottle from the below list)
  • Unlimited Mixers
  • VIP Pool Hostess
  • Complimentary Gift on Arrival
AU$350 total

Plenty More Fish (3:00pm-6:00pm)

Available 12pm - 02:45pm or 3pm - 6pm Read more

  • 8 VIP Wristbands (Express entry and VIP pricing all day and night)
  • 1 x VIP Aqua Hut
  • 1 x 750ML Ciroc Premium Vodka (or your choice of 1 bottle from the below list)
  • Unlimited Mixers
  • VIP Pool Hostess
  • Complimentary Gift on Arrival
AU$350 total

SOS- Save Our Souls (12:00pm-2:45pm)

Available 12pm - 02:45pm or 3pm - 6pm Read more

  • 8 VIP Wristbands (Express entry and VIP pricing all day and night)
  • 1 x VIP Aqua Hut
  • 1 x 1.75L Ciroc Premium Vodka
  • (or your choice of 2 bottles from the below list)
  • Unlimited Mixers
  • VIP Pool Hostess
  • Complimentary Gift on Arrival
AU$650 total

SOS- Save Our Souls (3:00pm-6:00pm)

Available 12pm - 02:45pm or 3pm - 6pm Read more

  • 8 VIP Wristbands (Express entry and VIP pricing all day and night)
  • 1 x VIP Aqua Hut
  • 1 x 1.75L Ciroc Premium Vodka
  • (or your choice of 2 bottles from the below list)
  • Unlimited Mixers
  • VIP Pool Hostess
  • Complimentary Gift on Arrival
AU$650 total

The Cod Father (12:00pm-2:45pm)

Available 12pm - 02:45pm or 3pm - 6pm Read more

  • 8 VIP Wristbands (Express entry and VIP pricing all day and night)
  • 1 x VIP Aqua Hut
  • 1 x 750ML & 1 x 1.75L Ciroc Premium Vodka (or your choice of 3 bottles from the below list)
  • Unlimited Mixers
  • 2 x Redbull Power Packs (12 cans)
  • VIP Pool Hostess
  • Complimentary Gift on Arrival
AU$1,000 total

The Cod Father (3:00pm-6:00pm)

Available 12pm - 02:45pm or 3pm - 6pm Read more

  • 8 VIP Wristbands (Express entry and VIP pricing all day and night)
  • 1 x VIP Aqua Hut
  • 1 x 750ML & 1 x 1.75L Ciroc Premium Vodka (or your choice of 3 bottles from the below list)
  • Unlimited Mixers
  • 2 x Redbull Power Packs (12 cans)
  • VIP Pool Hostess
  • Complimentary Gift on Arrival
AU$1,000 total

Silver (9:00pm-11:45pm)

Available 9pm - 11:45pm or 12:00am-3:00am Read more

  • 8 VIP Wristbands (Express entry and VIP pricing all night)
  • 1 x VIP Booth
  • 1 x 750ML Ciroc Premium Vodka (or your choice of 1 bottle from the below list)
  • Unlimited Mixers
  • VIP Drinks Hostess
  • Complimentary Gift on Arrival
AU$250 total

Silver (12:00am-3:00am)

Available 9pm - 11:45pm or 12:00am-3:00am Read more

  • 8 VIP Wristbands (Express entry and VIP pricing all night)
  • 1 x VIP Booth
  • 1 x 750ML Ciroc Premium Vodka (or your choice of 1 bottle from the below list)
  • Unlimited Mixers
  • VIP Drinks Hostess
  • Complimentary Gift on Arrival
AU$250 total

Gold (9:00pm-11:45pm)

Available 9pm - 11:45pm or 12:00am-3:00am Read more

  • 8 VIP Wristbands (Express entry and VIP pricing all night)
  • 1 x VIP Booth
  • 1 x 1.75L Ciroc Premium Vodka (or your choice of 2 bottles from the below list)
  • Unlimited Mixers
  • VIP Drinks Hostess
  • Complimentary Gift on Arrival
AU$500 total

Gold (12:00am-3:00am)

Available 9pm - 11:45pm or 12:00am-3:00am Read more

  • 8 VIP Wristbands (Express entry and VIP pricing all night)
  • 1 x VIP Booth
  • 1 x 1.75L Ciroc Premium Vodka (or your choice of 1 bottle from the below list)
  • Unlimited Mixers
  • VIP Drinks Hostess
  • Complimentary Gift on Arrival
AU$500 total

Platinum (9:00pm-11:45pm)

Available 9pm - 11:45pm or 12:00am-3:00am Read more

  • 8 VIP Wristbands (Express entry and VIP pricing all night)
  • 1 x VIP Booth
  • 1 x 750ML & 1 x 1.75L Ciroc Premium Vodka (or your choice of 3 bottles from the below list)
  • Unlimited Mixers
  • 2 x Redbull Power Packs (12 cans)
  • VIP Drinks Hostess
  • Complimentary Gift on Arrival
AU$700 total

Platinum (12:00am-3:00am)

Available 9pm - 11:45pm or 12:00am-3:00am Read more

  • 8 VIP Wristbands (Express entry and VIP pricing all night)
  • 1 x VIP Booth
  • 1 x 750ML & 1 x 1.75L Ciroc Premium Vodka (or your choice of 3 bottles from the below list)
  • Unlimited Mixers
  • 2 x Redbull Power Packs (12 cans)
  • VIP Drinks Hostess
  • Complimentary Gift on Arrival
AU$700 total
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Plenty More Fish (12:00pm-2:45pm)

Available 12pm - 02:45pm or 3pm - 6pm Read more

  • 8 VIP Wristbands (Express entry and VIP pricing all day and night)
  • 1 x VIP Aqua Hut
  • 1 x 750ML Ciroc Premium Vodka (or your choice of 1 bottle from the below list)
  • Unlimited Mixers
  • VIP Pool Hostess
  • Complimentary Gift on Arrival
AU$350 total

Plenty More Fish (3:00pm-6:00pm)

Available 12pm - 02:45pm or 3pm - 6pm Read more

  • 8 VIP Wristbands (Express entry and VIP pricing all day and night)
  • 1 x VIP Aqua Hut
  • 1 x 750ML Ciroc Premium Vodka (or your choice of 1 bottle from the below list)
  • Unlimited Mixers
  • VIP Pool Hostess
  • Complimentary Gift on Arrival
AU$350 total

SOS- Save Our Souls (12:00pm-2:45pm)

Available 12pm - 02:45pm or 3pm - 6pm Read more

  • 8 VIP Wristbands (Express entry and VIP pricing all day and night)
  • 1 x VIP Aqua Hut
  • 1 x 1.75L Ciroc Premium Vodka
  • (or your choice of 2 bottles from the below list)
  • Unlimited Mixers
  • VIP Pool Hostess
  • Complimentary Gift on Arrival
AU$650 total

SOS- Save Our Souls (3:00pm-6:00pm)

Available 12pm - 02:45pm or 3pm - 6pm Read more

  • 8 VIP Wristbands (Express entry and VIP pricing all day and night)
  • 1 x VIP Aqua Hut
  • 1 x 1.75L Ciroc Premium Vodka
  • (or your choice of 2 bottles from the below list)
  • Unlimited Mixers
  • VIP Pool Hostess
  • Complimentary Gift on Arrival
AU$650 total

The Cod Father (12:00pm-2:45pm)

Available 12pm - 02:45pm or 3pm - 6pm Read more

  • 8 VIP Wristbands (Express entry and VIP pricing all day and night)
  • 1 x VIP Aqua Hut
  • 1 x 750ML & 1 x 1.75L Ciroc Premium Vodka (or your choice of 3 bottles from the below list)
  • Unlimited Mixers
  • 2 x Redbull Power Packs (12 cans)
  • VIP Pool Hostess
  • Complimentary Gift on Arrival
AU$1,000 total

The Cod Father (3:00pm-6:00pm)

Available 12pm - 02:45pm or 3pm - 6pm Read more

  • 8 VIP Wristbands (Express entry and VIP pricing all day and night)
  • 1 x VIP Aqua Hut
  • 1 x 750ML & 1 x 1.75L Ciroc Premium Vodka (or your choice of 3 bottles from the below list)
  • Unlimited Mixers
  • 2 x Redbull Power Packs (12 cans)
  • VIP Pool Hostess
  • Complimentary Gift on Arrival
AU$1,000 total

Silver (9:00pm-11:45pm)

Available 9pm - 11:45pm or 12:00am-3:00am Read more

  • 8 VIP Wristbands (Express entry and VIP pricing all night)
  • 1 x VIP Booth
  • 1 x 750ML Ciroc Premium Vodka (or your choice of 1 bottle from the below list)
  • Unlimited Mixers
  • VIP Drinks Hostess
  • Complimentary Gift on Arrival
AU$250 total

Silver (12:00am-3:00am)

Available 9pm - 11:45pm or 12:00am-3:00am Read more

  • 8 VIP Wristbands (Express entry and VIP pricing all night)
  • 1 x VIP Booth
  • 1 x 750ML Ciroc Premium Vodka (or your choice of 1 bottle from the below list)
  • Unlimited Mixers
  • VIP Drinks Hostess
  • Complimentary Gift on Arrival
AU$250 total

Gold (9:00pm-11:45pm)

Available 9pm - 11:45pm or 12:00am-3:00am Read more

  • 8 VIP Wristbands (Express entry and VIP pricing all night)
  • 1 x VIP Booth
  • 1 x 1.75L Ciroc Premium Vodka (or your choice of 2 bottles from the below list)
  • Unlimited Mixers
  • VIP Drinks Hostess
  • Complimentary Gift on Arrival
AU$500 total

Gold (12:00am-3:00am)

Available 9pm - 11:45pm or 12:00am-3:00am Read more

  • 8 VIP Wristbands (Express entry and VIP pricing all night)
  • 1 x VIP Booth
  • 1 x 1.75L Ciroc Premium Vodka (or your choice of 1 bottle from the below list)
  • Unlimited Mixers
  • VIP Drinks Hostess
  • Complimentary Gift on Arrival
AU$500 total
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