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“Its 5 o’clock somewhere” – a 72 hour deep dive into Cairns

“Its 5 o’clock somewhere” – a 72 hour deep dive into Cairns

By Explore
Updated August 23 2021 - 9:23am, first published August 19 2021 - 3:27pm

Favourite holiday destination Cairns might be known as the gateway for the Great Barrier Reef but in this Tropical North Queensland town, there has been a burst of new restaurants, breweries and bars that beckon water babies from the crystal-clear sea. 

An evening arrival

5pm: It’s five o’clock somewhere… I’ve arrived in Cairns at just the right time to check out Hemingway’s Brewery Cairns Wharf. The views to Trinity Bay and the 19-metre-long bar are pretty impressive, but not as impressive as the locally brewed beers. I have a beer paddle – a set of five 100ml glasses of Hemingway’s beers delivered to my table with tasting notes. I like Pitchfork Betty’s Pale Ale and the 7th Heaven Tropical Ale but fall in love with the limited-release Bump Track Dark Lager and its characteristics of chocolate and caramel.

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