Sailing Bar


Salt House Presents… Trivia Night!

Proudly supporting COUCH

Join us on Thursday 16th October, 6pm registration for a 6.30pm start in the Sailing Bar

All are welcome!

$10 entry fee per person (payable on the night by eftpos) – 100% donated to COUCH

Bookings are essential – email


Feel like a VIP for the night with a daybed reserved for you and up to 3 guests. This is your front row seat to all the festivities including the fireworks at 9pm and midnight.

$600 VIP Daybed Package includes:

  • 4 VIP New Year’s Eve entry tickets – no queueing!

  • Exclusive daybed for you and 3 friends – reserved from 6pm to midnight

  • Bottle of Veuve Clicquot on arrival

  • Bottle of still / sparkling water
  • 2 x food tokens per guest (8 total) from food stalls

  • 1 x cocktail token per guest (4 total) from one of our pop-up bars

There’s no better way to experience New Year’s Eve.

Don’t miss out on this unique and memorable experience. Treat yourself, you deserve it!

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Join us as we welcome in 2024 and say Ciao! to 2023.

Restaurant bookings:
4 Course chefs tasting menu $160 per person
*Matching wines package available on the night*
After dinner you are welcome to join us in the bar for late-night celebrations.

Sittings from 5.30pm until late.
To view the menus, click here.
For more information, please email & to purchase tickets, see below.

Our Private Dining Room
is available for hire for New Year’s Eve. Seating up to 20 guests with a stunning 5 course set menu at $220 per person.
Click here for more information.

To find out more about what’s happening in the bar for New Year’s Eve celebrations, click here.


Shine on Gimuy


Thursday 5th – Sunday 8th October

Shine On Gimuy will light up the waterfront with vibrant First Nations artworks leading the audience to Salt House Festival Hub where a four night live music programme will host performances from iconic First Nations artists including Dan Sultan, Emily Wurramara, Miiesha and Jungaji (formerly known as Troy Brady).

The Shine On Gimuy ‘Deep Wisdom’ Talk Series, sponsored by James Cook University, will span from Thursday to Sunday, featuring some of the nation’s most respected Scientists and Indigenous knowledge holders, who will discuss a range of topics including ‘Meet the Knowledge Investigators behind the World’s First Inventors’, ‘The Story of Sovereign Country; The Origins of The Living Cultures’, ‘Sophisticated Communications, Message Sticks and Songlines’ and ‘Sea Country and Marine Resources – The World’s Largest Coral Reef System’. These interactive talks will include delicious local produce luncheon and afternoon tea from local TNQ sources.

Music makers and ‘Deep Wisdom’ talks will run from October 5 – 8, while the ArtStory Walk light installations, featuring the extraordinary artworks of Michelle Yeatman (Gunggandji) and Paul Bong (Yidinji), and The Blak Markets continue everyday until October 15.

For more information and to book tickets to Music Makers / Deep Wisdom Talks, please head to


Salt House Hospo Night presents… GO FREEK

Monday 6th November, 7pm until late.
FREE Entry all night, pizza served till 1am.
No bookings are required, get there early to beat the queues!


About Go Freek:

Australian global dance export, Go Freek, is about as fond of generic club music as he is about correct spelling. Multiple ARIA Club Chart Top 10s is commonplace for Go Freek releases peaking with his record-breaking #1 collaboration with Dom Dolla on ‘Define’. It did not take long for radio to follow suit with plays and rotation adds on Triple J and EDC iHeart Radio to name a few!

Having received consistent support from the likes of Idris Elba, FISHER, Camelphat, Claptone, Anna Lunoe, Christian Martin, Porter Robinson and Diplo to name a few, Go Freek has readily filled a gap in modern dance music with his own unique sound and an unforgettable live presence.


Alliance Francaise de Cairns presents the screening of La Page Blanche (Elise’s Journey)

Wednesday 15th November, 2023
From 6.30pm

Showing in French with English subtitles.

Blurb: When Eloise wakes up, she has no memories of her past. Her friends, her job, her family, her life: she truly is a mystery to herself. Patching a few pieces together, Eloise manages to find her flat and her job. However, with no recollection of who she was, she finds herself navigating someone else life. As the days go, Eloise discovers who she was and is not fond of it. Eloise realizes her amnesia is an opportunity. It is time for a fresh start!
Click here for the trailer

Screening on the big screen on the grass, we will have a selection of beanbags and blankets but we encourage you to BYO rugs, chairs, cushions.

French-themed food stall serving:
– Toulesse sausage, lentil salad, parsley salad
– Rosemary baked camembert, quince paste, sour dough
– Crepe suzette, orange sauce, vanilla ice cream

Private Dining Room

Featuring floor to ceiling windows and surrounded by some of the world’s best wines and champagnes, watch the evening go by and bring in the New Year with a glass of your favourite bubbly and your nearest & dearest. Seating up to 20 guests, our Private Dining Room is perfect for that extra special celebration.

5 Course Menu
$220 per person
Available for up 20 guests | from 5.30pm onwards
Minimum spends for Private Dining Room applies.

Scallop & marsala doughnut, crème fraîche, kelp salt

Wood-roasted duck breast, pickled walnut, blueberry congee

Butter poached Reef fish, peas, salmon roe, roast lettuce, Ibérico ham

Wagyu striploin 6+, pickled roasted onion, bone marrow, brioche crumb, bordelaise sauce

Yuzu parfait, salted caramel, malt crumb

Matching wine packages + oysters platters can be purchased on the night.

Vegetarian menu can be found here.

To book the Private Dining Room for New Year’s Eve, please email or call 07 4041 7733.
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Food & Wine Festival
Saturday 5th August, 2023
Spend the day in style, with our exclusive VIP booth options for this year’s Food & Wine Festival. No need to worry about finding seating (and then losing it!) when you have the best seat in the house! Choose from the following options:

Day Bed on the Grass | $750 (4 available)
Suitable for 4 people. Each day bed includes:
4  x GA Tickets and expedited entry
4 x Food Stall Item Tickets
4 x Cocktail Stall Item Tickets
1 x Btl 750ml Veuve Clicquot
Complimentary San Pellegrino & Acqua Panna


Square Island Table | $1200 (1 available)
Suitable for up to 8 people. Includes:
8 x GA Tickets and expedited entry
8 x Food Stall Item Tickets
8 x Cocktail Stall Item Tickets
1 x Veuve Clicquot
Complimentary San Pellegrino & Acqua Panna


VIP Bohemian Lounge $1800 (1 available)
Suitable for up to 8 people. Includes:
8 x GA Tickets and expedited entry
8 x Food Stall Item Tickets
8 x Cocktail Stall Item Tickets
1 x Btl 750ml Belvedere Vodka & Mixers
1 x Magnum Veuve Clicquot
Complimentary San Pellegrino & Acqua Panna


All VIP booths and areas are reserved from 12pm-8pm for the booking. Any questions, please email
To book, please purchase below.



A Taste of Tropical North Queensland, we are back once again with great food, wine, cocktails, live music and so much more!

Taste your way through an enticing range of winemakers, distillers, brewers, and producers, along side food stalls showcasing FNQ’s stunning local produce.

We are a family-friendly event until later into the evening, so please feel free to bring the kids.

Date: Saturday 5th August, 2023

Time: From 12 pm ’til late


      • $20 Early Bird (until 31st March)
        $25 General Admission (sales end 3rd August)
        $30 on the door on the day
      • VIP Packages : Click here!
        We highly recommend you pre-purchase your tickets to ensure entry on the day.

The race that stops the nation!

Dust off your finest attire, don a fascinator and get ready to experience Melbourne Cup in style at Salt House.

Watch all the races!
We’ll have HD TVs throughout the venue so that you won’t miss a single moment of the heart-pounding action to cheer on the races.

Join in with our sweepstakes!
Purchase a ticket and get a chance to draw a horse’s name from the hat, ask our staff on the day for more details.

Open from 11.30am, serving lunch in the restaurant and tapas in the bar, with a selection of lunch specials for the day.
Book your table here.

Keen to keep the party going after the race is over?
We’ve got the answer! Check out our Melbourne Cup After Party. It’s going to be wild!