Great Aussie BBQ

It’s our 15th Birthday & we want to celebrate with you!

Come down for a Great Aussie BBQ.

You know we don’t need an excuse to throw a party, so for our 15th birthday we decided to throw not one, but 2 parties (well, it will actually be the same party but it will happen 2 days in a row).

The festivities will take place on the weekend of 1st and 2nd of June from 5.30pm until late. We would love to celebrate another year around the sun with you and there’s nothing better than an Aussie BBQ to do it.

For this party we will bring back our ‘teepee’ barbecue (you must remember it from last year Food & Wine Festival) and there will be food stations filled with delicious prawn and lamb skewers, ABC soy marinated chicken, flatbread, corn cobs, cob loaf, mix grill veggie kebab, grilled reef bug with nduja butter and Marsh’s Butcher beef sausages – because what’s a barbecue without sausages, right?

We will have a pop-up cocktail bar, where you can revisit some of your favourite Salt House cocktails from the past 15 years.

It will be a weekend of fun with live music (of course), so please come with your best dancing shoes because we will want to see you on the dance floor.

The best part of our birthday party: free entry and family-friendly event, so please feel free to bring the kids.

If you miss a true Salt House style party, you cannot miss this Great Aussie BBQ.

Menu here




A journey of the senses

Jim Barry Wine Dinner at Salt House.

Join us for a journey of the senses on Wednesday 5th June, as we host another luxury wine dinner.

This will be a rare opportunity to taste Jim Barry‘s current and back vintages, paired in perfect harmony with a menu, specially designed for this evening by our Executive Chef Dan Crossman.

On the menu of this luxury wine dinner, local seafood – like pacific oysters, red emperor and painted crayfish – will stand out.

Hosted by Jason Baker – Jim Barry Wines Brand Ambassador since 2019 – this will be a memorable and unique wine and gastronomic experience!

Please see Jim Barry Wine Dinner full menu here.



10 - 12 May 2024

In partnership with Alliance Française de Cairns, we have designed a special menu for the 13th Edition of the French Film Festival. All the attendees of the film festival will receive 10% discount upon production of a valid ticket or online booking confirmation.

ENTREE $22.00
Duck liver Pate, toasted brioche, fresh berry vinegar

MAIN  $48.00
Beef Bourguignon, garlic whipped mash, bacon lardons, parsley

DESSERT $14.00
Frangipane & poached red wine pear tart, double cream

Et voilà!


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.