Cairns and Great Barrier Reef

The Cairns and Great Barrier Reef region is Australia’s premier year-round conference and incentive destination.

Boasting stunning natural beauty and supported by extensive and sophisticated business tourism infrastructure, our region is the natural place to meet.

From the diversity of Cairns to the intimacy of Palm Cove and the elegance of Port Douglas, we are the ideal destination for your next business event. 

The unparalleled beauty of the region’s twin World Heritage listed areas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest, combines with our tropical hospitality and adventurous nature to guarantee an experience you’ll never forget.


  • Agriculture / Agribusiness
  • Biotech / Bio fertilizer
  • Construction
  • Education and training
  • Tourism
  • Tropical Health and medicine

As Australia’s gateway to the Tropical North, Cairns Airport is serviced by ten international airlines, with direct flights from Asia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Major domestic carriers connect Cairns directly to most Australian capital cities and some to regional Australia.

Cairns Airport is a short 10-minute drive from Cairns CBD.

Cairns City is compact and easy to navigate, with most local facilities, dining, shopping and attractions within easy walking distance. Coach transport, car hire and limousine companies are centrally located with private charters available, and taxis are readily accessible. The local bus system, Sunbus, services the city and Northern Beaches, including Palm Cove.

Cairns and Great Barrier Reef region enjoys a tropical climate with monthly averages as below:

Max °C 31 31 30 29 28 26 26 26 28 29 31 31
Min °C 24 24 23 22 20 18 17 17 19 21 22 23

With 7,000 rooms available in Cairns City, delegates can select from five-star international hotels, boutique accommodation or apartment style lodgings to suit any budget.

Only 30 minutes north, Palm Cove offers an oasis of luxury for smaller meetings and events with over 1,500 rooms in beachfront resorts and apartment style dwellings.

A picturesque one-hour drive takes you to sophisticated Port Douglas, where 3,700 rooms are spread across of diverse range of accommodation types.

The Cairns and Great Barrier Reef region boasts purpose-built and offsite spaces to suit any program. From the award-winning Cairns Convention Centre, to five-star resorts, intimate rainforest retreats, beachfront venues, heritage buildings, wildlife parks and indigenous locations, the region can support meetings from 10 to 5,000 delegates.


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Cairns QLD 4870

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PO Box 865
Cairns QLD 4870

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