Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef

Shangri-La Hotel The Marina
Shangri-La Hotel The Marina

Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef


Pre and Post Conference Tour Options

Option 1 - Cairns

Cairns is located in tropical Far North Queensland and is approximately a 5.5 hour flight from Sydney. Cairns has been voted as Australia's most liveable regional city where you will find the climate warm all year round. Cairns is a great base to explore lush tropical rainforest, cosy villages and to access tropical islands and the world famous Great Barrier Reef. 

Included Tours

Day 1 - Cairns Michaelmas Cay Day Reef Cruise

Set sail aboard the 32 metre luxury sailing catamaran, Ocean Spirit, for a day to remember to Michaelmas Cay - a low lying vegetated sand cay encircled by a spectacular fringing reef, a National Park and a protected sanctuary for migratory seabirds.  Snorkelling is a great way to experience the Great Barrier Reef, with easy access from the beach at Michaelmas Cay the waters are ideal for the experienced or novice snorkeller. Take a cruise on a semi-sub, seated just one metre below the waterline, you will get a diver's view of the reef without getting wet!  The tour to Michaelmas Cay includes lunch.

Departs from Reef Fleet Terminal at 8:30am

Returns to Reef Fleet Terminal at approx 5:00pm

Day 2 - Cairns Kuranda Tour

Today you will be picked up from your accommodation and transferred to Kuranda, a mountain village near Cairns.  Your first stop is at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park where you will be met by your indigenous guide to show you through the Park and provide demonstrations on bush food, didgeridoos, fire making and the famous Tjapukai Dance Troupe.  A short distance from Tjapukai is the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, once onboard you will be amazed as you glide silently over the rainforest.  There are two stations where you can alight and enjoy a walk through the rainforest to spectacular lookouts.  You will then arrive at Kuranda Village where you will have free time to do your own exploring.  Your final stop is to Kuranda Scenic Rail where you will board the famous train for an amazing journey, as you travel one of the world's most scenic rail routes through hand-hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning spectacular gorges.

Departs from your hotel 8:15am - 9:00am

Returns to your hotel approximately 5:30pm

Accommodation Options

The Pacific Hotel Cairns - Standard Room - 4 star

The Pacific Hotel Cairns boasts a magnificent location.  The hotel features a stunning Cairns Esplanade location, modern hotel rooms and suites and three of Cairns' finest restaurants. This is the best location in Cairns with great views from every room, close to the seaport, city shopping, parklands and the Reef Casino.  The famous Esplanade Precinct with swimming lagoon, art galleries, cinemas and other entertainment are nearby.

Shangri-La Hotel The Marina Cairns - Deluxe Sea View Room - 5 star

Ideally located in the heart of Cairns, Shangri-La Hotel The Marina Cairns, gently frames the city's foreshore, overlooking the Marlin Marina, Trinity Bay and surrounding mountain ranges. This convenient inner-city location is just a short 10-minute drive to the Cairns International Airport and a short stroll to the Esplanade Lagoon, pier shopping and pier dining promenade. All rooms have private balconies and are decorated with local artworks that express the natural beauty of the Tropical North.


Pricing - Per Person (inclusive of Australian GST, excluding airfares)

Costs are based on twin share and include 3 nights accommodation, including full breakfast, day tours, lunch on day 1 and airport transfers in Cairns:

The Pacific Hotel Cairns                      AUD$957.00 per person

Shangri-La Hotel The Marina Cairns   AUD$1,114.00 per person

Please note that accommodation and tours are subject to availability at the time of booking.  A single supplement does apply for bookings of only one guest.

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