The view out of the airline window has never looked better as you arrive in Cairns, coming in over the Great Barrier Reef and the Great Dividing Range. Have your delegates greeted at the airport where they’re escorting to board their exclusive shuttle to Palm Cove. Before checking into their luxurious seaside resort, energise your delegates with an exciting Amazing Race team building activity that allows them to explore the town and learn about their surroundings. Victory cocktails, anyone?
Image: Palm Cove Esplanade
Allow your guests to meet and mingle at the evening Welcome Reception while basking in the warm evening sun on a luxury rooftop terrace. Your delegates will be able to make the most of these important early connections in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, listening to live music, sipping on coconut cocktails and watching the colours dancing off the waves on the beach in the perfect tropical sunset.
Image: Sarayı Sunset Terrace
Conference Day 1
Immerse your delegates in the ultimate tropical lifestyle and kick things off on the right foot with a sunrise stand-up paddle-board tour or kayak excursion. Feeling energised from the morning activities, a tropical breakfast smorgasbord of the finest local produce awaits your delegates back at the resort before an easy stroll along the shoreline to their conferencing venue.
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Give your delegates a well-deserved break after a busy morning with a long-table lunch set amongst lush tropical rainforest gardens, in one of the many world-class boutique restaurants set along the Palm Cove Esplanade or underneath the cool canopy of a weeping fig tree that ages back thousands of years. Experience the flavours of the tropics with the finest selection of seafood and salads to revitalise body and mind for a productive afternoon conferencing session.
Create a lasting impression with a Gala Dinner set along absolute beachfront and styled to perfection under sparkling saloon lights and flame lanterns. After enjoying the unique flavours of exclusive tropical foods expertly prepared by the chefs, delegates can let their hair down, kick up their heels and dance the night away on the sand beside the tumbling waves.
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Conference Day 2
After a blissful night’s sleep in paradise listening to the waves, awake to a morning refresh and renew session with beach yoga as the first item on the agenda. If you’re feeling adventurous, put your balance to the test and try your best downward-facing dog on a paddle-board. Rejuvenate your body after a good stretch session with a breakfast of local tropical produce and fresh squeezed juices before a busy morning of meetings ahead.
Image: Palm Cove Esplanade
After wrapping up the conference to a room of satisfied delegates, you won’t have to worry about a thing as your conference team at the hotel smoothly takes over pack-up. With the warm Coral Sea on your doorstep and the towering Wet Tropic Rainforest behind you, delegates are spoilt for choice from an afternoon of exploring the boutique Palm Cove village, beachside cooking class or maybe a quick half-day tour to a nearby wildlife attraction before preparing for the farewell dinner.
Get back in touch with the roots of Australia’s impressive and extensive cultural history and discovery with a dinner featuring traditional Indigenous activities. Forget yourself in the magic of the Dreamtime stories retold by descendants of the lands’ traditional custodians under the glow of the Milky Way. This emotionally moving experience is topped off with a mouth-watering feast of locally sourced ingredients cooked and plated to perfection.
Nothing beats leaving on a high note with enough time for delegates to squeeze in a half-day trip to the Great Barrier Reef or an adventure through the rainforest. Whether wet or dry is your style, explore one of the close by reef islands off the coast of Cairns or soar above the lush rainforest canopy on a glass-bottomed gondola and still have plenty of time to make it to the airport for your flight home.
Image: Skyrail Rainforest Cableway