Our Region

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef is the natural place to meet; a tropical region encouraging genuine connections to nature and each other. Five-star hotels and resorts line the waterfront of Cairns, Palm Cove, Port Douglas, and our tropical islands. Create great moments in the oldest rainforest, choose your own adventure on the largest coral reef and learn from two indigenous cultures.

Cairns Airport ensures easy access to the region; direct services from all Australian capital cities and Asian gateways providing connectivity to Europe and the USA. Our award-winning Cairns Convention Centre was upgraded in 2020 and has expanded with an additional 10,000sqm in 2023. Dine under swaying palms, in cane fields, on historic wharves, and in a World War II oil tank. We know that surrounding your team with great, makes your business greater.

Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef assist event planners considering Cairns, Palm Cove, and Port Douglas for meetings, conferences, exhibitions, and incentives. We invite you to embrace the spirit of this place, where stories are shared and memories are created.

Award-winning Convention Centre

Having recently celebrated 20 successful years of operation, the Cairns Convention Centre is a flagship venue in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef, catering for up to 5,000 delegates and attracting a variety of international conferences, corporate meetings, industry exhibitions, and large-scale sporting and entertainment events.

Refurbishment & Expansion

Following a $176 million refurbishment and expansion, the award-winning Cairns Convention Centre is excited to unveil its new expansion, revealing a new standard for international and national conferences and events.

The world-class redevelopment is set to solidify the highly regarded centre as a showcase venue for Queensland, deepening its place on the international stage and enhancing Cairns Convention Centre’s position as a leader for business events.

World Class

Winner of the AIPC World’s Best Congress Centre Award in 2004 and 2014, the acclaimed Cairns Convention Centre is an international standard, purpose-built venue located amidst an atmosphere and environment that the rest of the world envies.

The Centre has hosted world leaders for the Pacific Island Forum and APEC meetings, Nobel Laureates at the International Conference on Atomic Physics, international travel professionals for the 2014 Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE14), and Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors as part of the G20 delegation visiting Australia in 2014.

Eco-Sustainable Event Destination

Choose Cairns & Great Barrier Reef for your next business event by reducing the environmental impact, stage events with purpose, and giving back.

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