World Heritage, World Class

The twin World Heritage icons, the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest are natural delegate boosters for any conference or event. Cairns & Great Barrier Reef is the only place where two World Heritage areas meet.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Sheer beauty, as well as astonishing biodiversity, helped earn the reef its World Heritage status. The ecosystem contains the largest collection of coral reefs (some 2500) on the planet. It’s also home to 400 types of coral, 900-plus islands, 1500 species of fish and 4000 types of mollusc. Six of the world’s seven species of sea turtles and 40 per cent of the anemone species also call the reef home. Great indeed.

The Delegate Experience
The Great Barrier Reef makes the region the perfect place to host your next conference, meeting or event, with this natural wonder providing so many exciting, relaxing and unforgettable experiences for delegates.

Departing daily on scheduled services or private charters from Cairns and Port Douglas, there are a variety of tours available offering diving, snorkelling, sailing, cruising, scenic heli-tours, semi-submersibles, glass bottom boats, underwater scooters, and island-hopping, all showcasing one of the world’s greatest natural treasures.

Visiting the Reef, Helps the Reef

Contrary to popular belief, coming to see the Great Barrier Reef is one of the single best ways your delegates can help in its conservation. Every reef visitor tpays an Environmental Management Charge which contributes to management of the Marine Park and ongoing research.

Master Reef Guides

World-leading coral reef guides and interpreters share the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park through stories and memorable experiences. They provide up-to-date information on the Reef, and explain what you can do to make a difference. The program is the first of its kind for the Reef.


Beer that helps the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef is the natural place to meet… and eat and drink! The good news is, Cairns & Great Barrier Reef has been quenching thirsts since our first bar opened in 1877 and we’ve been perfecting it since. Find out how the drinks at your gala dinner can support the Great Barrier Reef.


Wet Tropics Rainforest

The Wet Tropics is the only place on the planet where you’ll find the world’s smallest and tallest cycads living alongside the world’s most diverse assemblage of ancient and relict flowering plants. A haven for Australia’s greatest number of animal species in one place, 80 of which can’t be found anywhere else on the planet. It’s a living natural wonder, allowed to survive solely upon the miracle of circumstances. At 300 million plus years in the making, it’s still evolving; and your delegates can see, experience and become immersed in the wonder of the rainforests of the wet tropics.

The Delegate Experience
Recognised as the oldest tropical rainforest on the planet and the largest in Australia, the Wet Tropics Rainforest offers endless experiences for any group size. Its spectacular scenery, plant diversity and unique wildlife are guaranteed to leave delegates speechless.

Just north of Port Douglas at Mossman Gorge Centre, learn about the traditions of the Kuku Yalanji tribe and immerse yourself in the ancient secrets of the rainforest. A guided Dreamtime walk, team building activities through the gorge or a dinner by the river are sure to leave delegates with an emotional connection to the land.

A gondola ride above the canopy aboard Skyrail Rainforest Cableway just north of Cairns provides an appreciation of the diversity this ecosystem offers. With stops along the way to explore the rainforest and enjoy guided boardwalk tours, delegates are exposed to the rainforest from above and below.

The Wet Tropics’ Famous Five Precincts and a Guide to Exploring Them

If you’re looking to connect with nature and discover a rainforest that’s the oldest, longest and largest in Australia, go behind the foliage with this guide to the five precincts of the Wet Tropics.

Wet Tropics Guides

The Wet Tropics Tour Guide Program was created by the Wet Tropics Management Authority, and Savannah Guides to support ongoing learning and enhance visitor experiences. Trained guides share the natural and cultural values of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area with your delegates.

Introduce Delegates to the World’s Oldest Rainforest

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is an experience through Australia’s most famous rainforest, the Wet Tropics, whose ancestry predates dinosaurs and is home to 15 of the 26 families of ancient flowering plants in the world, just to name a few accolades.

Group activities, team building, partner programs, field trips and pre and post touring options are endless in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef.

Choose your own adventure in the oldest rainforest.

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This could be your welcome function with @sailawayportdouglas.

Create Great. Leave Greater.

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Need to get your team motivated? White water rafting with @cairnsadventuregroup will do it. What a way to create a great memory! 

In Cairns & Great Barrier Reef, sitting next to your colleagues, doens't feel like you're at work.

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When you visit Cairns & Great Barrier Reef, we invite you to learn from two Indigenous cultures; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island People. A Dreamtime walk through the Wet Tropics Rainforest, a smoking ceremony and welcome to country on arrival or a cultural performance to kick off your celebrations will help your group to embrace the spirit of this place, where stories are shared and memories are created.

Create Great. Leave Greater.

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Ever thought about your delegates sleeping on the reef? Liveaboards, overnight tours and even night diving are an experience like no other. Add that extra touch to an already amazing visit to the Great Barrier Reef for your delegates.

Choose your own adventure on the largest coral reef system.

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That's a wrap folks! The team at Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef (Kelsey, Rosie, Kahlia and Kylie), wish you all the very Merriest Christmas. We will see you in the new year!

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The sugar cane fields of Cairns & Great Barrier Reef provide a quintessential tropical setting for your offsite dinner. Your delegates will make genuine connections with each other and with our awe-inspiring nature. 

Surrounding your team with great, makes your business greater.

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Waterfront. Palm Cove. Nu Nu Restaurant. Need we say more?

Okay, a little bit more. A venue that has it all for your tropical gala dinner, welcome cocktail function, conference lunch, or anything in between; @nunurestaurant is the one. Only 30 minutes north of Cairns, at the southern end of the beachside village of Palm Cove, Nu Nu is an iconic Cairns & Great Barrier Reef offsite venue.

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef is the natural place to meet.

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Dining inside a working brewery, amongst the shiny beer tanks is a memorable element for your conference. @hemingwayscairns hosted our group for lunch during our educational program BE Immersed: Cairns & Great Barrier Reef earlier this year. The event can be enhanced with a brewery tour and a tasting paddle for each delegate.

In Cairns & Great Barrier Reef, sitting next to your colleagues, doesn't feel like you're at work.

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A conference in summer in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef is a breeze! Our venues are designed to enjoy the tropical lifestyle; with breezeways, giant fans (@riley.crystalbrookcollection), adjustable awnings that move with the sun, covered walkways, open-air conference areas and a bazillion shady trees (palms and friends) 🌴 🌳 🌲..

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