Cairns is the only business events destination in Australia where you can be at your hotel within 10 minutes of leaving the airport. The city has a convention precinct in the heart of Cairns, meaning conference venues, accommodation, shopping, dining and nightlife are all within easy walking distance.

Meeting Venues and Accommodation

With the award-winning Cairns Convention Centre at the helm, this modern waterfront city can cater for large conventions or intimate meetings and incentives for smaller groups. Inner city hotels have conferencing facilities and there are more than 7000 accommodation rooms available in the city.


Offsite venues

Unique offsite venues offer indoor and outdoor locations in the heart of the city including the Esplanade Lagoon, landscaped parklands, a waterfront brewery and an aquarium. Islands are a 40-minute boat ride from the city and multiple offsite venues are within a 30-minute drive away.



The Reef Fleet Terminal is just a five-minute walk from most city hotels, making Cairns the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef with half-day, full-day and extended trips to the Reef and its islands. More than 600 tours depart daily from the city giving easy access to the Wet Tropics rainforest, Indigenous culture, food trails, beaches and accessible outback.