Things To Do

From the utterly relaxing to the downright breathtaking, Cairns offers diverse activity options for delegates to mix business with pleasure.

Over 600 tours depart daily for visits to the Great Barrier Reef, tropical rainforest, palm fringed tropical islands and the alluring outback, all offering outstanding opportunities for lasting memories. 

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. To find out more about what region can offer delegates visit

Indigenous Culture

Venture into the rainforest and enter a world steeped in ancient Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Learn the secrets of bush medicine, or try your hand at boomerang throwing.

Food & Wine Trails

Our region offers a smorgasbord of culinary experiences. Enjoy a food and wine experience in the highlands of the Atherton Tablelands. You will find coffee and tea plantations, dairies, tropical fruit wineries and award-winning distilleries.


There are numerous opportunities for thrill seekers to get the ultimate adrenaline rush while taking in the views skydiving or on the water on a high-speed jet boat., plus mountain biking and canyoning adventures.


On the reef, dive with turtles, swim with whales and spot Nemo amongst the corals. Get up close and personal with the local residents of one of the region’s wildlife parks by cuddling a koala, hand-feeding kangaroos, or watching a crocodile jump out of the water.


Discover a variety of art forms on show from oil on canvas, ceramics, glassware, sculpture and photography at one of the many art galleries and boutiques in the region.


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