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Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) 2017

14-16 Jul
2017

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) 2017


CIAF is Cairns’ premier Indigenous art event, drawing crowds from around the country to experience an authentic Aboriginal art exhibition where the Country’s most recognised and upcoming Indigenous artists come together to show off their incredible art works, music and dance. CIAF is an unmissable event for anyone interested in art and especially the unique qualities of Australian Indigenous and Torres Strait islander art, music, dance and performance.

 

Held in the Cruise Liner Terminal venue right on the waters of the Trinity Inlet, Cairns provides a perfect host town to hold the multi-day event. A range of affordable accommodation options are available just a few minutes walk from the venue, and the region is home to the spectacular Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest - two not-to-be-missed natural locations for visitors to Cairns and CIAF.

 

  • CIAF 2017 Market
  • CIAF 2017 Artworks
  • CIAF 2017 Kids
  • CIAF 2017 Dancers
  • CIAF 2017 Art

 

Most of the events and exhibitions during CIAF are free of charge making the event a great choice for budget conscious travellers and locals who want to experience a premier art event for little cost.

 

CIAF is an art fair but also focuses strongly on cultural exchange and connection between different peoples, with many local schools also participating in programs that allow for the younger generation to experience and increase their perception and knowledge of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and cultural practice.  

 

Accommodation:  

There are a range of hotels within walking distance of CIAF that offer beautiful harbour water views. From family friendly resorts to high-end self-contained apartments, we can always find something to suit you, your family or group. Click here for our best CIAF accommodation picks and don't hesitate to give us a call on 1300 761 612 to discuss the best accommodation choices for CIAF. 

  • Hilton Hotel Cairns CIAF accommodation
  • Harbour Views CIAF accommodation
  • Enjoy the Pool CIAF accommodation

 
Tours:  

While in Cairns you simply have to visit the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. These two incredible ecosystems have been unchanged for thousands of years and offer visitors an amazing natural experience. From overnight island stays to day trips with the kids, to dedicated scuba diving liveaboard charters, we will find a Great Barrier Reef experience to suit you. Cairns is also home to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where you can extend your Indigenous experience with more art and activities such as boomerang and spear throwing, fire-making and the Lakeside Fire Ceremony. Click here for the best Cairns tours.

  • Tjapukai CIAF Tours
  • Seawalker Helmet Diving CIAF Tours
  • Crocodile Farm Tour CIAF Tours
  • Army Duck Rainforestation CIAF Tours

 

Scroll down for a brief outline of the event program. 

 

Main Events:  

CIAF Opening Night Party 2017 - 6:30pm 13/07/2017  

CIAF Art Fair & Art Market - 9:00AM 14/07/2017  

Big Talk One Fire Festival - 1:00PM 15/07/2017  

Gimuy Fish Festival - 11:00AM 16/07/2017  

CIAF Closing Ceremony - 3:00PM 16/07/2017  

 
Artist Talks:  

CIAF Conversations - 12:00PM 14/07/2017 & 12:00PM 15/07/2017  

 

Theatre:  

My Name is Jimi - 11:00AM 11/07/2017  

 

Kids' Activities:  

Gungun Warrawarra (Children’s Corner)  

11:00AM 15/07/2017 & 11:00AM 16/07/2017

 

 
 
 
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Cairns Plaza Hotel

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4 Night Cairns Highlights Package Deal

Min Stay 4 nights
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Normal From $1,180
Save Up To $208

VALID 1-Apr-19 to 22-Dec-19, 2-Jan-20 to 31-Mar-20, 1-Apr-20 to 30-Dec-20

* Based on 2 persons, subject to availability.

Enjoy the highlights of Cairns with 4 nights accommodation with Continental Breakfast Daily AND 2 Day Trips - Green Island Day Trip and a Day Trip to Kuranda with Kuranda Scenic Railway & Skyrail Journey.

TOUR 1 - day trip to Green Island includes:

  • Return Ferry from Cairns 8:30am or 10:30am Departure
  • Tea & Coffee onboard
  • Snorkelling Equipment OR Glass Bottom Boat Coral Reef Viewing Tour
  • Use of Green Island Swimming Pool

TOUR 2 - Your second day trip takes you to Kuranda including:

  • Kuranda Scenic Railway through tunnels and past waterfalls
  • Free Time in Kuranda
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Return Transfers from Accommodation
  • BONUS 10% Discount to Birdworld/Butterfly Sanctuary/Koala Gardens
  • Optional upgrade to include Rainforestation Nature Park, Tjapukai or Hartley's Crocodile Adventures from $47 per person!

Ask us about optional Day Trip upgrades to include Glass Bottom Boat Tour & Lunch $25 p/adult, or after a 2 hour stopover on Green Island continue out to the Outer Reef Pontoon with Buffet Lunch incl seafood, Semi Submersible tour, Underwater Observatory an additional $160 pp.

Package includes

  • 4 Nights Accommodation
  • Continental Breakfast Daily
  • FREE WiFi (in Breakfast Room)
  • Green Island Day Trip
  • Choice of Snorkelling Equipment or Glass Bottom Boat Tour
  • Kuranda Day Trip with Return accommodation transfers
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Skyrail Journey
  • BONUS 10% Discount to Birdworld/Butterfly Sanctuary/Koala Gardens

Additional information

Cairns Highlights Package Includes:
Continental Breakfast Daily
FREE WiFi (in Breakfast Room)
Green Island Day Trip
Choice of Snorkelling Equipment or Glass Bottom Boat Tour
Kuranda Day Trip with Return accommodation transfers
Kuranda Scenic Railway
Skyrail Rainforest Journey
BONUS 10% Discount to Birdworld/Butterfly Sanctuary/Koala Gardens
Conditions: Subject to Availability. Based on 2 Adults
Family Package Based on 2 Adults or Family 2Ad & 2 Ch (2-12yrs)
Cancellations must be advised in writing. Cancellations received within 30 - 8 days of arrival $200 Fee applies. Within 7 days of arrival full amount charged.

VALID 1-Apr-19 to 22-Dec-19, 2-Jan-20 to 31-Mar-20, 1-Apr-20 to 30-Dec-20

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