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Cairns Convention Centre | Conference Accommodation

Are you lucky enough to be attending a conference or convention in tropical Cairns, Queensland, Australia, home of the Great Barrier Reef?

Then you will be pleased to know that the Cairns Convention Centre is situated just walking distance from a wide choice of conference accommodation from three, four and five star rated hotels, resorts and self contained holiday  apartments.

These hotels, resorts and holiday apartments are surrounded by the vibrant hustle and bustle of Cairns city life with a wide range of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, shopping, and night markets all within walking distance of your Cairns Convention Centre accommodation.

For more information on Cairns Conferences you can also contact Cairns Holiday Specialists 07 4059 5959 where we will be happy to help with any queries



Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef with boats leaving daily from the Cairns Reef Fleet terminal taking tourists to see one of the seven wonders of the world. Did you know this is the only coral reef system in the world that you can see from outer space?

For your convenience the newly extended Cairns Domestic and International Airport is only a short 5-10 minute taxi ride or airport shuttle to the Cairns Convention Centre or your Cairns hotel accommodation.


The Cairns airport has a lot of experience in handling large inbound and outbound conference business, private aircraft with celebrities, charter groups and conventions so you can be assured your delegates will transit quickly and efficiently thru the Cairns airport.

The Cairns Conference and Convention Centre is a purpose built world standard convention facility that can hold a small meeting for 20 delegates and up to 5000 conference attendees in auditorium mode.

The Cairns Convention Centre is innovative, flexible and functional and was voted as the world's best congress centre in 2004 and in 2014 as well as being consistently awarded positions number three and four in the world's best since 2002 which is a major achievement for a regional convention centre.

The design and construction of the Cairns Convention centre has also earned the respect of builders and designers worldwide as it is Australia's first environmentally designed major public building and has won many awards for its energy and resource conservation features. In 2017 they won a Global Innovation Award, were nominated for Australasia' leading meetings and conference centre in the World Travel Awards and well on their way in 2018 - 2019 to win many more prestigeous awards for Cairns.

Some of these features are 50% saving on water storage with the convention centers double pleated layered roof capturing the tropical downpours and holding it in storage tanks for the surrounding parks and gardens. All the Convention Centers tap fittings have flow restrictors that reduce use by around 25% to 30% of total needs.

The solar hot water systems provide around 30 to 35% of the centers hot water needs and the shading devices on the eastern side of the building reduces air-conditioning by about 5%. The Cairns Convention Centers air-conditioning machines do not use chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) as its refrigeration agent thus ensuring that there is no damage to the earths ozone layer in case of an accidental leak.

The Cairns Convention Centre have highly trained and experienced teams to assist you in planning and executing your conference, tradeshow, event, convention or function up to international standards.

Your delegates will be well looked after and they will love the tropical climate and natural beauty that Cairns city offers visitors.

Pre and Post tour and sightseeing activities are numerous with treks thru the world's oldest rainforests to see Australia's native wildlife in their natural habitat and snorkelling trips out to the Great Barrier Reef to swim with whales or just ride around in a glass bottom boat to see the brilliant corals and marine life. Snorkeling is the most popular activity from the pontoons or tropical islands.

Your conference hotel and resort accommodation is the easy part just add a link for your conference to this website for your delegates to contact us and we can take care of their needs both for hotel accommodation, transfers and pre-post touring options by our experienced in-house conference department team.

They can call the Cairns Holiday Specialists on 07 4059 5959 for any further advice that they may need 7 days a week during business hours and we are ready to assist. The Cairns Conference and Convention Centre is a great place to meet.