Incorporating the 55th IAWP Training Conference & Award Recognition Programs,
the 10th Biennial ACWAP Conference
& 19th ACWAP Excellence in Policing Awards


2 Day Partners Program – Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20 September


Day 1: Rainforest, Culture, & Wildlife Experience

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A great day awaits you, as you embark on a fascinating journey to the famous Kuranda Rainforest Village. After your complimentary coach transfer from your Cairns accommodation, you will board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, for your journey up to Kuranda.  You will have a couple of hour’s free time to explore this quaint little ‘village in the rainforest’, the famous heritage markets and to grab a bite to eat for lunch (at own expense). After lunch, take the short coach trip to Rainforestation Nature Park. Indulge in the range of interactive activities on offer at this award winning nature reserve. Activities include: Informative rainforest tour on the amphibious Army Duck, interactive performance by the Pamagirri Aboriginal Cultural Performers, Meet the local animals including Koalas, Kangaroos, and witness the fierce Crocodile feed show.

Return to your Cairns accommodation by air-conditioned coach taking in the stunning views over Cairns and the Coral Sea.

Departs: 8.45am | Returns: 4.30pm


  • Return coach transfers from your Cairns Hotel
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to Kuranda
  • Interactive Rainforest Boardwalks enroute
  • Free time in Kuranda to explore the famous Heritage Markets
  • Coach transfers to Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Activities include: Interactive Rainforest tour via Amphibious Army Duck, Pamagirri Aboriginal Cultural Experience (incl: learn to throw a boomerang, play a digeridoo), Wildlife park including Koalas, Kangaroos, and Crocodile feed show.
  • Opportunities for photos with the Koalas


Day 2: Green Island, Great Barrier Reef, & Underwater Worlds

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This two part day tour starts with a fast catamaran cruise to the world famous Green Island, a 6000 year old coral cay located in the Great Barrier Reef Marina Park. Here you have an exciting range of optional activities to explore this tropical paradise. Start with a self guided Island Eco Walk and learn of the rich history of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll also have the choice of glass bottom boat coral viewing or snorkelling equipment to take in the wonders of the surrounding reef eco system, use of Green Island day visitor facilities, and resort swimming pool before your return cruise to Cairns.

Returning to Cairns at lunch time (lunch is at own expense), take your time and make your way on foot (800m) to the newly opened Cairns Aquarium (opening April 2017). Take an interactive guided tour through this underwater wonderland learning many of the great unknowns of the animals and plants that make up the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, and Tropical Australian Waterways.

Departs: 8.00am | Returns: 4.30pm


  • Make own way to Reef Fleet Terminal
  • Tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise to Green Island. 2 hours to explore the Island
  • Self-Guided Eco Island Walk
  • Choice of Glass Bottom Boat tour OR Snorkelling
  • Use of Resort swimming pool & day visitor facilities
  • Lunch at own expense in Cairns CBD
  • Admission and activities at the newly opened Cairns Aquarium.
  • Activities/shows include: several animal touch tank zones, live educational shows with scuba diver presenter, conservation presentations, rivers and streams, Great Barrier Reef, and the Open Ocean… Just to name a few


Combined 2 Day Partners Program Package Price:

Adult Child (4-14 years)   
$265.00 $135.00



Phone:  1800 807 730 (Toll Free within Australia) or +61 7 4040 7544 (Outside Australia)

Local travel company, Destination Cairns Marketing has been appointed as the Convention’s local travel company and this webpage has been set up as a resource for delegates and travelling companions visiting Cairns for this International Conference.


A great range of accommodation options have been hand selected by the organising committee to ensure delegates are hosted at suitable Cairns CBD accommodation in close walking distance to the Cairns Convention Centre. Please browse the range of preferred accommodation options by selecting the Accommodation Tab on this page.


Cairns is the only place in the world to be surrounded by two World Heritage Listed Sites.

Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef undisputed as one of the world’s most important natural assets with over 2,800 individual reefs and 616 islands.

The Wet Tropics Rainforest which surrounds Cairns is one of the most diverse and beautiful examples of Mother Nature. It is home to the largest range of plants, animals and the oldest Rainforest on earth.

We have hand selected some of the most popular and unique tours and activities that are available to you during your Cairns visit. Please browse this great range of companion tours, and pre / post conference packages by selecting the Tours and Activities Tab on this page

CULTURAL EVENING – 19 September 2017

Please goto the IWLEC Cultural Evening Tab in the above navigation for more details and bookings.


Destination Cairns’ team of qualified local travel experts are at your service. Please contact us with anything you need to know about your upcoming trip and let us help to make “Your Visit” to “Our Backyard” the most memorable it can be.


Phone:  1800 807 730 (Toll Free within Australia) or +61 7 4040 7544 (Outside Australia)



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Great Adventures

Great Barrier Reef Adventure

The beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is yours to experience when you cruise from Cairns to our luxury 3 level pontoon on the Outer Reef. Escape into a world of surprises to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. From the comfort of the stable reef activity platform, this is the perfect base for swimmers and non-swimmers to explore. Snorkel and dive, visit the underwater observatory and cruise in a semi-sub, or just relax on the sundeck with a delicious buffet lunch.

The pontoon features undercover seating and tables, a sundeck, full bar facilities, swimming enclosure for children, change rooms with fresh water showers, and scuba diving facilities with a semi-submerged dive platform.

Further Details:

  • Return luxury air-conditioned fast catamaran to Outer Reef
  • Morning and afternoon tea & coffee
  • Hot & cold buffet lunch
  • Coral viewing from semi-submersible vessel
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Use of buoyancy vests
  • Underwater observatory
  • Reef education presentation

Book now for only$270.00

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*Outer Reef Cruise

Departing daily from Cairns... Silverswift is ready to whisk you away for a day of fun and adventure on the Great Barrier Reef. This is an active day all about being in the water for your snorkel adventure of a lifetime!

You'll explore spectacular coral formations and underwater gardens awash with vibrantly coloured marine creatures as you visit three different outer reef sites at Flynn, Pellowe, Milln and/or Thetford Reefs. Locations vary with the day's conditions however each site is chosen for visual impact, ecological diversity and the challenge of discovery!

Onboard, our friendly crew will encourage you to relax and enjoy Silverswift's comforts and in between water activities there's a delicious lunch for hungry adventurers. The spacious deck areas are great to bask in some sunshine or share a refreshing drink from the licensed bar and tales of your adventures.

Further Details:

  • Scrumptious morning tea including focaccias and muffin cakes on boarding
  • Afternoon tea cakes ~ cheese ~ biscuits
  • Hot and cold tropical buffet lunch
  • Reef Interpretation
  • Snorkelling equipment (mask ~ snorkel ~ fins)
  • Guided Snorkel Tour
  • Snorkel brief at each site
  • Qualified lifeguard supervision
  • Hot freshwater showers
  • Prescription masks available at no additional cost
  • Lycra suits included

Book now for only$252.00

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Tropic Wings

Cape Tribulation, Daintree & Wildlife Full Day Tour

Ever wanted to explore the beautiful beaches and tropical rainforest in Far North Queensland? A Tropic Wings Cape Tribulation tour is the best way to get up close and personal with the Daintree rainforest.

Starting with the scenic Great Barrier Reef Drive, recently voted as one of the most iconic road trips in Australia you will make your way up to Port Douglas for your first stop at award winning Wildlife Habitat. Get to know the local wildlife on an immersive guided experience with one of our knowledgeable Wildlife Keepers. You will get the chance to hand feed animals such as the elusive Cassowary which is notoriously hard to spot in the wild! Be a Wildlife Keeper for the morning with this money cant buy experience that is exclusive to your tour. You can also purchase a photo experience with one of our koalas to remember the moment.

Cross the Daintree River on the cable ferry and travel north to the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest where you will enjoy a dip in the pristine waters of Masons freshwater swimming hole. Followed by a locally sourced lunch at Masons Caf. The Mason family settled in Cape Tribulation in 1932 and is now run by third generation Lawrence Mason.

Explore the worlds oldest rainforest with one of our knowledgeable local guides. Learn about the fascinating flora and fauna that call the Daintree Rainforest home on a boardwalk tour curated to your groups interests. Visit Cape Tribulation Beach and see the only place in the world where two world heritage sites meet: the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.

Head to Alexandra Lookout for a photo opportunity while you enjoy beautiful views of the Daintree Rainforest and the Coral Sea then board a Daintree River cruise and search for wildlife including wild Estuarine Crocodiles and birds in the unique mangrove ecosystem.

Further Details:

  • Air conditioned coach pickup from your accommodation
  • Scenic Coastal Drive
  • Entry to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
  • exclusive immersive tour at Wildlife Habitat
  • Morning Tea
  • Cable Driven Ferry
  • a swim at Masons freshwater swimming hole
  • Tropical Lunch at Mason's Cafe
  • Guided Rainforest Walk
  • Cape Tribulation Beach
  • Alexandra Lookout
  • Daintree River Cruise

Book now for only$225.00

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Port Douglas Escape

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