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


An additional $6.50 Environmental Management Charge per person is payable at the time of check in.

Book now for only$242.50

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Great Adventures

Green Island Eco Adventure - 1300 Cairns Departure

Green Island is a beautiful 6000 year old coral cay located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park - a premier world heritage site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Aboard Great Adventures' fast catamaran journey from Cairns, you can be there in just 45 minutes! Green Island's unique reef and rainforest environment awaits to provide the one-stop tropical island experience. Revel in an array of activities or relax and let your day unfold in this tropical paradise. Stroll through magical rainforest, laze on white coral sand beaches, swim, dive or snorkel...

This Green Island cruise is perfect for visitors with limited time. With a range exciting optional activities, you can design your day at your own pace. You'll will also have the choice of glass bottom boat coral viewing or snorkelling equipment.

Further Details:

  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • 2 hours on Green Island
  • Tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • Self Guided Eco Island Walk
  • Choice of Glass Bottom Boat coral viewing tour OR use of snorkelling equipment
  • Use of Island swimming pool exclusive for Great Adventures guests
  • Use of day visitor facilities

Book now for only$96.00

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Tusa Dive

*T6 Dive Reef Trip

Dive or snorkel the Great Barrier Reef with the experts! With more than 30 years experience, a choice of 16 outer reef locations, modern, comfortable vessels, and a friendly professional team to look after you; you are in for an exceptional Great Barrier Reef adventure with Tusa Dive. Your day begins with a cruise to the outer reef on board our custom built catamaran Tusa 6. A crew to passenger ratio of 1:5 and a maximum 60 guests on board, ensures you will receive great service, while your captain will select the best two reef sites for the day's conditions. Activities include marine interpretation presentations, guided snorkel tours, introductory diving and certified diving with up to 3 dives in the day available.

All divers (Introductory & Certified) must complete a medical questionnaire on board. A history of certain medical conditions and/or prescription medicines may preclude you from scuba diving, and a Doctors release (arranged prior to your trip) may be required.
Tusa Dive recommends a wait of 24 hours after diving before flying or ascending over 300 meters.

Further Details:

  • Fresh & healthy buffet style lunch
  • Morning tea & self serve tea & Coffee
  • Quality snorkel equipment & wet suits
  • Guided Snorkel tour
  • Reef interpretation presentation
  • Environmental Management Charge

Book now for only$215.00

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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 dive or 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


An additional $6.50 per person Environmental Management Charge is payable at the time of check in.

Book now for only$226.50

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Tropic Wings

Classic Kuranda ex Cairns

Situated on the Atherton Tablelands in the midst of World Heritage listed rainforest to the west of Cairns, the town of Kuranda has become a popular spot to visit. Known as the 'Village in the Rainforest', Kuranda has something for everyone, from its famous markets with a wide range of arts and crafts stalls, to its roadside cafes and restaurants. The best way to maximise your Kuranda and Australian experience, where you'll get to explore indigenous culture, native wildlife and World Heritage Rainforest all in one day.

Your day begins at approximately 7.30am and ends at approximately 5.30pm.

Further Details:

  • Return coach transfer to accommodation
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Army Duck Rainforest Tour
  • Koala & Wildlife Park
  • Tropical BBQ Lunch
  • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Book now for only$239.00

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Tropic Wings

Cape Tribulation & Daintree Wilderness Full Day Tour

Travelling in small, personalised groups to "where the rainforest meets the reef", you're guaranteed to see wildlife on these tours. This tour departs from Cairns, Northern beaches and Port Douglas hotels and is ideal for people of all ages.

* Journey to Port Douglas via the Captain Cook Highway, one of Australia's most scenic coastal drives.
* Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary - Explore Australia''s leading environmental wildlife experience with a guided tour through the three wildlife environments depicted: the rainforest, the wetlands, and the grasslands.
* Daintree River Cruise - Spot crocodiles and other wildlife as your guide takes you through the mangroves.
* Stop at Alexandra Lookout with magnificent views of the Daintree River and Coral Sea.
* Stop at Floravilla Art Gallery & Ice Cream Factory for a Picnic Lunch.
* Stop at Dubuji Boardwalk for a guided rainforest walk with great photo opportunities, and visit Myall Beach.
* Afternoon Tea is served before returning to Port Douglas and then on to Cairns.

Further Details:

  • Air conditioned coach pickup from your accommodation
  • All transfers
  • Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Morning Tea
  • Daintree River Cruise
  • Daintree National Park
  • Picnin Lunch

Book now for only$175.00

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Rainforestation Nature Park

4 Park Pass

Any holiday to Tropical North Queensland would not be complete without visiting four of the region's best and most unique attractions: Rainforestation Nature Park and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda, The Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas, and the Cairns Wildlife Dome in the heart of the city. These diverse attractions have launched an exciting new 4 Park Pass, which entitles entry into each of the parks at a great discount.

The Wildlife Habitat includes admission, guided tours & animal presentations for 4 consecutive days.

Cairns Zoom Wildlife Dome includes admission & animal presentations for 4 consecutive days.

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary includes admission & guided tours.

Rainforestation Nature Park includes Army Duck Rainforest Tour, Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience (Dance Show & Dreamtime Walk with boomerang throwing, didgeridoo playing & spear throwing demonstration), Koala & Wildlife Park, and a self walk-through Tropical Fruit Orchard.

Valid for 6 months, people can use their pass to visit all of the parks in which ever order they wish. The Pass also does not have to be used on consecutive days, so people are free to fit in their visits with their own holiday arrangements, at their own leisure.

Book now for only$90.00

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Tjapukai by Night Experience

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Cape Tribulation & Cooktown Wanderer

Port Douglas Escape

Tropical Island Escape

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Adventure North

3 Day Cape Tribulation & Cooktown Wanderer

Overnight accommodation at Daintree Heritage Lodge where the "Rainforest meets the Reef" and explore Cape Tribulation. Onto the The Last Frontier of North Queensland - Cooktown via the only track -Bloomfield that allows you to travel through the heart of this World Heritage Listed area. Visit to The Bana Yirriji Art and Cultural Centre, Wujal Wujal. Stopping at the infamous and quirky Lion's Den Hotel -Queensland's landmark pubs. Overnight at Cooktown -Sovereign Resort. Visit World Class James Cook Museum or stroll along the shores of the Endeavour River. Cooktown provides exquisite botanic gardens , heritage listed buildings, museums, beaches, waterfalls, beautiful bushwalking trails, stunning bird watching and great fishing .

Further Details:

  • Courtesy Hotel pick up/drop off
  • 4WD purpose built air-conditioned vehicle
  • Friendly knowledgeable driver-guide
  • One of Australia's most scenic coastal drives
  • 1 Hour Daintree River Cruise
  • World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park
  • Cable Ferry across the Daintree River
  • 1 Night in Daintree Rainforest in a Deluxe Twin Room (single rates available)
  • 1 night in Cooktown in a Deluxe Twin Room (single rates available)
  • Lunch on Day 1 & Day 2
  • 4WD only Bloomfield Track
  • Hysterical Lions Den Hotel
  • Black Mountain
  • Free time in Cooktown
  • Outback of Far North Queensland

Book now for only$1,209.00