Australasian Indigenous Family Violence Policing Conference

19 - 21 June 2019


There are a wide range of accommodation options in Cairns and it’s highly recommended you book early to avoid missing out as the city will be very busy during the period of this AFVP Event.

To book your 2019 AFVP Accommodation we highly recommend you book directly with our designated Travel Agent – ‘Destination Cairns , who can support your requirements with a full range of accommodation and prices to suit your needs.

Destination Cairns have hand picked a number of accommodation properties, across a broad range of budgets – All within a close walking distance of the Cairns Convention Centre. Please browse the nominated properties displayed on this website, and be sure to contact Destination Cairns should you have any special requirements.

You can contact Destination Cairns’ local Reservations Team, as follows:

Email:        info@destinationcairns.com.au
Phone:       +61 7 4040 7544
Toll Free:   1800 807 730 (Callers from within Australia only)

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Pullman Cairns International

City Mountain View (1-2 pax) - AFVP

Distance to Convention Centre: 500m
Each room features a queen sized bed or two double beds, in-built wardrobes, spacious bathrooms with classic Italian marble and your very own balcony to enjoy the view over the lush tropical mountains beyond the lights of this tropical city.

Book now for only $259.00

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Pacific Hotel Cairns

Standard Room (1-2 pax) AFVP

Distance to Cairns Convention Centre: 750m

Standard Rooms are a spacious 27sqm and are located on our mid-level floors. You will love watching the spectacular sunrise and sunset looking over the city and nearby rainforest mountains. With super comfy king or single beds, private balconies, and contemporary furnishings these well-appointed rooms are the perfect sanctuary at the end of a full day enjoying the incredible attractions in and around Cairns. All rooms also offer complimentary high speed Wi-Fi

Book now for only $209.00

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Pacific Hotel Cairns

Standard Room with Breakfast (1 pax) AFVP

Distance to Cairns Convention Centre: 750m

Includes breakfast daily for 1 guest. Standard Rooms are a spacious 27sqm and are located on our mid-level floors. You will love watching the spectacular sunrise and sunset looking over the city and nearby rainforest mountains. With super comfy king or single beds, private balconies, and contemporary furnishings these well-appointed rooms are the perfect sanctuary at the end of a full day enjoying the incredible attractions in and around Cairns. All rooms also offer complimentary high speed Wi-Fi

Further Details:

  • Includes breakfast daily for 1 guest.

Book now for only $219.00

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Pacific Hotel Cairns

Standard Room with Breakfast (2 pax) AFVP

Distance to Cairns Convention Centre: 750m

Includes breakfast daily for 2 guests. Standard Rooms are a spacious 27sqm and are located on our mid-level floors. You will love watching the spectacular sunrise and sunset looking over the city and nearby rainforest mountains. With super comfy king or single beds, private balconies, and contemporary furnishings these well-appointed rooms are the perfect sanctuary at the end of a full day enjoying the incredible attractions in and around Cairns. All rooms also offer complimentary high speed Wi-Fi

Further Details:

  • Includes breakfast daily for 2 guests.

Book now for only $229.00

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Pacific Hotel Cairns

Tropical Luxe Room (1-2 pax) AFVP

Distance to Cairns Convention Centre: 750m

Our beautiful new Tropical Luxe Rooms are specially designed to incorporate tropical-themed decor, natural light, luxurious carpets underfoot and oversized wall mounted flat screens for your viewing pleasure. The thoughtfully-appointed ensuites feature Italian metallic surfaces, a spacious natural stone walk-in shower and luxurious amenities. Enjoy city views form the second and third floors. The Tropical Luxe Rooms are perfectly suited for special occasions, with multiple rooms (dual key) able to be booked together. Weddings and bridal shower celebrations can book an entire wing of the Tropical Luxe Room Collection to create a true sense of occassion. All rooms are non-smoking and also offer complimentary high speed Wi-Fi.

Book now for only $249.00

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Pacific Hotel Cairns

Tropical Luxe Room with Breakfast (1 pax) AFVP

Distance to Cairns Convention Centre: 750m

Includes breakfast daily for 1 guest Our beautiful new Tropical Luxe Rooms are specially designed to incorporate tropical-themed decor, natural light, luxurious carpets underfoot and oversized wall mounted flat screens for your viewing pleasure. The thoughtfully-appointed ensuites feature Italian metallic surfaces, a spacious natural stone walk-in shower and luxurious amenities. Enjoy city views form the second and third floors. The Tropical Luxe Rooms are perfectly suited for special occasions, with multiple rooms (dual key) able to be booked together. Weddings and bridal shower celebrations can book an entire wing of the Tropical Luxe Room Collection to create a true sense of occassion. All rooms are non-smoking and also offer complimentary high speed Wi-Fi.

Further Details:

  • Breakfast daily for 1 guest

Book now for only $259.00

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Pacific Hotel Cairns

Tropical Luxe Room with Breakfast (2 pax) AFVP

Distance to Cairns Convention Centre: 750m

Includes breakfast daily for 2 guest Our beautiful new Tropical Luxe Rooms are specially designed to incorporate tropical-themed decor, natural light, luxurious carpets underfoot and oversized wall mounted flat screens for your viewing pleasure. The thoughtfully-appointed ensuites feature Italian metallic surfaces, a spacious natural stone walk-in shower and luxurious amenities. Enjoy city views form the second and third floors. The Tropical Luxe Rooms are perfectly suited for special occasions, with multiple rooms (dual key) able to be booked together. Weddings and bridal shower celebrations can book an entire wing of the Tropical Luxe Room Collection to create a true sense of occassion. All rooms are non-smoking and also offer complimentary high speed Wi-Fi.

Further Details:

  • Breakfast daily for 2 guests

Book now for only $269.00

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The Abbott Boutique Hotel

Standard Room (1-2 pax) AFVP

Distance to Convention Centre: 750m

Modern and spacious, well appointed with king or twin bedding. 40" Plasma, cable TV, complimentary wireless internet, tea and coffee making facilities, private luxurious bathroom with shower and luxury amenities. PLEASE NOTE: Hotel has no onsite restaurant, no parking, no pool and limited reception hours

Book now for only $189.00

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The Abbott Boutique Hotel

Standard Room with Breakfast (1 pax) AFVP

Distance to Convention Centre: 750m

Includes breakfast daily at Pacific Hotel for 1 guest Modern and spacious, well appointed with king or twin bedding. 40" Plasma, cable TV, complimentary wireless internet, tea and coffee making facilities, private luxurious bathroom with shower and luxury amenities. PLEASE NOTE: Hotel has no onsite restaurant, no parking, no pool and limited reception hours

Further Details:

  • Breakfast daily at the Pacific Hotel (2 min walk) for 1 guest

Book now for only $199.00

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The Abbott Boutique Hotel

Standard Room with Breakfast (2 pax) AFVP

Distance to Convention Centre: 750m

Includes breakfast daily at Pacific Hotel for 2 guests Modern and spacious, well appointed with king or twin bedding. 40" Plasma, cable TV, complimentary wireless internet, tea and coffee making facilities, private luxurious bathroom with shower and luxury amenities. PLEASE NOTE: Hotel has no onsite restaurant, no parking, no pool and limited reception hours

Further Details:

  • Breakfast daily at the Pacific Hotel (2 min walk) for 2 guests

Book now for only $209.00

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Park Regis City Quays

Executive Hotel Room (1-2 pax) AFVP

Distance to the Convention Centre: 200m

Stylish & modern these rooms have recently undergone substantial refurbishment including freshly painted rooms, new block out and sheer curtains, and outdoor settings for your comfort. Fridge, Tea & coffee making facilities, Private Balcony, Reverse cycle air-conditioning, Direct dial phones with internet access, Cable TV and just a stones throw from the AFVP Venue.

Book now for only $199.00

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Park Regis City Quays

Executive One Bedroom Apartment (1-2 pax) AFVP

Distance to Convention Centre: 200m

Enjoy the extra living space and full kitchen and laundry facilities in these stylishly refurbished one bedroom apartments in the City centre. Full size Fridge, Tea & coffee making facilities, Private Balcony, Reverse cycle air-conditioning, Direct dial phones with internet access, Cable TV and just a stones throw from the AFVP Venue.

Book now for only $229.00

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Park Regis Piermonde

Two Bedroom Dual Key Apartment (1-4 pax) AFVP

Distance to Convention Centre: 200m

Stylish, super spacious, modern and contemporary, these 2 Bedroom fully self contained apartments with expansive private balconies boast outstanding views over the Cairns foreshore and surrounding mountains. Large kitchen and full Laundry facilities.

Further Details:

  • 2 x Queen beds or 1 x Queen Bed + 2 x Single bed

Book now for only $415.00

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Park Regis Piermonde

Three Bedroom Apartment (1-6 pax) AFVP

Distance to Convention Centre: 200m

3 Bedroom Apartments with glorious Cairns water views. All rooms boast two and a half bathrooms with large jet bath, spacious balcony with sweeping views. Rooms also feature full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Book now for only $485.00

A Warm Tropical Welcome to Cairns for delegates attending the  2019 Australasian Indigenous Family Violence Policing Conference.

The AFVP 2019 Conference is being held at the award winning Cairns Convention Centre between 19-21 June 2019.

This web resource is managed by local travel experts Destination Cairns Marketing. Delegates can browse, enquire and book your conference accommodation as well as a range of hand selected recreational tours and activities to make the most of your visit to the Great Barrier Reef Region.

You can also contact our Reservations Team:

Phone: 1800 807 730 (Toll free within Australia)

Email:   info@destinationcairns.com.au

More information on the 2019 AFVP Conference is available by visiting the Official Conference Website here.

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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

Extras:

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.

SCUBA DIVING CONDITIONS
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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Reef Magic Cruises

Dreamtime Dive Snorkelling Experience

Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel is a unique educational Great Barrier Reef experience incorporating the world's oldest living culture and the stories Traditional Owners have passed down over tens of thousands of years.

Indigenous rangers recount the Dreamtime stories of the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji, Gunggandji, Mandingalbay and Yirrganydji people to help you gain a deeper cultural understanding of this diverse ecosystem. The sea country of these four Traditional Owner groups stretches from Port Douglas to the Frankland Islands and includes the two sites you visit.

Further Details:

  • A relaxing 5 HOURS to explore 2 premium outer reef sites
  • Indiginous welcome and acknowledgement
  • Great Barrier Reef creation story
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Marine Biologist presentation en route to the reef
  • All snorkelling equipment with free wetsuit or lycra suit
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Buffet lunch.

Extras:

An additional $7 per person ($6.50 Environmental Management Charge + 50cent Admin fee) is payable on the day of travel.

Book now for only$189.00

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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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Adventure North Australia

1 Day Daintree Dreaming

This fun, exclusive tour allows you to join in a real Aboriginal cultural experience, combining pristine natural beauty of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. A day you will never forget!

Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours: Just north of Port Douglas is beautiful Cooya Beach (Kuyu Kuyu). This special place is a traditional fishing ground of the Kuku Yalanji people. Join one of the Kubirri Warra brothers Linc or Brandon on their beach, mudflat and mangrove walks. This unique coastal place has three diverse ecosystems - beach, mangrove and coastal reef - that are connected to each other by the ever-changing mudflats and tidal lagoons. Here you will be introduced to traditional fishing and gathering techniques with the aim of finding your own tucker(food). Your catch may include crabs, mussels and fish, which are cooked up for everyone to share with homemade damper on the balcony of the family home.

Welcome to Country at Mossman Gorge: You are greeted with a traditional smoking ceremony. This ceremony is conducted by Aboriginal people with specialised cultural knowledge to welcome people to their land. It is a ceremony of spiritual cleansing, to ward of evil spirits and to ensure that while you are on the traditional land of Kuku Yalanji people you are accepted and honoured.

Mossman Gorge: Wander into the lush rainforest of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park - Mossman Gorge. Home of the Kuku Yalanji people. Experience one of the world's oldest and most beautiful rainforests with your Adventure North guide. An easy walk across boardwalks, tracks and bridges that protect the delicate ecosystem that adorns spectacular waterfalls and mountain ranges. Your guide will explain the rich flora, fauna and diverse ecosystem of this amazing rainforest. We are privileged to be given access to an area of Mossman Gorge that most are not usually allowed to go. Ensure you bring your bathers so you are able to make the most of the beautiful swimming hole that is encased by rainforest.

Tour departs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Further Details:

  • 2 hour coastal & mangrove walk learning to identify and catch land & sea bush tucker
  • Eat your catch of the day with homemade damper
  • Welcome to Country ceremony
  • Guided interpretive tour through the rainforest of Mossman Gorge with your guide
  • Time for a swim in our very own private swimming hole in the pristine waters of Mossman Gorge
  • Lunch at Mossman Gorge Centre
  • Return Hotel Transfers

Book now for only$255.00

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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

Tjapukai by Night Dinner Show

Come and join us, the traditional people of this land, in a specially crafted evening that lets you learn not only about Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture, but also experience it in the most powerful and personal way. Fire explosions, spectacular special effects, music and dance as giant spirits come to life and take you on a Dreamtime journey. The evening finishes with a sumptuous buffet dinner and performance by the World Famous Tjapukai Dancers.

Further Details:

  • Spirit Welcome in the Magic Space
  • The Serpent Circle (an interactive aboriginal experience)
  • Delicious buffet dinner
  • Performance by the world famous Tjapukai Dancers

Book now for only$123.00