CaSPA National Conference

15 - 17 July 2018


Welcome to Cairns – Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

Pre book your Airport Transfer here online and save $$$. PROMO CODE – “DCM18”

Visit the Shuttle Desk at either the Cairns Domestic or International Terminal to board your Cairns City Shuttle Service.

One Way Shuttle Transfers – $13.00pp  (Save $2.00pp)

Return Transfers – $25.00pp   (Save $5.00pp)

Private Vehicle and Transport Options also available here.

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Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

Standard Room (1-2 pax) CasPAQ

Distance to CasPAQ Venue: 1km

Standard Resort Rooms overlooking the City Gardens or Mountains with modern contemporary design, flat screen TV, in room safe, Tea & Coffee Facilities and each with own Balcony or Terrace.

Book now for only $0.00

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Park Regis City Quays

Executive One Bedroom Apartment (1-2 pax) CasPAQ

Distance to CasPAQ Venue: 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 CasPAQ Venue.

Further Details:

  • 1 x King bed or 2 x Single beds

Book now for only $0.00

Welcome to Cairns – for the 2018 Catholic Secondary Principals National Conference
(incorporating the Primary Principals / School Leaders from the Queensland Catholic Primary Principals Association and our School Leader colleagues from New Zealand)

The 2018 National Conference is being held at the award winning Cairns Convention Centre between 15 – 17 July 2018.

This web resource allows delegates to browse, enquire and book your conference accommodation as well as any recreational tours and activities you may wish to partake in. You can also contact our Reservations Team on our toll free phone number: 1800 807 730

More information on the 2018 National 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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GBR Helicopters Cairns

Great Adventures Outer Reef Package

Enjoy a morning at your own leisure, then take off on a spectacular flight passing the Rainforest clad coastline and out over the Great Barrier Reef - you may be lucky enough to spot turtles, sharks and manta rays in the water before touching down on our exclusive floating helipad at the Great Barrier Reef Platform

Enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch and view the myriad of marine life and magical coral gardens of the Reef from the underwater observatory and coral viewing vessels.

Cruise or fly back to land - the choice is yours.

Further Details:

  • Scenic helicopter flights to Outer Reef platform/ return to Cairns
  • Hot & Cold buffet lunch
  • Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
  • Reef education presentation
  • Underwater observatory
  • Afternoon tea & coffee whilst at the platform

Book now for only$492.00

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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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Silverswift

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

Extras:

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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Ocean Spirit Cruises

Michaelmas Cay Day Cruise

Sail ~ Snorkel ~ Dive Ocean Spirit Cruises, Cairns most desirable Barrier Reef cruise experience to the world famous Michaelmas Cay, a picturesque reef sand island surrounded by magical coral gardens teeming with an incredible diversity of marine life. Dive & snorkel off the beach and enjoy a day in paradise on nature's own pontoon.

Michaelmas Cay is the perfect dive site for first time divers - it is calm gentle and protected. This is the only experience on the Great Barrier Reef where you can learn the basics of scuba diving in the sandy shallows of the beach. Once you feel confident in the shallow water, you will slowly submerge and discover the underwater magic of the reef with your qualified Dive Instructor by your side.

Further Details:

  • Return cruise to the Barrier Reef on luxury sailing vessel
  • Morning & Afternoon Tea refreshments
  • Superb hot & cold buffet with Seafood freshly prepared on board
  • Snorkelling demonstrations & tuition
  • Free use of all snorkelling equipment
  • Free use of floatation vests
  • Informative ecological presentations by qualified Marine Biologists
  • Informative tours on our air-conditioned semi-submersible
  • Guided nature tours of the island & bird sanctuary

Extras:

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

Book now for only$212.50

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Value Day Tours

Kuranda, Skyrail & Train (VSQ1)

Enjoy a little sleep in today before joining your luxury Value Day Tours coach for the journey to Smithfield. Here you join the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway taking you on an amazing experience over World Heritage Listed Wet Tropics Rainforest. Enjoy birds eye view as you glide just meters over the canopy,before exploring the forest floor and learning more about your surroundings at two Rainforest stations. Complimentary ranger guided boardwalk tours are available at Red Peak Station whilst at Barron Falls Station, a visit to the Skyrail/CSIRO Rainforest Interpretation Center is a must. Take in the spectacular views of the waterfall from three lookouts platforms,each offering a different vantage point. On arrival in Kuranda, the Village is yours to explore. The vibrant and colorful markets take place everyday. Your return to Cairns is aboard the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail. Winding around curves, across bridges and through hand-hewn tunnels this amazing engineering feat is a tribute to our pioneers. Spectacular scenery is the order of the day before arriving at historic Freshwater Station, where you will board your coach back to your accommodation.

Book now for only$148.00

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Value Day Tours

Kuranda Rail, Skyrail & Hartleys Crocodile Adventure

Start your day with a transfer from your accommodation to Freshwater Station for check-in. Time then for an historical rail journey to Kuranda, enjoying breathtaking views across the cane fields of Cairns to the tropical rainforest of Kuranda.

Upon arrival in Kuranda, there is limited free time to explore this quaint village.

Here you board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway taking you on an experience over World Heritage listed Wet Tropics Rainforest. Enjoy birds-eye views as you glide just meters over the canopy, before exploring the forest floor and learning more about your surroundings at two rainforest stations. A coach is waiting at Smithfield terminal to transfer you to Hartley's. .

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures is the best place to see crocodiles in Tropical North Queensland! Then it's time to explore the remainder of the park. Highlights of the Park include the Wetlands Cruise, Crocodile Attack Show and Snake Show. Your return transfer departs at 4:50pm.

Further Details:

  • Hotel pick-up from 7:00 - 8:00am
  • Check-in at Freshwater Station
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail at 8:50am
  • Limited free time in Kuranda (approx 50min)
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway at 11.30am
  • Coach transfer & entry to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
  • Snake Show at 2:00pm
  • Wetlands Cruise at 2:30pm
  • Crocodile Attack Show at 3:00pm
  • Cassowary Feeding at 4:15pm
  • Koala Feeding at 4:30pm
  • Return coach transfer back to your hotel.

Book now for only$199.00

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Blazing Saddles

Horse Riding Adventure - PM

Our Horse-riding tour offers a safe, relaxing way to meander through rainforest pockets, mangrove wetland, sugarcane fields and native bush! With a stable of horses to suit all ages and levels, this is a perfect family adventure. Our horses have a friendly, mature nature and will be matched to each riders experience and ability.

Tour commences through bushland surrounding Blazing Saddles complex. Native Australian forest and rainforest surroundings provide interesting and adventurous trails and also many native animals and birds. Draw up on horse-back alongside our 18 acre billabong for a billy tea over a camp fire and the chance to see a croc in the wild!

What to Bring: Wear long pants, enclosed shoes, peak cap, sunscreen, insect repellent & bring money for souvenirs and photos.

Departs Cairns at 12.45pm & Returns at 4.00pm

Further Details:

  • Safety equipment
  • All tuition & Safety Lesson - no experience necessary
  • Bottomless Tea & Coffee
  • Return transfers to your accommodation

Book now for only$130.00

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Foaming Fury

*Barron River Rafting - Half Day

Join Foaming Fury's professional team for an afternoon of thrills and spills on the Barron River. Travel just 20 minutes North West of Cairns to the Barron River and let Foaming Fury's guide entertain you in eight person rafts. Spend two hours paddling rapids up to Grade 3 (four hour round trip). Barron River is a Dam controlled river, allowing consistent supplies of water all year round. A professional photographer accompanies each tour, providing top quality rafting photographs for purchase.

Further Details:

  • A fun filled 2 hours of rafting grade 3 rapids
  • Rafts carry up to 7 passengers plus your experienced river guide
  • No experience necessary
  • Minimum age is 12 years.

Extras:

An additional $30 per person compulsory rafting levy is payable on day of travel.

Book now for only$138.00

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Foaming Fury

River Tubing - Morning

Take in some of the Tropical Norths most fascinating Rainforest scenery as you float gently along the Mulgrave River or Behana Gorge through the World Heritage Listed Wooroonooran National Park. Relax on the professional high quality twin chamber tubes and drift through small fun rapids! This is a safe water activity that can be enjoyed by all age groups.

Half Day tour - Approx 2 hours of tubing!

Further Details:

  • Half Day tour
  • Morning Tea
  • Cooler box provided if you want to bring extra snacks - No alcohol
  • Return Transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches

Extras:

$15 per person pay on board levy payable on the day of travel

Book now for only$84.00

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Raging Thunder - Rafting & Canyoning

Rafting - Tully Xtreme

Xtreme Rafting operates on the Tully River, specifically designed for those seeking small and intimate group sizes. Travelling with our senior guides, negotiate your way down the river with a small flotilla of rafts with time to experience body surfing, rock jumping and rapid swims. Xtreme hits the river first, giving you the Tully at its absolute best.

Xtreme rafting, where the group size is small and the action is large!

Departs Cairns & Northern Beaches Daily 7.00am & Returns approx 6.30pm
Departs Mission Beach Daily 8.00am & Returns 5.00pm

Further Details:

  • ***Due to water levels Xtreme option is not available between 1 August and 15 November 2016***
  • Guaranteed small groups
  • Highly experienced senior guides
  • Longest trip on the Tully River
  • BBQ lunch and afternoon snack
  • Body surfing + Rock jumping + Rapid swimming and raft surfing
  • Guaranteed water levels all year round
  • Accommodation transfers
  • All tuition with no experience necessary

Extras:

$30 per person levy payable on the day of travel

Book now for only$259.00

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Tandem Cairns

Beach Skydive - 14 000ft

Experience the rush! Get the once in a lifetime chance of a 60 second Free Fall at 200km's an hour from 14 000 ft.

Tropical North is a spectacular location for a Tandem Skydive and your extreme adventure. See some spectacular scenery as you land on your own beautiful exclusive beach, the closest beach landing to Cairns.

Be back in Cairns in time for lunch and other activities with this half day trip.

Further Details:

  • Return transfers from Cairns accommodation
  • Jump certificate
  • 25 minute spectacular scenic flight over Cairns and Great Barrier Reef
  • Awesome skydive from 14 000 ft
  • Highly trained and experienced tandem masters
  • Personalised training and professionalism instruction
  • Use of extensive drop zone & Self Contained Skydive Centre with pool and BBQ

Extras:

An additional $25 per person APF (Australian Parachute Federation) levy is payable on the day of travel.
A surcharge will apply for passengers over 95kg.

Book now for only$325.00

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GBR Helicopters Cairns

Great Adventures Outer Reef Package

Enjoy a morning at your own leisure, then take off on a spectacular flight passing the Rainforest clad coastline and out over the Great Barrier Reef - you may be lucky enough to spot turtles, sharks and manta rays in the water before touching down on our exclusive floating helipad at the Great Barrier Reef Platform

Enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch and view the myriad of marine life and magical coral gardens of the Reef from the underwater observatory and coral viewing vessels.

Cruise or fly back to land - the choice is yours.

Further Details:

  • Scenic helicopter flights to Outer Reef platform/ return to Cairns
  • Hot & Cold buffet lunch
  • Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
  • Reef education presentation
  • Underwater observatory
  • Afternoon tea & coffee whilst at the platform

Book now for only$492.00

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Hot Air Cairns

Balloon Hot Air Scenic Flight ex Cairns

Our region is the most popular place in Australia to go for hot air balloon rides. Hot Air's specially chosen location at Mareeba provides ideal weather and climate conditions for this gentle activity. Our beautiful region offers unrivalled panoramic views of our unique Australian landscape.

Enjoy the picturesque landscape at sunrise with 30 minutes flying time over the Atherton Tablelands. Breathe in the wide-open spaces! We will return you to your accommodation, or other places around town. Just let us know where you would like to go.

Further Details:

  • Free Hotel Pickup
  • Spectacular Hot Air balloon scenic flight over the Atherton Tablelands
  • Expert interpretive commentary
  • Cross Country Balloon Chase
  • Free Commemorative flight Certificate
  • Return Hotel transfer

Extras:

An additional $30 per person Compulsory Civil Aviation levy payable on the day of travel

Book now for only$260.00

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Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome

ZOOM (with Wildlife Entry)

The Cairns Wildlife Dome is a spectacular all-weather wildlife exhibit, encased by a 20-metre high glass dome on the rooftop of the prominent Reef Hotel Casino, right in the heart of Cairns. Visitors are immersed in a rainforest environment whilst parrots, cockatoos, lorikeets, and other birds native to the Wet Tropics region fly freely around, with the opportunity to observe free-roaming rainforest wallabies and bettongs, and curlews, frogmouths, kookaburras, frogs, turtles, pythons, crocodiles and lizards. The Wildlife Dome is an immersion exhibit, which means the birds and most of the animals can roam free within the confines of the large aviary enclosure. This allows more interaction between humans and the environment.

Complimentary guided tours and animal presentations take place throughout the day, providing an interactive learning experience about rainforest wildlife and superb photo opportunities.

The Cairns ZOOM takes this to a higher level (pun intended) by having visitors experience a challenge Ropes Course at different heights within the Dome so that birds and tourists can interact, appreciate and be educated about our native fauna while having an exhilarating experience. Cairns ZOOM includes a number of different elements which challenge participants personally, physically and mentally. Challenge ropes courses encourage creative problem solving - thinking "outside the square"; teamwork and co-operation and also challenge the individual to push their own boundaries and comfort level. Ropes courses can create a great sense of achievement in the participant when they complete the course and is therefore a positive and fun experience.

At Cairns ZOOM, enjoy YOUR favourite activities. Each Activity ticket is valid for any of the Activities at the Cairns ZOOM, so you can choose to do any combination of activities, or repeat the same activity multiple times. It's completely up to you, and you don't have to decide which activities beforehand, simply buy as many Activity tickets as YOU want to, and use them however YOU want.

Hi-ZOOM
At a greater level of difficulty, consisting of more complex crossings and ziplines for the more adventurous, featuring three ziplines - on of which where you dangle over Goliath the Croc.
Height & Weight Restrictions: Must be over 140cms tall and less than 120kg.

Mid-ZOOM
An easier level of difficulty, suitable for initial training and young people.
Height & Weight Restrictions: Must be over 120cms tall and less than 120kg.

Power Jump Extreme Adventure
This exhilarating component is a free fall adventure, where you jump off a 13m high tower attached by rope to make a rapid descent, with a fan device ensuring a gentle and smooth landing.
Height & Weight Restrictions: Must be over 140cms tall and less than 120kg.

Dome Climb Adventure
An easy level of difficulty - walk along internal walkways with a unique birds-eye view of inside the Dome, and then, whilst still attached to the Saferoller belay system, along the external 60cm wide platform, with spectacular view of the city and surrounding land and seascapes.
Height & Weight Restrictions: Must be over 120cms tall and less than 120kg.

Open Daily 9am to 6:15pm
(Closed Christmas Day)

Further Details:

  • Wildlife Entry
  • Guided Tours & Animal Presentations (at scheduled times)
  • ZOOM activity

Book now for only$45.00

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Tjapukai

'Tjapukai By Day'

Tjapukai is dedicated to preserving and presenting authentic Aboriginal culture with the aid of the most modern technology. Four theatres, a museum, an art gallery and a traditional Aboriginal camp combine to give visitors a complete and meaningful glimpse of a rich and ancient culture.

Further Details:

  • Day Park entry to all Tjapukai attractions

Book now for only$62.00

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Spirit of Cairns

Dinner & Harbour Cruise

A Cairns Dinner Cruise is the perfect way to end a perfect day in paradise. Set sail aboard our newly refurbished 26-metre catamaran on the calm waters of Trinity Inlet, for an evening of dining, entertainment, and panoramic mountain and city views.

The ultimate in waterfront dining, your cruise includes a gourmet buffet style dinner, complimentary beverage on arrival, live entertainment, and (optional) dancing after dinner. A selection of beverages and cocktails are available for purchase from our fully licensed bar.

Further Details:

  • 7 nights a week. A 2.5 hour calm water sunset / evening cruise
  • Luxurious air-conditioned vessel with large outdoor decks
  • Complimentary glass of sparkling wine beer or soft drink on arrival
  • Delicious hot and cold buffet featuring fresh seafood and local produce
  • Live entertainment

Book now for only$95.00

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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