Early Years Conference

Destination Cairns Marketing has been engaged by the Conference Organiser to hand select a range of 3 and 4 star and Apartment style properties in the Cairns CBD for delegates to have a choice outside of the Conference Primary Hotel – Pullman Cairns International.

Please browse our selection here, and feel free to email our reservations team for any specific enquiries you may have as well as ideas for pre or post conference accommodation in Tropical North Queensland.

Email: info@destinationcairns.com.au 


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The Benson

Bensen Double Room (1-2 pax)

Distance to Convention Centre: 500m

The generously sized Benson Double rooms offer two queen sized beds and an ensuite bathroom. The Benson Double rooms are the perfect option for young families or small groups. Guests can enjoy sweeping views of the Cairns CBD and lush tropical mountains from the comfort of their own room. The Internet can be accessed via Wi-Fi.

Book now for only $214.00

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Hides Hotel Cairns

Premium King Room (1-2 pax)

Distance to Convention Centre: 800m

The Premium King room has a King sized bed (or 2 single beds on request) and is suitable for 2 persons. The room is air-conditioned and has an ensuite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, work desk with lamp and electrical/USB ports, small fridge, flat screen TV, free WiFi and is serviced by housekeeping daily.

Book now for only $0.00

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Park Regis City Quays

Executive One Bedroom Apartment (1-2 pax) - Sunbelt

Distance to Convention Centre: 100m

Stylish and modern Executive One Bedroom Apartment recently undergone a substantial refurbishment including freshly painted rooms, new block out and sheer curtains, along with new outdoor settings for your comfort. Finished with new tropical colour prints, cushions and bed throws. Our Executive One Bedroom Apartments comes with full kitchen and laundry facilities. Bedding is configured with one king bed or two singles. Rates are for two guests, Maximum occupancy is three. Fee applies for the third guest.

Book now for only $269.00

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Park Regis City Quays

Executive Two Bedroom Apartment - Dual Key (1-4 pax) - Sunbelt

Distance to Convention Centre: 100m

Stylish and modern Executive Two Bedroom Dual Keyed Apartment recently undergone a substantial refurbishment including freshly painted rooms, new block out and sheer curtains, along with new outdoor settings for your comfort. Finished with new tropical colour prints, cushions and bed throws. Our Executive Two Bedroom Dual Keyed Apartments comes with full kitchen and laundry facilities. Bedding is configured with one king bed or two singles & one queen bed. Rates are for 4 guests, Maximum occupancy is five. Fee applies for the fifth guest.

Book now for only $329.00

A warm tropical welcome to Cairns for the Early Years Conference 5-6 May 2022!


This website has been set up by local Cairns Travel Partner Destination Cairns Marketing as a resource for delegates and travelling partners and families to book discount accommodation as well as tours and activities during your visit to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef Region.

Please feel free to browse some hand selected alternative Accommodation options, as well as a range of highly recommended Tours and Activities which will allow you to take in some of the beautiful natural experiences on offer in Cairns and Tropical North Queensland.

Please also feel free to email our call local, Cairns based Reservations Team on:

P: 1800 807 730

E: info@destinationcairns.com.au

The team at Destination Cairns look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Cairns for a most successful event in Paradise.



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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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Fitzroy Island Adventures (Experience Co)

Fitzroy Island Activity Pass 1 - Snorkel - 0900 Departure

Fitzroy Island is located only 45 minutes from Cairns, by fast catamaran and yet it is one of the most unspoiled islands adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef. Fitzroy Island is one of 600 "Continental" or "High" islands on the Great Barrier Reef which means it used to be part of the mainland before rising waters separated this tranquil paradise. Over time a fringing coral reef surrounded the island, providing a sheltered home for a variety of fish and coral species. This area now forms part the Inner Barrier, of the Central Region of the Great Barrier Reef. And so this area can be protected for future generations, it is part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, one of the several natural wonders of the World.

Ferry Departs Cairns at 9:00am
Ferry Departs Fitzroy Island at 2:00pm or 4:00pm (default ferry selection is 4pm. Please advise if you would like to change your ferry departure to 2pm).

Further Details:

  • Return ferry transfer to Fitzroy Island
  • Snorkel equipment with mask & fins

Book now for only$0.00

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Active Tropics Explorer

*Active Cape Tribulation Day Tour

See the oldest living rainforest in the world. World Heritage listed Cape Tribulation is where the rainforest meets the reef. This day tour delivers it all, coastal drives and river cruises, rainforest walks, Mossman Gorge, the Daintree Rainforest and an Indigenous Welcome to Country and smoke ceremony.

Heading north our first stop is at Mossman Gorge, which is in the southern sector of the world famous Daintree National Park. This gorge has been carved out by the cold mountain waters of the Mossman River, which winds through large granite boulders, bordered by lush green rainforest. It's a magical place and you'll participate in a Welcome to Country with the traditional owners, the Kuku Yalanji people. There will also be an opportunity for you to enjoy a refreshing swim in the cascading waters.

We then cross the mighty Daintree River and head to the beach for lunch, at Cape Trib. Beach House. This is absolute waterfront dining with the sand between your toes. After lunch, its time to explore this ancient rainforest an interesting guided tour of the Marrdja Botanical Boardwalk. Our highly trained guides will give expert rainforest interpretation, which will inform and impress. Be amazed at the huge diversity you will encounter, everything from low lying ferns and shrubs, to the massive rainforest canopy and even mangrove ecosystems all in one short easy walk.

Next stop, a photo opportunity at the Alexandra Range Lookout (Walu Wugirriga), which provides sweeping views over the Daintree River, its rainforest delta and out to the Coral Sea, before heading onto the Daintree River for a wildlife cruise. Here, you might spot a crocodile, while learning about the fragile ecosystem of this impressive serpent-like river system.

Then its back on to the bus for the return journey to Cairns, including a quick drive through Port Douglas.

Further Details:

  • Return transfers from Cairns & Port Douglas
  • Scenic Coastal Drive
  • Mossman Gorge (indigenous experience)
  • Daintree River (ferry crossing)
  • Beach walk where the Rainforest meets the Reef
  • Lunch in the heart of Cape Tribulation
  • Rainforest Boardwalk (guided tour)
  • Wildlife River Cruise (crocodiles and more)

Book now for only$195.00

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Northern Experience Eco Tours

*Tablelands & Paronella Park ex Cairns

Explore the amazing tropical highlands and Paronella Park.

We tour south of Cairns for a full day out travelling through the magnificent World Heritage Wet Tropics rainforests of Wooroonooran National Park, swimming in waterfalls, travelling through the Atherton Tablelands, and visiting local must see attractions such as beautiful Lake Barrine, Millaa Millaa Falls, Curtain Fig Tree, Paronella Park (Spanish Castle ruins - one mans inspiration and dream).

Travel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle with local naturalist guides and experience the uniqueness of the Tropics and the diversity of our beautiful tropical rainforests. Northern Experience has a wealth of local and historical knowledge and a firm commitment to the comfort, fun, entertainment and enjoyment of our guests. We include unique music, legends from the Aboriginal Dreamtime and stories of almost anything you want to know while on tour.

Tour highlights include up to two hours at Paronella park including a 45 minute historical guided tour, delicious all you can eat hot buffet lunch at Roscoes Piazza Innisfail (Option A & B only)*, traditional Devonshire Morning tea (Option A & B only)*, and a fully guided commentary & cruise at Lake Barrine Crater Lake (Option A only)*.

*See booking options for your choice of tour inclusions.

Further Details:

  • Naturalist guided rainforest walks
  • Paronella Park - Spanish castles in the rainforest (private guided tour and entry fees included)
  • World famous Millaa Millaa Falls
  • 600 year old Giant Curtain Fig Tree
  • Swim in waterfalls/crater lakes and visit the spectacular Babinda Boulders
  • All National Park fees
  • Delicious quality restaurant style lunch - all diets catered for if advised at time of booking (Option A & B only)
  • Devonshire Morning Tea (Option A & B only)
  • Fully guided commentary & cruise at Lake Barrine Crater Lake (Option A only)

Book now for only$0.00

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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.

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.

An easier level of difficulty, suitable for initial training and young people.

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.

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.

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-5pm
*Height & Weight Restrictions: Must be over 120cm (3'9) tall & 140cm (4'6) tall for the Power Jump and less than 120kg
Minimum age 6 years

Further Details:

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

Book now for only$46.00

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Down Under Tours

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Take a half day tour at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures - the best place to see crocodiles in Tropical North Queensland.
Hartley's Creek is one of the longest established wildlife attractions in Tropical North Queensland, as well as being a working crocodile farm producing skins & meat for export & domestic consumption. It is one of the first places in Australia to hold crocodile shows & is renowned for presenting the Best Crocodile Show in Australia.

Join us for a unique eco experience on the lagoon cruise through the ecologically significant Melaleuca wetlands; the domain of the saltwater crocodile. Explore the rest of the park with its abundance of wildlife, including water birds, turtles, wallabies and cassowaries.

See the notorious head shake and death roll of a huge crocodile at the Crocodile Attack Show and the opportunity to hold a crocodile for a photo (own expense).

Discover the world's most venomous snakes at the Snake Show before the return transfer to your accommodation.

Departs Cairns at 12 noon & Returns at 5:30 pm.

Further Details:

  • Complimentary hotel pick-up
  • Coach transfer to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
  • Entry to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
  • All Shows & activities including Snake Show - Wetlands Lagoon Cruise - Crocodile Attack Show - Cassowary Feeding - Koala Feeding
  • Return transfer

Book now for only$103.00

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Foaming Fury

*Barron River Rafting - Afternoon

The beautiful Barron Gorge National Park is only 20 minutes from the centre of Cairns (40 minutes from Port Douglas). It is known for its rugged rainforest mountains, steep ravines, the mighty Barron Falls and of course, Barron Gorge, which has been carved out over thousands of years by the Barron River.

This is where we do our half day white water rafting tour, on the ebb and flow of the Barron River, as it snakes its way down from the mountains and heads out to the Coral Sea. This is a scenic rafting / rainforest adventure which combines calm water floating with a series of white water rapids for adventure and action. The Barron River Half Day Tour is a fantastic introduction to White Water Rafting with no experience necessary. Enjoy up to two hours rafting, on up to grade three rapids. Let our guides entertain you on this spectacular river, offering guaranteed water levels year round!

Minimum age is 12 years.

Further Details:

  • Return coach transfers from your hotel
  • A fun filled two (2) hours of rafting grade three (3) rapids
  • All Tuition (and safety equipment)
  • Rafts carry up to seven (7) passengers plus your experienced river guide
  • No experience necessary


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

Book now for only$159.00

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Foaming Fury

River Tubing - Afternoon

Come play in natures theme park with this Half Day River Tubing adventure on the Mulgrave River. This fun and exciting tour is a safe water activity, which includes calm water drifting, small rapids and some beautiful scenery.

The Mulgrave River is part of the catchment system for Queenslands highest mountains, Bellenden Ker and Bartle Frere, which is also Australias highest rainfall area. This freshwater river flows year round and is bordered by rainforest and tropical vegetation, creating a lovely natural backdrop for your river tubing tour.

Suitable for people of all experience levels, youll float on professional, high quality, twin chamber tubes down the river and across small, fun rapids. This tour is a great introduction to river tubing. Its a hands on adventure and safe water activity, with beautiful scenery and surrounds. A great way to get out and explore natures theme park in Tropical North Queensland.

The Half Day River Tubing Tours are safe, fun and suitable for all the family. The minimum age to participate is 5 years.

Further Details:

  • Return transfers (from Cairns and Northern Beaches)
  • Two (2) hours River Tubing (small & fun rapids)
  • All Tuition & safety equipment
  • River Guides (professional & certified)
  • Mulgrave River (calm freshwater river)
  • Snack (fresh & tasty)


An additional $15 per person or $60 per family (2ad/2ch) levy is payable on the day of travel.

Book now for only$99.00

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Skypark Cairns (Ex AJ Hackett Cairns)

*Bungy Jump

Get ready to push your limits and DEFY GRAVITY! Located 20 minutes north of Cairns in lush rainforest is the ONLY Bungy Tower in Australia. It's a Must-Do when in Cairns!!

With a world first Jump Menu offering 16 different jump styles, there's a Jump for everyone. Whether youre a first time jumper or a seasoned thrill seeker, we guarantee we've got a jump to take you out of your comfort zone and a bit further! There's nothing like a little adrenaline hit to remind you you're still alive!

Our site is designed for ultimate spectating with tailor-made viewing platforms, decks, licensed bar, music, free transport, live bands on Sundays and sun chairs.

From the top of the 50-metre tower you can see out over the Northern Beaches and out to the incredible Great Barrier Reef. So when youre on the edge, ready to jump, suck in the views as it all looks quite different on the rebound!

Further Details:

  • A BUNGY JUMP Includes an Official Jump T-shirt & e-Certificate
  • Bungy from a 50 metre tower in the rainforest
  • Extensive menu of jump styles including a shopping trolley jump!
  • Free Coach Transfers from Cairns & Northern Beaches

Book now for only$139.00

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Cairns Skydivers (Ex. Tandem Cairns)

14 000ft Skydive

All the Thrill and Excitement of a 60 second, 200 km's an hour, 14,000 ft freefall combined with amazing scenery and a soft landing at a local picturesque Park.

You are in good hands with Australia's No. 1 skydiving company. 40 years experience and over 1.5 million skydives. A record matched by no one else in Australia. We operate some of the best skydiving locations along the east coast of Australia.

Skydive into lush Tropical Gardens just minutes from our beach landing area or upgrade to a beach landing for something special.

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

*Maximum weight is 110-115kg (a surcharge will apply for passengers over 95kg)

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


Maximum weight 110-115kg (surcharge will apply for passengers over 95kg).
A public holiday $25 surcharge will apply on Christmas Day.

Book now for only$299.00

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Hot Air Cairns

Cairns Hot Air Balloon Flight

Our region is the most popular place in Australia 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 unrivaled panoramic views of our unique Australian landscape.

Your morning starts with a spectacular balloon inflation display. With so many colourful balloons in Hot Air's balloon fleet, it's just like a balloon fiesta! Then rise up and float over the scenic Atherton Tablelands with its rainforest fringed mountains and tranquil country landscapes. Breathe in the wide-open spaces and enjoy the picturesque vistas at sunrise with 40 minutes flying time. What a great way to start off your morning!

We will return you to your accommodation, or other places around town. Just let us know where you would like to go.

*Ballooning is not suitable for infants. Minimum age is 3 years. Proof of age will be required children under 5 years.

Further Details:

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

Book now for only$330.00

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Nautilus Aviation

*Cairns Scenic Flights

Soar high above the lush rainforest, pristine reef, Cairns city and beyond... see booking options for your scenic flight options

Great Barrier Reef
Fly over the world's largest coral reef systems with views of beautiful Green Island, Vlasoff and Upolu Sand Cays, and spectacular coral gardens.

Experience the beauty of World Heritage listed Rainforest. Fly over Stoney Creek Falls, Barron Gorge and Barron Falls. A great west season flight!

60 minute Deluxe Reef & Rainforest
Fly over Lake Morris, nestled in the rainforest with views over Cairns and the Tablelands. Glide above the lust tropical rainforest, Stoney Creek Falls, Barron Gorge and Kuranda then soar along Palm Cove before heading over the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef, pristine Upolu and Vlasoff Sand Cays and Green Island.

Bookings are not confirmed until exact body weights + carry on baggage of each passenger is advised. Passengers are allowed a weight variance of up to 10% over original recorded weight. Any passenger who weighs over 130kg (286lb) may need to purchase an additional seat.

Further Details:

  • Pre-flight safety briefing
  • Helicopter scenic flight

Book now for only$399.00