Queensland Foster and Kinship Care Conference 2017

29 - 30 April 2017


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Cairns Plaza Hotel

Standard Room (1-2 pax)

These rooms all contain a double and a single bed or two double beds, Mountain and city views, en suite bathroom, private balcony, fridge/freezer, air conditioned, serviced daily

Further Details:

  • Includes Continental Breakfast

Book now for only $140.00

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Cairns Plaza Hotel

Water View Suite (1-2 pax)

Direct oceanfront views over beautiful Trinity Bay and surrounding parklands on the Cairns Esplanade. These Rooms contain a Double size bed and adjoining ensuite off the bedroom. Our suites also have limited cooking facilities in a separate living room. In the room there is also a fold out double Sofa Bed. Rates are for 2 guests. Room caters for a maximum of 3 guests.

Further Details:

  • Continental Breakfast

Book now for only $183.00

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Park Regis City Quays

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

BONUS OFFER: Stay 3 Pay 2- Valid 1 Nov- 23 Dec 17 & 6 Jan- 31 Mar 18

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 $294.00

The 2017 Queensland Foster and Kinship Care Conference is being held in Cairns on the 29th and 30th of April.

The venue for the 2017 gathering is the Pullman Cairns International Hotel located in the Cairns CBD.

Delegate Accommodation has been arranged onsite at the conference venue for $219.00 per room per night, and those wishing to make bookings at The Pullman should contact the property directly on 07 4031 1300.

Please be aware, this is an extremely busy weekend in Cairns with multiple conferences and events coinciding with these dates. We encourage you to make your accommodation plans as soon as possible.

Alternative accommodation options have been listed on this site to assist delegates and families seeking different styles and at different price points.

 

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GREAT BARRIER REEF

RAINFOREST TOURS

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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$250.00

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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...

Further Details:

  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • Two (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$99.00

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Tusa Dive

*Tusa Day Cruise

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 (additional cost - see booking options) with up to 3 dives in the day available.

SCUBA DIVING CONDITIONS (additional cost - see booking options):
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 metres.

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$220.00

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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 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$233.00

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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.

Join this comprehensive full day tour to Kuranda and experience the best of the picturesque mountain village, including a visit to the award winning Rainforestation Nature Park. Here you will take a tour on a historic World War II Army Duck, as well as cuddle a koala and feed a kangaroo in the Koala & Wildlife Park. Visit the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience including boomerang and spear throwing and traditional Aboriginal dances, and enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch. You will enjoy the Kuranda Scenic Railway and the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway as part of your transfers.

Further Details:

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

Book now for only$243.00

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Tropic Wings

Cape Tribulation & Daintree Wilderness 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.

Cape Tribulation is located within the Daintree National Park and renowned as "Where the oldest rainforest in the world meets the Great Barrier Reef". Travel to this Wet Tropics World Heritage area with our knowledgeable guides and meet Australian animals at Wildlife Habitat, spot flora and fauna on a Daintree guided Boardwalk, marvel at views at Alexandra Lookout and search for wild crocodiles on a Daintree River Cruise.

Further Details:

  • Air conditioned coach pickup from your accommodation
  • Scenic Coastal Drive
  • Entry to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
  • Morning Tea
  • Cable Driven Ferry
  • Tropical Lunch
  • Guided Rainforest Walk
  • Cape Tribulation Beach
  • Alexandra Lookout
  • Daintree River Cruise

Book now for only$185.00

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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$95.00