30th International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions

The 30th International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC XXX) will be held in Cairns, Australia, from 26 July to 1 August 2017 at the Cairns Convention Centre.

This webpage has been set up as a resource for delegates and travelling partners visiting Cairns for  IPEAC XXX.

A Special 10% Discount has been applied to all Tours & Attractions displayed on this website for Delegates and Accompanying Persons attending ICPEAC XXX.

Please browse this great range of tours and activities, and be sure to contact us for any specific question regarding your trip to Cairns and the Tropical North.


Quick List

Saturday - Reef & Island Options

Sunday - Rainforest & Wildlife Options

Read more

Great Adventures

Green Island Half Day - ICPEAC - Sat 29 July 17

Ad: $83.70 | Ch: $43.20 (4-14yrs) | Family: $210.60 (2Ad+2Ch)
8.30am Cairns Departure & 12.00 Green Island 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...

With the choice of three daily departures, 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$83.70

Read more

Value Day Tours

Kuranda Rail, Skyrail & Hartleys Crocodile Adventure - ICPEAC - Sun 30 July 17

Ad: $175.5 | Ch: $91.80 (4-14yrs) | Family: $474.30 (2Ad+2Ch)
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$175.50

Read more

Value Day Tours

Cape Tribulation & Daintree - ICPEAC - Sun 30 July 17

Ad: $176.40 | Ch: $111.60 (4-14yrs) | Family: $558 (2Ad+2Ch)
Enjoy a day exploring the rainforest and amazing landscapes of the Cape Tribulation wilderness area.

Daintree River Cruise
Reach an understanding of this wildlife environment for one hour, habitat of birds, tree snakes, unique plants and of course the estuarine crocodile.

Alexandra Lookout
After winding through the rainforest of the Alexandra Range, enjoy this spectacular lookout over the Daintree River estuary, Snapper Island and beyond to the Coral Sea.

Tropical Lunch
With special access at a private rainforest property, enjoy a short walk along a delightful rainforest creek before a delicious tropical lunch. Choice of quality steak, fish or vegetarian meal with fresh salads and fruit platter, followed by coffee or Daintree Tea.

Cape Tribulation
Walk on this world-renowned rainforest beach and admire the coastline and fringing coral reef from the Kulki Lookout.

Daintree Ferry
Re-cross the mighty Daintree River by cable ferry - one of the last of it's kind! Mossman Gorge Centre
Visit the Mossman Gorge Gateway Centre and enjoy an indigenous presentation by the traditional owners of the gorge, the Kuku Yalanji people, before boarding your eco shuttle for the transfer into Mossman Gorge. Your driver/guide will take you for a guided walk, sharing their knowledge of this enchanting rainforest environment. Learn about the fascinating secrets of one of the oldest rainforests in the world.

Further Details:

  • Hotel pick-up from 6:45am
  • Daintree River Cruise
  • Alexandra Lookout
  • Lunch in Rainforest Setting
  • Cape Tribulation Beach
  • Mossman Gorge Centre
  • Professional Driver/Guide

Book now for only$176.40

The ICPEAC XXX Organising Committee look forward to welcoming Accompanying Persons to Cairns. Please be sure to register through the conference website.

The Accompanying Persons fee of $195 includes morning and afternoon teas (with delegates at the conference venue), entry to the exhibition and the Welcome Reception.

There will be a special Australiana themed Accompanying Persons Welcome on Wednesday 26 July which is also inclusive in your registration fee.

The social program tours below are to be booked on this site and are at an additional cost.

Read more

Value Day Tours

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures - ICPEAC - Thurs 27 July 17

Ad: $81.90 | Ch: $44.10 (4-14yrs) | Family: $233.10 (2Ad+2Ch)
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.

Further Details:

  • Complimentary hotel pick-up from 12.00noon
  • Coach transfer to Hartleys Crocodile Adventures
  • Entry to Hartleys Crocodile Adventures
  • Our suggested itinerary:
  • 2.00pm Snake Show
  • 2.30pm Wetlands Cruise
  • 3.00pm Crocodile Attack Show
  • 3.45pm Digital Crocodile Photos (own expense)
  • 4.15pm Cassowary Feeding
  • 4.30pm Koala Feeding
  • Return transfer departs 4.40pm

Book now for only$81.90

Read more

Northern Experience Eco Tours

Tableands, Waterfalls & Paronella Park - ICPEAC - Fri 28 July 17

Ad: $171 | Ch: $117 (4-14yrs) | Family: $531 (2Ad+2Ch)
Northern Experience Eco Tours is independently owned, has operated since 1997 and is the "original tour" to Paronella Park. Northern Experience stands alone in high quality specialist touring and professionalism in this area. We will give you a fantastic informative and fun day out.

Further Details:

  • Small personalised groups
  • 8am to 6pm (approx.) - informative guided tour
  • Lake Barrine (volcanic crater lake) Wildlife Cruise & Devonshire Morning Tea
  • Afternoon tea at Babinda Boulders
  • Wooroonooran National Park
  • Naturalist guided rainforest walks
  • Paronella Park - Spanish castles in the rainforest (private guided tour and entry fees included)
  • Delicious all you can eat Hot Buffet lunch at Roscoe's Piazza Innisfail
  • Mungalli Creek organic & bio-dynamic dairy - cheese tasting
  • Waterfalls and World Heritage rainforest
  • World famous Millaa Millaa Falls & the Giant Curtain Fig Tree - 600 years old
  • Elevated rainforest boardwalk
  • Swim in waterfalls/crater lakes
  • All National Park fees

Book now for only$171.00

Read more

Cairns Aquarium

Admission - ICPEAC - Mon 31 July 17

Ad: $38 | Ch: $26 (4-14yrs) | Family: $126 (2Ad+2Ch)
This world-Class, modern aquarium will showcase the incredible species and habitats found exclusively in Far North Queensland. Visitors will be able to see many of the creatures that cannot be found anywhere else in the world or are rarely seen due to their nocturnal habits. Several rare, endangered, unusual, and even deadly specimens will be on display.

More than 5000 creatures from land, lakes, mangroves, shoreline, reefs, and open ocean ecosystems will be on display. Major themed exhibits will include: The Open Ocean, The Great Barrier Reef, River Monsters, Rivers and Streams, Life in the Mangroves, Coral Atoll, Reptiles and Amphibians of the Rainforest, Dangers of the Reef, and much more.

One of the many highlights of The Cairns Aquarium will be a two part 30 metre long 270� Acrylic underwater viewing tunnel through into a 360� open ocean viewing shark lagoon where you�ll experience Australia�s only school of Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks in a 2 million litre, 5 metre high deep water exhibit. Here you will witness the awesome forces of the open ocean from all angles and see the interactions of 3 metre sharks, giant stingrays, fearsome guitarfish, fast swimming unicorn fish and dozens of other reef species.

Book now for only$38.00

Read more

Value Day Tours

Kuranda, Train, Skyrail (VQS2) - ICPEAC - Tues 1 August 17

Ad: $130.50 | Ch: $68.40 (4-14yrs) | Family: $349.20 (2Ad+2Ch)
Departs: 9.00, Returns: 4.00pm
This breathtaking journey on one of the world's most scenic train routes will take you through hand-hewn tunnels and across bridges with amazing views. Stop at Barron Gorge to view the Falls before arriving at beautiful Kuranda Station. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore the ""Village in the Rainforest"". Explore the markets or visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and colorful Birdworld. At the scheduled time, board Skyrail which takes you on an amazing experience over Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy descending into the forest at two stations, Red Peak and Barron Falls.You can enjoy spectacular views from three lookouts at Barron Falls station and learn more about the environment from ranger guided tours at Red Peak Stations.Your journey ends at Smithfield Skyrail Terminal where your coach is waiting to take you back to your accommodation.

Further Details:

  • Complimentary Hotel pick-up
  • Coach transfer to Freshwater Railway Station
  • One Kuranda Scenic Rail up to Kuranda departing at 9:50am
  • View Barron River and Stoney Creek Falls
  • Free time in Kuranda - Heritage Markets operate daily
  • Return by Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Experience
  • Return transfer to Hotel

Book now for only$130.50