33rd National Convention

14 - 16 March 2018

Welcome to Cairns for Australia’s Premier Taxation Conference

Recognised as Australia’s premier taxation conference The 33rd National Convention will be held at the Cairns Convention Centre from 14-16 March 2018.

Convention Organisers have teamed up with Local Travel Company Destination Cairns Marketing to provide advice and booking services for Accommodation, Tours & Attractions as well as pre and post convention holiday packages.

Please browse this web resource for a range of hand selected activities to make the most of your visit to Cairns.

Contact the Local Travel Team at Destination Cairns:

Phone:      1800 807 730 (Toll Free within Australia
Phone:      +61 7 40407544
Email:        info@destinationcairns.com.au

Quick List

Gret Barrier Reef & Islands

Kuranda Rainforest

Nature Parks & Attractions

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Great Adventures

Green Island Eco Adventure - 1030 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
  • 5 hours on Green Island (Full Day) OR 2 hours (Half Day)
  • 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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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


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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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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Cairns Aquarium

1 Day Admission

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 20 metre long 270 degree acrylic underwater viewing tunnel through into a 360 degree 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.

Open daily 9am to 5pm. Last admission 1 hour prior to close.

Further Details:

  • All day admission to Cairns Aquarium
  • 10 Tropical North Queensland Eco systems and 71 habitats
  • Presentations
  • Habitat Talks
  • Animal feeds
  • Terrestrial & Marine encounter touch tanks

Book now for only$42.00

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Value Day 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.

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$0.00

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Tropic Wings

Kuranda Rainforestation with Skyrail Cableway

Join this full day tour to Kuranda. Visit Rainforestation Nature Park and learn about one of the world's oldest rainforests on a World War II Army Duck, on land and water. Experience the local Indigenous culture, and the native wildlife of Australia.

Further Details:

  • Coach transfers to & from accommodation
  • One way Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Free time in Kuranda Village
  • Army Duck Rainforest Tour
  • Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience
  • Koala & Wildlife Park

Book now for only$150.00

Quick List

Cape Tribulation & Cooktown Wanderer

Port Douglas Retreat

Tropical Island Escape

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Adventure North Australia

3 Day Cape Tribulation & Cooktown Wanderer

Overnight accommodation at Daintree Heritage Lodge where the "Rainforest meets the Reef" and explore Cape Tribulation. Onto the The Last Frontier of North Queensland - Cooktown via the only track -Bloomfield that allows you to travel through the heart of this World Heritage Listed area. Visit to The Bana Yirriji Art and Cultural Centre, Wujal Wujal. Stopping at the infamous and quirky Lion's Den Hotel -Queensland's landmark pubs. Overnight at Cooktown -Sovereign Resort. Visit World Class James Cook Museum or stroll along the shores of the Endeavour River. Cooktown provides exquisite botanic gardens , heritage listed buildings, museums, beaches, waterfalls, beautiful bushwalking trails, stunning bird watching and great fishing .

Further Details:

  • Courtesy Hotel pick up/drop off
  • 4WD purpose built air-conditioned vehicle
  • Friendly knowledgeable driver-guide
  • One of Australia's most scenic coastal drives
  • 1 Hour Daintree River Cruise
  • World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park
  • Cable Ferry across the Daintree River
  • 1 Night in Daintree Rainforest in a Deluxe Twin Room (single rates available)
  • 1 night in Cooktown in a Deluxe Twin Room (single rates available)
  • Lunch on Day 1 & Day 2
  • 4WD only Bloomfield Track
  • Hysterical Lions Den Hotel
  • Black Mountain
  • Free time in Cooktown
  • Outback of Far North Queensland

Book now for only$1,209.00