Cairns & Great Barrier Reef: The Natural Place to Meet.

Meeting in Australia’s Cairns & Great Barrier Reef allows naturally inspired moments; surrounding your team with great, leaves your business greater

River Drift Snorkel - World Heritage Rainforest
Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef

Immersion into nature

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef is where two of the most biodiverse places on the planet collide in a spectacular natural fusion. A tropical region home to the oldest rainforest, the largest coral reef system and two Indigenous cultures.

Every element of your business event is close by; walk to meetings alongside the Coral Sea, lunch under swaying palm trees, transfer through the oldest rainforests, and dine in the cane fields.

Genuine connections to the community and the environment can be made through activities that include the ancient stories of Traditional Owners and operators who nurture the region’s World Heritage areas.

Lose yourself in spectacular events and embrace our tropical landscape, discover new learnings and allow delegates to reconnect with each other and with themselves.

River Drift Snorkel - World Heritage Rainforest

An evolving destination

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef is an Australian regional area with the business events infrastructure and industry professionalism to successfully compete with major capital cities as a global meeting destination. With a small population base, wide open spaces and one of Australia’s leading regional international airports, our region is highly desirable for conferences, meetings and events.

With events set to return from May, the new-look Cairns Convention Centre sets a new benchmark for international and national conferences with the completion of its multimillion-dollar refurbishment in 2021 and expansion in 2022.

In recent years, major investments in the region have led to the development of new five-star resorts and hotels, revitalised off-site venues and new distinctive experiences, continuing to impress new and returning delegates.

Working alongside two world heritage areas, sustainability continues to be a priority for the destination with a myriad of eco-certified touring and activities. Leading the way is our Port Douglas Daintree region proven as a long-term leader in innovative and sustainable practices, with its renowned Ecotourism accreditation. Local event venues and operators are creating great initiatives that give back to the reef and their community, empowering delegates to leave greater as a human being.

There are endless opportunities to explore the region. Our pristine natural environment and our passionate people deliver memorable and enriching business events; ensuring every delegate leaves empowered through new learnings and enriched with genuine connections.

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef is the natural place to meet, ready and waiting to welcome visitors safely when international borders reopen.

Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef supports meeting planners wishing to bring a business event to our breathtaking location. Visit our website or email

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