FEATURED VENUE: Sunlover Funlover

Welcome to our second ever featured venue, Sunlover Funlover!

Float into your next event with the first dedicated events venue on the Great Barrier Reef.

See what we did there? Float?

Sunlover Funlover is a fabulous new event and entertainment product incorporating a high-speed catamaran and outer Great Barrier Reef pontoon which can be customised for any function and cater for more than 300 guests.


Sunlover Reef Cruises and Hides Hotel Cairns Group General Manager Sharon Sheldrake said the unique offsite venue was the only tourism infrastructure at Arlington Reef so guests would feel like they had the Great Barrier Reef to themselves.

“Operating on demand all year round, Sunlover Funlover allows clients to choose their event theme, timing and entertainment to create the ultimate Instagram-worthy event,” she said.

“Imagine Tweeting from your business meeting with nothing but the Great Barrier Reef in the background?


“Start your event the moment you leave Cairns city with a comedian doing a live set or learn about the Reef with our in-house marine experts during the 90-minute boat ride.

“Choose an Indigenous theme with a Welcome to Country on arrival at the pontoon, a presentation on what the Reef means to its Traditional Owners and entertainment by an Indigenous band.

“Snorkelling, glass bottom boat tours, the underwater observatory, fish feeding and touch tanks are all included and extras such as diving and scenic helicopter rides can be added.


“Our first Sunlover Funlover event is Diving Divas, a fundraiser celebrating PADI Women’s Dive Day on Saturday July 28, with a fashion parade, synchronised swimming performance, live band, head and hand massages and special guest Straw No More founder Molly Steer.

“Sunlover Funlover has been developed as an innovative, highly entertaining Great Barrier Reef experience with the utmost respect for our precious marine environment.”

Sunlover Reef Cruises is a market leader in interactive reef experiences, creating the only theme-park waterslide on the Great Barrier Reef on their Moore Reef pontoon.

The Australian-owned company is committed to innovative product development and will continue to develop the Arlington Reef activities pontoon and the Sunlover Funlover product to ensure to it offers unique customised event experiences.