A conference with a unique flavour is much easier to produce than many think. But when the trappings of the concrete jungle get involved, the difficulties associated with your conference’s originality can become exacerbated.
With the incredible breadth of destinations in Australia, a gorgeous spot for a conference with a bit of a personality should be no dramas, right? Of course it’s no dramas when a tropical oasis awaits your next conference or incentive in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef.
A true 10-minute city, Cairns calls for conference-goers looking to explore the spectacular Aussie coastline in between networking opportunities and panels with experts. With the recently refurbished Cairns Convention Centre, the marina, restaurants, bars and unique off-site venues all in close proximity, your delegates can explore the full breadth of this modern, relaxed, tropical city on foot with ease.
Take the conference out of the Convention Centre with offsite venues so breath-taking you’ll forget to remain professional! Character filled, historic wharf-side spots with awe-inspiring sunsets host delegates at the end of the day, and for dinner with a difference, working sugar cane farms offer a shed full of traditional, Aussie fun and a lush, green mountain backdrop. For something truly unique, take over a historical, WWII oil tank repurposed for events in the Cairns Botanic Gardens.
Like the diversity of off-site venues, business events delegates to Cairns are in no short supply of world-class options when it comes to accommodation. Internationally renowned brands grace the sunny city with a combination of beachside resorts, lavish hotels in the CBD and even some escapes to island resorts that are suited to luxe incentives. If your clients are looking for a true luxury incentive, opt for a retreat in the rainforest – complete with a spa immersed in the rainforest and opportunities to float down the crystal clear waters of the river on a floating mattress.
With nature on its doorstep, Cairns awaits delegates looking for a post-conference tour that satisfies the travel bug while leaving them personally fulfilled. The region is a leader in sustainability, with over 160 eco-certified tours and attractions – the highest concentration in Australia – and a strong focus on education and connection with Indigenous culture, the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest.
Travel options around Cairns offer something for everyone. Nature’s playground awaits with nearby island adventures, a dive into one of the seven wonders of the world, behind the scenes wildlife encounters or a tropical skywalk, all there for an unforgettable team-building experience.
Cairns’ incredible offerings allow you, your business and your delegates to connect with nature, colleagues and their business. The surrounding natural environment provides the opportunity to improve mental health, mood and the retention of information – perfect in a conferencing environment.
A city so naturally picturesque is a must for your next conference. The chance to create unforgettable moments and connect with one another couldn’t be more suited for Cairns.
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