The ICEAA Secretariat has negotiated a special Conference discount on all day tours of Cairns for delegates and their guests.

These tours are operated by Gray Line, providing the flexibility to select your preferred tour options and travel dates, including prior to and after the conference.

Book a tour of your choice and enter the promo code ICEAA2016 for the special conference discount.

 

Top 10 Things to do in Cairns

Visit Cairns for the Great Barrier Reef, but don't miss the great things to do around this Far North Queensland town. Stunning beaches, spectacular hinterland and renowned rainforests set the scene. Look deeper, you’ll find local and organic produce, brilliant cafés and bars, bustling markets and laid-back friendly people that make Cairns a favourite destination for young and old, couples and families. Relax by a resort pool or spend your days exploring. A tropical holiday awaits.

For a wide range of options, including those listed below, visit the Tourism Australia website.

 

The Great Barrier Reef: No visit to Cairns is complete without spending time at the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system – made up of nearly 3000 individual reefs over an area of 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 square miles), it’s even visible from outer space.  
   
Café Culture and Foodie Fixes: Cairns has an established coffee shop scene, excellent breakfast and brunch options dotted across the city, and a variety of al fresco dining options to take advantage of Cairns’ balmy evening weather.  
   
Platypus in the Wild: Find cooler temperatures and a whole different vibe in the stunning Cairns highlands, the Atherton Tableland.  
   
Experience Aboriginal Culture: Explore the rich history of the world’s oldest living culture — dating back over 40,000 years — at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.  
   
Rainforest Treks: Explore Australia’s largest continuous area of tropical rainforest, the Daintree, which is also the oldest lowland rainforest on Earth at 135 million years old.  
   
Ride Train and Cable in Kuranda: Kuranda, a beautiful village hidden by tropical rainforest, gives you a chance to delve into an arty Queensland community. The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway take you high above the rainforest canopy for 90 minutes, allowing 360-degree views as you soar over 500 metres (1640 feet) above sea level.  
   
Get Extreme: Find some of the best white-water rafting rapids in Australia on the Tully River and Barron River, or try a half-day of tubing on the Mulgrave River. Tandem skydives are available for the true adrenaline seekers as is bungy jumping at AJ Hackett’s. Other activities in the area include quad biking, horse riding and hang-gliding as well.  
   
Market Shopping: Don’t miss the Saturday Esplanade market for jewellery, clothing and locally made skincare that celebrities swear by. Swing by the Friday Night Market at Palm Cove, the monthly Holloway Beach Markets or Tanks Market in the gardens for great food and a social vibe. Mingle with locals at Rusty’s, where the best regional produce — from sweet pineapples to toothsome macadamias — is fresh and cheap.  
   
Island Exploring: Discover some of the reef’s unspoilt islands, such as Fitzroy Island, Green Island and Hinchinbrook Island. Jump on the Fitzroy Fast Cat in Cairns for 45 minutes and you’ll reach Fitzroy Island.  
   
Go Fish: On the edge of the world’s largest reef system, go fishing for big game with one of the many experienced operators who are aware of the environmental sensitivities and regulations.