Welcome to Cairns!
Cairns is a regional city in the far north of Queensland, Australia. In this tropical region, islands, rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef are on your doorstep.
Cairns esplanade lagoon
The congress will take place at Pullman Cairns International. The hotel is perfectly located in the heart of Cairns, just moments from the city’s best shopping, dining and cafes.
Grand ballroom and pool area at Pullman Cairns International (photo attribute Pullman hotel)
How to reserve a hotel room
Special discounted hotel rates are available and you can reserve a hotel room when registering for the congress.
Other housing options within walking distance from Pullman Cairns International:
- Gilligan’s Backpackers Hotel & Resort Contact: Anthony Brooks: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hides Hotel Cairns Contact: Martina Neidig email@example.com
Cairns airport is an international airport located 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) north of the Cairns central business district. Flights are operated to all major Australian cities and and a number of international destinations in the Asia-Pacific region with connections to the rest of the world. Book your travel early to secure preferred flights and seating.
Ground transportation to/from airport
Mains voltage in Australia is 230V 50Hz. Travellers from most nations in Asia, Africa and Europe should have appliances that work on the same mains voltage as Australia - therefore you will not need a voltage converter. Notable exceptions to this are Japan, USA and Canada which uses 100/120V 50/60Hz.
If your country does use the same mains voltage as Australia all you need is a power adapter.
Note: Visitors from New Zealand do not need either a voltage converter or power adapter. Your appliances will work in Australia.
Useful links about travel and things to do in Cairns
- Cairns Tourist Information Centre
- Tropical North Queensland
- Cairns and Tropical North Visitor Information centre
- Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef
Discounted tours for registered attendees
Gray line tours
Use promo code DELEGATE and show congress name tag at check in.
Information about Gray line tours
20% discount on Great Barrier Reef cruises
Information about Quicksilver cruises and how to redeem offer
Skyrail Rainforest Cable way
7,5 km over the rainforest in a cable car
Information about a full day tour package including the Skyrail and the Kuranda scenic railway
Adventure North Australia
Daintree Dreaming Day Tour: 11 hours, from AUD $199, use promo code DREAM
Information about the Daintree Dreaming Day Tour