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.

Esplanade lagoon
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 Pullman hotelPool area Pullman hotel
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:


Air travel

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

Visitors arriving by plane at Cairns airport can take an airport shuttle bus to the congress venue Pullman Cairns International.


Link to Google Map - INCF Congress 2015

Practical information

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


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

Quicksilver group
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

Registration is open!

Register Congress 2014