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Spotlight on Tropical North Queensland

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Tropical North Queensland is the ideal place to take your incentive group, host a barefoot meeting or arrange a conference that capitalises on warm winters, the natural beauty of the Daintree rainforest and authentic bush experiences with local aboriginal people.

Where to stay

Shangri-La Cairns
Shangri-La Cairns has just completed a full refurbishment on all 36 of its horizon club rooms. Enjoy stunning views over the Marlin Marina and Trinity Bay from the private balcony, lounge or even the bathtub which is fitted with a frameless glass window. The rooms have three metre high ceilings, king-sized bed with 1000 thread-count linen, individually smart controlled air conditioning and complimentary WiFi.

QT Port Douglas
Mad Men meets the Hamptons in Tropical North Queensland. With the interactive marketplace Bazaar, stylish cocktail bar Estilo, full ballroom and event facilities, tropical lagoon pool and palm-fringed gardens, QT Port Douglas is a designer oasis which guests never want to leave.

Hotel Grand Chancellor Palm Cove
Nestled amidst tranquil surroundings, Hotel Grand Chancellor’s standalone conference centre boasts sweeping views out to the golf course and Kuranda Ranges. With a 500 delegate capacity and 140 accommodation rooms, it is the standout destination for your next conference or event with day delegate packages starting from $50.

DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns
DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns is located at 121 The Esplanade, approximately six kilometres from Cairns International Airport and half a kilometre from Cairns’ CBD centre. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, Citron in-room amenities, 24-hour fitness and business centres, a dedicated tour desk and meeting and event spaces that can facilitate meetings for up to 160 guests’ theatre-style. A unique feature of the hotel is a rainforest garden with a barramundi pond.

Things to do

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
Following on from a $12 million redevelopment, Tjapukai’s new facilities will wow delgates.  Offering state-of-the-art exhibition and function spaces, high-tech theatre systems, static displays and pyrotechnics, Tjapukai is the perfect place to hold your next meeting, incentive program, conference or event.

Moonlight Cinema Port Douglas
Enjoy a movie under the stars and chow down on snacks from a gourmet food truck, candy bar and fully licensed bar on site at Port Douglas’ very own Moonlight Cinema located  at QT Port Douglas, 87-109 Port Douglas Road. Gates open 6.30pm, screenings commence approximately 7.15pm.

Flames of the Forest
Award winning Flames of the Forest is the largest permanent off site venue in Tropical North Queensland only 10 minutes south of Port Douglas catering for up to 850 guests for a sit down dining experience in the heart of one of the oldest rainforest’s on earth. With hundreds of flames and giant tree candelabras emphasizing the surrounding flora, Flames of the Forest can be best described as an outdoor ballroom.

Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival
The Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival is four days of fun, fashion, glamour, food and entertainment built around two days of horse racing in Cairns in early September each year. Next year’s race days will be held on 11-12 September with plenty of corporate hospitality packages on offer that include entry, private  trackside spaces, marquees and tickets to the black tie ball.

Local knowledge
Hire company
Events NQ are a Port Douglas and Cairns-based hire company that offers tents, stages, dance floors, tables, chairs, BBQs, linen and table centres and catwalks.

Looking for a local caterer? Roux Blond have just opened a Port Douglas office and, in addition to working with numerous venues, can cater to private functions of any size.

Mega venue
Cairns Convention Centre, that recently hosted the G20 finance meeting delegates, has won a swag of awards for its locally sourced catering menu that includes reef fish, fruit and fun items like tropical lamingtons.

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