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Cairns Weather

In spring average temperatures range from 20-29°C. This is the end of the dry season when humidity starts to build.

Travel

A range of flights are available to Cairns. The airport is a 10 to 15-minute drive from the city centre.

Taxis

Cairns Taxis
Bookings: 07 4048 8333
https://cairnstaxis.com.au

Conference Shuttle Bus

A shuttle bus for delegates is being organised between central locations and the Conference venue, Tanks Arts Centre. Once registered, you will receive an email with further information and asking if you would like to utilise this complimentary Conference service.

Accommodation

There are many accommodation options in Cairns' city centre. Please note, the below list is not comprehensive.

Guide:
Price range, per night for a studio: $(under $100), $$($101-$200), $$$(over $201)
Review ratings: * to *****

Hilton Cairns $$$ ****
Studio
Breakfast available

Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina $$$ ****
Studio
Breakfast available

Pullman Cairns International $$$ ****
Studio
Breakfast available

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns $$ ****
Studio
Breakfast available

Cairns Harbour Lights $$$ ****
Studio, 1 bedroom

Mantra Esplanade $$$ ****
Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms

Pacific Hotel Cairns $$$ ****
Studio
Breakfast available

Mantra Trilogy $$$ ***
Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms

Park Regis City Quays $$ ****
Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms
Breakfast available

Cairns Aquarius $$ ****
2 bedrooms only, min 3 night stay

The Abbott Boutique Hotel $$ ****
Studio

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort $$ ***
Studio
Breakfast available

Ibis Styles Cairns $$ ***
Studio
Breakfast available

The Hotel Cairns $$ ***
Studio
Breakfast available

Local Places to Visit

CAIRNS

Please check the organisation's website for updated opening hours and admission prices before visiting.

Tanks Arts Centre
46 Collins Avenue, Cairns
07 4032 6600
Monday-Friday 9am-4.30pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am-2.30pm
https://www.tanksartscentre.com

Cairns Museum
Cnr Lake and Shields Streets, Cairns
07 4051 5582
Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm
http://www.cairnsmuseum.org.au

Cairns Art Gallery
Corner Abbott & Shields Streets, Cairns
07 4046 4800
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-2pm
https://www.cairnsartgallery.com.au

KickArts Contemporary Arts
APRIL: 95-103 Lake St, Cairns
07 4050 9494
Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-1pm
https://kickarts.org.au

Kokoda Hall Military Museum
Level 1, Cairns RSL Sub-Branch, 115-119 Esplanade, Cairns
07 4051 5254
Monday-Friday 8.30am-5pm
https://crslsb.org.au/museum

The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum
2 Skyrail Dr, Smithfield, Cairns
07 4038 1665
Monday-Sunday 9.30am-4.30pm
https://www.ausarmour.com

Cairns & District Chinese Association
Grafton St, Cairns
Open by appointment (contact Mary on 07 4032 3364)
http://cadcai.org.au

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
4 Skyrail Drive, Smithfield, Cairns
07 4042 9999
Day and night experiences available, along with shuttle transfers.
https://www.tjapukai.com.au

OUTSIDE CAIRNS

Mulgrave Settlers Museum
60 Gordon St, Gordonvale
07 4056 1810
Monday-Saturday 10am-2pm
https://mulgravesettlersmuseum.weebly.com

Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre
345 Byrnes St, Mareeba
07 4092 5674
Monday-Sunday 9am-5pm
http://mareebaheritagecentre.com.au

Herberton Historic Village
6 Broadway, Herberton
07 4096 2002
Monday-Sunday 9am-5pm
https://www.historicvillageherberton.com.au

Herberton Spy and Camera Museum
1/49 Grace St, Herberton
07 4096 2092
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-4.30pm
https://www.spycameramuseum.com.au

Tableland Regional Gallery
16 Robert St, Atherton
07 4089 2253
Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am-2pm
https://www.trc.qld.gov.au/lifestyle-leisure/arts-and-culture/tableland-regional-gallery

Hou Wang Chinese Temple and Museum
86 Herberton Rd, Atherton
07 4091 6945
Wednesday-Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 9am-1pm
https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/places/hou-wang-temple

Loudoun House Museum
O'Callaghan St, Irvinebank
07 4096 4020
Monday-Sunday 10am-4pm
https://irvinebank.org/loudoun-house-museum

Eacham Historical Museum
Main St, Millaa Millaa
Open by appointment, phone 07 4097 2725
https://eachamhistorical.wordpress.com/resources

J.C. Hubinger Museum - Cardwell & District Historical Society
51 Victoria St, Cardwell
07 4066 2412
Monday-Friday 9am-4.30pm, Saturday 9am-1pm, Sunday 10am-1pm
https://www.cardwellhistory.com.au

Port Douglas Court House Museum
Wharf St, Port Douglas
07 4098 1284
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 10am-1pm
https://www.douglashistory.org.au/court-house-museum/court-house-museum.html

Indigenous Arts Centre Alliance
Take a look at their website for a list of the Indigenous Arts Centres of Far North Queensland
https://iaca.com.au/art-centres

 

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