Venue

The Cairns Convention Centre plays host to our event and has completed its long-awaited multimillion-dollar refurbishment. The Committee are excited to be conferencing in this state-of-the-art building and welcoming our delegates to enjoy the new facilities. The venue is central to the town centre, hotels and tours, and is a short 7km drive from Cairns Airport.
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Virtual Platform

The ASMIRT 2022 conference will be a hybrid event, with people both attending in person and online. The conference will feature an online system with features to communicate with attendees who are at the event and online. Technology is continually improving in this area. We are set to roll out a great virtual platform for those unable to travel to Cairns. Some sessions will only be available ‘live’ at the conference venue, while others will be available both in person and online. The online platform will be available for all those who register to attend the conference in person.

Tour

ASMIRT 2022 will offer attendees an array of discounted tours, so you can get to better understand the nature and people of TNQ. There will be opportunities to book into tours with other conference attendees, a great way of meeting people before or after the main conference. These tours will range from day trips to opportunities for short tours in the city.

Active travellers can snorkel or dive on Australia’s greatest natural wonder, the Great Barrier Reef, cycle or hike through highland plateaus, discover hidden rainforest waterfalls, go white-water rafting along raging rivers, or even skydive over the sparkling blue ocean. Get involved in a conservation project, tee off on a tropical golf course or pitch your tent and spend a night in the bush.

If you’re looking for something a little more laid-back, there are food and wine trails, fascinating museums, markets bursting with locally made goodies, and some of the best spas and wellness retreats in the country.

AquariumsGreat Barrier ReefRainforest Wildlife |Hiking and Walking TrailsWaterfallsGolf

Want a great deal on your trip around Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef? Click here for some great offers, discounts and promotions, some up to 20% off.

Watch this space for new tour announcements and discount deals.

Travel

Airport and Car Rental

Cairns Airport has an international and domestic terminal and is located approximately 7kms from the Cairns CBD. For more information, please visit the Cairns International Airport website. There are a number of car rental companies that operate within the airport terminals. They have staffed reception desks during all arrival times. Car rental companies can also be found in the CBD. There is further information regarding car rental companies on the Cairns Airport website.

Local Transport Information

Taxis

Free taxi telephones are located in the arrival halls and the taxi ranks of both the International and Domestic Terminals. Black & White Taxi ranks are located immediately outside the International and Domestic Terminals. The taxi fare to Cairns CBD ranges from $15 – $20 depending on destination point. Taxis are also available from the main taxi rank in the City Place or along the Esplanade and in front of the reef Casino.

Uber

Looking for an alternative to the traditional Cairns Airport shuttle or taxi? Whether you’re going from Cairns Airport to Port Douglas or from city centre to Cairns Airport, get where you’re going with the Uber app you already know. Request a ride to and from CNS at the tap of a button.

Bus Services

Australia Coach and Sun Palm Express operate airport shuttle bus services to hotels, city centre, Northern Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation. Both companies pick up immediately in front of the arrivals area at both terminals and both operate an information desk within the terminal, which if not staffed, have direct-dial telephone. Public buses run from City Place and service areas all over Cairns. Buses also service the northern beaches. ($10 to CBD/Hotels)

Accommodation

We have sourced some great deals for accommodation within close proximity to the Cairns Convention Centre which will be valid for before, during and after the conference dates.

Please book your accommodation via the online registration form, or by contacting the official accommodation booking agent for ASMIRT 2022, InHouse Event Solutions, email conferences@inhouseeventsolutions.com.

Park Regis City Quays – Approximately 100m from the Convention Centre

Park Regis City Quays has all the iconic attractions at their doorstep providing you the ultimate base during your next visit. With the Convention Centre, Esplanade, harbour foreshore, restaurants, shops, Night Markets all within a short walking distance. Relax and unwind in your modern hotel room or one/two- bedroom self-contained apartment – all with individually controlled air- conditioning as well as ceiling fans, complimentary Wi-Fi access with up to 1GB, cable TV and most with large balconies. HOTEL FEATURES & AMENITIES: Restaurant, cafe, gym, day spa, roof top swimming pool & bbq area. INTERNET: Wifi is complimentary. PARKING: $15 per day. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Rates are available for bookings made prior to 28 February 2022. Early bird special Standard room – $188.10

1 bedroom apartment – $242.10

2 bedroom apartment – $296.10

Pullman Cairns International – Approximately 500m from the Convention Centre

Featuring a central location in the heart of Cairns, Pullman Cairns International offers guests an excellent base from which to explore the city. Swim in the tropical pools, enjoy a relaxing treatment in Vie Spa or dine on the best local seafood & award-winning pasty delicacies in Coco’s Restaurant. Fine dining and casual eating are just moments away for guests at the Pullman Cairns Hotel. HOTEL FEATURES & AMENITIES: Restaurant, cafe, tropical style pool, day spa & gym. BREAKFAST: Full buffet breakfast $25 per person.

INTERNET: Wifi is complimentary. PARKING: $20 per day

Superior Mountain view – $TBA

Pullman Reef Casino – Approximately 750m from the Convention Centre

Pullman Reef Casino offers 5 Star Hotel facilities that are some of the best in Cairns. Nestled alongside Trinity Inlet, the five-star Hotel in Cairns, the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino is Tropical North Queensland’s most prestigious hotel. The cool and stylish lobby provides a glimpse of the simple elegance of the hotel, which is also reflected in the luxury of the rooms. With an unmistakable Tropical North Queensland style, plantation shutters and light timbers catch the cool ocean breeze. HOTEL FEATURES & AMENITIES: Restaurant, cafe, swimming pool, sauna and a gymnasium. BREAKFAST: Full buffet breakfast $25 per person. INTERNET: Wifi is complimentary. PARKING: $12 per day, self-parking or $20 per day valet parking Run of house – $259

Hilton Cairns – Approximately 900m from the Convention Centre

Only a short distance to the conference venue and set amid tropical greenery on Cairns’ waterfront, Hilton Cairns is in a great spot. The Reef Terminal, where the majority of trips depart, is just 400 meters from our hotel. Within 22 kilometres, reach Crystal Cascades and Cairns Botanic Gardens. HOTEL FEATURES & AMENITIES: Restaurant, cafe, lagoon style pool, day spa & gym. BREAKFAST: Full buffet breakfast $28 per person. INTERNET: Wifi is complimentary. PARKING: $30 per day. Early bird special of $175 per night is available for bookings made prior to 17 March 2022. Run of house – $175

The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights – Approximately 950m from the Convention Centre

Ideally situated on Cairns stunning waterfront with amazing views over the marina is The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights. Conveniently located within walking distance to city centre & shopping precinct, Reef Fleet Terminal & The Esplanade. Guests staying at The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights are within easy reach of the city’s superb restaurants, shops, bars, and casino. Only a 5-minute walk from Cairns Convention Centre. HOTEL FEATURES & AMENITIES: Pool & gym. INTERNET: Wifi is complimentary. PARKING: $12 per day. Run of house – $269

Shangri-La The Marina – Approximately 1.2km from the Convention Centre

Prominently situated on the marina, only a short distance to the conference venue and providing guests with both a direct gateway to the reef, tours and attractions and the perfect Cairns getaway. Whether taking a refreshing swim in their private pool, surrounding yourself with the gentle lapping of waves against the boats; taking in the breathtaking views of the marina and mountains or savouring the taste of the contemporary Australian table at The Backyard Restaurant & Bar, the Shangri-La, The Marina, Cairns, is guaranteed to stimulate all your senses. HOTEL FEATURES & AMENITIES: Restaurant, cafe, pool & gym. BREAKFAST: Full buffet breakfast $27 per person. INTERNET: Wifi is complimentary. PARKING: $20 per day. Deluxe king – $235

Deluxe twin – $235

Oaks Cairns – Approximately 1.2km from the Convention Centre

Oaks Cairns Hotel is ideally located on Cairns Esplanade, just minutes away from the new Esplanade dining precinct, Cairns CBD and Cairns Convention Centre. An ideal choice for travellers looking for a comfortable stay in the city, the brand-new property offers modern rooms and facilities, including a rooftop bar and restaurant with panoramic views. HOTEL FEATURES & AMENITIES: Rooftop restaurant & bar. INTERNET: Wifi is complimentary. Parking: No onsite parking but a number of options are nearby. Hotel room – $199

Hotel Executive – $229