Take your incentive travel group to a destination that ticks all the boxes when it comes to adventure, pampering, sheer beauty and relaxation.
Bordered by the stunning Great Barrier Reef, the World Heritage Listed Daintree rainforest, and historic Atherton Tablelands, the north Queensland city of Cairns and its neighbours Palm Cove and Port Douglas combine to offer some truly memorable experiences for the incentives market, with plenty of new product now available.
The region is well-versed in hosting high profile meetings and incentives from all corners of the globe, with its popularity continuing because of its excellent facilities, accommodation options, and experiences throughout the area.
Tropical North Queensland is particularly well-suited to incentives that involve team-building programs, which can be highly active or simply relaxing. White water rafting, mountain biking, cooking classes, golf, and even beach-style Olympics can be combined with pampering spa packages, reef and rainforest trips, and outback and Indigenous engagement experiences.
Want to cuddle a koala or see a crocodile? No problem. Want to sail high above a rainforest in a gondola? You can do that too. Want to travel from the mountains and back to Cairns in the Gold Class of an historic steam train? The destination has it covered.
What is also apparent within Cairns and the region is the high level of experienced professionals working in the business event sector. There are a myriad of event companies, destination management companies, and creative personnel who can make your vision a reality with one eye on the budget.
There are numerous off-site dining options available in a range of price points. Why not enjoy welcome cocktails or a gala dinner in the historic Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal right on the water. Or for something that will have your delegates raving for years to come, you can’t go past the Flames of the Forest dining experience on private land just minutes from Port Douglas. With this venue set-up year round it really is an amazingly affordable option for groups of all shapes and sizes.
Most hotels and resorts throughout the region also offer off-site dining options. Cocktail and dinner parties poolside at venues such as the Pullman Sea Temple resorts in Port Douglas and Palm Cove look spectacular and have great food to match. Other venues such as the Cairns Convention Centre can put on exquisite dining experiences such as a dinner in the middle of the centre’s basketball court (as delegates on a recent trip enjoyed).
With farmland in the hinterland region, delegates can enjoy a canecutters-style ball, or a true blue Aussie barbecue, while closer to Cairns the Tanks Arts Centre offers a truly unique setting for a spectacular dinner venue. m