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About Cairns

The venue for the conference is the Cairns Convention Centre, a stunning new building in the heart of Cairns. Gateway to Australia’s tropical north, Cairns is located at the point where two world heritage listed areas meet: the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, and the Wet Tropics Rainforest. Cairns is also a centre for Australia’s vibrant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. There are numerous tour and sightseeing opportunities, including to the reef and rainforest surrounding Cairns itself, and along the tropical North Queensland coast. Image: Cairns and surroundings

A south pacific location (on the same latitude as Tahiti and Fiji), average April temperatures range from a minimum of 21˚ Celsius, to a maximum 29˚. Sunshine in April averages 6.2 hours per day, and the occasional tropical downpour is a something to be experienced.

Image: Cairns and surroundings Cairns has a large domestic and international airport, with direct connections into major airline networks. A range of accommodation options, and an accommodation booking area, is to be found on the conference website.

This conference is to be held on the three working days between Easter (a four day holiday in Australia) and Anzac Day (an Australian public holiday) which in 2003 falls on a Friday, creating another long weekend. Participants have the opportunity to spend ten days in Cairns, including the only three working days attending the conference.

Cairns Convention Centre

Image: Cairns and surroundings The Cairns Convention Centre is a world class meetings venue in the tropical paradise of Cairns, fringed by the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforest.

PO Box K481 Haymarket
+61 (0)2 9519 0303
Fax: +61 (0)2 9519 2203

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