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Things to do in FNQ

There are many things our fantastic region has to offer

Coral Expeditions - Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Cruise

In partnership with CIAF, Coral Expeditions is offering a special 4-night voyage on the Great Barrier Reef will be accompanied by renowned Cape York artist Naomi Hobson. Having exhibited nationally and internationally since 2013, Naomi is well known for her ceramics and paintings exploring identity and her country with a vibrant and individual voice. During the cruise, Naomi will share her story and art practice with guests, as well as hosting workshops in hand-built ceramics.

Our journey will take in historic Cooktown, Lizard Island and the Endeavour and Ribbon Reefs.  This cruise is the perfect option for those guests wanting to spend the maximum amount of time exploring the colourful coral gardens of the northern Great Barrier Reef, as well as gaining insights into the culture, history, and art of Cape York’s First People.

For more information click here.

Quintessential GBR Trip

No visit to Cairns and Tropical North Queensland is complete without experiencing the awe-inspiring beauty of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). And when it comes to choosing an inspiring and eco-friendly experience, the Quicksilver Group brings together the most diverse and wonderful collection of multi-award winning reef experiences.

Whether exploring in a semi-submarine, snorkelling with Nemo or donning a scuba tank, there is a reef experience suited to all ages and is accessible to swimmers, non-swimmers, and divers alike.

Great Adventures Green Island Cruises: Just 45 minutes from Cairns, beautiful Green Island combines reef, rainforest and amazing white sandy beaches. You can even stay at the Green Island Eco Resort!

Silver Series Dive & Snorkel Adventures: Get ready to dive in and visit 3 amazing reef sites in one day aboard luxury catamarans Silversonic (Port Douglas) and Silverswift (Cairns) – perfect for the adventure minded!

Choose your perfect Great Barrier Reef experience www.quicksilvergroup.com.au

 

Accommodation Partnerships 2019

Looking for accommodation in Cairns over CIAF?

CIAF is excited to announce PULLMAN CAIRNS INTERNATIONAL, NOVOTEL CAIRNS OASIS RESORT, CAIRNS HARBOUR LIGHTS, MANTRA HOTELS and RILEY, A CRYSTALBROOK COLLECTION RESORT as accommodation partners for 2019. Our accommodation partners have exclusive deals for ‘Friends of CIAF’. Simply mention ‘CIAF’ when booking direct with the hotels for discounted rates.

Mandingalbay Yidinji Eco Cultural Tours

MANDINGALBAY YIDINJI DEADLY DINNER BY NIGHT

This unforgettable experience begins with a short transfer by vessel across the Trinity Inlet to the natural surrounds of East Trinity Environmental Reserve, where Guests will disembark the vessel and travel a short way by bus through the magical surroundings to the exclusive Deadly Dinner by Night location.  Guests are captivated by the ambience of the moonlight and their evening complimented by a fusion of traditionally inspired food guaranteed to tantalize taste buds and authentic Mandingalbay Yidinji traditional dancing and special guest Internationally Renowned Harpist Natalia Mann, combining the sounds of nature.

For further details please contact Dale Mundraby on 0477 002 554 or email tours@djunbunji.com.au 

Looking for a Campervan in Cairns?

Motorhome Rental in Cairns - Road trip in Australia’s tropical paradise Cairns, home to beautiful blue waters, tropical rainforests, and the Great Barrier Reef, is a must-visit city on Australia’s east coast and a great place to pick up a campervan and start an Australian road trip. If you’d rather begin your Australia itinerary somewhere else, choose a motorhome rental for Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne

https://www.motorhomerepublic.com/australia/cairns-motorhome-rental

Airport Rentals

When you arrive at Cairns Airport, you need a quick and efficient car hire pick-up with no red tape and the keys in your hand. Airport Rentals can offer you the best car rental deal, so you can hit the road quickly. For more information, click here.

Cruise Sale Finder

While more cruises leave from Sydney and Brisbane, Cairns is a beautiful cruise port to visit, with all sorts of tropical attractions awaiting guests. From sparkling blue waters and reefs bursting with life to lush rainforests, this city provides visitors with a gorgeous natural environment to explore and plenty of fun things to do. Book a Cairns cruise holiday with Cruise Sale Finder to see the very best of this region before sailing onwards to utter relaxation.While more cruises leave from Sydney and Brisbane, Cairns is a beautiful cruise port to visit, with all sorts of tropical attractions awaiting guests. From sparkling blue waters and reefs bursting with life to lush rainforests, this city provides visitors with a gorgeous natural environment to explore and plenty of fun things to do. Book a Cairns cruise holiday with Cruise Sale Finder to see the very best of this region before sailing onwards to utter relaxation. For more information, click here.

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