International Conference on Laser Ablation31 August - 4 September 2015 | Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Excursions - Cairns & reef

The gateway to Queensland’s tropical north, Cairns is a stylish city, which is also renowned for its relaxed, tropical climate and laid back ambience. With islands, rainforests and reefs on its doorstep, from Cairns you can swim, snorkel, dive and sail the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. Immerse yourself in the World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforest, or take the scenic railway to the tranquil, butterfly-fringed village of Kuranda and cruise amongst colourful parrots, platypus and fresh water crocodiles.

You can swim, snorkel, dive and sail the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, a living masterpiece so big it can be seen from outer space. It stretches more than 2,000 kilometres along the Queensland coast, from the mainland towns of Port Douglas to Bundaberg. Hop between the pristine, palm-fringed islands on top, then explore the rainbow-coloured coral islands and marine life below

http://www.cairns-greatbarrierreef.org.au/

CAIRNS & THE REEF TOURS

The COLA 2015 Organising Committee have scheduled some time for Delegates to explore Northern Queensland and scheduled some exciting tours after the lunch break on Wednesday 2 September. Take this great opportunity to make new acquaintances or catch up with old friends.

To reserve a place on one of the below tours, please download and complete the tour booking form (PDF) and payment authority form (PDF) and return them to Molly Hocking at the Pullman Cairns International Tour Desk via email to H8772-CR3@ACCOR.COM. Your tour vouchers will be available for collection when you arrive at the hotel.

As August and September are peak season in Cairns, it is highly recommended that you pre-book your tour to avoid missing out.

Complimentary beach towels are available for all guests who book tours via the Pullman Cairns International Tour Desk.

All tours have a cancellation policy of at least 24 hours. Cancellations within 24 hours of your scheduled tour will not be eligible for a refund.

Wilderness Eco Safaris

Rate: $144 per person
Pick-up: 13:00 pick up from Pullman Cairns International
Drop-off: 17:30 arrive back at Pullman Cairns International
Details: A fantastic way to explore the rainforest with your small group. Visit a 900 year old fig tree, 7 x River crossing, stop at the Barron falls look out, go for a guided board walk tour, go off road 4 wheel driving and enjoy a refreshing afternoon tea.

Foaming Fury Half Day Rafting

Rate: $138 per person
Pick-up: 13:45 pick up from Pullman Cairns International
Drop-off: 17:30 arrive back at Pullman Cairns International
Details: Your guide will take you on an eco-adventure through the Barron Gorge national park aboard your 8 person inflatable raft. Up to 2 hours white water rafting, tea and coffee at the end of your rafting trip and all tuition provided (most of your fellow rafter will have never rafted before). The Barron River is perfect for anyone who has never tried White Water Rafting or those looking for an afternoon of fun and excitement.

Fitzroy Island

Rate: $88 per person
Pick-up: Make your own way to the Reef Fleet Terminal by 13:00 (1 block from Pullman Cairns International)
Drop-off: 17:50 arrive back in Cairns Marina (1 block from Pullman Cairns International – please refer to the Cairns CBD & Fitzroy Map (PDF) for directions)
Details: A 45-minute Fast Cat ride will get you from Cairns to the amazing Fitzroy Island and back daily, perfect for day trips to visit the Great Barrier Reef. Price includes snorkelling equipment or a Glass Bottom Boat tour.

Please indicate on your booking form if you wish to do snorkelling or the glass bottom boat tour.

GSL Aviation Reef Hopper

Rates: $179 per person
Pick-up: 13:40 pick up from Pullman Cairns International for a 14:30 flight
Drop Off: 15:20 at Pullman Cairns International (pick up and drop off times may vary slightly depending on hotel)
Details:
This reef flight is a great way to get an aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef! On a budget? No worries, the Reef Hopper flight is only $179 pp., and offers one of the best value Reef experiences in Queensland.

Exclusive Half Day Rainforest Waterfall 4wd Adventure With Discovery Tours

Due to popular demand this tour has sold out

Rates: $125 per person
Pick-up: 13:05 from Pullman Cairns International
Drop-off: 18:00 (pick up and drop off times may vary slightly depending on hotel)
Inclusions:

  • Small group (6) offering unrivalled, friendly and personalized service
  • Air Conditioned comfortable late model 4WD Vehicle
  • National Park Fees & Permits
  • Visit 3 different National Parks
  • 5 stunning lookout points for photos
  • 2 Waterfalls - Surprise and the Barron Falls
  • Rainforest Boardwalk- Guided walk in a very private section of rainforest
  • World Heritage Rainforest at its best
  • Soft Off-Road Four Wheel Driving through creeks and rivers
  • Giant Clohesy River Fig Tree
  • Experienced Local Naturalist/Accredited Tour Guides