NDNC 2017 will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel – The Marina, Cairns


Cairns, considered the gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, is a city in tropical North Queensland. Once a sleepy sugar-milling town, it’s now a destination for sailing, diving and snorkeling. Its Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park tells the stories of the indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with music and dance. Cairns is a modern and vibrant city and is an ideal base to explore the wonderful attractions Tropical North Queensland has to offer.

Overlooking the Cairns Marlin Marina, this high-end hotel is 1.3 km from Cairns Convention Centre and 6 km from Cairns Botanic Gardens. The modern rooms and suites have private balconies, free Wi-Fi and Egyptian cotton linens. Upgraded rooms add sea views, while suites offer club lounge access, with perks including complimentary breakfast and evening cocktails.

The elegant seafront restaurant serves modern Australian food. Other amenities include 2 bars, a 24-hour gym, an outdoor pool and a children’s pool, as well as a business centre.

The hotel is beautifully positioned on Cairns Marina, with easy access to the airport, city and of course – the great barrier reef!

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Hotel Pool

Interiors photography of the Shangri-La Cairns Ba8 and North Restaurant, 8 July 2015.

Common area

Interiors photography of the Shangri-La Cairns Executive Marina Room, 1 June 2015.

Hotel Room

Information about Cairns

Cairns is the activities capital of Australia and a getaway to the world heritage Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. It is the second largest city in Queensland – the north east state of Australia. The weather is always nice in Cairns, with average temp 20 – 27 C (68 – 82 F)

Cairns is easily reached via direct flights from Australia or Asia. see the map below for details. You can easily connect via Brisbane or Sydney to get even more exposure to Australia.

flights to cairns

Queensland Tourism has a lot of information that can be easily found on the following websites: