Cairns is the largest city in Far North Queensland and is a popular destination for conference and event organisers. Cairns is home to an International Airport with regular services from all over Australia, making it a destination that is easy to access for local, interstate and international delegates.

Cairns features a variety of conference venues from the large and luxurious Pullman Reef Casino or The Sebel Cairns that can host many hundreds of delegates along with Exhibitions, Trade Displays and elaborate Gala Dinners, to the business class hotels with well respected names such as Rydges, Novotel and Holiday Inn that are well suited to smaller conferences, training programs, strategy meetings and seminars.

Cairns offers conference delegates an array of amazing team building, social and adventure activities and experiences. Within a easy reach of your hotel delegates will be able to enjoy a snorkeling or diving trip on the world famous Great Barrier Reef, White Water Rafting on the Tully River, a rainforest walk in the ancient Daintree, an local indigenous cultural experience at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, a leisurely trip on Skyrail or Scenic Train up to Kuranda for the popular local art and craft markets.

We will be happy to suggest a range of activities as well as venues suitable for your conference in Cairns.

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

    Delegate Packages from:
  • $45
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 200+
  • Four Star
    • Address:
      209-217 Abbott St
      Cairns City QLD 4870
    • Room Rates from:
      $129 p/n
    • Maximum Capacity:
      4 - 300
    • Accommodation Rooms:

Call us: +61 2 9318 2361

Rydges Esplanade Cairns - 4 Star Hotel and Conference Venue

Cairns is one of Australia's most popular holiday and meeting destinations, the region is easily accessible and offers some excellent conference venues along with some of our iconic natural landmarks. Cairns is seen as the gateway to tropical north Queensland and offers conference delegates the opportunity for some truly memorable experiences; whether its snorkelling on the the Great Barrier Reef, walking through the majestic tropical rainforest or tasting the mouth watering tropical cuisine. Cairns offers meeting planners a destination that delegates will love.

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns is one of the areas most well established conference venues, just minutes from Cairns International Airport and within an easy walk of the Restaurants, Bars, Shopping and Tours. The Resort also offers on site dining and recreational facilities.

Property Features

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns features 240 hotel-style guest rooms and 6 apartments. The accommodation is spacious and offers complimentary WI-FI in all hotel rooms and public areas, a balcony with views, TV and work desk.

Conference delegates can also take advantage of the resort facilities including Restaurant, Bar, 24 hour room service, Tennis Court, Gym, Pool and Spa.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Balcony Rooms
  • Onsite Parking
  • Gymnasium
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hours Room Service
  • 24-hours Reception
  • Wheelchair Accessible


Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns features a selection of meeting rooms that can cater for up to 300 delegates in a Theatre Style setting. This venue also offers a selection of smaller rooms and outdoor spaces, including a covered poolside terrace, that are well suited to break-out, team building or workshop groups. Conference rooms at Rydges Esplanade Resort are air conditioned and are equipped with a full range of Audio Visual aids. Conference delegates will appreciate the high quality catering.

Standard Conference Package

A$45 per person - minimum 10 persons


  • Room hire
  • Arrival tea & coffee
  • Morning tea
  • Plated A La Carte or buffet lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Writing pads, pens, mints and iced water
  • Registration desk
  • In-house signage
  • Personalised events coordinator
  • Standard Audio Visual equipment

Room Capacities


Conference Room Capacities
Room Area (SQM) lengthWidth theatre classroom uShape Boardroom Cabaret naturalLight
Joseph Banks Ballroom 238   300 160 50 70 176  
Golden Palm 58   60 36 23 20 24 YES 
Crystal Twig 121   50 50 24 20 24  
Executive Boardroom 33   25 15 14 18 16  YES
Coral Hedge Coutryard 130   80 - 30 20 - YES

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