Cairns has a range of accommodations located in the central area, a short walk from the Convention Centre, and about 8km from the airport. Less expensive hotels tend to be further away from the Convention Centre. More details can be found in the Cairns Convention Centre Cairns & Region Accommodation Guide. You can also locate these hotels on the Cairns City Map.

The following accommodation will be available to book via the online registration process.

Special accommodation rates have been secured for delegates attending the Conference. To receive these special rates accommodation must be booked when registering online. All rates are per room per night unless otherwise specified and are in Australian dollars. Breakfast is not included in room rates.

Pullman Cairns International

Distance from conference venue: 7 minute walk
Location: 17 Abbott Street, Cairns

Enjoy 5-star Cairns accommodation in Tropical North Queensland. Swim in the tropical pools, enjoy a relaxing treatment in Vie Spa or dine on the best local seafood in Coco’ Restaurant. This hotel is located in the heart of Cairns CBD, and close to the departure point for daily trips to the Great Barrier Reef and other natural attractions.

Room Costs (per night)
City Mountain View - $209
Harbour View - $229
Premium Harbour View - $279

Park Regis City Quays

Distance from conference venue: 4 minute walk
Location: 6 – 8 Lake Street, Cairns

Park Regis City Quays invites you to discover Cairns and surrounds by providing the ultimate base during your visit. With the Esplanade, harbour foreshore, restaurants, shops, Night Markets, Reef Casino and Marlin Marina merely a short stroll away; you are close to everything that makes Cairns a great destination.

Room Costs (per night)
Superior One Bedroom Apartment - $195
Superior Two Bedroom Apartment - $285

Piermonde Apartments

Distance from conference venue: 4 minute walk
Location: 2 – 8 Lake Street, Cairns

Stay at Piermonde Apartments and explore Cains. At your doorstep you have the best of what Cairns has to offer including shops, restaurants, harbour foreshore, the Esplanade, Night Markets, Marlin Marina and Reef Casino.

Room Costs (per night)
Three Bedroom Apartment - $385

Rydges Plaza Cairns

Distance from conference venue: 6 minute walk
Location: 50 Grafton St, Cairns

Centrally located in the heart of the city, within easy walking distance to the Reef Casino, Great Barrier Reef departure terminals, Esplanade Lagoon, Foreshore Promenade and Cairns Central shopping complex.

Room Costs (per night)
Standard Room - $164
Deluxe Room - $184


Distance from conference venue: 15 minute walk
Location: 15 Florence Street (corner of Florence & Lake Streets), Cairns

Located in the city centre, Ibis Styles Cairns is just two blocks from the beautiful Esplanade and Lagoon pool, and 15 minute walk to the Cairns Convention Centre. The Civic Theatre, Night Markets, Reef Terminal, casino, cinemas, shops and entertainment are only a short walk away.

Room Costs (per night)
Standard Room (Queen or Twin) - $144
Superior Room - $159
Family Room - $184


Distance from conference venue: 10 minute walk
Location: 87 Lake St, Cairns

Hides Hotel Cairns offers affordable accommodation right in the heart of Cairns. It is surrounded by restaurants, pubs and shops and is only a short walk to the Casino, Reef Fleet Terminal, Esplanade Lagoon Pool, Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Kuranda Railway Station.

Room Costs (per night)
Heritage Twin - $106
Superior Double – $142


Distance from conference venue: 8 minute walk
Location: 57-89 Grafton St, Cairns

Gilligan's is Australia's ultimate experience in budget backpacker hostel accommodation. Centrally located in the heart of Cairns, Gilligan’s is right next door to Rustys Market surrounded by various boutique shops, cafés and clubs.

Room Costs (per night)
4/6/8 bed female / mixed dormitory – from $24
King / Twin hotel room – from $108
King deluxe hotel room – from $117
Triple hotel room – from $126

NOTE: Gillian’s accommodation is not available to book via the registration process. To book, please email and mention the International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions at the CCC in July 2017 to receive discounted rates.


Distance from conference venue: 15 minute walk
Location: 122 Lake St, Cairns

Beautiful tropical surroundings and contemporary style are waiting for you at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort in Queensland, Australia. The convenient location offers guests easy access to the Cairns CBD, the award-winning Cairns Esplanade and the most popular attractions and activities in the city centre.

Room Costs (per night)
Standard Resort Room / Twin - $185

Terms and Conditions

To receive the special accommodation rates, bookings must be made via Conference Logistics and not with the hotels directly. Please note that accommodation rates offered directly through the hotel or other websites may vary. Online bookings through the conference website are a guaranteed rate and reservation. Accommodation is available for the dates IN: 25/07/2017 - OUT: 1/08/2017, but may be organised outside of these dates on a 'request' only basis. If you require accommodation outside of the available dates, please select the dates that the system allows and make a note in the Special Requirements field of the additional dates you require. The closing date for accommodation bookings is 23 June 2017. Bookings made after this date will be subject to availability. All rates are per room, per night and do not include breakfast.


No booking will be confirmed without a credit card guarantee or a pre-payment. Any incidental expenses incurred during your stay (for example: mini bar, telephone or dry cleaning) must be paid for by yourself on check out.


Delegates are responsible for paying the balance of their account and all incidentals on departure from the hotel. The hotel will be responsible for issuing tax invoices for accommodation payments upon departure.

Change of Booking

All amendments to your accommodation booking MUST be made in writing to Conference Logistics and not directly with the hotel. Any changes must be advised by 23 June 2017.


All cancellations MUST be made in writing to Conference Logistics. Cancellations received after 23 June 2017 will be charged by the hotel according to their cancellation policy.

Arrival Time

Standard hotel check-in time is 2pm, but individual hotels may differ. If you are to arrive before this time it is probable that you will not be able to gain access to your room. To guarantee a room to be available for an early arrival you will need to pre-book your room for the previous night. If required, please indicate on your registration form. (You will be charged by the hotel for the additional night).