Networking Afternoon Tours

DC2020 is offering an exciting networking touring program which will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday 13th October 2020.  

Enjoy the best of both worlds by having the opportunity to network with your colleagues while exploring Cairns, the gateway to Queensland’s tropical north, a laid-back city best enjoyed outdoors.

Below is the list of tours available on Tuesday 13th October 2020. Book your tours before Wednesday 10 September 2020 through the Symposium registration form or contact the Symposium Managers ( and enjoy a 10% discount.

Tours available:

Kuranda – Skyrail and Scenic Rail 

Take a journey on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over and through the world heritage listed rainforest. Glide just metres above the canopy and marvel at the views from above. Explore this ancient environment at Red Peak and Barron Falls Station, including the Rainforest Discovery Zone and The Edge Lookout. Then enjoy time in Kuranda and return journey on the historic Kuranda Scenic Rail.


11:45 Hotel Pickup Transfer to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
12:30 Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Board Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for your journey to Kuranda above the ancient rainforest.
14:00 Kuranda Village Upon arrival in Kuranda, enjoy free time to explore the village – visit the Heritage Markets, local cafes and shops, or why not take advantage of your exclusive Kuranda discounts on your Kuranda boarding pass!
15:30 Kuranda Scenic Rail Board the famous train for an amazing journey, as you travel one of the world’s most scenic rail routes. Take in the spectacular views as you wind through hand-hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning spectacular gorges.
17:00 Freshwater Train Station Coach departs for return hotel transfers.

*Cancellation policy applies. See page footer.

Kuranda Tour

Adult A$153.90
Child (4-14 years) A$81
Family (2A + 2C) A$411.30
(Price shown is after 10% discount)

Hartleys Crocodile Adventures

Simply the best place to see crocodiles and local wildlife in Tropical North Queensland. Enjoy the scenic drive to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures for an afternoon of fun and wildlife. Don’t miss the entertaining and educational wildlife presentations that are scheduled including snakes, cassowaries, koalas, crocodiles, quolls and much more.


11:40 Hotel Pickup Transfer to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures
13:30 Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures Once you arrive, there is then plenty of free time to explore this wonderful park and discover the wildlife within it. Stroll around the boardwalks and pathways, through woodlands and rainforest where you can see an array of wildlife. Visit the Lilypad Café for lunch or an afternoon snack – lunch at own expense. Includes Snake Show, Melaleuca Wetlands Boat Cruise Crocodile Attack Show, Kangaroo, Cassowary & Koala.
16:45 Coach departs for return hotel transfers.

*Cancellation policy applies. See page footer.

Hartley's Tour

Adults A$89.10
Child (4-14 years) A$47.70
Family (2A + 2C) A$245.70
(Price shown is after 10% discount)

Green Island 

Enjoy the beauty of Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef if you are short on time or simply want to get to the reef for a couple of hours. Choose to snorkel or simply stay dry and view the spectacular underwater reef. You can also laze on the white sandy beaches and stroll through the unique tropical rainforests.


12:15 Pick up from hotel – transfer to check in at the Reef Fleet Terminal
12:45 Board MV Reef Rocket, berth 3, Marlin Marina
13:00 Vessel departs Marina. Guests welcomed on board, activity and safety briefing conducted by crew. Guests to collect snorkel equipment en route to Green Island distributed by crew
13:45 Arrive at Green Island
16:00 Boarding MV Reef Rocket before departure at 16:15
17:00 Arrive back at Marlin Marina, Cairns. Guests then head to coaches for return transfers or make own way back to accommodation

*Cancellation policy applies. See page footer.

Green Island Tour

Adults A$108.90
Child (4-14 years) A$54.45
Infant (0-3 years) FOC
(Price shown is after 10% discount)

White Water Rafting

Enjoy a thrilling white-water rafting adventure through the Barron Gorge, perfect for first time rafters or those who are just looking for an afternoon of fun!

13:30 – 14:15 Pick up from your city hotel
14:15 Arrive at Lake Placid Car Park next to the Lake Placid Caravan Park for a toilet and change stop if needed.
14:45 – 15:15 Arrive at the top of the Barron Gorge, where you will be supplied with equipment (helmet, life jacket and paddle). Your guides will also provide an important safety briefing.
15:15 – 17:15 Experience 2 hours of adventure, tackling grade 2 and 3 rapids while you cruise through the Barron Gorge National Park. Try raft surfing (dependent on water levels) and paddle through to Lake Placid at the end.
17:15 – 17:45 Arrive at the Lake Placid Caravan Park and change into your dry clothes. Quick refreshment stop (tea and coffee provided) and you will have the opportunity to view and purchase photos.
17:45 – 18:15 Depart Lake Placid for return to your accommodation.

*Cancellation policy applies. See page footer.

White Water Rafting Tour

Adults A$146.10
(minimum age 13 years)
(Price shown is after 10% discount)


Please be advised that the above tours are offered by separate operators and do not have any connection with Arinex Pty Ltd. Delegates can book the tours through Expression of Interest on the DC 2020 registration form, and the touring company will contact delegates directly for payment and tours arrangement. This information is provided on a general basis, a detailed itinerary will be provided by the touring company after Expression of Interest.

Please ensure that you read the terms and conditions provided by the operator before proceeding with payment to avoid any problems. Any issues relating to this are at the expense of the delegate and not the responsibility of Arinex Pty Ltd.

Cancellation policies by Down Under Tours (only applies to the Kuranda and Hartleys Crocodile Adventure Tours)

  • 25% fee applies for any cancellations on day of travel, or for passengers who fail to appear on day of departure.
  • If you cancel your reservation more than 24 hours prior to departure, a refund may be due. If you are eligible for a refund, it will be processed within 3 business days of cancellation. Merchant fees are non-refundable.

Cancellation policies by Experience Co. (only applies to the Green Island and White Water Rafting Tours)

  • If your experience is cancelled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, you can reschedule for another day or another activity that suits.
  • If you need to change your booking, you may re-schedule up to 24 hours before the experience departs at no additional charge.
  • Bookings that you cancel less than 24 hours before the tour departs will forfeit 100% of the total price paid. You can alternatively pay a $110 re-booking fee to reschedule your booking.