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Welcome Reception
Date: Sunday 18 June 2017
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Waterfront Terrace, Hilton Hotel
Cost: Included in Full Registration
Additional Tickets: $70 per person

A Welcome Reception will take place on the waterfront terrace of the Hilton Hotel. The function will provide the perfect opportunity for delegates to catch up with colleagues, renew past acquaintances and make new contacts in a relaxed atmosphere.

AGA Dinner
Date: Monday 19 June 2017
Time: 7.00pm – 11.00pm
Venue: Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal
Cost: Included in Full Registration
Additional Tickets: $150 per person

Enjoy a fabulous dinner at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal. This evening is the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with other AGA delegates, whilst being entertained, wined and dined – a night not to be missed!

Technical Tour & Partners Program

Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures


Date: Sunday 18 June 2017
Time: 8.45am – 2.00pm – All passengers are being picked up from Hilton Cairns
Attendees: Available for participants and accompanying partners

Enjoy a half day tour at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures – the best place to see crocodiles in Tropical North Queensland. Hartley’s Creek is one of the longest established wildlife attractions in Tropical North Queensland, as well as being a working crocodile farm producing skins & meat for export & domestic consumption. Enjoy a unique eco experience on the lagoon cruise through the ecologically significant Melaleuca wetlands; the domain of the saltwater crocodile. Explore the rest of the park with its abundance of wildlife, including water birds, turtles, wallabies and cassowaries.


  • Return coach transfer from your Hotel
  • Entry to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures
  • Snake Show
  • Wetlands Crocodile Cruise with informative commentary
  • Crocodile Attack Show
  • Cassowary Feeding
  • Koala Feeding
  • Lunch on deck overlooking the wetlands
Kuranda, Skyrail & Train


Date: Monday 19 June 2017
Time: 8.15am – 4.00pm – Pick up from Individual hotel at time stipulated on voucher

A great day awaits you, as you embark on a fascinating journey to the famous Kuranda Village. Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, for your journey up to Kuranda. You will have a couple of hours’ free time to explore this quaint little ‘village in the rainforest’. Activities and sights to see and do include the Heritage Markets, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Birdworld (at own expense). On your return journey to Cairns enjoy the Kuranda Scenic Train. Wind through hand hewn tunnels, across bridges and around curves on the world famous Railway.


  • Return coach transfers from your Hotel
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail
  • Free time in Kuranda
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway


Date: Tuesday 20 June 2017
Time: 7.00am – 2.00pm

For your experience of a lifetime, PIANC will have the exclusive use of a Quicksilver wavepiercing catamaran which will take us on a 1.5 hour smooth trip to a reef at the very edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf. We will moor on a spacious activity platform, discover an underwater world filled with a dazzling greatbarrierreeftechnicaltour3kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance.

Activities will include a semi-submersible, snorkelling and other water activities allowing various ways of viewing the UNESCO listed Great Barrier Reef.



7.00am Arrive at Reef Fleet Terminal, board vessel, tea and coffee served
9.00am Arrive at Reef Pontoon
10.00am Buffet Lunch
Semi-submersible tours commence
Free time on pontoon for water activities
12.00pm Afternoon Tea
12.30pm Depart for Cairns
2.00pm Arrive Cairns Marina