Host Region 2013
We are currently in the process of selecting the host region of this year's Global Eco Conference. More information will be coming soon!
Cairns, Queensland 2012
The host region of this year's Global Eco conference is Cairns in Tropical North Queensland. View special delegate deals for the Carins and Port Douglas region.
|Cairns is located on the northeast coast of Australia, just between the Coral Sea and the Atherton Tableland. The region is proud to present Queensland's tallest mountain, Mr. Bartle Frere, and two World Heritage-listed attractions (Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics rainforests).
The population of Cairns is estimated to be 130,594 which is growing every year at an average rate of 1.8%.
Due to the city's location in the Wet Tropics, the climate is hot during summer months with mild and dry winters. The temperature is ranging from 23-31C in mid-summer, which is also the rainy season, and 18-28C in mid-winter.
Cairns offer a range of activities in the region, so there is something to do for everyone. Visit www.cairngreatbarrierreef.org.au for a full list of activities.
Bloomfield Lodge is truly a hidden gem, a rare and precious place that is perfect for those seeking to escape from it all. Enchanting and beautifully remote, this boutique eco hideaway is nestled in the unspoilt northern tip of the world heritage listed Daintree Rainforest where it meets the magical Great Barrier Reef.
The natural beauty of the rainforest indulges both body and soul and is perfect for those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation. Adventurous spirits can explore Bloomfield’s unique location with a range of activities and excursions on offer including, rainforest walks, jungle river cruises, snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, guided bird watching, fishing and relaxing spa treatments.
Enjoy a special ‘Global Eco delegate offer of only $200 per person per night (double/twin share in a rainforest room), including full board. Scenic flight, road and boat transfers from Cairns to Bloomfield Lodge can be arranged for $250 per person.
Terms & conditions:
Daintree Eco Lodge
|Stay at the pioneering Eco Lodge in Australia! This is where it all started! The Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa was the forerunner and the very first of its kind in Australia and has won a number of awards and accolades.
The Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa is NOT a 5 star luxury resort with golden chandeliers, well landscaped gardens and 24 hour room service. It is a 6 STAR experiential lodge that will give you an unique experience found nowhere else!
Come experience with us! Special pre and post night rates for all ECO Global attendees.• Accommodation in Rainforest Spa Bayan with Jacuzzi on your private balcony
• Full breakfast served in Jalaymba Restaurant
• Aboriginal Welcome Gift on arrival
|$398 for two people
$371 for single
Terms & conditions:
Rates available from 8-28th October 2012.
Subject to availability Phone : 07 4098 6100 or email
(Please mention the Eco Global Conference)
Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures
|Multi award winning Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is the best place to see crocodiles and local wildlife in Tropical North Queensland. Discover large estuarine crocodiles and Australia’s endemic freshwater crocodile. Marvel at colourful birds, prehistoric looking lizards and majestic cassowaries in a truly natural setting.The ecotourism experience extends far beyond presentations to include self guided walks with informative signage, information sheets, botanical walks and knowledgeable guides who are only to happy to answer your questions.
|Conference delegates receive 20% discount off the self drive admission to the park.
children (4-15yrs) $13.20
Family $66.00 ( 2a+2c)
Open: 8.30am – 5.00pm Daily
www.crocodileadventures.com or Phone: 7 40 553576
Bookings are not required for self drive customers
Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge: Birdwatching Package
|Stay overnight at Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge in the rural area of Julatten in the mountains behind Port Douglas. Enjoy the afternoon relaxing on the veranda of your self-contained unit, walking around the grounds or exploring the local area. A two course dinner will be served in a rainforest setting and in the morning, after breakfast in your room, a guided walk around the grounds will introduce you to some of the wonderful birdlife found in the Wet Tropics.
$259 for two people
$185 for single
(Includes dinner, breakfast and morning walk. Subject to availability)
Phone : 07 4094 1263 or email email@example.com
(Please mention the Eco Conference)
Paddletrek Kayak Adventures: Cape Tribulation
|Sea kayaking is the ultimate way to explore Cape Tribulation's tropical beaches, fringing reefs and mangroves. Enjoy amazing views of the Daintree coast. Learn about this unique environment. Get close to nature and spot sea turtles, sea eagles, dolphins, dugong and stingrays. Come and see where the rainforest meets the reef.
Guided half day tours are available daily at a special delegate rates.
The Morning Adventure Trek $60 from 8.30 am until midday
The Sunset Paddle $50 from 3.30 pm until 6 pm
Please phone 0740980062 for bookings (please mention the ECO conference)
|Paronella Park is the winner of the 2011 Ecotourism Australia GECKO Award for Ecotourism, is the location of Queensland's only waterfall driven hydro electric system (originally installed in 1933), and is the Queensland winner of two awards at the 2012 Telstra Business Awards - Australia's most prestigious business awards program. Paronella Park is a must do for visitors to North Queensland.
|50% discount on full price adult admission for Global Eco Conference Delegates (save $19).
(Please mention the Eco Conference to obtain this deal)
Sunlover Reef Cruises
|Discover one of the great natural wonders of the world with Sunlover Reef Cruises. With over 4 hrs to explore Moore Reef from our spacious pontoon, your day includes all snorkelling equipment, glass bottom boat and semi-submersible tours, sumptuous buffet lunch, an underwater observatory, marine life touch tank and afternoon tea. We depart daily from Cairns Marina at 9:30am and return at 5:30pm
Delegates receive 25% off when showing your conference tag or registration confirmation at check-in.
Thala Beach Lodge, Port Douglas
|Unwind at this family-owned five star eco and nature retreat located on a private beach and surrounded by 145 acres of native forest. Deluxe timber bungalows are built high on stilts and nestle in the forest canopy. Sitting spectacularly atop a headland with breathtaking ocean views, Thala is the perfect pre/post conference escape just 45 minutes drive from Cairns.
|Enjoy a special Global Eco delegate offer of only $99 per person per night including breakfast in the treetops (twin/double share in a Jungle Walk Bungalow, subject to availability). Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07 4098 5700 and mention ECO CONFERENCE.|