Cairns and Tropical North Queensland is a growing region with existing economic strength and enormous potential.

Explore the links below to discover more about the opportunities and strengths of the region. 

  • Cairns Investment
    The investment potential of the Cairns region has already been realised and continues to grow within a wide range of industries, providing investors with a positive climate to commit to. This is backed up by a range of support networks within the Government and private sectors. Advance Cairns is working to continue to drive investment within the region.
  • Cairns International Airport
    Australia's seventh busiest airport for international passengers has over 3 million passengers passing through the domestic terminal each year. The airport, just 7 kilometres from the Cairns CBD, also features a thriving General Aviation precinct.
  • Cairns Convention Centre
    The award winning Cairns Convention Centre is only ten minutes from the Cairns International Airport which is Australia’s gateway to the Asia Pacific.  The Centre is renowned for its unique environmental design and is surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef and ancient tropical rainforests.
  • Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal and City
    CityPort is a world-class all-weather waterfront facility which provides facilities for reef operations, pleasure craft and superyachts, complemented by a waterfront tourism precinct adjacent to the CBD.
  • Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal
    The Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal is Cairns’ newest and most impressive function, event and exhibition space.
    Located on the Cairns Waterfront and beautifully restored, this heritage listed wharf shed, has been transformed into a modern facility offering practicality and style for your event, exhibition or function, while retaining the class and appeal of its rich history.
  • Cairns Regional Council
    Home to a growing population of over 150,000, Cairns has experienced an average annual growth rate of 2.8% over the last 10 years.  It is predicted that two thirds of Tropical North Queensland's population growth (approximately 70,000 people) will be accommodated within the Cairns region.
  • Tourism Tropical North Queensland
    Tourism Tropical North Queensland is the Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO) for Tropical North Queensland and Cairns & Great Barrier Reef.  We are responsible for promoting Tropical North Queensland as a travel destination around the world.