Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal


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Venue at a Glance

  • Climate Control
  • Polished concrete floors
  • All original exposed framework and roofing
  • Double end access to venue
  • Undercover Coach and Taxi bays
  • 3 phase power
  • Data and 15amp outlets in floor
  • TV Reception
  • Green Rooms
  • Undercover pre-event area’s
  • Wireless Access
  • Hearing Aid Loop
  • Restroom Facilities
  • Floor rating is 4.0kPa or 400kg/m2 (working load)
  • The maximum working wheel load limit is 400kg (working load)
  • Bottom chord of the trusses can accommodate a 600kg vertical working load at a point, spread over both timbers of the bottom chord.
  • Typical maximum noise levels dB(A) 110
  • Pre-entry and exit clean
  • Rubbish removal - 2 x 1.5m3 skip bins
  • 24hr hire period

Spectacular Function and Event Space

The Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal as a blank canvas is a spectacular historic and atmospheric venue. If a themed event is more your style, the refurbishment process of Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal has catered for a multitude of possibilities to create a space you can call your own.

Our venue is hired on a ‘dry hire’ basis, whereby you would be required to source your own catering, equipment hire, theming and audio visual through our list of approved Service Providers


As you enter through the original timber doors, step back in time and experience the history and magnificent workmanship of this stunning venue. Originally a working wharf, the building has been beautifully restored and transformed into a state-of-the-art facility offering a ‘Full’ or ‘Half’ Terminal option for your function, event or exhibition.


A small set of steps from ground level welcomes you to the Breezeway with views over the Trinity Inlet. A covered entry opening onto the open-air ‘Wharf Deck’ and adjoining the ‘Terminal’. The Breezeway is a common entry point for guest arrivals onto the Wharf Deck. 

Wharf Deck

Built over 100 years ago, this is the original Cairns ‘Waterfront Venue’! Champagne in hand, watch the sun go down in the cool afternoon shade with views across the spectacular Trinity Inlet to the surrounding mountains.  Great for pre-dinner drinks & canapés, or a break out area.

Front Deck

First impressions count! A fully covered space with direct access to coach/taxi arrivals areas, the ‘Front Deck’ is the perfect space to start your event! Welcome your guests with pre function drinks, music or live entertainment before entering the Terminal.


Cairns is best known for its outdoor attractions and activities, events now enjoy the same luxury! The Gardens feature an open design and pathways lined with historical markings forming a subtle structure for your outdoor ‘festival’ event or pockets of local artwork for moments of contemplation.

Green Rooms

Happy staff and entertainers make for a brilliant event! The venue has 3 ‘Green Rooms’ all with air-conditioning and of varying sizes to ensure your guests aren’t the only people having fun!