Looking for unique locations brimming with character and intrigue! You will discover a number of exotic off-site locations in and around Cairns, steeped in history and ambiance and embodying the special character of Tropical North Queensland.

*NEW* The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum offers a brand new event experience in Cairns and is a venue exclusive to Tropical Catering & Events.

Located 20 minutes from the Cairns CBD it is the largest museum of its kind in the southern hemisphere. It is dedicated to the collection, preservation, restoration and display of armoured vehicles and artillery from the 1800’s to the present day.

If you are wanting a completely unique location for your event, then this venue can certainly give you the ‘bang‘ you are looking for. Andrew Sisters style entertainment rounds out a fun, 1940’s themed event and would be ideal for a Welcome Cocktail Party or Gala Dinner event.

This is a fantastic “all weather” venue for up to 670 guests seated with space for a stage & dance floor. Event space 50m L x 16m W.           TAAAM-Facade AAM Elevated view 1WG Product Launch 2

*NEW* Tobruk Memorial Pool

The iconic Tobruk Memorial Pool is Cairns’ latest multi million dollar redevelopment and an exciting addition to the Far North’s impressive sporting  precinct in the heart of the CBD. Built to international standards,  it will strengthen our regions’ reputation as a world-class training, sporting and event tourism destination.

This unique venue will also be available for exclusive use evening events and the options are endless! This venue would be suitable for large groups up to 1,000  and lends itself to either a casual cocktail / food station type of event in a tropical atmosphere or can be styled as an elegant gala dinner beneath the stars.
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Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal

The Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal is one of Cairns’ most impressive function, event and exhibition spaces.

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.

Shed 3 is a flexible space that offers 1/3, 1/2 or full shed rental, Wharf Deck and Gardens. Suitable for up to 600 sit down banquet style.

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The Tanks Arts Centre

Located in the exotic Cairns Botanical Gardens, 10 minutes from the CBD, the charm of these unusual buildings with their tall interior poles and lush outdoor backdrop offers endless opportunities to make your event memorable. The bare concrete walls and floors provide a blank canvas offering enormous potential for theming. With banquet seating for up to 400, the Tanks Arts Centre allows for variety and scope in event size.

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*NEW* Hinterland Aviation Hangar

Looking for a unique, all weather venue for large numbers? The Hinterland Aviation Hangar offers you just that. A new event venue in Cairns which is exclusive to Tropical Catering & Events.

Located 10 minutes from the Cairns CBD this space allows you to embrace the aviation theme or use this huge undercover area to create something totally different that is sure to take your next event  sky high.

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Eastern Events Lawns, Cairns Esplanade

Whether a casual BBQ or gala dinner for 500 the Cairns Esplanade located on the Cairns waterfront offers a range of facilities and areas that are available for your exclusive hire from manicured lawns to parkland areas. The natural surrounds and well maintained gardens provide a spectacular venue for all to enjoy.

From small gatherings, to large scale events, one of the Esplanade’s numerous events lawns or beautiful parklands is sure to suit any requirement.


Cairns Regional Gallery

Since opening in 1995, Cairns Regional Gallery has been acclaimed not only for the quality and scope of is exhibitions, but also for the imposing heritage presence in the heart of tropical Cairns. Few locations in our region represent prestige and elegance as the Gallery does.

Cairns Regional Gallery offers groups and organisations the unique opportunity to celebrate in its splendid settings. Original stylish functions are our specialty, from intimate cocktail gatherings and exhibition tours to corporate seminars and milestones of all kinds.

A function at the Cairns Regional Gallery is unique, prestigious and exclusive, An invitation to the Gallery sparks an immediate sense of anticipation and occasion – a promise of the inspiration and the enchanting.


AJ Hackett – The Venue

The beautiful, glittering light of the stars are almost yours alone with The Venue. Be awe-inspired as you celebrate your event with the shimmering pond and waterfall reflections adding just a touch of magic. Located 20 minutes from Cairns, surrounded by lush tropical trees and natural water features of the World Heritage Listed Rainforest, The Venue encapsulates the essence of Tropical North Queensland.

Home to the One and Only Bungy Tower in Australia, The Venue’s unique energy flows through the diverse space to create a truly unforgettable setting for special events, parties and functions of any kind. From an intimate dinner party to large gala dinner our site can cater to any event regardless of size and style. Let your imagination take over to transform The Venue to your perfect site for your special event.

  • Free Venue Hire* • 3 Areas Available • Exclusive Venue Use • Licensed Gravity Bar