Rydges Plaza Cairns

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PO Box 858
Cairns, QLD 4870


Rydges Plaza Cairns is the most centrally located 4 star hotel in Cairns, providing conference and event facilities in the heart of Australia’s tropical north.

Within easy walking distance to the Cairns Convention Centre, Rydges Plaza Cairns is ideally located close to local attractions such as the Cairns Foreshore & Promenade, Cairns Lagoon, and Skyrail Cableway.

Rydges Plaza Cairns is your base for the best of Tropical North Queensland, make time to include the world famous Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef, or the Gulf Savannah.



A range of indoor and outdoor venue options are available to host events, meetings, seminars, training, weddings, receptions and social soirees.

We can cater for a variety of conference styles with two dedicated conference rooms, that can be opened up to accommodate up to 300 attendees, and a boardroom which is ideal for private & smaller meetings.   

Take advantage of our relaxed breakout spaces or host your next event in the iconic Lilo Bar & Restaurant and Poolside Deck, perfect for those pre or post conference cocktails and networking drinks, or your next birthday celebration.

Our experienced conference & catering team are flexible and happy to customise a package to suit your unique event needs and budget. We have an intimate knowledge of the local area and are experts in making your event a memorable & successful occasion.



Our accommodation rooms and suites are modern and spacious, all with balconies overlooking Cairns and surrounds. Rydges Plaza Cairns’ hotel rooms all feature air-conditioning, in-room safe, work desk, free wifi, LCD TV, sitting area, Rydges Dream Beds for the best night’s sleep, hair dryer, mini bar, iron & ironing board, and tea & coffee making facilities.

Deluxe Rooms are on high floors with refurbished bathrooms and sofa bed.


For the ultimate indulgence our King Suites feature large balconies and living area with kitchenette, sofa bed and separate bedroom.

Notes Relating to Event Suitability:

Rydges Plaza is located in the heart of Cairns CBD within easy walking distance to the Cairns Convention Centre, Reef Casino, Cairns Central Shopping and the Reef Fleet Terminal.

Accommodation rooms include the Rydges Dreambeds, media hub, high speed internet and LCD TV'S.


Floor Plan

Venue Capacities

Accommodaton Rating:4 star
Number of Rooms - Accommodation: 101
Maximum Capacity - Accommodation: 3

Notes Relating to Accommodation:

All rooms feature the Rydges Dreambeds. Hotel services include 24 hour reception, tour desk, conference centre, guest laundry facilities and complimentary off Site gym, recently renovated restaurant and wet bar.

Standard rooms feature either 1 or 2 queen beds or 3 single beds. Recently refurbished Deluxe rooms feature either 1 queen and a sofa bed or 2 queen beds. Suites and accessible room also available.

Minimum Capacity 5Cocktail party - 3 hours food & beverage$55.00
Maximum Capacity 450Lunch or Dinner - 4 hours food and beverage$75.00
Maximum Standing 450Conference - Day package$42.00
Maximum Table Seating 120ACCOMMODATIONFROM
Maximum Theatre 180Per Room$139.00

ROOMCocktail Cocktail with Dance Floor Banquet Banquet with Dance Floor Theatre Theatre with Dance Floor Classroom U-Shape Style Boardroom Style Area (M2) Ceiling Height (M)
Sudbury Room  200  150  150  130  200  150  40  40  30  162  2.9
Upolu Room  120  70  40  NA  80  50  30  30  25  92  2.9
Sudbury & Upolu Room  300  250  120  120  180  130  70  50  50  254  2.9
Boardroom  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  10    
Lilo Restaurant & Bar  450  450  120  120            350  

Event Suitability

Conference:  yes
Corporate:  yes
Social:  yes
Wedding Receptions:  yes
Wedding Ceremonies:  yes
Training Events:  yes
Sporting Club Events:  yes
21st Birthdays:  yes
Deb Balls and School Formals:  no
After Parties:  no
Underage Events:  no
18th Birthdays:  yes
Religious Events:  yes
Dinner Dances:  yes
Exhibition/Product Launch:  yes
Concerts:  no
Hens & Bucks Nights:  yes

Food & Beverages

Catered:  yes
Allow External Catering:  no
Licensed:  yes
Allow External Beverages:  no
Licensed Hours:  1000-0000

Other Requirements

AV - Sound Lighting, Staging Etc.:  no
Views:  yes
Parking:  yes
Outdoor Facilities:  yes
Disabled Access and Facilities:  yes
Public Transport Nearby:  yes

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