Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

209-217 Abbott St, CAIRNS, Queensland 4870

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

209-217 Abbott St, CAIRNS, Queensland 4870

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns is centrally located on the Esplanade along the famous Cairns foreshore. The hotel is a short walk to the heart of the city and is a gateway to all that Cairns and its surrounds have to offer from World Heritage Rainforest to the Great Barrier Reef.

Rydges Esplanade Resort comprises of 240 hotel and 20 apartment style accommodation rooms each with air conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, iron/ironing board and hair dryer.

Boasting 3 superb resort swimming pools, one children's pool, two tennis courts and a complete Health and Fitness Centre all set within lush tropical surrounds. Onsite restaurant, CHB Restaurant & Bar, serves a sumptuous full buffet breakfast and all day dining snacks. You will also love the locally famous Fire & Ice Dinner, an innovative concept mixing the style of a la carte dining with traditional buffet. Select from a choice of freshly prepared meats, poultry, fish and seafood that are then cooked on the flame grill, right in front of you. The hotel also features an onsite Convenience Store to stock up your supplies and an onsite Hair Salon located on ground floor.

The resort boasts a dedicated level to conference and events. A large open, pillarless ballroom with a capacity for up to 300 delegates is the feature of the hotel complex. With a spacious foyer, adjacent to the entrance of the ballroom, this area can be used for tradeshow space, registration and/or networking space for breaks. There are 3 meeting rooms available - Crystal Twig Room, Golden Palm Room and the Boardroom. A tropical terrace overlooking the resort lagoon pool completes the dedicated conference level at the Resort. In addition 2 unique function areas perfect for social events are located on the ground floor - Coral Hedge Courtyard and Poolside.


Rydges Hotels & Resorts: Event Hospitality & Entertainment Group (EVT), Hotels, Resorts, Accommodation, Conferences, Events, Venues - Cairns Hotel, Cairns Conference Space, Cairns Function Space, Cairns Meeting Space 

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Venue Facilities

Name m2 U Shape Theatre Board Class Cabaret Banq Cocktail
Joseph Banks Ballroom 238 50 300 70 160 176 220 350
Crystal Twig Room 121 30 90 20 60 64 80 150
Golden Palm Room 58 23 60 20 40 40 50 60
Fire & Ice Terrace - - - - - 180 450
Executive Boardroom 33 20 35 18 20 24 30 60
Coral Hedge Courtyard 130 30 80 20 - 48 60 80
Poolside - - - - - - 80 250
Lobby Bar - - - - - - - 50
Rah Rah's Bar & Terrace - - - - - - 80 150

Venue Accommodation

Total Rooms:
Total Beds:
Name Rooms Single Double Queen King Sofa En Suite Shared Bath
1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments 20 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Studio Rooms 240 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

209-217 Abbott St, CAIRNS, Queensland 4870

Clarion Hotel on Canterbury

A huge success... and lunch was amazing!!

Clarion Hotel on Canterbury Thankyou for making our Planning Day a huge success. The team loved the venue and the lunch was amazing!! A very enjoyable day. I will definitely be recommending your venue to all my colleagues - the experience was fantastic!

Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley

We all really enjoyed the conference, everything was perfect!

Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley "Wanted to say thank you so much for the great service and your patience with all our changes throughout. We all really enjoyed the conference, everything was perfect! (Well maybe the coffee machine struggled to keep up with us, but overall, everything was great). The venue set up and lunch was great - the buffet really enjoyable, especially the variety of catering offered.

Fudge by Rich

Absolutely delicious, beautifully packaged...

Fudge by Rich As always, absolutely delicious with amazing feedback from all who tried the product! Beautifully packaged up for us, delivery process fast and reliable, and Nicole couldn't have been more helpful in turning around such a large order on such short notice ensuring we had everything needed for the trade show... Think I have a new favourite flavour too, the Rocky Road is to die for!!

Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach

What a professional events team...

Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach "The events team at Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach are truly professionals at what they do. The organisation in particular of the banquets team - always so helpful and ensure that our seminars run smoothly. The only minor suggestion that I would make is more labels to indicate the types salads and sandwiches that are on offer on lunch buffets."

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Suited our brief perfectly... staff could not do enough for us!

Rydges Bankstown "Rydges Bankstown suited our brief perfectly: close to our sites, an abundance of parking and a great function room with natural lighting. The staff were very friendly and could not do enough for us, I am sure we will use this venue again."


An absolute blast - can't wait to try another amazing VictorsFood experience!

VictorsFood “VictorsFood made our event a truly memorable one. Every one of our team members had an absolute blast making pizzas together with the fun and enthusiastic chefs… We can’t wait to try another one of VictorsFoods' amazing experiences!”

Mantra Bell City

I really appreciated the attention to detail & communication...

Mantra Bell City "Whilst I do not attend these meetings to see the room in person, I certainly had no complaints from any of my management team (no news good news!) The communication from the event co-ordinator in particular was excellent prior to our meeting. It was organised at short notice and she showed such high attention to detail which I really appreciated."

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne

Really good quality & great value... best external meeting venue in a while!

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne "The room was appropriately presented, with everything we had requested already in place. Morning tea and lunch were more than ample, and was 'yummy'! Really good quality and great value for money. One of the managers even said it’s been the best external meeting venue he’s been to in a while."


The venue, as well as the staff, location & atmosphere was second to none!

Dockside "We held our Staff Christmas party at Dockside this year - the venue, as well as the staff, location & atmosphere was second to none. From the moment I booked the venue, the service was fantastic. The event organiser kept in contact throughout the year, reminding when things needed to be done. Everything went smoothly on the night of the party, the food was amazing, the staff were excellent & the event manager on the night bent over backwards to help with...

Yarra Valley Estate

Excellent food, fantastic spaces to relax & network, country hospitality - we'll definitely be back again!

Yarra Valley Estate Our team really enjoyed the time spent at Yarra Valley Conference Centre. The staff were friendly and accommodating, the food was excellent and the spaces for the group to relax and network after a hard day's conferencing were fantastic and very well utilised!