In terms of the Cairns scenic course and natural backdrop the Cairns Ironman events are tipped to match the iconic status of the Hawaiian Ironman Challenge.
Ironman 70.3 & Cairns Airport Ironman Cairns Triathlons will feature a course memorable for the 3.8 kilometer swim in the tropical waters of Palm Cove- The 180 kilometer bike leg that travels up one of the most breathtaking scenic coastal roads in Australia towards the small but world famous Port Douglas - and a 42.2 kilometer grueling road run.
Currently the pinnacle 'Ironman 70.3' is held in Roth Germany. Challenge Roth is a legendary event attracting 5,000 competitors and 150,000 spectators every year, returning an economic benefit to Germany of around $18.4 million.
This iconic Cairns event will attract athletes from all over Australia and across the world with competitors arriving for pre-race acclimatization training and post race touring, sight seeing and other fun activities with family and friends.
As an example the Noosa - Triathlon Multisport Festival and Mooloolaba Triathlon are sold out almost a year in advance and over the years they have made a big impact on their local economy during traditional tourism low seasons with guests opting to holiday in the region for up to two weeks at a time.
We strongly advise you to make your June holiday accommodation bookings now to ensure you can be located in a region of Cairns that is suitable for accessing ironma training facilities and within walking distance of all the tourist attractions that Cairns, northern beaches, Palm Cove and Port Douglas has to offer. Maybe mix it up and have a week in Cairns and a week in the beaches of Cairns.
Should you wish to participate in the Cairns Adventure Festival Sport and Lifestyle Expo that will run from to promote your selection of sports gear, clothing, food and drink stalls for both athletes and the general public then please contact the Cairns Adventure Festival organisers
If you would like to register as an ironman athlete please see the registration online: Cairns Adventure Festival organisers.
Good luck everyone and remember June in Cairns is beautiful sunny weather and it is peak season for other incoming conferences and events so holiday accommodation will be at a premium. Book early with Cairns Holiday Specialists - or if you are looking for group accommodation then ask for the Cairns Accommodation Group Specialists - They can also arrange airport transfers, group tours, and sightseeing and they work with PCO's and travel agents.
The Cairns Airport Adventure Festival Ironman Triathlon is gathering a lot of excitement from not only Cairns athletes but also athletes that have signed up for participation in the new years sporting events as they come to hand.
Some of these new Cairns Ironman Triathlon events are single participation and some are corporate team based events and participants are coming from all over Australia and overseas to participate in this great athletic sports event to be held in beautiful Cairns Queensland Australia.
June is traditionally the beginning of the peak tourist season in Cairns with tourists flocking to see the Great Barrier Reef on glorious sunny days whilst the rest of the country is heading into cold winters so accommodatin option are at full capacity so you need to lock away your triathlon accommodation early if you are to get the location of your choice on the Cairns or Palm Cove Esplanade hotels, apartments and resorts.
The Cairns Ironman triathlon adventure festival participants will need to be housed in holiday accommodation around the city of Cairns to ensure accessibility to events and training facilities and function venues are within easy running distances or a short car ride. They will also need accommodation to store triathlon bikes and other sporting equipment.
Pre-post accommodation for the Cairns Ironman triathlon adventure festival event in prime locations is already starting to feel capacity as at this time of year there are also a lot of large conference groups and inbound tourist groups travelling from all over the world and taking up bulk accommodation block in Cairns hotels, resorts and self contained apartments so we urge you to consider locking in your Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas pre-post ironman triathlon accommodation as soon as possible.
Please contact the Cairns Holiday Specialists to find your family or corporate group some Cairns accommodation that will satisfy your needs for ease of participation in the Cairns Challenge and ancillary events associated.
Phone them on (07) 4059 5959 or 1300 780 806 or have a look on the website
When booking your Cairns and Palm Cove triathlon accommodation with Cairns Holiday Specialists you also receive a Best Room Rate Guarantee, and Discounts on Cairns Tours & Attractions
Port Douglas Accommodation Update
The Port Douglas Coral Coast Triathlon is a traditional yearly event for Port Douglas and north Queensland and is hotly contested with outsiders flying in to compete with the Cairns and Port Douglas locals.
This year the event is to be included as part of Challenge Cairns triathlon adventure festival with the event being run over the last weekend in May.
Triathlon athletes competing in this event would need to arrive a few days earlier to acclimatize to the heat and get to know the triathlon course layout to give them the best advantage.
Best Rate Guarantees, Discounts On Tours
Great Barrier Reef Cruises Cairns | Dive-Snorkel | Scuba Doo | Pontoon
- Departs From: Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street
7 hours approx
Spend up to 3 hours exploring the amazing underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef on this full-day outer reef cruise to a floating pontoon. Perfect for families, the pontoon has plenty of room to gear up for snorkelling or just relaxing in the sun with a book and cold drink. Enjoy a semi-submersible coral viewing tour with commentary, check out the underwater observatory, take part in an eco talk with a marine biologist and much more on this fabulous day on the Great Barrier Reef.
Cairns Great Barrier Reef Tour | 3 Reef Locations | 1 Day | MV-SS
- Departs From: Reef Fleet Terminal Cairns
5 Hours to explore the Great Barrier Reef at 3 different sites
Return cruise approx 1.5 hours each way
Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef on Cairns' newest, fasted and most stable reef vessel, visiting three different pristine reef sites throughout the day! Includes a delicious breakfast, lunch and snacks throughout the day, plus all the high-quality snorkelling gear you'll need to explore the reef at your own pace. Scuba diving also available!
Green Island Full Day Tour | Snorkel Tour | MV-BC
- Departs From: Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns
5 Hours on Green Island - 9:00am Departure (Big Cat)
4 Hours on Green Island- 11:00am Departure (Reef Rocket)
Return to Cairns at 5:00pm for both tours
Enjoy a day of snorkelling on the reef and exploring a tropical island on this full day tour to Green Island - one of Cairns' most popular family-friendly Great Barrier Reef destinations. Later departures available for those who'd prefer to sleep in and just spend the afternoon on the reef. Scuba diving, helmet diving and scenic reef flights also available on the island (extra cost), plus visit Australia's largest captive Saltwater Crocodile at Marineland Melanesia on the island.
Kuranda | Skyrail | Hartleys Crocodile Adventures | DUT KHC
- Departs From:
App. 8 Hours
Enjoy four of Cairns' most popular experiences in one day on this awesome value-packed combo tour. Take the Kuranda scenic rail up through the mountains in the morning, explore the quaint rainforest village of Kuranda, take in incredible views from the amazing Skyrail Gondola and then see some of Australia's most famous wildlife at Hartley's Crocodile Farm, all in one awesome day!
Daintree, Cape Tribulation & Mossman Gorge | DUT CTR
- Departs From:
Approx. pick up time: Cairns - 7:00am and Port Douglas - 8:15am.
Approx. return time: Cairns - 7:00pm and Port Douglas - 6:00pm
Spend a full day exploring the amazing World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest north of Cairns. You'll be mesmerised as you walk through the oldest continually surviving rainforest on Earth, home to an amazing diversity of life from the tiniest delicate ferns to beautiful butterflies gliding through the forest to giant trees and the thick twisted vines that hang from the canopy. Swim in the crystal clear waters of Mossman Gorge and feel the sand between your toes on Cape Tribulation beach - the place where two World Heritage listed sites meet - the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
Scenic Reef Helicopter Flights | 30, 45 or 60 Minutes | HTNQ
- Departs From: Cairns Airport
30, 45 or 60 minutes
See the Great Barrier Reef from a birds-eye view on a 30, 45 or 60 minute reef scenic helicopter flight. Gliding above this incredible ecosystem that shines like a string of azure jewels against the dark blue of the surrounding ocean, you'll gain a new appreciation for the sheer scale and breathtaking beauty of this amazing natural wonder of the world that traces it's way 2,300kms up the Queensland coastline.
Hilton Hotel Cairns
Perfect location at the Cairns Waterfront, near Cairns Esplanade Lagoon and Reef Fleet Terminal. When not participating or watching Cairns Adventure Festival relax by the pool, bar or at the waterfront Restaurant. Great Specials Available.
DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns
Great Location on the Cairns Esplanade - be part of the action of the Cairns Adventure Festival and cheer the participants on as they complete the Cairns Airport Ironman Run back into Cairns City.
Cairns Plaza Hotel
Located on the Cairns Esplanade - enjoy being close to the action of the Cairns Adventure Festival! FREE Daily Breakfast included.
Mantra Trilogy Cairns
Located on the Esplanade near the Cairns Lagoon and Night Markets - you are walking distance to Cairns' attractions and in the heart of the action for Cairns Adventure Festival.
Heritage Private Apartments Port Douglas
Located in the hear of Macrossan Street, these private apartments offer a great base to explore Port Douglas and enjoy the festivities of the Cairns Adventure Festival. Only a short walk to Four Mile beach to watch the Triathalon!
Cayman Villas Private Holiday Apartments
Enjoy the heated swimming pool after a day of competing or watching the excitement of the Cairns Adventure Festival. These private apartments offer luxury at an affordable price.
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Located on the Cairns Esplanade Rydges Esplanade Resort offers great accommodation and facilities including Swim Up Bar, Gym, Tennis, 3 Swimming Pools and a choice of Hotel and Apartment style accommodation.
Private Let Apartments within Sea Temple Palm Cove
Enjoy the relaxation of Palm Cove staying in a luxury Resort Room or private self contained holiday apartment in the beachfront village of Palm Cove. Ensure to ask us about our FREE night offers.
Mantra Amphora Resort
Located in the centre of Palm Cove village with large swmming pool, Mantra Amphora offers a great value accommodation option for your beachfront holiday.
Beach Club Apartments Palm Cove
Located in the heart of Palm Cove these private holiday apartments and spa rooms offer unbeatable value. Facilities include three swimming pools, spa, day spa, fitness room, tennis and onsite restaurants. Ensure to ask about our FREE night offers.