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.
2016 Update - Cairns Ironman Triathlon Accommodation
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 for 2016 and beyond 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 2016 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 2016 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
Barrier Reef Tour Port Douglas - QS - Outer Barrier Reef Cruise
- Departs From: Marina Mirage Port Douglas
10:00 - 16:30
Great Barrier Reef Cruises | Cairns | Sand Cay Experience | Michaelmas Cay
- Departs From: Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal
8.5 hours (approx)
Great Barrier Reef Cruises Cairns | Dive-Snorkel | Scuba Doo | Pontoon
- Departs From: Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street
7 hours approx
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
Kuranda Scenic Train & Skyrail Gondola | 2nd Child Travels Free
- Departs From:
Full day or half day
Ask us for timings in Kuranda Rainforest Village when booking and we can tailor make this tour to suit your day
Kuranda Scenic Railway: 1 hour and 45 minutes (includes 1 stop to admire the Barron Falls)
Skyrail Cableway: 1.5 hours (including 2 stop offs)
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.
Sea Temple Private Apartments 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.