Cairns Adventure Festival Ironman Challenge

Cairns Airport Ironman Championships

Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef Australia, is the host destination for the Adventure Festival Ironman Challenge, becoming part of the global TEAM Challenge Family series of half and full day iron distance races that feature major events in Germany, France, Spain, Denmark, Austria, New Zealand and now Cairns Australia.

"There is no better place in the south pacific region than Cairns Great Barrier Reef to host a Challenge Iron Distance Triathlon" said Mr. Walchshofer from the family owned German company TEAM Challenge GmbH.

The Cairns Adventure Festival Ironman Challenge is a multi sport event including: Ironman 70.3 Cairns & Cairns Airport - Ironman Cairns Triathlons, RRR Mountain Bike Challenge, Coral Coast Triathlon, Hekili GBR Ocean Challenge, Quicksilver Reef Swim - Green Island, Cairns Post Bright Night Run & McDonalds Ironkids Cairns Triathlon. 

Outdoor concerts and lots of fun events will be arranged for everyone to get into the lively atmosphere and maybe you could even think about joining in on some of the family and children's triathlons that will be organised around the main event. Just make sure you register for our spot early to become a Cairns Ironman Challenger.

Don't miss out on this great event that has something for the whole family. Book your stay in Cairns now and secure your place at the Cairns Adventure Festival Ironman Challenge. Plus, don't forget to book your Cairns tours and experiences using the link below for the best rates and advice!

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Cairns Attractions - Cairns EsplanadeChallenge Cairns Triathlon Celebration

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. 

Please Note:-

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.

For all your Port Douglas Triathlon accommodation bookings see Port Douglas Travel or call them on 07 4059 59 59 or 1300 852 526 or have a look on the website

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