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Targa Great Barrier Reef

4 - 6 September 2020

Event Details

Targa Australia run the world’s largest, longest and hardest tarmac rally event, new to their calendar is Targa Great Barrier Reef.

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Event Location

Targa Great Barrier Reef

QLD 4870, Australia

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Event Information

Targa Great Barrier Reef will be a Targa event like no other as it passes through landscapes that are truly unique to Tropical North Queensland. Sugar cane and banana plantations will line the various stages and the weather will be anything but cold, being held at an ideal time of the year.

More About Targa

  • The concept of the Targa is drawn directly from the best features of the Targa Florio, Mille Miglia, the Coupe des Alpes and the Tour de Corse.
  • Targa Australia run the world’s largest, longest and hardest tarmac rally event.
  • Targa Great Barrier Reef will be based in Cairns and will reach out to all of the surrounding regions including Port Douglas and the Atherton Tablelands.

Don’t Miss

Targa Great Barrier Reef will see the largest Street Stage ever undertaken at a Targa event, around the actual city streets of Cairns itself. This will be followed by a massive Targafest on the Saturday night, right on the Esplanade in Cairns.

For Participants

Head over to the event organiser’s website for more details on competing in Targa Great Barrier Reef.

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2019 Trailer

The 2019 Targa Great Barrier Reef Tour saw drivers cover over 200 competitive kilometres, including the thrilling curves of the Gillies and Kuranda Range roads.

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Targa reaches out into the Atherton Tablelands, a vibrant green land of dramatic mountains, untouched rainforest, delicious produce and jaw-dropping waterfalls.

Find out more about the Atherton Tablelands