Welcome to a brand new Australian sporting event, proudly born in Cairns: Australia’s inaugural World Pole Sports Championships (WPSC) qualifying event, taking place at the new Cairns Basketball Stadium.
Pole is one of the fastest growing sports on the planet. This inaugural competition will be open to all Australian pole sports athletes and athletes from countries that don’t have a WPSC qualifying event, including New Zealand and most Asian countries.
Drawing over 500 competitors and 2500 spectators in 2014, 2015 and 2016 the annual event is delivered by Tablelands Regional Council with the assistance of an organising committee made up of local business and community representatives. Sponsorship and registration fees cover the cost of the event, with 10 per cent of registration fees donated to organisations that support returned service members.
An all-tackle fishing competition – any breaking strain fishing line fished on rod and reel or handline is welcome and the champion angler will be defined by the closest to the random mystery weight!
The Normanton Barra Classic is an annual event usually held over Easter weekend. This year in May due to flooding.
Nominations from 5.00pm to 9.00pm
Gregory Downs Jockey Club has been racing for over 100 years in the Gulf Country.
The Gregory Downs Races is a weekend of family fun
The event now is in its 44th year at the Gregory River in the township of Gregory. The Gregory river is a crystal clear spring feed river which flows all year round.
The event has two distances, 18 kilometre recreational race and the marathon 40 kilometre race.
On the third weekend in May of each year, Mareeba Shire Council plays host to ’The Great Wheelbarrow Race’.
This is an event where competitors push an empty wheelbarrow along the ’Wheelbarrow Way’ between Mareeba and Chillagoe in three stages.
The annual Weipa Billfish Club Ladies Gamefish Day is open lady anglers of all ages and has a focus of raising money for breast cancer
One of the most popular events on the social calendar in Cooktown.
Come and experience a real country race meet at the second oldest turf
This is an action-packed weekend with something for all the family to enjoy. Talented jockeys vie for position on the outback track, testing their skills