Featured Sports Events
Whether you like to watch the game or get out there and compete yourself, there’s a sporting event for you in Tropical North Queensland.
Cairns Airport Adventure FestivalView event
Sports30 Aug - 1 Sep 2019
Targa Great Barrier ReefView event
Sports28 October 2018
Tropical Journeys Great Barrier Reef Marathon FestivalView event
Sports20 - 21 Apr 2019
Normanton Barra ClassicView event
Sports4 May 2019
Gregory Downs RacesView event
Targa Great Barrier Reef
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.
While you’re here
Travelling through to catch an event or here to participate? Here are some must reads!
An active traveller’s guide to Cairns
Boasting nature’s ultimate keep-fit playground, nutritious local produce for those post-workout gains, and plenty of idyllic spots for some all-important recovery time, Tropical North Queensland is an active traveller’s dream. Here are our top tips to exploring the region like a top athlete:
Trail running the Goldfields Trail at Babinda Boulders
Trail runners and bushwalkers are spoilt for choice in Tropical North Queensland. It’s hard to put a figure on how many trails there are but trust me, there are hundreds. Situated in lush, heritage-listed rainforest, the Goldfields Trail, between Babinda and Goldsborough Valley, is one the most iconic in the region.
Spa-tripping in Port Douglas and the Daintree
Deep tissue massages, vichy showers, hot stone therapies, seaweed wraps and coconut coffee scrubs, here are a few places to bliss out in Tropical North Queensland.
Seafood lovers’ guide to Cairns
As the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is teeming with an abundance of restaurants offering fresh, local catches and exceptional seafood. Find the stand-out seafood dishes in Cairns below.