IRONMAN Asia Pacific Championship, Cairns offers tropical paradise racing featuring the sport’s most spectacular bike course. The Tri Travel tour begins on Thursday of race week with athletes and spectators arriving in to one of the world’s most iconic tropical locations. Each day our experienced tour leaders will assist athletes and spectators with race week logistics.
Cairns Triathlon Travel and Accommodation
Tri Travel arrange all travel and accommodation solutions for our athletes. The best race accommodation, to suit all budgets, is available in convenient event locations for athletes and their families.
Cairns Ironman Tour
Tri Travel provide a comprehensive race week tour, making sure our athletes and their families enjoy all the activities and functions on offer in the Ironman event schedule. Tour members can choose to partake in as much or as little of the itinerary as they wish. Course orientations are provided by our experienced tour leaders who offer valuable advice and tips to help our athletes on race day.
Let Tri Travel take care of all the ‘little’ things, so you can do what you came to Cairns to do – race your best!
Ironman Cairns Event Week
- Coral CoastTriathlon, Port Douglas – Sunday 4 June
- RRR Mountain Bike Challenge ( 35km and 70km ) ,Mt Molloy – Sunday 4 June
- Hekili Great Barrier Reef Ocean Challenge Outrigger Race, Palm Cove to Port Douglas, – Sunday 4 June
- Quicksilver Reef Swim, Green Island – Thursday 11 June
- The Cairns Post Run for Cairns, Friday 9 June
- McDonalds IRONKIDS Cairns, Saturday 10 June
- Cairns Airport IRONMAN Cairns, Sunday 11 June
- Travel IRONMAN 70.3 Cairns, Sunday 11 June
- Cairns Sport & Lifestyle Expo, Thursday 11 June – Sunday 11 June
Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s natural wonders. The city is renowned for its relaxed, tropical climate and laid back ambiance. With islands, rainforests and stunning reefs on its doorstep your post-race options are limitless. Immerse yourself in the rainforest, discover iconic Aussie wildlife and ancient Indigenous culture or relax on palm fringed beaches.
The city was named after William Wellington Cairns, the former Governor of Queensland. Initially Cairns served as a base for miners heading for the goldfields to the west. It later developed into a railhead and major port for sugar cane exports along with other miners, gold and agricultural products. In more recent times it has flourished as Australia’s premier tourism destination hosting visitors from across the globe in its world heritage listed environs.
The festival is during the Cairns winter, but don’t let that fool you. The weather offers welcoming temperatures 26 °C (79 °F) for an average high and 18 °C (64 °F) for an average low.
How to Get There
Cairns Airport is an international airport with direct flights to 20 international and 44 domestic destinations, handling more than three million passengers each year.
The direct international destinations include Japan, New Zealand, China, Singapore, Guam, Papua New Guinea and Hong Kong.
Tri Travel can arrange all your transfers and accommodation needs for your stay in Cairns. Contact us at [email protected]
Six Super Things to Do
Cairns and Surrounds
Take a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef – a spectacular of coral islands and marine life. Enjoy the oceanfront energy of the Cairns Esplanade and markets. Go white water rafting or drift above the stunning tablelands in a hot air balloon. Walk the mystical and ancient rainforests with the aboriginal traditional elders.
Great Barrier Reef
You can swim, snorkel, dive, jump, fly and sail the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, a living masterpiece so big it can be seen from outer space. It stretches more than 2,000 kilometres along the Queensland coastland has an abundance of marine life that is sure to amaze. Find nemo, swim with the minke whales, dive with the massive potato cod or cruise the shallows with a sea turtle.
Port Douglas is a one hour drive north along one of the most scenic coastal roads in Australia (your ride course). Home to golden beaches, exclusive resorts, and world class restaurant dining,the quiet former fishing village of Port Douglas is both sophisticated and relaxed and the perfect place to escape and unwind.
Surrounded by magnificent rainforest, the picturesque mountain retreat of Kuranda, 25 kms northwest of Cairns, is called the ‘Village in the Rainforest’. The Djabugay aboriginal people have lived in this region for more than 10,000 years and their culture continues to thrive today. Pack a picnic and take a stunning hike through the National Park.
Skyrail Cable Way
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a world first in environmental tourism taking you on an amazing experience over the region’s Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest. The Skyrail experience, spanning 7.5kms over pristine rainforest, allows you to explore the wonders of an ancient tropical rainforest and learn about one of the most botanically fascinating and diverse areas on earth.
Escape the heat in the Esplanade Lagoon, on the Cairns foreshore beside the race course, a huge saltwater swimming lagoon where kids can enjoy the sandy edges, build sand castles and play in shallow water. Escape the sun by retreating into the cool cafes and bars of the city or spend some time in the boutique shops and art galleries. You will meet people from all over the world.