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The 2017 event will feature over 300 riders from 35 countries competing in the cross country (XCO) and Downhill (DHI) disciplines.
“Cycling Australia is extremely excited to be hosting this world class mountain bike event set in an iconic part of Australia that will showcase this incredible region to the world,” said Cycling Australia CEO Nicholas Green OAM.
“We look forward to welcoming the international teams and riders, and their friends and families, knowing that they will not only embrace this idyllic location but also deliver strong economic benefits to Cairns and Queensland”
Member for Barron River Craig Crawford said hosting the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships was a highly anticipated event that would showcase Cairns and Tropical North Queensland to a global fan base.
“With one year to go, Cairns is already gearing up for an event that will bring thousands of fans and spectators from around the world to Tropical North Queensland,” Mr Crawford said.
“This will be a wonderful showcase for Cairns as our beautiful region is broadcast to the world.”
The 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, by Cycling Australia with the support of the Queensland Government, through Tourism and Events Queensland and the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing, in partnership with Cairns Regional Council, James Cook University and Tourism Tropical North Queensland.
Please note we also have family and concession tickets available, speak to our experienced travel managers for more details.
Trinity Beach offers a variety of apartment style accommodation, ideally suited for those wanting the convenience and freedom offered by resort style self-contained units. Located approx 6km to the James Cook University and 20km to the Cairns International airport.
AMAROO AT TRINITY: From $800 = 4 nights (limited special of stay 5 pay 4 nights)
Amaroo at Trinity enjoys a peaceful and elevated beachfront position, offering stunning vistas over the Pacific Ocean, accompanied by the soothing sounds of breaking waves on the shore. Offering a range of resort facilities and activities, the spacious studio apartments with distinct living, kitchen and sleeping areas provide the perfect holiday escape only a short walk from the ocean.
Beachfront location the Cairns Beach Resort overlooks the warm waters of the Coral Sea.
Located at Holloways Beach the Resort is just ten minutes north of Cairns City and provides that island ambiance with mainland convenience allowing you to indulge in the simplicity of a truly relaxed lifestyle.
Coral Sands Beachfront Resort is perfectly located right on the Esplanade facing the beach and only 15 minutes north of Cairns International Airport.
Set on two acres of tropical gardens and opposite Trinity beach, the resort features a large lagoon style swimming pool, BBQ areas, tour desk and a beachfront licensed restaurant, Lunico Tratoria, which is open for lunch and dinner. The resort is proud of its immaculate standards; and the cleanliness of the property consistently attracting comments from visitors. There is also a beachfront function area available for up to 60 guests.
As the heart of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics rainforest, Cairns pulses with energy. More than 600 tours a day make the most of the year-round outdoor lifestyle while world-class sporting events and festivals embrace the cosmopolitan city’s vibrant tropical culture.
Energised by nature, Cairns is the place to soak up the tropical lifestyle. Discover an exciting city that takes pride in its cultural heritage and where time seems to last a little longer. Swim at the Esplanade lagoon, sample local produce at a farmer’s market, enjoy free entertainment, shop for a summer wardrobe or cruise around the marina.
Take a tip from the locals for a cool dip at a secluded freshwater swimming hole, jump on a bike for a sightseeing tour along the city’s network of cycle paths, marvel at tropical plants in the Botanic Gardens, browse the galleries or catch an act in a unique rainforest venue.
Ideal for a relaxing getaway, family holiday or business trip to Tropical North Queensland, Mantra Esplanade, Cairns offers premium accommodation in a prime Cairns location. From its waterfront position on The Esplanade, the resort is in the heart of Cairns CBD with cafés, restaurants, nightlife, shopping and attractions including the Reef Casino and Night Markets literally in the doorstep.
The swimming lagoon, pier and marina departure points for tours to the Great Barrier Reef are all within walking distance. Mantra Esplanade offers a choice of accommodation ranging from hotel rooms, to self-contained one and two-bedroom apartments. Onsite leisure facilities include a swimming pool, spa, sauna, fully equipped exercise room and restaurant.
Located on The Esplanade overlooking the harbour, Mantra Trilogy offers contemporary comfort close to the Reef Casino, swimming lagoon and reef departure points. Mantra Trilogy offers plenty of opportunity for pure relaxation with onsite facilities including a swimming pool, children’s wading area, gymnasium and BBQ facilities.
Accommodation options range from modern hotel rooms to spacious self-contained one, two and three-bedroom apartments, many with magnificent water views. From Mantra Trilogy, guests are also within walking distance of the Cairns Night Markets, restaurants, shopping and nightlife along The Esplanade.
BreakFree Royal Harbour is perfectly positioned for guests to enjoy the best of Cairns with its great waterfront location overlooking Trinity Inlet and the spectacular Cairns Lagoon and surrounding picnic areas. The resort is within walking distance of Cairns CBD, the bustling hub of the Esplanades restaurants and cafes and the pier marina. Guests can enjoy recreational facilities at the resort including a swimming pool with sundeck and shade, a gymnasium and BBQ facilities.
Surrounding lush landscaped gardens, Palm Royale Cairns is a 150 room resort-style hotel. Mediterranean at heart with a tropical ambiance it features 2 magnificent swimming pools and a tropical courtyard where you can laze the days away. Breakfast can be enjoyed from Beaches Cafe poolside – a perfect way to start your day. Within a short driving distance of everything that Cairns has to offer – the resort is the ideal base to discover the region’s natural wonders of reef, rainforest and outback.
Cairns Colonial Club Resort combines the tranquility of a tropical resort with all the advantages of a mainstream hotel to create an ideal base from which to explore the attractions in and around Cairns. Situated on 11 acres (4.5 hectares) of tropical gardens and lagoon-style swimming pools the resort has proven to be one of the most popular resorts in Tropical North Queensland! Guest enjoy the relaxed and informal atmosphere, created by the tropical surrounds.
Discover the best activities in Cairns including Queensland Rainforests & Waterfalls, Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns, Kuranda …
Visit the award winning Rainforestation Nature Park – Board an amphibious World War II Army Duck for a land and water adventure through the rainforest, as your Duck Captain identifies and explains fascinating plants including ferns, orchids, strangler figs and the infamous stinging tree
Begin your day with collection from your accommodation and travel south to the spectacular surrounding that await you. The Tully River is situated in stunning World Heritage Listed rainforest and offers an awesome day out, rafting grade 3-4 rapids over 5 hours.
A unique experience awaits today … Join the Dreamtime Gorge Walk at Mossman Gorge, learning of dreamtime legends, bush tucker sources and traditional plant use before tea, damper & question time with your Indigenous guide. Also included is a delicious lunch at Silky Oaks Lodge, overlooking the beautiful Mossman River, and an informative cruise on the Daintree River.
Cairns mountain bike trails offer spectacular scenery and diverse mountain biking for both recreational and competitive riders. Cairns is the entry point for five exciting mountain bike hubs where you can ride trails exploring the rainforest, mountains, beaches, and accessible outback.
More than 700km of documented trails take in the two mountain biking hubs of Smithfield Regional Park in Cairns and Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park on the Atherton Tablelands as well as an array of trails around Mareeba, Port Douglas and Daintree, and the Cassowary Coast.
Recreational mountain bikers and families also will discover trails to match their ability, with the purpose-built mountain bike parks and forest trails offering a range of trail options.
Cairns & Great Barrier Reef has five unique mountain biking regions to explore.
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