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Cairns Airport IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns

Cairns Airport IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns

Sunday, 7th June 2020
Cairns Airport IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns is situated at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and boasts a stunning backdrop that will take your breath away. Over it's eight year history the event has become known as the IRONMAN in Paradise, boasting an experience that extends past the race day excitement. Hosted in Tropical North Queensland athletes and their support crew have easy access to the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest and the tropical island surrounds. With arguably the most spectacular bike course in the world, competitors race up the Captain Cook Highway hugging the coastline from Cairns…
Bobby Alu Flow Australia Tour (All Ages)

Bobby Alu Flow Australia Tour (All Ages)

Friday, 13th March 2020
Cool, calm and collected, chill-master Bobby Alu wades deeper into the current today with the announce of an all ages 2020 headline tour in support of his third studio album 'Flow'. Armed with nothing but beats, rhythms and good vibes, the 'hammock music aficionado' and his band cover 14 dates across Australia at venues and festivals fit for young and old.
C2K Bike Ride

C2K Bike Ride

Saturday, 27th June 2020 - Friday, 3rd July 2020
Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride is a truly epic adventure that you will talk about for a lifetime. Whether you are a rider (road or dirt), a supporter or a volunteer, there is a place for everyone on the 2020 Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride. The seven day Cairns to Karumba bike-ride has been Queensland’s greatest fun bicycle ride for the past 21 years. In June/July each year, over 250 riders, volunteers and support crews travel through the unique and historic outback towns of the iconic Savannah Way raising funds to make sure bush kids get a fair-go. The kids…
Australian Pole Sports Championships

Australian Pole Sports Championships

Sunday, 28th June 2020
Welcome to Australia’s second World Pole Sports Championships (WPSC) qualifying event, taking place at the Cairns Basketball Early Settler Stadium. Pole is one of the fastest growing sports on the planet. This 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. Includes male and female categories from ages six to masters 50 years and above, with a para-pole sports division for people with disabilities. It is the only avenue for Australian pole athletes to win the opportunity to represent their country.…
Cairns Youth and Careers Expo

Cairns Youth and Careers Expo

Thursday, 21st May 2020
The Cairns Youth and Careers Expo was established 18 years ago by the Business Liaison Association to provide the students of Far North Queensland with up to date and relevant information on career pathways. The Expo is the region’s most comprehensive exhibition that supplies information on tertiary studies and further training including hands-on demonstrations. The BLA is dedicated to advancing career opportunities and pathways for secondary students. With access to approximately 11000 students in years 10, 11 and 12 across the Far North from Tully to Mossman and into the Tablelands. The BLA also stretches up to Thursday Island and…
Great Barrier Reef Chinese New Year

Great Barrier Reef Chinese New Year

Friday, 24th January 2020 - Sunday, 9th February 2020
The Great Barrier Reef Chinese New Year celebrations continue the age old custom of welcoming the Lunar New Year in Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. A unique experience and way to celebrate the lunar new year and learn of the cultural history of the region. Great Barrier Reef Chinese New Year Regional Australia's largest and premier celebration of the lunar new year. The celebrations present a cohesive cultural experience for locals and visitors alike, offering cultural performances, food experiences and activities designed to encourage people from diverse backgrounds to come together and celebrate.
Cairns Expo 2020

Cairns Expo 2020

Friday, 15th May 2020 - Sunday, 17th May 2020
The Cairns Expo is the region’s largest outdoor adventure and home and lifestyle event. Over three huge days, the Cairns Showgrounds will be filled with the latest caravans, camper trailers, motorhomes, accessories, fishing gear plus great ideas for your home and lifestyle such as sustainable living ideas, gardening, homeware, bedding and more. There’s plenty to see across the weekend, including great entertainment for the whole family. They look forward to seeing you at the 2020 Cairns Expo!
International Ocean Film Tour Vol. 6 - Cairns

International Ocean Film Tour Vol. 6 - Cairns

Wednesday, 12th February 2020
The International Ocean Film Tour is the ultimate film event for all ocean lovers. Adventure. Action. Ocean Life. The International Ocean Film Tour is headed to Australia with the best ocean adventures and environmental documentaries on board. 120 minutes packed with the most inspiring short films from the seven seas and the best water sports action of the year. This year's program consists of six short films including Julie, where you hold your breath and meet a free diving filmmaker who has found her creative voice under the ocean’s surface, a special tour edit of the award-winning film Andy Irons…
Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

Friday, 10th July 2020 - Sunday, 12th July 2020
CIAF showcases the diverse cultures and artistic wealth of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples through an impressive program of art, dance, music, fashion, talks and workshops. CIAF has gone from strength to strength since the inaugural fair in 2009, attracting significant attention from both international and national collectors, curators, media and the general public. CIAF 2020 will be held on 10 to 12 July at the Cruise Liner Terminal.
Cairns Ecofiesta

Cairns Ecofiesta

Sunday, 24th May 2020
Now in its tenth year, the Cairns Ecofiesta is a major festival of stellar performances, hands-on workshops and a massive expo of green-tech and sustainable living solutions. With a dedicated children's program, local street eats, roving performers and satellite events, its the perfect time to come together and celebrates their regions unique natural environment, tropical lifestyle, raises awareness of environmentally friendly living solutions and how to reduce the impacts on the environment. Chill out to the beats of the main stage performers, get hands on with workshops and games or simply stroll through the expo eating your sustainably harvested coconut…
PBR Cairns Invitational

PBR Cairns Invitational

Saturday, 23rd May 2020
Get ready for one huge night of entertainment as the Professional Bull Riders return to the Cairns Convention Centre in the heart of Far North Queensland. 22 riders eager for glory, battle against extreme power and agility as they go head to head with 52 of the rankest bucking bulls in the nation, eight seconds at a time. It’s a showdown like no other – three hours of action-packed, adrenaline-fuelled, breathtaking entertainment that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the exhilarating opening through until the last bull has bucked. Choreographed with pyrotechnics, lasers, live music, concert…
Taste Port Douglas presented by Sheraton

Taste Port Douglas presented by Sheraton

Thursday, 27th August 2020 - Sunday, 30th August 2020
Taste Port Douglas serves up mouthwatering foodie experiences in the heart of tropical paradise. This four day food festival held in Port Douglas and presented by Sheraton, delivers delicious and memorable food experiences by leading Australian chefs. Join Manu Feildel, Colin Fassnidge, Massimo Mele and many more talented chefs and wine makers at stunning locations around Port Douglas. Soak up the stunning outdoor lifestyle, award winning restaurants and fresh produce that Port Douglas is famous for from August 27 - 30, 2020. Long lunches, gourmet BBQ's, live music, wine tasting and more. The full line-up and program will be available…
Port Douglas Carnivale

Port Douglas Carnivale

Friday, 22nd May 2020 - Sunday, 24th May 2020
Proudly sponsored by the Douglas Shire Council, Port Douglas Carnivale celebrates the very best of Tropical North Queensland from the bounty of the sea, abundant fresh produce and world class wines, to talented local artists, musicians and performers. Held in one of the most beautiful parts of the world and attracting tens of thousands of local, interstate and international visitors, Port Douglas Carnivale was originally held to mark the start of the sugar cane harvesting season, but is now considered the official opening of the tourism season. A mecca for lovers of all things food, fun and sun, Carnivale is…
Reef to Reef

Reef to Reef

Thursday, 6th August 2020 - Sunday, 9th August 2020
For four days in early August, Reef to Reef brings mountain biking goodness to the home of the one of the worlds most famed and fabled natural playgrounds. Around 200 kilometres of riding and 4000 metres of climbing on the kind of trails and scenery you normally only read or dream about. The tracks and trails of Tropical North Queensland have long been a bucket-list destination for MTB riders from all over the world. Through rainforests and cattle stations, across granite hills and along coast lines, the varied terrain offers a heady mix of fast flowing single trail, farm tracks,…
Port Douglas Carnivale - Party in Paradise

Port Douglas Carnivale - Party in Paradise

Friday, 15th May 2020 - Sunday, 24th May 2020
Originally held to commemorate the start of the sugar cane harvesting season, Port Douglas Carnivale is now considered the official opening of the tourism high season in Far North Queensland. Attracting tens of thousands of keen local, interstate and international guests to the idyllic paradise of Port Douglas, Carnivale is a must-do for anyone who loves food, fun and sun! Come and stay for Carnivale and enjoy all the other amazing attractions that make Port Douglas such a popular destination with Australians and international guests alike. Tropical Far North Queensland is known as the place where the reef meets the…
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