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SEE THE WORLD'S
BEST IN CAIRNS

WHAT TO SEE

  • Smithfield Conservation Park

    Check out everything you need to know about the home of the 2017 UCI MTB World Championships here.


    For more infomation about Smithfield Conservation Park, check out our fact sheet here.

  • Riding in Tropical North Queensland

    Tropical North Queensland boasts over 500 km of mountain bike trails spanning from Mission Beach in the South and Port Douglas to the north. Visit ridecairns.com for all the information you need on riding in the region

  • Cairns & Great Barrier Reef – where the reef meets the rainforest.

    Welcome to Cairns & Great Barrier Reef – truly nature’s playground in the heart of the Asia Pacific region. This stunning region is Australia’s closest and easiest access point to the Great Barrier Reef and the only place on earth where two World Heritage-listed areas sit side by side – the iconic Great Barrier Reef and the world’s oldest tropical rainforest.

    The Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region boasts an array of life-enhancing tropical moments with over 600 day tours. Experience the awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef, be enchanted by the tranquillity of the earth’s oldest surviving tropical rainforest, learn from traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, challenge your chi with a white-water rafting adventure or simply be tempted by a relaxing spa indulgence or a gourmet tour that includes the freshest seafood and amazing
    tropical fruits.

    Paradise Through Your Lens invited passionate travellers who love to document their travels to visit Tropical North Queensland to capture paradise through their own lens. Ten travellers produced stories about the Great Barrier Reef, nature, the rainforest and wildlife, outdoor adventure, off road exploring and Indigenous culture.

  • Trinity Beach

    Trinity beach is situated five minutes from Smithfield Regional Park and is a popular holiday destination which has a relaxed sea-side village ambience rarely found elsewhere.

    Trinity Beach accommodation ranges from 3.5 star to 5 star self-contained apartments and luxury holiday homes.

    Check out Trinity Beach Accommodation options here

  • Palm Cove

    Palm Cove is 10 minutes from Smithfield Regional Park and boasts a unique, quiet and relaxing village by the sea where centuries old “paperbark” Melaleuca trees line the casual esplanade.

    Accommodation ranges from 5 star luxury resorts to self contained apartments, holiday homes and caravan park.

    Check out Palm Cove Accommodation options here

DIRECTIONS

LOCATION
The 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships will be held at Smithfield Regional Park, behind the James Cook University Campus.

PARKING
Paid parking will be available at the James Cook University Campus, however spaces are limited. Spectators are encouraged to car pool, catch public transport, walk or cycle to the event.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
For more info on the public transport schedule please click here.

GET DIRECTIONS FROM

CAIRNS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Drive
15.4 km, 19 min
Cairns International Airport, Airport Ave
Cairns QLD 4870

CAIRNS CITY CENTRE

Drive 18.6 km, 21 min
BUS ROUTE: 110, 111
Cairns City Centre, Sheridan St
Cairns QLD 4870

PALM COVE 

Drive 11.7 km, 14 min
BUS ROUTE: 110
Palm Cove Centre, Coral Coast Drive
Palm Cove QLD 4879

YORKEYS KNOB 

Drive 6.0 km, 9 min
BUS ROUTE: 112
Yorkeys Knob Centre, Varley Street
Yorkeys Knob QLD 4878

ACCOMMODATION

Flight Centre Sports and Events is the official travel partner of Cycling Australia. Flight Centre is developing a range of travel and accommodation packages for teams and fans, available from mid-November.

For further details, contact Flight Centre Sports and Events on 1300 220 293

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