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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 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.
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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.
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GETTING TO THE MOUNTAIN BIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships will be held at Smithfield Regional Park, behind the James Cook University Campus.
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.
For more info on the public transport schedule please click here.
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
Check out the best things to do during your visit at the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Cairns: