2017 Cairns Airport Adventure Festival

By Jann Dixon | 28th March 2017

This year’s Cairns Airport Adventure Festival promises to be an exciting event. Taking place from 4 June to 13 June 2017, the festival features challenges which will push you to your limits. Whether your passion is foot races, swimming, or bike riding, you’ll find your outlet here. The upcoming challenges include the RRR Mountain Bike Challenge, the Great Barrier Reef Ocean Challenge, and the IRONMAN 70.3 Cairns.

The highlight of the festival is the Cairns Airport IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns, which is the ultimate test of physical endurance. This event is a fierce test of strength, with a 3.8 km swim, an 180km cycling stretch, along with a 42.2km run.

While you’re in Cairns, you’ll want to devote some time to exploring some of the spectacular places you’ll see along the way. Here are a few suggestions and adventures you won’t want to miss.

Rex Lookout is a popular spot which is found between Cairns and Port Douglas. It provides a panoramic view of the Wangetti Beach. It’s also fun to watch the hang gliders as they take flight.

The Daintree Rain Forest is something you won’t want to miss. The extremely rare combination of white sandy beaches and tropical rain forests is spectacular. The rain forest’s Important Bird Area features over 430 species of birds.

Port Douglas is where you will find bars, restaurants, and accommodations. One of the highlights of this bustling resort town is a wildlife park.

It’s only natural that you’ll want to take a closer look at what is known as one of the seven wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef. Taking time out for a Great Barrier Reef Tour ensures that you get the most out of your trip.

Reef Magic Cruises have sole access to an exclusive coral reef location on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. The water is crystal clear and home to over 400 types of coral.

Poseidon Outer Reef Cruise is a five-star cruise that visits three spots on the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs. Take some time to enjoy a bit of snorkeling as you marvel at all the fish and coral varieties.

Pro Dive: Liveaboard 3 Day 2 Night is the best way to enjoy the Great Barrier Reef. By spending three days out on the water, you’ll have more time to spend on scuba diving and making underwater discoveries.