Cairns Airport Ironman Cairns

Ironman Cairns

On the 9th of June the region is playing host to the Cairns Airport Ironman race. It begins with a 3.8km swim around the picturesque Cairns inlet, a 180km bike ride along one of Australia’s most scenic coastal roads (just past Wangetti beach and back to Cairns) and a 42.2km run through Cairns as that finishes along the Cairns Esplanade.

It’s a great opportunity to see some world class athletes doing what they do best! Or go to cheer on the local heroes competing.

If you’re looking for a unique way to travel between Cairns and Port Douglas on race day The Quicksilver Group will be running boat transfers between Port Douglas and Cairns. Now this is an excellent option because some of the road from Cairns to Port will be closed for the cycle leg of the race.

There are 2 transfer options:

Depart Port Douglas: 6:30am

Arrive Cairns: 8:15am

Depart Cairns: 8:45am

Arrive Port Douglas: 10:30am

Depart Port Douglas: 1:45pm

Arrive Cairns: 3:30pm

Depart Cairns: 4:15pm

Arrive Port Douglas: 5:45pm

Cost is $25 per adult and $10 per child each way; infants are free (under 4 yrs)

All reservations are to be pre-paid, once a booking is confirmed, if it is cancelled there will be no refund.

Check In:

Check in Port Douglas: Quicksilver – Reef Marina, Wharf Street, Port Douglas

Check In Cairns: Great Adventures – Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns

Check in must be completed 30 minutes prior to departure Reservations can only be made by phone or email:

Phone: 07 4044 9944


by Port Douglas Tourist Information Centre

The Port Douglas Tourist Information Centre has been operating since 1987. We are locals and are passionate about our wonderful World Heritage listed region and tropical lifestyle.