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Topical Journeys Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival

Port Douglas, Douglas Area

 6 November 2016 

The Tropical Journeys Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival is the largest marathon and running event in Tropical North Queensland, attracting over 5,000 participants and spectators from all around Australia and 13 different countries. Held annually in Port Douglas, the Festival is the only running event located on the fringe of two world heritage listed sites, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. From Four Mile Beach to the trails of the rainforest and back through the streets of Port Douglas, this is a race to mark on your calendar.

Where else can you run on the most spectacular course in Australia, stay on for an extended holiday and play on the most iconic natural wonder in the world, the Great Barrier Reef. So join us in paradise and Race, Stay and Play!

74km Ultra Marathon
42.195km Marathon
21.095km Half Marathon
10km
5km
2.3km Free Kids Run

Come for the run, stay for a holiday!

Event Dates

This event occurs annually:
6 November 2016
6 November 2016

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Adult $30 - $280 Price varies depending on which distance you choose to run. Spectators free.

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Restaurant - Licensed

Event Venues


Port Douglas
Address:
Port Douglas Esplanade
Port Douglas
Queensland, Australia 4877

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

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From AU$25 - 275
Bustard Downs is a 200 acre organic beef farm offering Outback Farmstay Bed and Breakfast Guesthouse accommodation, self-contained authentic Farm Cottages and Caravan and Camping. The property is owned and run by an Australian family. Bustard Downs is the perfect place to find an Outback Bush experience in Tropical North Queensland. Close to Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas, Daintree, Mareeba, Julatten and the Atherton Tablelands. Driving north to Cooktown and Cape York? This is a natural Retreat for Eco-travellers, bird watchers, swimmers, animal and nature lovers. The organic Farmstay Guesthouse provides personalised hosted accommodation. Rooms take in mountain views, private gardens and feature king size or twin single beds with 100 per cent cotton linen, perfect for the Tropics. Breakfast hampers and barbecue dinner packs feature fresh local produce simply presented for self-catering. Supplies are from the farm and local Tableland growers. They use and source organic and bio-dynamic produce where possible. Farmstay guests enjoy exclusive use of the owners private 20 metre swimming pool. The self-contained Farmhouse and Cottage are for the independent traveller located above the Mary Creek. The caravan and camping area is rarely crowded and has a great social communal fire place.

Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
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From AU$260 - 1190
Welcome to Port Douglas, one of Australia's most stunning holiday destinations in Tropical North Queensland and the gateway to explore the world famous Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. A newly renovated beachfront luxury resort on famous Four Mile Beach surrounded by 147 hectares of lush tropical gardens, 2 hectares of sparkling saltwater lagoon pools and an 18-hole golf course, their resort amenities and service will make you feel at home in paradise. The UNESCO world heritage listed marvels, Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest await to take you on the adventures of a lifetime. Their rooms, suites and villas that afford captivating views of the ocean or tropical gardens and select rooms with private balconies. Exquisite dining venues provide scrumptious delicacies including fresh seafood in the comfort of the resort. Swing by the 18-hole golf course or explore any of their country club offerings for first-class sports facilities. 17 indoor and outdoor venues including their stunning beach and tropical gardens will make the perfect backdrop to your corporate meeting or enchanting wedding.

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Executive Retreats offer a selection of award winning architecturally designed holiday retreats in the Port Douglas area, Tropical North Queensland. Choose between trendy holiday homes and Balinese inspired beach villas on absolute beach front, luxury lifestyle and spa retreats on secluded, private acreages and chic apartments and townhouses in the heart of cosmopolitan Port Douglas. An Executive Retreat is essential for your next escape to paradise! Indulge and succumb to a qualified massage therapist as they unravel your stresses...or let five star chefs tantalise your taste buds with exotic culinary delights. All this can be arranged in the privacy of your Executive Retreat. Charter a boat to the reef or perhaps a helicopter to a spectacular rainforest setting. Indulge in the 'Art of Tropical Living' at Shangri-La, the ultimate in rainforest escapes. If you are looking to seriously escape to a safe haven then this is your Shangri-La with the majestic Daintree Mountains as your vista. This home appeals due to it's very special ambience and solitude. It becomes your own sanctuary. Luxurious and spacious, a relaxing and unforgettable holiday for a family, friends or honeymooners to hideaway. A holistic retreat to rekindle the soul.

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Dreamcatcher Beach-side Apartments in Port Douglas is Fringed by the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Daintree rainforests, Dreamcatcher Apartments offer you the opportunity to discover the colours of paradise. Port Douglas Australia is your holiday vacation rental escape - a place where you can delight in the natural wonders, adventure and spectacular scenery for which Northern Queensland, Australia is renowned. The ideal base for your Port Douglas escape is Dreamcatcher Apartments, featuring 12 spacious holiday apartments in a secluded beachside location just metres from pristine Four Mile Beach and minutes from the town centre of Port Douglas. Award winning design of this boutique resort offers your stay a home away from home in studio, luxury one and two bedroom self catering apartments, nestled in lush tropical gardens, complete with sublime heated pool, spa and barbecue gazebo. Enjoy a romantic relaxing stay, book a tour, prepare and enjoy a meal by the pool and just chill out in the tropics. Their years of local knowledge can guide you to all the best sights Port Douglas and the surrounding Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest have to offer. They look forward to hosting your great tropical escape at Dreamcatcher Apartments.

Ramada Resort Port Douglas

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Port Douglas is one of the most beautiful tropical holiday destinations and the only place on the planet where two World Heritage listed areas meet – the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Located an hour's drive north of Cairns, Port Douglas is a laid-back and sophisticated coastal village offering visitors a large selection of exciting tours, cruises, adventure activities and world-class restaurants. Nestled within a pocket of Melaleuca rainforest just a short walk to world-renowned Four Mile Beach, Ramada Resort Port Douglas is ideally positioned within minutes of the stylish cafés, restaurants and bars of Macrossan Street in Port Douglas.

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Villa San Michele boasts a fantastic location on vibrant Macrossan Street in the heart of Port Douglas. The central location places all that Port Douglas has to offer on your doorstep, and all within a five minute walk. The unique Mediterranean style apartments feature refurbished bathrooms and complimentary Wi-Fi and are situated around a courtyard of tropical gardens with two heated saltwater swimming pools, spa and poolside barbecue. The private location set back from Macrossan Street provides guests with a secretive and peaceful retreat. With complimentary undercover parking, Villa San Michele also caters for those wishing to self-drive. A complimentary guest laundry is also provided. The one and two bedroom self-contained apartments open onto a private balcony. The fully air-conditioned apartments are generous in size and offer a choice of queen or twin bedrooms with refurbished ensuite bathroom and adjoining lounge. The two bedroom apartments boast two refurbished bathrooms and two private balconies. The village of Port Douglas offers visitors the perfect place to unwind. Relax on stunning Four Mile Beach, browse the boutique shops or enjoy a meal at one of the many award winning restaurants. With over 100 tours on offer there is something to suit everyone.

Port Douglas Peninsula Boutique Hotel

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
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The Peninsula Boutique Hotel is perfectly positioned at the beachside end of Macrossan Street overlooking pristine Four Mile Beach and the sparkling Coral Sea, less than a two minute walk to the village centre, shopping, restaurants. Spacious modern tropical, light and contemporary designed one bedroom fully air-conditioned suites, with large private balconies, 28 have ocean views, six have pool views. Lift access to upper levels. Doors fully open enabling the outside and inside areas to become one. The discreetly concealed kitchenette offers everything you need. The ensuite bathroom features separate walk-in shower plus relax in the large two person bath with aromatherapy oils. Enjoy the heated freshwater pools and spa/jacuzzi. Port Douglas Peninsula Boutique Hotel represents an unique concept in holiday accommodation - the comfort and facilities of a hotel with the friendliness and personal service that only a small property can provide. Indulge at Hi Tide Beach Cafe and Restaurant with its innovative cuisine and cocktail bar. When it's time to explore the reef and rainforest or embark on a day of adventure their tour desk staff are there to assist you plan the best experiences to suit you.
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Located in one of the most internationally acclaimed locations in Australia on Four Mile Beach, Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa has been designed with the utmost luxury and relaxation in mind. Set amidst a tropical oasis in Tropical North Queensland, this spectacular resort blends seamlessly with the surrounding landscape; luxuriously designed with oriental accents and sandstone pillars that are echoed throughout the resort. With 130 beautifully appointed studio rooms and elegant two and three bedroom apartments, this magnificent resorts also features stunning villas with exclusive plunge pools and luxury swim-out apartments and an impressive penthouse with roof-top spa and barbecue area, separate living and dining, relaxing spa bath and furnished private balconies. As a guest to this beautiful resort, enjoy exclusive access to an array of recreation facilities including; an expansive lagoon pool, five-star Day Spa with couples room and Vichy shower treatments, nearby18-hole Championship Links-Style Golf Course, gymnasium two bars and on-site restaurant. Sophisticated, stylish and indulgent, this luxurious tropical hide-away is the perfect destination to restore, relax and re-energize the mind, body and soul - ideal for families, couples and holiday makers alike.

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