Travel and accomodation

Planning your travel to Cairns

Flights to and from Cairns, including transport of your bike, will be at your own expense. We recommend booking your flights early ensuring you register with the airline that you are carrying a bike. 

Once you've booked your flights please send details to the Smiddy Team at smiddy@mater.org.au so we can book your airport transfer.

Three - day riders:

We will arrange transfer from the airport to our team hotel in Port Douglas.  We ask that you plan your arrival in Cairns before 3.00pm Friday 29 April.

Five - day riders:

We will arrange transfer from the airport to our official hotel in Cairns. Once all flight details have been provided we will advise shuttle bus times.  Please ensure you plan your arrival in Cairns before 3.00 pm Wednesday 27 April.  

Your pre-ride accommodation

We have arranged accommodation for all riders and road crew in Palm Cove as part of your registration for the night prior to the event commencement. Should you wish to arrive earlier you are welcome to do so, but please arrange your own additional accommodation.

5 Day Riders — Palm Cove Accommodation 

Our team hotel is Mantra Amphora, 49 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove.

If you'd like to arrange additional accommodation call the hotel directly on 07 4059 8100.  

3 Day Riders — Port Douglas Accommodation 

Our team hotel is Oaks Port Douglas Resort, 87-109 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas.

If you'd like to arrange additional accommodation call the hotel directly on 07 4099 8900.

Our arrival in Cairns

The ride will finish on Monday 2 May in Cairns (final location TBC). Family and friends are welcome to join the finish line celebrations and we will provide all details shortly, but we expect to finish around 2.00pm.

After roll-in you will be able to chaeck in to our team accommodation, pack your bike bags and relax before our finish line dinner. We are working on finalising location and will provide details soon, however family and friends are most welcome.  Please let us know if you are expecting family to join via email at smiddy@mater.org.au

Your end of ride accommodation

Has been arranged for you as part of your registration for our final night on tour—Monday 2 May 2022 (please note this is a public holiday in Qld). Check out will be Tuesday morning.

Our Cairns team hotel is located at Mantra Trilogy, 101-105 Esplanade, Cairns City. 

If you would like to extend your stay you are welcome to do so by contacting the hotel directly on 07 4080 8000. 

If you have made alternative accommodation arrangements  please email Team Smiddy at smiddy@mater.org.au.