Travel and accommodation

Planning your travel to Cairns

We recommend booking your flights now ensuring you register with the airline that you are carrying a bike. Please arrange to arrive in Cairns before 4.00 pm Saturday 1 May 2021 to allow sufficient time to transfer from the airport and set up your bike.

Please send your flight details to the Smiddy Team at smiddy@mater.org.au so we can book your airport transfer.

Your pre-ride accommodation in Cairns

We have arranged accommodation for you at the Oaks Esplanade Cairns, 59 – 63 Cairns Esplanade for Saturday night 1 May 2021. Should you wish to arrive before Saturday you are welcome to do so, but please arrange your own additional accommodation.

For additional reservations call 1300 064 982.

Should you have any queries regarding your Cairns accommodation please email Team Smiddy at smiddy@mater.org.au.

Return travel for 3-day Challenge Riders

Three-day Challenge riders will finish on Tuesday 4 May in Atherton. We expect the ride finish to be approx. 1:40 pm at the Atherton Big 4. Your accommodation for the evening has been arranged for you with a final celebration dinner to be hosted at the Carrington Hotel Atherton.

We will have your bike bag ready to pack up your bike ready for your return flight.

The Smiddy Road Crew will transfer you to Cairns airport on the morning of Wednesday 5 May.  It is approx. a 1 hour 20-minute drive. We ask that you book flights to leave Cairns from 9 am at the earliest. 

Return travel for 5-day Challenge Riders

The ride will finish on Thursday 6 May at Cairns Lagoon, Cairns Esplanade. We expect the ride finish to be approx. 1:00 pm. Your accommodation for the evening has been arranged for you at the Oaks Cairns which is across the road from our finish location. 

Family and friends are welcome to join the finish line celebrations.  

After the ride we will have your bike bag ready to pack your bike for your return flight.

If you are flying out on Friday 7 May please let us know your flight details so we can arrange transfer to the airport. Send to smiddy@mater.org.au. 

Your end of ride accommodation in Cairns

We have arranged accommodation for you at the Oaks Esplanade Cairns, 59 – 63 Cairns Esplanade for our final night on tour—Thursday 6 May 2021. Check out will be Friday morning however if you would like to extend your stay you are welcome to do so. 

You can arrange additional accommodation directly by calling Oaks Reservations on 1300 064 982. Should you have any queries regarding your post ride Cairns accommodation please email Team Smiddy at smiddy@mater.org.au.