The Area


The Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree - one of the oldest rainforests in the world, the scenic seaside village of Port Douglas, miles and miles of sandy white beaches. The list goes on. This stunning region of Far North Queensland is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Come and see for yourself in November 2012 for the marathon and holiday of a lifetime! But until then, click on the links below to find out more about this amazing area.


This charming seaside town is the perfect location for a tropical holiday and the ideal spot to watch the total solar eclipse of 14 November 2012.

Whether you are travelling by air, rail or road, Port Douglas is easily reached. The closest airport is in Cairns and a one-hour drive along the beautiful Queensland coast will get you to Port Douglas.

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The Tropical North boasts day time temperatures of around 24 degrees Celcius and balmy evenings with cool sea breezes.

This stunning World Heritage listed site is the only living thing on earth that is visible from space.

Far North Queensland is home to one of the oldest rainforests in the world. Read more about this World Heritage listed site.

Experience three unique ecosystems: the wetlands, the grasslands and the rainforest in one location.

This tropical region is a veritable foodie paradise offering fresh seafood, locally-produced fruit wine, tropical fruits and much more. Choose between down-to-earth local cafés or indulge in sublime gourmet experiences.

Cairns is the closest city to Port Douglas and is a bustling hub offering a great selection of markets, restaurants and bars. And if you're after shopping, look no further!



The Solar Eclipse Marathon - the experience of a lifetime