The Great Barrier Reef Masters Games are back in Cairns in 2017! First held in 2013, the games return for their third year to Tropical Far North Queensland from the 25th to 28th May 2017. Over 2000 Masters-aged athletes from all over Australia, Oceania and SE Asia are expected to compete in 20 individual and team sports over four days of competition. From archery to athletics, tennis to ten-pin bowling, rowing to rugby league – there will be something for everyone!
As well as the fun, excitement and action of the sport, there will be a fantastic social program in 2017, with dress-up events, parties, and live music sure to keep athletes and spectators entertained over three big nights!
The event is sure to be lots of fun for everyone involved! Make sure you book your accommodation now to secure the best rates on a range of hotels, resorts, and holiday apartments! Click here to view the best deals on Cairns accommodation.
Keen to attend but not an athlete? There are options for volunteers and ‘supporters’ to attend the games without competing in a sport. Click the ‘register’ link below for more info.
As one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations, with a huge range of local attractions, dining options, the reef, rainforest and much more, Cairns is the perfect location for the Masters Games!
While in Cairns, why not explore the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest or the namesake of the event, the Great Barrier Reef? Swim with turtles, explore pristine waterfalls, marvel at huge towering trees and swim in ancient crater lakes, all within an hour of Cairns.
Head up into the mountains and visit the friendly rainforest village of Kuranda where you can cuddle a Koala, or head north to the seaside village of Port Douglas to indulge in dining and shopping in paradise.
Head west and discover the Outback just a few hours from Cairns, where abandoned mines, Aboriginal culture, huge limestone caves and ancient lava tubes are waiting to be discovered.
Cairns is also on the doorstep to the real rugged north of Australia. Journey through the wilderness to discover Cooktown and Cape York. Soak up pioneer history, knock back a cold beer in a memorable pub, wet a line to catch a Barramundi, or simple enjoy the scenery.
There is so much to see and do in Tropical North Queensland! For the best advice and the best rates on a huge range of tours, make sure you contact The Tour Specialists.
The following sports are included in the 2017 GBR Masters Games in Cairns:
Archery, Athletics (Track & Field), Baseball, Basketball, Beach Volleyball (Under Cover), Clay Target Shooting, Cricket, Football (Soccer), Futsal, Golf, Hockey, Judo, Mountain Biking, Netball, Rowing, Rugby League, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Tenpin Bowling & Touch Football.
To register for the 2017 GBR Masters Games, click here.
For any questions or to contact the Games Office, click here.
The Great Barrier Reef Masters Games are presented by Cairns Regional Council with support from Tourism and Events Queensland and Tourism Tropical North Queensland.
Images courtesy of Tourism Tropical North Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games.