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Rugby League World Cup Cairns 2017

29 Oct - 11 Nov
2017

Rugby League World Cup Cairns 2017


The 2017 Rugby League World Cup draw has been announced with Cairns set to host 3 of the event’s most exciting games in October & November next year, marking the first time the international competition has visited the Tropical North.

Book your Cairns accommodation and Barlow Park Cairns Tickets now to secure your place at the Rugby League World 2017 in Cairns.

The first games will be Scotland VS Tonga and Ireland VS Italy on Sunday 29th October 2017, Samoa will then take on Scotland on Saturday 11th November 2017, with all games being held at Barlow Park.

 

rugby league world cup cairns teams | Scotlandrugby league world cup cairns teams | Tonga

(Scotland photos: credit to Sarah McMichael Photography. Tonga photos: credit to Tonga National Rugby League Club) 

The tournament is expected to attract tens of thousands of interstate and international visitors to the region, so it is important to get in early to secure your tickets and accommodation before they sell out. For more information on Cairns Rugby World Cup packages, get in touch with Cairns Holiday Specialists today!

Double Header - Scotland VS Tonga and Ireland VS Italy

After a close match won by just two points by Scotland at the 2013 World Cup, this game is set to be a great spectacle as these two evenly matched teams face off again at Barlow Park. Don’t miss the Tonga side’s spine-tingling ‘Sipi Tau’ pre-match war cry. On the same night Ireland takes on Italy in a class of Europe's best. Don't miss this huge night of action at Barlow Park! 

Date: Sunday 29/10/2017

Venue: Barlow Park, Cairns

Tickets: Click here

Book your accommodation with Cairns Holiday Specialists now to secure the best deals - don't miss out. We are the specialists in Cairns accommodation, we live here and know the best places to stay for a range of budgets and group types, from singles to families to large corporate bookings. 

rugby league world cup cairns teams | Tonga Samoa scrum

(Image: Jolon Penna shared under WikiCommons SA2.0 License. No changes made) 

Samoa VS Scotland

Watch the island nation face off against Scotland for the first time in a Rugby League World Cup at Barlow Park. Veteran commentator Andrew Voss called the Samoa VS NZ match the highlight of the 2013 tournament, saying it ‘had everything’, so don’t miss out on seeing what makes Samoa such an entertaining side to watch!

Date: Saturday 11/11/2017

Venue: Barlow Park, Cairns

TicketsClick here

Book your accommodation with Cairns Holiday Specialists now to secure the best deals - don't miss out. We are the specialists in Cairns accommodation, we live here and know the best places to stay for a range of budgets and group types, from singles to families to large corporate bookings.

rugby league world cup cairns teams | Scotland

(Scotland photos: credit to Sarah McMichael Photography)

Rugby League World Cup 2017 Cairns Accommodation

The 2017 Rugby League World Cup is one of the biggest sporting events to ever visit the far north and accommodation bookings should be made well in advance to avoid disappointment. For information on ticket packages, accommodation options and other activities to do while in Cairns, make an enquiry with Cairns Holiday Specialists today!

Rugby League World Cup transport to and from Barlow Park Stadium

Getting to and from the stadium on game day can be a nightmare on public transport, with thousands of other fans all making their way to Barlow Park at the same time. To avoid being stuck in the crowds, we always advise to book your transport ahead of time. Cairns Holiday Specialists can help you organise affordable, hassle-free transport from your accommodation to the game and back again, so get in touch with our friendly team today!

Other activities to check out while in Cairns

While in Cairns, it would be a shame not to check out what makes the region so unique. From a relaxing day out on the reef to an exciting ATV adventure through the rainforest, Cairns Holiday Specialists can help you organise some fun, family friendly pre or post-game activities. Click here for more information on activities and tours in Cairns.

Rugby League World Cup 2017 Information

The men from these competing countries are giants of the game and these clashes are regarded as the absolute pinnacle of entertainment in Rugby League. Don't miss your chance to see the toughest men in Rugby take each other on to prove they’re the world’s best.

With the eyes of the world on Cairns, this is your opportunity to have the ultimate Rugby League holiday in North Queensland – the heartland of the game in Australia. Get a group of mates or the family together and book your Rugby League World Cup experience today! Don’t wait - tickets and accommodation for these highly anticipated games will sell out fast!

The 2017 competition will be the 15th staging of the Rugby League World Cup since the first event held in France in 1954. Australia, New Zealand and France are the only nations to have played in every tournament, and only three nations have won the competition since it’s inception, with Australia taking home the coveted Paul Barrière trophy ten times, Great Britain three times and New Zealand once since 1954.

Tourism and Events Queensland, The Cairns Regional Council and the Rugby League World Cup worked together to secure the three games for Cairns, providing local rugby fans a front row seat to see the world’s best players battling it out for the rugby league world domination.

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The Reef

Cairns is often dubbed the ‘Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef’, and for good reason! Cairns is the perfect departure point for a day or overnight reef trip, with a range of different price and destination options available. There are dozens of reef tour companies in Cairns, so whether you’d prefer a relaxing day on an island or an overnight trip to scuba dive with sharks, Cairns is the best departure point for your Great Barrier Reef experience.

The Rainforest

Just a few short hours drive north of Cairns lies the World Heritage listed Daintree rainforest, home to the highest number of rare and threatened plant and animal species in the world. At 1200 square kilometers, the Daintree rainforest area is the largest chunk of protected tropical rainforest in Australia. While in Cairns, don’t miss your chance to see what Sir David Attenborough calls ‘the most precious rainforest in the world’.

The Food

Cairns is home to some of the best seafood and locally sourced produce available anywhere in Australia. A range of top quality local restaurants and cafes offer guests a chance to indulge in uniquely Australian flavours in a beautiful setting. Take a day trip to the Atherton Tablelands to sample delicious local wine, cheese, chocolate and coffee, or maybe just relax on the water with a cocktail!

Entertainment

From local live music and arts events to traditional Aboriginal dance and performances at Tjapukai Cultural Park, there is something to entertain everyone. Cairns is home to a range of local theater productions, musical events, and local art shows. Check out the local entertainment guides for more info!

Adventure

If you’re looking for something more adventurous in between games at the Rugby League World Cup, Cairns has a range of adrenaline-filled tours and activities to suit the whole family. From white-water rafting to off-road ATV tours to an up-close experience with crocodiles, you’re sure to find something to get your heart racing! 

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