The new IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship home situated at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns Airport IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns is set in one of the world’s most iconic tropical locations and boasts a stunning backdrop that will take your breath away. The time has come to unveil the new home of the IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship… Cairns, Tropical North Queensland. Following a successful three year run of an urban championship race, Asia-Pacific athletes will now enjoy a truly tropical championship at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. The new home also provides athletes the perfect way to end their season with a party in paradise and a tropical IRONMAN holiday. Take a few tips on ‘how-to’ from 3 x IRONMAN Cairns champ, Liz Blatchford. With arguably the most spectacular bike course in the world, competitors race up the Captain Cook Highway hugging the coastline from Cairns to Port Douglas. From reef to World Heritage listed rainforest, and a run along the stunning Cairns boardwalk, the race finishes in the heart of the city. This race has become a ‘must-do’ on the IRONMAN circuit, and there is every reason to believe the hype.