Day One of the Great Northern 6 Pack.  Ride from Cairns Pier along the Esplanade to the northern beaches of Cairns.  Take a quick diversion through Palm Cove and Yorkey’s Knob, before heading north on the Cook Highway along the oceanfront to the halfway point at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. 100km riders can opt to continue to from Hartley’s to Mossman via Port Douglas, or take the 

50/50 option.  Break your Audax day into two 50km brevets, and spend a few hours checking out the crocodiles at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, before continuing the journey north to Port Douglas and Mossman.  Discounted entry to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures has been organised for Audax riders .

The 200km course heads south for some along quiet ocean-front riding along the southern edge of Trinity Inlet before turning north back through Cairns and to Port Douglas and Mossman.  It’s a flat, easy and scenic start for Day One of the 6 Pack.

Event Date 01-Sep-2018 6:30 am
Registration Start Date 14-May-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0
Registration Close Date 24-Aug-2018 11:00 pm
Individual Price AUD30.00
AUD30.00

This is the big one !!  Day 2 of the 6 Pack starts with some serious sight-seeing on a tour through the beaches and rainforest of the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest.

 200km riders start with a quick loop out to Mossman Gorge, before heading north to Daintree Village.  They then join the 100km route for a trip across the Daintree River by ferry, before tackling the leg-stretching climb across Mt Alexandra and down through the Daintree to Cape Tribulation.  Spot some cassowaries and Ulysses butterflies during a day’s riding through the rainforest.

100km riders can enjoy a little trip across the river, before returning to Daintree Village and Mossman.  Or take the 50/50 option with a break in Daintree Village.  Enjoy a few hours on a river cruise (at a discounted price for Audax riders), or sample the delights of this special area of rainforest before returning south.

Event Date 02-Sep-2018 6:30 am
Registration Start Date 18-May-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0
Registration Close Date 30-Aug-2018 11:00 pm

A 100km ride to recover from the day before.

Event Date 02-Sep-2018 7:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0
Registration Close Date 30-Aug-2018 11:00 pm
Individual Price AUD6.00
AUD6.00

Day 3 and it’s time to head up the hills, as the 6 Pack makes its way from the coast to the northern end of the Tablelands.  Head up the Rex Range, pausing for views across the Far North coastline.

The 100km takes a stopover at Mt Molloy pub, before having a small taste of the Quaid Road with its views across the Quaid Dam to the west.  Continue to Mareeba, with a little detour to the Golden Drop Winery with its famous Mango wines.

From Mt Molloy, the 200km ride heads northwest along the Mulligan Highway through Mt Carbine.  The turnaround point is at the Desailly Range lookout.  It’s a stiff little climb, but the amazing views are well worth the effort before starting the return journey to Mt Molloy and on to Mareeba.

Event Date 03-Sep-2018 6:30 am
Registration Start Date 18-May-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0
Registration Close Date 31-Aug-2018 11:00 pm

6 Pack Day 4 - Start the day with something different.  After a few kilometres of leg warming, test yourself with some laps of the professional racing circuit of the Mako Track near Mareeba, before continuing on your way.  Take your laps as fast or slow as you please, and enjoy the chicanes, hot-dog turns and hot-mix surface of this closed circuit raceway.

The 100km ride then heads up to the greener scenery of the southern Atherton Tablelands, past the new windfarm at Mt Emerald and through the Kairi farming country, before arriving in Atherton – our base for the next few days.  Take the 50/50 option, and have a break at Mt Uncle Rum distillery – if you dare.

The 200km takes a loop out to the farming country of Dimbulah, then heads north to Lake Tinaroo and Yungaburra before arriving in Atherton.

Event Date 04-Sep-2018
Registration Start Date 18-May-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0
Registration Close Date 01-Sep-2018 11:00 pm