Queensland sporting events worth waiting all year for

Queensland sporting events worth waiting all year for

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From fun runs to professional Rugby League, the best Queensland sporting events are truly worth waiting all year for. 

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State of Origin Series

June – July  Be prepared for a wild crowd of proud Maroons fans when Queensland hosts the State of Origin. Watch the Maroons take on the New South Wales Blues in this epic sporting rivalry. League fans around the country look forward to the series every year. For the games played interstate, you can just soak up the atmosphere at a good old pub, anywhere across Queensland.


9 June 2019 This is one of the most scenic Queensland sporting events, taking place between the rainforest and the reef. IRONMAN Cairns has earned a reputation as IRONMAN in paradise. Watch swimmers tackle the gorgeous tropical waters at Palm Cove. The bike leg of the race takes rides along the scenic Captain Cook Highway with coastline views, before competitors run into the heart of Cairns.

Australian Surf Life Saving Championships

30 March – 7 April, 2019 Surf Life Savers from more than 300 clubs around Australia will flock to the Gold Coast this year for the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships. The event is a great way to honour Australia’s iconic surf and sand culture. Athletes compete in more than 450 events, including rescue events and surf board riding events.

Runaway Noosa Marathon

25 May, 2019 Escape to stunning Noosa for a weekend getaway of sunshine, gorgeous beaches and fitness. In the heart of Noosa is where organisers will hold the Runaway Noosa Marathon. It’s a flat, fast but friendly multi-lap course where you can enjoy music and entertainment along the way. Sign up for a full marathon, half marathon, a team relay or even a 5km run/walk. When you’re finished, you can grab a hard-earned meal at Hastings Street.


Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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