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Celebrate the Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival

Posted By Holly On August 28, 2014

There's plenty to explore in Tweed. Celebrate the Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival

Cairns is a beautiful destination, with a gorgeous balmy climate making it the perfect place to escape for the Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival, also known as the "Cairns Amateurs."

Why should you get excited about this event? Essentially, it's a four day extravaganza encompassing horse racing, fashion, entertainment and much, much more in early September.

This year, the carnival runs on September 11 to 14. The event has actually been running for more than 50 years, so you can rest assured it runs incredibly smoothly and is fun for all involved.

Here's just some of what you can sample during this much-loved event.

The Cairns Amateurs: Some highlights

If you love the thrill of watching a race up-close, you can't go past a private trackside enclosure package. Here, you'll be situated just metres away from all the horse racing action - you just can't beat that kind of adrenalin buzz!

This isn't your only option, however. There are plenty of great other viewing areas, such as the Carlton 1500 Club, which offers up a two-storey marquee. It features some amazing views of all the excitement out there on the course.

If you're eager to show off a wonderful racing day outfit, the Cairns Amateurs Ball is an event for you. Here, you can enjoy a smorgasbord of tasty delights with a seafood banquet, and all your favourite drinks on hand too. In addition to this, there will be great live music for you to relax and unwind to.

Anybody keen on fashion should also head along to the Cairns Airport Ladies Fashion High Tea, which is taking place on 11 September at 9.30 a.m. at the Cannon Park Race Course. It's slated to feature local designers and boutiques, as well as visiting designers, so you can expect plenty of Cairns fashion talent, as well as some from further afield.


"Essentially, it's a four day extravaganza encompassing horse racing, fashion, entertainment and much, much more in early September."


There are plenty of other fantastic events and occasions to enjoy as part of this four-day celebration, so make sure you check out the event calendar to get a great overview of what you can experience. Some events are free, while others you need to pay for.

Where to stay in Cairns

Cairns has some great holiday accommodation right in the heart of the city, where you can find plenty of things to see and do.

Mantra Trilogy is centrally located in Cairns at 101-105 The Esplanade. It offers all the holiday accommodation options you could dream of, such as hotel rooms and one, two and three bedroom apartments that come with an assortment of different views. With this gorgeous location, you can enjoy the city's waterfront and its variety of dining, shopping and entertainment options.

Don't worry about Cairns' balmy climate, because your room will be comfortable and temperature controlled for your convenience. In addition to this, you can enjoy kitchen and laundry facilities, making your holiday here a breeze. Check out the pool and deck or relax and unwind on the resort lawn space.

Mantra Esplanade is another option for your consideration, located at 53-57 The Esplanade. Here you can enjoy enjoy wonderful waterfront views in close proximity to your favourite restaurants and other entertainment hubs. You can stay in a hotel room or a one or two bedroom apartment, and savour an array of facilities including an onsite gymnasium, spa and pool. Look forward to beautiful views of the city and the ocean, as well as plush, comfortable rooms to relax in. It's the perfect place to unwind in after an action-packed day.

With one of these options, you're sure to enjoy your stay in Cairns for the racing.


Cairns properties

Mantra Esplanade
Mantra Esplanade

Hotel Rooms, One Bedroom and Two Bedroom apartments, with balconies and sweeping views...Read More »

Mantra Trilogy
Mantra Trilogy

Situated at the edge of Cairns Harbour, pool, 24 hour parking, Ocean View Apartments...Read More »


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