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Hop Across The DITCH & Spring Into Fun, Fashion & Racing This September In Tropical Cairns

July 2, 2014 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

The fun, fashion and racing of Cairns Amateurs awaits New Zealanders and is now within reach thanks to a new partnership between Cairns Amateurs, Tourism Tropical North Queensland, Tourism and Events Queensland and Air New Zealand.

A selection of all-inclusive Cairns Amateurs travel packages are now on sale focussing on the spring racing carnival’s program that rolls out between Thursday 11 and Saturday 13 September, 2014 and takes advantage of Air New Zealand’s daily direct flight between Auckland and Cairns.

Cairns Amateurs CEO, Graham Thornton said that established in 1959, Cairns Amateurs spring racing carnival has the benefit of being steeped in tradition with all the excitement of what has evolved into Australia’s leading regional spring racing carnival.

“For three days and nights Cairns is alive and kicking with fun, fashion and racing and as such, Cairns Amateurs really is the perfect excuse to visit our tropical city in springtime,” he said.

Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey said the Cairns Amateurs was recognised as a major event on Queensland’s calendar attracting an attendance of almost 15,000 people in 2013.

“Now in its 56th year, the Cairns Amateurs provides a great platform to showcase Tropical North Queensland’s tourism assets to the important New Zealand market,” Ms Stuckey said.

“This campaign will encourage New Zealanders to start planning their trips to Cairns to attend the carnival.

“Events such as the Cairns Amateurs support the goal of doubling annual overnight visitor expenditure from $15 billion to $30 billion by 2020.”

Travel packages comprise a range of special event tickets and premium hospitality packages that all include entry to the trackside action at Cairns’ Cannon Park Race Course on Friday, 12 and Saturday, 13 September, 2014.

For information on Cairns Amateurs spring racing carnival, please visit or Telephone: +61 7 4033 1135 email:

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