Like a Local: Tropical North Queensland

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Like a Local: Tropical North Queensland

29th May 2019

Four women from Cairns, Australia, take a visitor on a journey to and through their favourite mountain bike trails in Tropical North Queensland: Smithfield Mountain Bike Park, home of the 2017 mountain bike world championships, Atherton, where they go for a day trip or a weekend away, Davies Creek, where there’s sunshine almost every day of the year, and a short, jungly pedal to the spectacular Windin Falls.

Beyond biking, these riders share their enjoyment of the food, leisure and lifestyle opportunities nearby. A quick swim at the top of a waterfall, a palm tree trunk climb challenge, a search for sea turtles and some time out to offer their thoughts on why they’re proud to call the region home.

“You know when people travel and everyone tells them the tourist things to do? When mountain bikers travel, they want to know what the locals do. So we decided to make a film about that.” – Tokyo Swim Team


Author: RideCairns

Ride Cairns is the official mountain biking guide to Tropical North Queensland, Australia. A truly iconic destination where two World Heritage Areas meet - the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics rainforest - the region hosts a diverse range of trails for all ages and skill levels, all easily accessible from Cairns. In September 2017, Cairns hosted the UCI World Mountain Bike Championships and welcomed mountain bike enthusiasts from all over the globe! Catch up on all the action with Ride Cairns.