The Tropics of North Queensland (QLD) will host to the 8th edition of the international XPD Expedition Race from 3 – 14th August 2015.
The QLD Tropics abounds with iconic destinations that teams will be hoping to explore over their two week journey. The coral reefs, granite headlands and towering Hoop pines are famous features of Magnetic Island.
Mount Spec National Park contains the incredible multi-tiered Jourama Falls and the misty mountain township of Paluma, at over 1000m in altitude.
Further North is the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and famous national parks of Hinchinbrook and Girrigun.
To the South, rugged and remote mountains rise abruptly from the coastal wetlands to over 1200m in height in the Bowling Green National park.
Crossing the Great Dividing Range to the West is the dry and dusty Australian Outback, with vast open spaces, big skies, ancient lava flows, fossilised limestone and historic gold mining settlements.
The headquarters of the event will be in the city of Townsville which boasts over 300 days of sunshine each year, and is gateway to the regions famous National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef.
Entries open on 28 November 2014.
More details at www.xpd.com.au