Filmed via car.
Cyclists exit T1 in Palm Cove and head out along Cedar Road and Warren St and on to the Captain Cook Highway and make a right turn, heading north to Port Douglas. Athletes continue up the Captain Cook Highway through Thala Beach, taking in the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and seaside rainforest that Tropical North Queensland and IRONMAN Cairns is famous for. Athletes will continue north before turning right into Dickson St and left into Old Port Rd. Turn left into Port Douglas Rd, riding in a coat hanger type shape turning before the Ulysses Ave/Agincourt St and Bale Dr/Barrier St Roundabouts and left back on to Old Port Rd.
Athletes will return south along the Captain Cook Highway to the Palm Cove Southern turn point before completing a 2nd lap. After completing 2 laps of the northern section, the undulating, and winding course will take athletes past Palm Cove, through Smithfield, past Yorkeys Knob Road and rejoining the Captain Cook highway down into Cairns CBD and into T2 at Fogarty Park, Cairns.