The Sunshine Coast is brimming with the best that Australia has to offer. Pristine beaches sit alongside subtropical rainforests and majestic mountains, interspersed with villages steeped in history.
Discover an array of attractions, tours and experiences – from wildlife encounters to getting lost in a hedge maze – there is a veritable goldmine of activities.
Feel like a local from the moment you arrive, where the people are friendly and genuine. For real.
“The Naturally Refreshing Sunshine Coast, official destination partner for the event”
About the Trails
Supported by Sunshine Coast Council, our events are happening at the Sugarbag Mountain Bike Trails.
Located in the middle of Caloundra, these trails are a perfect location to stage Rocky Trail’s Shimano MTB GP and Rocky Trail Academy events on the Sunshine Coast: an amazing array of trails, a dedicated local club with the Caloundra Off Road Cycling Association (CORCA) plus a council committed to ongoing investment into the sport of Mountain Biking – you will love it as much as we do, we’re sure!
With a busy trail network featuring lots of timber features, log roll overs, sweeping berms and surprising pinchy climbs, riders will need to be on their game. The course has been designed to provide key overtaking sections but you will need to be quick and strategic. This location will be extremely popular as the trail network is well known but has had minimal racing before now.
Address: Sugar Bag Road, Caloundra West QLD 4551.
Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) is serviced by Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas. Centrally located in Marcoola and just 15 minutes from Maroochydore, there are regular direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, and Cairns.
Self-driving with either a rental car or your own vehicle is one of the best ways to explore the region, and the Sunshine Coast Airport offers a range of transport options including shuttle buses, hire cars, taxis and public bus services.
Airport transfers operate hourly with door-to-door shuttle services seven days a week. Intrastate and interstate bus services also regularly service the region, with private charter services available as well.
A railway line connects the region to Brisbane in the south and Gympie and beyond to the north, with major stations at Beerwah, Landsborough, Nambour, Cooroy and Gympie North.
For timetables visit translink.com.au.
From the stunning Glasshouse Mountains in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, to the wide-open beaches, there is a new experience waiting at every turn on the Sunshine Coast.
Book your accommodation now to discover more than just the trails while you’re on the Sunshine Coast for our events!
The Waterford Prestige Apartments
The Waterford Prestige Apartments offers large open plan apartments in the heart of Caloundra and steps away from Bulcock Beach. They have a selection of 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, with a mix of King, Queen and Single bed configurations.
Driving time to Brisbane airport is 1 hour, to sunshine coast airport is 30 minutes, and The Australia Zoo is only 25 minutes away by car.
Caloundra Central Apartment Hotel
The variety of suites available in this 4-star apartment hotel makes it ideal for travelling groups. Apartments are elegantly furnished and have fully-equipped kitchens and large entertainer balconies overlooking the pools and tropical gardens. Most importantly, all apartments are home-sized, with plenty of room to stretch out.
A variety of eateries and shops are also only minutes away. Caloundra Central Apartment Hotel offers two refreshing swimming pools and a heated spa pool, a barbecue area and lush tropical gardens for those looking to relax.
Get 10% off for your booking when you book directly online on the website!
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