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XPD 11th Edition will be hosted from the unique and famous Port Douglas township in Tropical North Queensland, Australia.

Port, as affectionately known by the locals, is surrounded by two world heritage areas, the majestic Great Barrier Reef and the ancient Daintree Rainforest.  

Port Douglas can be reached through the closest airport in Cairns which is just one hour drive to the South.  Cairns Airport has an International Terminal welcoming flights through a number of Asian hubs. 

The town has all the services of a small but thriving tourist destination including supermarkets, beachside hotels, relaxed cafes and tour operators. 

Race Headquarters will be at the Port Douglas Community Hall which is less than 500m from most accommodation and hotels in the town. 

Founded in 1877, Port Douglas came into being as a port where riches from the goldfields of the Hodgkinson and Palmer Rivers were trafficked by bullock drays to be loaded onto vessels for southern cities.