XPD 11th Edition will be hosted from the famous Palm Cove township in Tropical North Queensland, Australia. (note: 12 Sep 2019 – HQ has been changed from Port Douglas to Palm Cove)
Palm Cove is a quiet and relaxing village by the sea where centuries old “paperbark” Melaleuca trees line the casual esplanade.
Palm Cove can be reached through the closest airport in Cairns which is just 25 minutes drive to the South. Cairns Airport has both a domestic and an International Terminal welcoming flights through a number of Asian hubs. If driving, it is just off the Cook Highway. Cairns is approximately 1,700km drive north from Brisbane.
Race Headquarters will be at the Hotel Grand Chancellor which is set in over 3 hectares of lush tropical gardens. It features 2 swimming pools, restaurant, bar, alfresco dining, massage, laundry and games room and is within 5 minutes walk to the beach.
The recommended XPD accommodation is the Hotel Grand Chancellor. The hotel features a number of stylish but competitively priced two-bedroom apartments with a lounge, two separate bathrooms, full kitchen and laundry facilities. All have private balconies or terraces overlooking the beautiful gardens or swimming pools.
The headquarters and event logistics will be on the south-east side of the property centred around rooms 501-508 / 541-548. For many teams these rooms will be the prime choice for accommodation. Teams can book online at www.grandchancellorhotels.com and enter the promo code XPDEVENT for our group rate ($250 per night for 4 people in a 2 Bed Apartment, which is probably the best value you will find for this area!).
Palm Cove has all the services of a small but thriving tourist destination including supermarkets, beachside hotels, relaxed cafes and tour operators.
For teams choosing other accommodation, there are numerous options dotted along the picturesque Williams Esplanade that runs along the Beachfront, or in the surrounding area.