The Great Barrier Reef Masters Games was first held in Cairns, Queensland in 2013, and has since been held biannually. Cairns is the ideal location to host the Games, being one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations with a myriad of local attractions, dining, adventure sports, reef activities and entertainment within close proximity to the city centre.
2,000 masters-aged men and women from Australia, Oceania and South East Asia are anticipated to compete in over 20 individual and team sports across the four days of competition with sports for all masters ages and interests.
With over 20 sports, there is something for everyone at the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games. Check out the website for each sport’s information, dates, special conditions and contact person.
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Highlights from the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games 2023, held in Cairns from the 25th to the 20th of May.
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