During the Red Beret Hotel Cairns Cup Carnival, the roads surrounding Cannon Park Racecourse will be controlled by Queensland Police & Traffic Services and access will be altered.

When coming to the races, there are several options in which to reach and leave Cannon Park Racecourse:

Sunbus Cairns Cup Charter Service $6

To Cannon Park 11am, 11.30 and 12noon:
The bus starts from outside Cairns Central on Spence Street. It then heads down Spence Street and left on to Lake Street, then left on to Florence Street / Mulgrave Road direct to the racecourse. The bus can collect people from any location along this route.

From Cannon Park 5pm, 5.30pm, 6pm and 6.30pm:
The bus will head down Ray Jones Drive and terminate at the Lake Street terminal. The bus can also drop off outside The Jack on Spence Street.

Red Beret Hotel, Redlynch
Depart: 10.30am
Return: 6.30pm via city

Nautilus Aviation Helicopter Transfers

For bookings, call 4034 9000


Cairns Taxis will provide regular taxi services at Cannon Park over the two days of the Carnival. A taxi rank supervisor will co-ordinate the movement of passengers from the taxi rank. PH. 131008

Private Motor Vehicles

To ease congestion and free up for passenger transport services, private motor vehicles should avoid using Ishmael Road, Earlville.
Free parking is available at the back entrance to Cannon Park (near the southern end of the race track).

Police Notification

The Cairns and District Police have advised that random breath-testing will occur during the Carnival.
Remember, if your party is driving to the Carnival, designate a driver. Don’t drink and drive.