When the South Sydney Rabbitohs take on the North Queensland Cowboys in Round 16 at Barlow Park in Cairns there is more than just footy on offer in tropical North Queensland.
Check out 5 of the best reasons to get up the coast and cheer on the mighty Red and Green while making a weekend of it.
Brought to you by Tourism and Events, Queensland.
5. Take a break from winter
While the south of the Queensland border braces for a chilly change in forecast, up North boasts superb warm days and beautiful breezes.
In July, Cairns brags an average high temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. Compare that to the average July temperatures from your hometown:
- Sydney: 17
- Melbourne: 14
- Canberra: 12
- Perth: 19
- Adelaide: 16
With continuous ten out of ten days, Cairns is the winter break everyone needs that's close to home.
4. The Great Barrier Reef
One of Australia's most remarkable natural gifts, the Great Barrier Reef is blessed with the breathtaking beauty of the world's largest coral reef.
Get 40% Sunlover Reef Cruise
Purchase a ticket to the game and get 40% off the Sunlover Moore Reef Pontoon Cruise on Friday 29 June or Saturday 30 June.
Book your spot by calling 07 4050 1333 or email [email protected]!
That is a saving per person of $91.60 per Adult and 47.60 per Child
Click here for more information on the Moore Reef Pontoon.
3. Win a Tropical North Queensland and Game Day experience
Thanks to our partner Tourism Tropical North Queensland, if you pre-purchase a ticket for our Round 16 game against the Cowboys and are traveling from interstate to watch the event in Queensland, you could have the chance to take a helicopter ride over one of the greatest natural wonders on the planet – the Great Barrier Reef, plus be on the field as the Rabbitohs warm up before the game!
The winner will have the choice of the below 3 Tropical North Queensland experiences.
Option 1: Reef Full Day Great Barrier Reef Tour for 2 people.
(Can be adjusted to their level of scuba/snorkelling abilities or preference for a pontoon/land-based trip)
Option 2: Rainforest Skyrail Rainforest Cableway plus Kuranda Scenic Railway Round Trip for 2 people
Option 3: Adventure Full Day White Water Rafting for 2 people
As well as a sideline experience for two (2) people to watch the South Sydney Rabbitohs warm up pre-game on Sunday 1 July at Barlow Park, Cairns before the Rabbitohs take on the Cowboys.
How to enter:
Simply pre-purchase a ticket to the 2018 South Sydney Rabbitohs v North Queensland Cowboys Round 16 NRL Game before 5pm Sunday 24 June 2018. Grab your tickets here!
It is that simple - just make sure you fill in all your contact details properly so we can contact you if you win!
To enter you must be over 18 years. Competition only open to Australian residents who live outside of Queensland.
2. Day Trips to Fitzroy Island
If the beauty of the island, the snorkelling and the wildlife are not enough of a reason, perhaps the 20% transfers from Cairns and accommodation on Fitzroy Island is enough to get you excited.
Book here! Or call (07) 4044 6700 and simply mention "South Sydney Rabbitohs" when booking to access the 20% discount.
1. Rabbitohs vs Cowboys
The last time these two met the Rabbitohs produced one of the great snatch and grab wins as a last-minute penalty saw the Red and Green take the two points back to Sydney.
This means the Cowboys are going to be even more fired up than before and the in-form Rabbitohs will be ready for it once again.
With both sides packed with plenty of stars, it's sure to be a match you don't want to miss as the Cowboys look to keep their season alive, while the Rabbitohs look to take control of a top four position.