Bigger than the Brownlow: 6 sporting events not to be missed this spring
It may not have a sparkly dress with a thigh-high split, but Queensland is revving its engines and pulling on its favourite jersey to welcome some the biggest, fastest and most heart-pumping events on the world stage this spring. Got your tickets yet?
Gold Coast Sevens, 11-12 October, 2014
Love your rugby? The Gold Coast Sevens kicks off in October for two days of adrenaline-filled sportsmanship. Don’t forget to pack your party gear with the Gold Coast 7s hosting Australia’s biggest fancy dress party.
Bledisloe Cup, 18 October, 2014
Head to Brisbane for the final test of the 2014 three-game series where the Australian Wallabies will battle the New Zealand All Blacks. Show your pride and join the roar of the crowd at Suncorp Stadium on October 18. Brisbane hosted the Bledisloe Cup back in 2012 with the nail-biting 18-all draw. Tickets for that series sold out in record time so get in early and book now.
Crocodile Trophy, 18-26 October, 2014
Looking for the hardest, hottest, longest and most adventurous mountain-bike stage race in the world? Take on the challenge of the Crocodile Trophy, covering 900 kilometres of Queensland’s Tropical North from Cairns to Cooktown.
V8 Supercars Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600, 24-26 October, 2014
Watch V8s burn some serious rubber as they battle through one of the world’s toughest street circuits at Surfers Paradise. After a day trackside, enjoy one of the biggest parties to hit the Gold Coast with the Hilltop Hoods rocking out on stage.
Four Nations, 25 October, 2014
Double the fun and catch two international Rugby League games in one day at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday 25 October. Australia, New Zealand, England and Samoa will come together to do battle that will kick off the Four Nations Tournament.
Noosa Triathlon, 29 October 29 – 2 November, 2014
Swim, cycle and run through paradise at the 2014 Noosa Triathlon. Sure, you could simply choose to relax this spring and enjoy the beautiful beaches and delicious food offerings on the Sunshine Coast, but where’s the challenge in that? This five-day fitness festival celebrates all things healthy from Tour de Noosa Cycle and Breakfast to triathlons to suit any fitness level.
Not a big sports nut? Try these other great Queensland spring events.