Venue Info

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Venue Opening Hours

Wednesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am – 7:00pm

Sunday: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Venue Map

Downhill Spectator Map

Course Build

From April 10th 2023, Main features of the Crankworx Cairns courses will closed for construction. During this time, please do not enter any fenced off area and be mindful of machinery when using the park.

Venue Closure

From May 2nd – May 26th 2023, the Smithfield MTB park will be closed for Crankworx Cairns. During this time, access to MTB tracks may be impacted, please follow direction of signage around the park. No entry is permitted into the venue during this time without consent of Crankworx Cairns organisers.

If you have any questions regarding Course build or Venue Closure, please contact seeyou@crankworxcairns.com.au

Official Program

More details to be announced soon!


The Crankworx Cairns festival takes place at James Cook University, Smithfield. 88 McGregor Rd, Smithfield QLD 4878. 


Parking is available at the JCU car park, follow the signage and direction of volunteer.  Parking costs $5 per day. 

Bike Parking 

Bike racks are available at the festival. Please bring your own bike locks. 

Water Filled Stations 

We kindly ask you to please bring your own water bottle, water refill stations available on site.

Events Schedule

For details on all pro events, Kidsworx competitions, after-parties, and more, stay tuned to: For details on all events and more, stay tuned to: https://www.crankworx.com/cairns/schedule 

Start List and Results

Want to know who’s dropping in, and what time? Or check in to see exact times for your favorite riders? Start lists and results are available here: https://www.crankworx.com/results/start-lists/

Getting to Crankworx Cairns

Public transport 

Relevant Bus Services  

Route From To Destinations 
Route 110 Cairns Central Palm Cove Cairns Central, James Cook University, Clifton Beach, Palm Cove 
Route 111 Cairns Central Kewarra Beach Cairns Central, James Cook University, Smithfield, Trinity Park, Trinity Beach, Kewarra Beach 
Route 112 Smithfield Shopping Centre Yorkeys Knob Smithfield Shopping Ctr, James Cook University, Smithfield Heights, Yorkeys Knob  
Route 122 Redlynch James Cook University Redlynch, James Cook University & Smithfield 
Route 123 Cairns Central James Cook University Cairns Central, Manunda, Raintrees Shopping Ctr, Brinsmead, Smithfield Shopping Centre, James Cook University 

For further information on transit services, please visit here.

Bike Paths 

James Cook University has good pedestrian and cycle access from most locations. The campus has ample bike parking and a wide network of paths and bike lanes.  

Local spectators and event staff are encouraged to walk or travel by bicycle to the Cairns campus. The Event will supply additional bike parking facilities within the event site. The venue is located approximately 16kms from the CBD.  

Cairns Regional Council have maps available to help you find the best and safest route to campus from wherever you are staying. 

Events, Happenings and Parties

Daily pro racing is what attracts the eyeballs of the world to Crankworx Cairns, but what makes this event the ultimate is all the happenings that enable festival-goers to truly be a part of it. Check out all the details here: https://www.crankworx.com/cairns/events-happenings-parties/

Insider tip: Check the link above daily! New events are added throughout the festival.