As the planet, moon and sun align for a total solar eclipse on November 14, 2012, there's no better way to feel connected to the universe than underneath the open sky on a pristine Tropical North Queensland beach.
Combine that with one of the most unique sporting events in the world, the Solar Eclipse Marathon at Port Douglas with competitors such as Australian marathon legend Steve Moneghetti, and you have an astronomical moment to remember.
Whether visiting to run the marathon, to cheer the runners on or to watch the solar eclipse, take time out to make the most of the enviable variety of activities in and around this beautiful region such as the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation and stay in style with Peppers, Mantra, or BreakFree accommodation with the following special Solar Eclipse Marathon deals:
Cairns has a triple treat in store for guests staying a minimum of three nights with three choices of accommodation all close to the fabulous coastline:
Mantra Esplanade from $322* per night in a Hotel Room City View
Mantra Trilogy from $360* per night in a Hotel Room
BreakFree Royal Harbour from $352* per night in a One Bedroom Garden Room.
Palm Cove is also a delightful option for guests staying at least three nights:
Mantra Amphora from $368* per night in a Hotel Room
Peppers Beach Club & Spa from $638* per night in a Lagoon Spa Room.
Unwind for a minimum of four nights and Port Douglas becomes the ideal location for winning rates:
Mantra on the Inlet from $330* per night in a Hotel Room
Mantra Heritage from $352* per night in a Hotel Room
Mantra in the Village from $352* per night in a Hotel Room
Mantra PortSea from $396* per night in a Hotel Room
Mantra Aqueous on Port from $352* per night in a Spa Room
Peppers Beach Club from $616* per night in a Spa Suite.
For Peppers call 1300 987 600 or visit peppers.com.au. For Mantra call 13 15 17 or visit mantra.com.au. For BreakFree call 132 007 or visit breakfree.com.au.
For information on the Solar Eclipse Marathon visit solar-eclipse-marathon.com.
*Subject to availability. Valid for travel 11 - 17 November, 2012. Minimum stays apply.
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