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Four Mile Beach ocean swim

Sun, 10 Sep 2017

Port Douglas, Queensland, is famous for its beautiful tropical climate and crystal blue Coral Sea and the fabulous Four Mile Beach is the location of this event.

There’s something for everyone, from the beginner to the hardcore, with a unique mix of short and long distances on offer from 500m to 6.4km (4 miles).

Organiser Irene Cats says the reason she organised this swim was because she wanted to swim a long distance ocean swim and there wasn’t a lot of them in North Queensland – she had no idea if there were any other crazy people with the same aspiration, but it seems there is after all.

The event is run by local swim school Swimfit with money raised supporting the Port Douglas SLSC.

Swim courses

500m swim

The perfect entry level distance is on offer, and because it’s last on the schedule you’ll be able to watch the longer distances first, or use it as a cool down after you’ve tackled one of the marathon swims!

One mile swim

You can get your swim over in one lap if you take on the one mile swim, it’s simply one lap of the 1.6km course.

Two mile swim

About the length of the average pool swim squad training session, this swim takes in two laps of the 1.6km course for its 3.2km.

Four mile swim

Swim four laps of the 1.6km course to complete the namesake four miles, or 6.4km.

While you’re there

Port Douglas and the surrounding area is truly magnificent. No other region in the world is bordered by two World Heritage Listed areas like the Port Douglas region. Visitors to Port Douglas get to touch and taste what is one of the worlds unique and environmentally enriched destination.

Stroll down Four Mile Beach (the location of the swim), take a helicopter ride and fly above the beautiful coastline and reef, dine around the marina or dive, snorkel and swim on a tour of the Great Barrier Reef.

The Court House Hotel was built in 1878 and today still serves up the atmosphere you’d expect from all those years of history and tradition.

Travel and parking

Your best bet is to fly into Cairns airport. Transportation to Port Douglas varies from the cheap and cheerful to the expensive and luxurious. Before you book transportation from the airport to your accommodation, it’s worth checking out if they already have an airport shuttle.

If you’re driving from nearby, parking won’t be a problem.


Event Date

Sun, 10 Sep 2017
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Type of event
ocean swim
Course types
around the buoys
Swim lengths
500m, 1.6km, 3.2km & 6.4km


Four Mile Beach
Port Douglas QLD
Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 Australia
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Weather forecast

Sep 10

Breezy until evening.
12am 22°C 6 m/s
1am 22°C 4 m/s
2am 21°C 4 m/s
3am 21°C 5 m/s
4am 22°C 4 m/s
5am 21°C 4 m/s
6am 20°C 5 m/s
7am 23°C 5 m/s
8am 23°C 6 m/s
9am 24°C 7 m/s
10am 27°C 8 m/s
11am 27°C 8 m/s
12pm 27°C 8 m/s
1pm 27°C 8 m/s
2pm 27°C 9 m/s
3pm 27°C 7 m/s
4pm 26°C 8 m/s
5pm 24°C 8 m/s
6pm 24°C 7 m/s
7pm 23°C 4 m/s
8pm 22°C 4 m/s
9pm 22°C 6 m/s
10pm 22°C 5 m/s
11pm 22°C 4 m/s


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