A race for the crown…

…for King of the Mountain

The Pomona King of the Mountain Festival is celebrating its 38th year of the ultimate physical endurance challenge. This year’s program offers a fun-filled, exciting day of family events that everyone can enjoy, ending in the most gruelling challenge yet, as competitors come from Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Rim and the UK to face off in the most ultimate challenge of endurance that Noosa has to offer: The Bendigo Bank international Mountain challenge. This is where competitors participate in a 4.2km race that begins on a steep, vertical, incline along the face of Mount Cooroora. As competitors make their way down the back of the mountain, the terrain the racers will face require the utmost strength, endurance, agility, and an immunity to fear. With a strong rivalry between Australia and New Zealand participants, the competition is guaranteed to be stiff and nothing short of a crowd pleaser, as they all compete for the title of “King of the Mountain.”

This festival of endurance is sure to excite with fabulous, fun-filled family activities that everyone can enjoy. This year’s program includes a 3k family fun run, Heritage Markets, The Primary School Relay, an entertaining game of Tug-O-War, a royal Prince & Princess race, an exciting skate park competition and jam session, pram push, and a fresh selection of live music, featured on the Pomona IGA stage. Also featured will be amusement park rides, side show alley, and a delicious food court area, sure to delight the taste-buds. This year’s festival will be held in the Noosa Hinterland town of Pomona and will convene July 24th, with the main race kicking off at 2:30 pm.

After a fun-filled active day spent discovering all that Noosa has to offer, Noosa Quays is the ultimate vacation accommodation. Offering a heated pool and children’s pool to soothe your mind, body and soul, our beachfront location overlooks the serene Noosa River. The private jetty offers a rejuvenating opportunity to travel the Noosa Waterways by Gondola, gently drifting into paradise. This resort accommodation has its very own serene and therapeutic tropical landscaped gardens, beautifully located on the sandy foreshore of the Noosa River offering refreshing, fragrant air and breathtaking views. For more information, visit our Noosa accommodation.