Pomona King of the Mountain

Pomona King of the Mountain

The Pomona King of the Mountain Festival held in the Noosa hinterland town of Pomona is a fun-filled event for the whole family, ending with the gruelling Bendigo Bank King of the Mountain Challenge where competitors from around the world run up the steep face of Mount Cooroora.
 
The festival program includes other family-friendly races, a 3km family fun run, heritage markets, antiques fair, tug o war, amusement rides, local cuisine and live music. Festivities begin early with the arrival of car clubs showing off their classic vehicles.  

The 4.2km main race at 2.30pm is a steep, almost vertical climb up the mountain and back. Entrants come from around Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Rim and the UK to compete. Celebrations continue afterwards and into the evening with live music and free entertainment.

There's also the inaugural Prince & Princess race on Saturday 22 July for children aged 9-13, with prizes up for grabs and the opportunity to present the main race winner with their trophy on the Sunday.

The festival is a project of The Cooroy & Pomona Lion’s Club.

Hot Deals

Noosa Notes

7 things not to miss when visiting Noosa

7 things not to miss when visiting Noosa

Styling You

If you haven’t been back to Noosa for a while or have an upcoming trip, Nikki Parkinson's seven things not to miss when visiting Noosa might offer fresh inspiration...

Kayaking the Noosa Everglades

Kayaking the Noosa Everglades

Me & My Travel Bugs

As the sun slowly rises above the tree canopy of the Noosa Everglades and native birds fill the air with their morning songs, we stop paddling and find ourselves floating on clouds...

Walk your way to relaxation in Noosa

Walk your way to relaxation in Noosa

You never know where a walk in Noosa will take you – from sunrise on a mountain top to sunset over Noosa National Park’s secluded bays; from wilderness hikes to pristine lakes; from the Noosa Trail Network’s hinterland scenery to the ancient rainforests and sandblows of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island.

Snapshots @visitnoosa