Friday, August 12, 2022








Exemplar Coaches and Limousines are proud to be a sponsor and the partnered transfer provider for this prestigious event.  We offer cyclists, their families, and friends a host of discounted transport solutions to get you to and from each and every event throughout the Gran Fondo Festival, including airport transfers. If you have requirements outside the specific Gran Fondo offerings please feel free to utilise any other service on this site.

We offer a full range of transfer options, from economical “seat-in-coach” transfers, thru private transfers in a range of people-movers, to limousine transfers using BMW M5 sedans and Mercedes-Benz Valentes.

We are the preferred transport provider to the majority of accommodation houses in Port Douglas and Palm Cove, as well as virtually all Australian and overseas travel agents and tour operators that service this region.Please be very confident that you will travel in style and comfort.

Further, we are proud to be partnering with a fellow sponsor, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, to facilitate transfers to their amazing attractions.

If you have any questions please contact the friendly Exemplar staff for assistance.

Have a wonderful Gran Fondo Festival.  Looking forward to seeing you up here, in our paridise.


Book Early

Demands for transport will be very high throughout this very popular festival and all requests are subject to availability.  We are confident that we can meet all requests but it is highly recommended that you book early to get your first preference.

Children and Infants

  • Children are defined by Exemplar as 2yo-11yo inclusive. They travel at half the adult rate. Infants travel for free.
  • Child seats and infant capsules are available at no charge but must be pre-booked.
  • By law, these restraints cannot be fitted to vehicles with greater than 12 seats; so you will have to book a transfer in a smaller-capacity private vehicle.
  • Further, the restraint provided is governed by child/infant age. That is why we request ages on the booking form.


  • Bicycles will be transferred free of charge to and from the airport by Exemplar. However, Exemplar is only equipped to transport bicycles on airport transfers
  • Packaging must be of airport-handler-proof strength and airline-mandated dimensions (maximum 140 x 30 x 80). Please advise the number of bicycles in your party so that we can ensure appropriate trailers are provided.
  • Bicycles that are not included as part of your booking cannot be accommodated.
  • Further, bicycles may only be carried on Seat-in-Coach transfers (where trailers are towed as a matter of course). However, if you would like to travel in a Private-transfer capacity your bicycles may be carried by another Exemplar vehicle in an 'unaccompanied baggage' capacity at a rate of $15 /bicycle.
  • All other bicycle transportation will be managed by ConnectSports where adequate protection will be provided for the then 'unboxed' bicycles.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund if cancelled outside 24 hours from travel. Full forfeiture if inside 24 hours.





Hartley's is an iconic attraction in Tropical North Queensland. It is hugely popular with adults and kids alike. Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is now the largest wildlife attraction in Northern Australia and continues to be a ‘must do’ for locals, Australian visitors and overseas travellers. It is located midway between Palm Cove and Port Douglas.

Hartley's is a "must do" experience you need to include in your itinerary. All Gran Fondo Festival participants, family and friends will enjoy a BONUS Wildlife Encounter photo, per group.

Exemplar is proud to be facilitating a range of transport, entry, and VIP-experience packages. We offer Seat-in-Coach transfers that run at scheduled times. However, if there is a group of you, or you are a couple wanting flexibility, please enquire about a Private Transfer.

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