Hell of the West Festival Weekend

Sporting Events

25 Mar 2023 to 26 Mar 2023 Annual Event

The Hell of the West Triathlon Weekend is in its 32nd year in 2023 and is a weekend encompassing the Hell of the West Triathlon and the GTH+ Super Saturday.

Described as Queensland’s iconic long course triathlon event, HOTW is the “toughest (and oldest) triathlons in Queensland” consisting of a two kilometre swim in the mighty Macintyre River, 80 kilometre “dead flat” cycle along the Barwon Highway heading west and 20 kilometre ‘hot as hell’ run along the picturesque Macintyre River.

2023 sees the event moved to March, which means the temperature may not reach the 38 degrees plus which is traditionally happened in Feb, however this does not change the gruelling murkey swim, dead flat cycle or the flat looped run course. Many athletes use the triathlon as part of their Ironman training sessions, some athletes use it as their first long course triathlon and many athletes compete as part of a team, just to add to the spirit of sportsmanship. It’s a ‘bucket list’ triathlon for all triathletes worldwide.

2023 sees the continuance of the GTH+ Hell of the West Saturday Events:
Hell Kids Triathlon.
Firestarter Triathlon.
5 and 10 km Inferno Charity Runs.


Bar Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Family Friendly Kiosk Pet Friendly Public Telephone Public Toilet Restaurant Shop / Gift Shop

Internet Access

Free Wifi


From AU$40.00

Festival of Hell pricing range begins with Super Saturday thru to HOTW Triathlon Pricing.

Event Dates

Annual Event

25 Mar 2023 to 26 Mar 2023

Nearby Accommodation

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External View

Binalong Motel


lake 2

Goondiwindi Top Tourist Park


Swimming Pool

Goondiwindi Motel and Tracks Restaurant


Camping with a rural outlook

Goondiwindi Showgrounds


Best Western Ascot Lodge Motor Inn

Best Western Ascot Lodge Motor Inn


Warm Artesian Pool and Spa

Goondiwindi Holiday Park


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