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Top 5 Reasons Why Port Douglas is the Place to be this Summer

November 2, 2017

Sight seeing Summer

Summer in the tropics is warm and yes, it can be wet, but don’t let this put you off. From November to April the rains don’t usually arrive until late in the afternoon, sometimes continuing through the night. They’re a welcome relief from the long, sunny days and besides, who doesn’t love the sound of […]

Port Douglas Property Insights

October 18, 2017

Real Estate

Port Douglas has had a bumper year so far, with plenty of bookings across all our holiday rentals; new developments that have been announced, such as as the $100m-plus Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina; and new developments that have started, including the Flagstaff Hill Walking Trail. So it’s hardly surprising that we’ve seen a renewed interest from […]

Coral Coast Triathlon

July 20, 2017

Running Festival

  The Coral Coast Triathlon is the oldest triathlon in the Southern Hemisphere. The course, a 1.5km swim, 40km cycle and 10km run is centred around the scenic Port Douglas Esplanade, Four Mile Beach and surrounding roads. ** Change Of Road Conditions ** Please be aware of the change of road conditions for this event, […]


FOR SALE: 23 Solander Blvd

May 7, 2017

Real Estate

Sprawling over two levels, this generous family home offers five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a stunning heated salt water pool and seamless indoor/outdoor flow. With multiple living spaces, expansive pool-side deck and wide timber verandas above, this tropical sanctuary is a dream for relaxing and entertaining. All of this just a stone’s throw to Four Mile […]

Anzac Day Services

April 20, 2017


102nd Anniversary Observances Port Douglas 10:15am – Anzac Day Parade, Macrossan Street 10:30am – Anzac Day Ceremony, Anzac Park, Wharf Street Mossman 5.30am – Dawn Service, Mossman Cenotaph, 64-66 Front Street Cow Bay 4:45am – Dawn Service, Cow Bay Cenotaph, Cape Tribulation Road

Easter in Port Douglas 2017

March 16, 2017


Local trading hours this Easter One of the busiest times of the year, with so much fresh produce on offer – make sure you get in early in preparation for your Easter feast!   Supermarkets IGA – Cnr Port Douglas Rd & The Bruce H/way                                                                           4098 5533 Every day                                                 7am – […]

5 Reasons to Visit Port Douglas in May

February 1, 2017

Events Sight seeing

By now, the long, lazy days of the summer holidays are a distant memory and reality has well and truly set in – as have the early-morning alarms, the battle of school-run traffic, the meetings, and the mounting task lists. Even more depressing – the next long weekend isn’t until mid-April. How to get over […]

Port Douglas / Mossman Christmas Church Times 2016

November 24, 2016


Port Douglas St Andrews Anglican Church – Christmas Day – 9.30am St Mary’s Catholic Church,  Endeavour St Christmas Eve – 7pm & Christmas Day 9.00am Uniting Church , St Mary’s By the Sea Christmas Day – 9.00am Mossman St David’s Anglican Church – Foxten Ave Christmas Eve 5.00pm & 11.30pm + Christmas Day 7.30am St […]

Festive Season 2016 - Local Supermarket Trading Hours

November 24, 2016

Events Food

Port Douglas Supermarket Trading Hours IGA – Cnr Port Douglas Rd & the Bruce H/way  – 4098 5533 Open every day except Christmas day 7am – 8pm   Coles – Coles Complex Macrossan St, Port Douglas – 4099 5366 Friday 23 December       |  7am – midnight Saturday 24 December   |  7am-5.30pm Sunday […]

New Year's Eve in Port Douglas

November 23, 2016


    New Year’s Eve is without a doubt one of the buzziest nights in Port Douglas. With many of the restaurants offering set menus at fantastic value, two lots of fireworks, plus parties around the Reef Marina and also at QT, there is sure to be an option that’ll take your fancy. While a […]

Port Douglas Christmas Day 2016

November 23, 2016


Suggested Dining Options – Bookings Essential OPEN CHRISTMAS DAY!! Lunch Hi Tide @The Peninsula Hotel Ph: 4099 9100 http://www.hitide.com.au/christmas-hi-tide QT Resort Ph: 4099 8900 https://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=235420 Ramada Treetops Resort Ph: 4030 4333 http://www.cairnsdining.com/1059/tree-bar-and-grill–ramada Rattle & Hum Ph: 4099 5641 http://rattlenhum.com.au/portdouglas/functions-events/ Watergate Ph: 4099 5544 http://www.watergateportdouglas.com.au/events/ Osteria Padella Ph: 4099 5946 http://www.osteriapadella.com.au/#!events/covi menu TBC Sheraton Mirage Ph: […]

Chasing Waterfalls in the Australian Tropics

October 21, 2016

Sight seeing

Summer in Tropical North Queensland (October – March) is steamy, there’s no denying it, but we need to clear something up about the ‘wet season’. While it does sprinkle more than other times of the year it’s certainly not a continual downpour of torrential rains, but if it does, it’s good news. It means our […]

What’s On: October Events

September 27, 2016


With a fair few events coming up we thought it’d be helpful to round them up into one post so you don’t miss out on what’s happening in our palm tree-fringed, seaside town and its surrounds. Be it a long lunch in Palm Cove, an evening of culture, or a fun run, we’re pretty sure there’s something […]

Highlights from Taste Port Douglas 2016

August 15, 2016

Events Food

What a fantastic long weekend of feasting at Taste Port Douglas! For those of you who missed out, we’ve pulled together a small selection of our favourite moments. A photo posted by Jharna Hogan (@hoganjh) on Aug 12, 2016 at 12:31am PDT High tea from the ‘Women of Food and Wine’ gathering held on Friday […]

Taste Port Douglas 2016: Top Tips for the Foodie Freak

August 10, 2016


With only a few days left until Taste Port Douglas kicks off, the countdown is on! We’ve pulled together a quick guide on this flavour-filled festival so you’ll be in the know, ready to maximise your time eating, drinking and appreciating what Port Douglas and our region has to offer. Who? The event will feature […]

Stunning Lakeside Retreat

July 14, 2016

Real Estate

    Surrounded by views of the lake and capturing the tropical breeze 22 Ruby Close is located at the end of a quiet cul de sac in the Reef Park area of Port Douglas. Manicured lawns sweep gently down to the lake on three sides of the property to give you the feeling of […]