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Visiting Port Douglas

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Stories and Tips Port Douglas

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Written by LenR on 11 Jul, 2010

Sugar is the most important agricultural activity in this area of North Queensland and you see kilometres upon kilometres of cane in the fields. During the latter half of the year, you will be aware of the harvesting that is occurring and in Mossman, to…Read More

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A trip up the Cape

Written by Happy Cappy on 13 Jul, 2003

After our morning fishing on the Daintree, we decided to head north up to Cape Tribulation. We caught the cable ferry across the Daintree (A$7 each way per family vehicle) and crosses the river every 20 minutes. The main road takes you along a forest…Read More

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Written by Happy Cappy on 12 Jul, 2003

Somewhat reminiscent of Thailand’s numerous open air local markets, Rusty’s Market is a hive of activity. They start early (from 6am) on Saturday mornings in an abandoned lot on (76) Sheridan St, putting together makeshift stalls that are strung together with overhead tarpaulins to protect…Read More

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The Town of Port Douglas

Written by JHamilton on 06 Jul, 2005

We enjoyed the relaxed nature of Port Douglas. Upon our initial arrival at our hotel, we saw a beautiful blue Ulysses butterfly, but alas it was the only one we saw for whole trip. Port Douglas has lots of restaurants to choose from at and…Read More

Accomodation in Port Douglas

Written by Ryanne on 18 Apr, 2001

For the budget/flexible travelers there are several hostels, the best of which is Port O Call, but Dougies seems nice too. There is not much in between the hostels and high-priced hotels/resorts/rental apts. We rented a room in a house after we saw…Read More

Great Barrier Reef

Written by lmplap on 19 Apr, 2006

I would recommend going on a small tour and snorkeling off an island. It's much more intimate. Traveling out to the reef is time-consuming, and you don't actually get to spend that much time in the water. …Read More

Rain Forest Habitat

Written by dpslade on 28 Jun, 2005

This is definitely worth it! You hardly notice the netting across the ceiling and feel like you have been dropped into the middle of an abundant rain forest. You really get a close-up look at the wildlife that inhabits Australia (and get to…Read More

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4-Mile Beach

Written by Tallulah_B on 18 Sep, 2005

The main beach in town is 4-Mile Beach. It has lifeguards and a "safe" swimming area during jellyfish season. You can rent chaise lounges to sit on from a stand by the lifeguard station (the sand can be quite hard there). There…Read More

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Skyrail Ride from Kuranda to Cairns

Written by JHamilton on 06 Jul, 2005

Ride the gondola over the breathtaking rainforest canopy. The Skyrail ride passes through two stations were you may disembark, if desired. We passed through the Barron Falls Station but disembarked at the Red Peak Station for a ranger-guided tour of the rainforest floor.…Read More

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15km on a Broken Bike; Hitchhiking Becomes a Good Idea

Written by yourhydra on 01 Aug, 2010

Port Douglas was our only regretful and misjudged visit during our Gold Coast trip. It is a "chocolate box" town north of Cairns, a good place to buy postcards and get picked up for tours. We stayed here mostly because we had a couch surfing…Read More

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