Travel Blogs from Port Douglas, Australia

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Sugar Cane Country, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Sugar Cane Country

A travel blog entry by chris_a

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Since leaving Noosa we have moved more and more into sugar cane country. Since we entered the country around Mackay, sugar has been the dominant crop. Like silos along the Newell Highway, sugar mills define where the next town is on our journey north ...

Corcodiles, stinger, sharks .... but a great town, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Corcodiles, stinger, sharks .... but a great town

A travel blog entry by vagabond-ing

************************************************************************************** This is writen while I am already in Darwin, Australia. Reports will be very short from here on - if I write something at all. I will update it with pictures from ...

Kissey the perfect campervan, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Kissey the perfect campervan

A travel blog entry by maudeinchina

Voila!! Rented a super duper wicked now named Kissey and drove her along the nice roads up to Port Douglas...Only 60 kms north of Cairns, this little city seems to be the getaway for the rich and famous with heaps of big resorts! Not quite the backpackers ...

We made it!!, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

We made it!!

A travel blog entry by carolyntravels

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... must be terryfying. Rain was pouring again so after a short trip into Cairns and a big Hurrah, we decided to go on up to Port Douglas in the hopes that we might get out onto the Barrier Reef again. Found a campsite deep in the forest and slightly weird, ...

Day 23 Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Day 23 Port Douglas

A travel blog entry by heather-belfast

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This day was the highlight of our trip. We were so lucky with the weather. The sun was shining and the winds had died to 10 knots. We were picked up by the Calypso bus and brought to the harbour. On boarding we were given a snorkelling mask a ...

Frost-licious Ice Cream (I'm 6 yrs), Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Frost-licious Ice Cream (I'm 6 yrs)

A travel blog entry by peasal

Interesting flavours. Coconut not my favourite. Apricot really really yummy. Black sapote alright. Wattle seed was my second favourite. If I was mum or dad I would take us all back there. Also caramel russian fudge was sold there and it was really good. ...

Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Great Barrier Reef

A travel blog entry by mikeharris46

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The GBR is 45 miles offshore from Port Douglas and it takes about 90 minutes to get there. Today the weather was less than perfect with high winds and large swells so Renee decided to not come on the excursion. It was a wise choice as many were quite ...

Port Douglas - welcome to the tropics, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Port Douglas - welcome to the tropics

A travel blog entry by pacificocean

... am Strand rum und machte dann ein paar Fotos von Unten. :-) Anschliessend fuhren wir in den Paronella Park und nun sind wir in Port Douglas, aber dazu spaeter mehr. Mein Laptop hat den Geist aufgegeben und ich kann nun den Text und die Fotos nicht mehr ...

Port Douglas: beach, shopping, beach, shopping..., Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Port Douglas: beach, shopping, beach, shopping...

A travel blog entry by hrackauskas

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We left rainy Millaa Millaa pretty early and headed up to sunny Port Douglas - one of James's favourite places in Australia. I can see why he likes it: there are loads of restaurants and little shops selling really unusual things. We spent the morning ...

A trip to the Reef followed by Cane Toad racing, Great Barrier Reef , Australia travel blog

A trip to the Reef followed by Cane Toad racing

A travel blog entry by thebeechinors

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... place at the Iron bar on Macrossan st (as you probably have deduced by now there is basically only one street in Port Douglas). This had been recommended by John Thurgood and a great recommendation it was too. Seemingly there's millions of Cane Toads ...

East Coast travels, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

East Coast travels

A travel blog entry by daveandemma

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We found NEMO!, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

We found NEMO!

A travel blog entry by c.gowans83

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First things first mum opened her presents and loved each of her surprises. We then quickly had breakfast and boarded the catamaran. I was so grateful for the large catamaran and not the little tender like yesterday. We then took a fast catamaran called ...

Getting here, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Getting here

A travel blog entry by naomiheagney

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... have been more desperate for sunshine than us! Arrived in Cairns around 2.30pm picked up our hire car and headed north to Port Douglas. Lovely sunshine and coastal views up the Captain Cook Highway. We detoured into Trinity Beach and Palm Cove to see ...

Rain Rain Go Away, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Rain Rain Go Away

A travel blog entry by lyndseyandkelly

... cool! Then off to our new favorite patio with a few people we met on the boat for some drinks - two sisters from Australia and a young couple from Melbourne. Grabbed some dinner and danced to the world's only mowhawked singer of Top 10 pop songs. we ...

Be the fish, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Be the fish

A travel blog entry by jmsges

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Sleep is for the weak.  If you decide that sleep is overrated, you get to wander down to the beach to watch the sunrise.  However, because you are sleep derived, you will bring your camera but leave the battery on the charger.  You win ...

Mossman, Daintree & Cape Tribulation - Rain Forest, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Mossman, Daintree & Cape Tribulation - Rain Forest

A travel blog entry by paula.aitken

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... cream.  They choose the flavours, you get four in a small bowl; raspberry, mango, wattle seed (national flower of Australia) and pineapple.  I'm not normally a fan of ice-cream but this was absolutely the most delicious thing I've eaten!! ...

Cruisin' the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Cruisin' the Great Barrier Reef

A travel blog entry by valliegrl

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... to go to see the reef.  Upon speaking to locals and checking out some websites, we decided to go a bit farther North to Port Douglas to see the reef as well as the only place in the world that two natural wonders meet - Cape Tribulation. So, we ...

Snorkelling Great Barrier Reef with Wavelength, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Snorkelling Great Barrier Reef with Wavelength

A travel blog entry by fishymanoz

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... that go to dive sites and only occasionally take snorkel-only groups to their dive sites. They are the oldest running company from Port Douglas that goes to the outer reef - for 25 years they have been doing exactly the same program. They have more sites ...

Mossman Gorge, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Mossman Gorge

A travel blog entry by dianeandmike

It was a lush rainforest. We all enjoyed it. We all went to dinner at Salsa. ...

Finally to civilization, beaches and hot tubs, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Finally to civilization, beaches and hot tubs

A travel blog entry by williamrichards

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... , loosing 1/2 the bashplate in the process :( I reattached the bashplate with zip ties and continued on. The dirt road spat us out near port Douglas and we called it quits for the day and found a hotel with a spa and pool and spent the rest of the day ...

Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Great Barrier Reef

A travel blog entry by natzdeangelis

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So today we went to the Great Barrier Reef! I had booked to do a dive but unfortunately they wouldn't let me go because I've had asthma - even though I haven't used my inhalers since I was a kid! But they said the pressure would be dangerous! So instead ...

Croc Pie & Reef Adventure, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Croc Pie & Reef Adventure

A travel blog entry by paulrach_may

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It's 19:55 on 15th March 2013 We've had a relaxed couple of days here in Port Douglas. Up until today the weather has been pretty up and down. Yesterday it was fairly overcast with some very heavy rainfall. Today weve had glorious sunshine! On Wednesday ...

Hot as balls, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Hot as balls

A travel blog entry by judithandgeoff

Another lovely day, very hot in the 30's at 9.00am decided on a walk down to the marina after looking at the shops in Port Douglas. Arrived at the marina to be told our Great Barrier Reef photos had been returned whilst we were on our way there. We had ...

Mission Beach to Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Mission Beach to Port Douglas

A travel blog entry by themountjoys

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... went through which we will be crossing mid next week. (HOPEFULLY) if the bridge is finished and the rain goes away. Into port Douglas with a quick drive around the town, before checking into our accommodation for the next 6 nights, where we received an ...

By Cable Car and Train, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

By Cable Car and Train

A travel blog entry by dwmjmm

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... there were several military hospitals and R&R places in the area for soldiers fighting in the Pacific area. The drive back to Port Douglas along the coast was spectacular - more so than when we drove it from the airport the other day, probably ...

Into the clouds we go, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Into the clouds we go

A travel blog entry by walainey

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The day started well again but W had to open his mouth and say the word blue and so it did not last for long as we headed south towards Cairns and our tour of the hills.  We had to be 50kms away by 8:50 this morning and of course left at 7:30 as a ...

Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Port Douglas

A travel blog entry by patintothewild

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Un petit arrêt à Port Douglas après le tour à la Daintree Forest. Une petite ville bien agréable où de nombreuses célébrités ont leur maison de vacance! Je retiens essentiellement un lever de soleil magique. ...

A day in Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

A day in Port Douglas

A travel blog entry by karen.yardley.3

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... Kim & Steve, Tim's sister in a friend of Kim's They were so right, it was delicious. Coffee comes from just south of Port Douglas. A walk through the main street, past some nice shops, both gift & clothes we headed for the beach all 7 miles of ...

Rainforest, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Rainforest

A travel blog entry by karen.yardley.3

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Saturday was a drive up to Mossman's gorge. Having driven by the side of an aboriginal village We entered the park and enjoyed a lovely walk through on the high boardwalk platforms, I loved the beautiful blue butterflies, Metallic blue Ulysses! but ...

Daintree Rainforest, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Daintree Rainforest

A travel blog entry by juliasaga

... today, that's for sure! We ate our lunch at the beautiful restaurant "Botanic Gardens Restaurant Café", and afterwards I suggested to visit Port Douglas. Everyone agreed with my opinion, so we jumped into the car and drove to the city. When we arrived we ...

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