Travel Blogs from Port Douglas, Australia

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Where the Rainforest meets the Reef, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Where the Rainforest meets the Reef

A travel blog entry by dtomkun

...  (I know.  I am a geek).  That was basically the end of the tour and we were taken back to our hotel in Port Douglas.    As soon as we arrived back in town, we quickly washed up and made our way over to Debra and Steve's hotel. ...

Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Port Douglas

A travel blog entry by auntie_bev

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This is where the celebs hand ...

Travelling to Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Travelling to Port Douglas

A travel blog entry by souter

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... Corolla Seca Ascent - 5 door) and decided to pay the extra insurance for peace of mind and headed off in the rain to Port Douglas.  We found our hotel (very nice with kitchen, laundry, pool and private courtyard) and after settling in we headed into ...

Exploring Port Douglas and Mossman Gorge, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Exploring Port Douglas and Mossman Gorge

A travel blog entry by souter

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Today we headed to the Port Douglas Sunday Markets.   We got there just after the morning downpour and enjoyed seeing all the local craft (carved coconut faces, copper frogs, fruit etc).  We had a bit of a look around the marina and then ...

Aboard the Tallarook, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Aboard the Tallarook

A travel blog entry by souter

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We headed for the Marina for 8.30 to board the Tallarook ($99 each).  It's a 90 foot ex Navy Yacht).  We "sailed" for about 2 hours out to Tongue Reef.  Not really as I expected - we were in open seas which were pretty rough and not ...

The Daintree and Cape Tribulation, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

The Daintree and Cape Tribulation

A travel blog entry by souter

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We set off for the Daintree at about 8.30.  We caught the ferry across and drove through the rainforest to the lookout (a nice view but nothing to rave about).  We decided to go to the Discovery Centre next before it got too busy.  We got ...

Relaxing at Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Relaxing at Port Douglas

A travel blog entry by souter

We spent a quiet day today to recover from yesterday's sailing trip.  We went into Port Douglas for a while and had a look at the shops and then came back to the apartment to spent a quiet afternoon reading and relaxing and planning for ...

Waterfall Circuit, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Waterfall Circuit

A travel blog entry by souter

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... waterfall circuit stopping to see the curtain fig (a huge strangler fig).  We travelled down the Rex Range Road from Port Douglas then headed across from Atherton to Yunaburra.  The first waterfall was a disappointment - it looked man made and ...

Around Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Around Port Douglas

A travel blog entry by souter

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Today we went to the beach for sunrise then came back for breakfast and a quick swim in our pool. Then we went into town to pick up our photos.  After lunch we headed off for a walk around town.  We started at the beack near our ...

Far North Queensland, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Far North Queensland

A travel blog entry by danandmelissa

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... overhead space.The movie was crap but thats ok (edward norton version of the incredible hulk) Then we rented a car and drove the beautiful captain cook highway up to port douglas. Our B + B is nice, with a great view. Tomorrow we go to the ...

The Great Barrier Reef Adventure, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

The Great Barrier Reef Adventure

A travel blog entry by loripowers

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... that we are just still getting this accent thing down. nyum is a foreign word. note to self: add this to our vocabulary list. Port Douglas Harbour is very small, yet full of reef adventure tours. We chose one of the smaller more intimate boats (40') that ...

Day 42, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Day 42

A travel blog entry by edwardsfamily14

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Rain cleared this morning, becoming humid.  Great, we can head out to Mossman Gorge.  Caught the shuttle bus out to the gorge and walked to the lookout via the swinging bridge then around the 2 km circuit back to the bus.  The kids ...

Mossman Gorge and port douglas, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Mossman Gorge and port douglas

A travel blog entry by dianeandmike

... A first for me. Mentally hard to get around, but I did it. We had dinner at Nautilus last night...the best restaurant in Port Douglas. It was like eating in the rainforest...amazing time with Natalie and Kevin and kev's mom and Laurie. We are heading ...

Day 10, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Day 10

A travel blog entry by ashleydombrow

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... . I actually think that semi-submersible wore me out. I slept most of the way back to dock. After docking we walked around Port Douglas for a bit and then headed back to the hotel. Everyone was given money to spend on a dinner restaurant of our choosing ...

Ellis Beach, Ellis Beach, Australia travel blog

Ellis Beach

A travel blog entry by mallicks

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Have pretty much had a lazy week soaking up the sun on the beautiful beaches. Went for a drive to the Atherton Tablelands up in the mountains where we planned a nice lunch and maybe even an overnight stop in a nice hotel, so as suggested ...

Traveling to the rainforest, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Traveling to the rainforest

A travel blog entry by bryanbastian

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... and started the journey toward Cape Tribulation. In Australia they drive on the left side of the road which is especially confusing in the city. Continued north for a few hours. Did stop at Mossman Gorge to do a small hike then onward to Port ...

Reefs and Rainforests, Port Douglas Queensland, Australia travel blog

Reefs and Rainforests

A travel blog entry by ksullivan

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... the plane and walked across the tarmac. We rented a car and headed an hour north to the town where we stayed, Port Douglas.  The scenery there was dominated by rainforest-covered mountains a little in the distance and sugarcane fields along the ...

Port Douglas to Cairns, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Port Douglas to Cairns

A travel blog entry by borg

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We left Port Douglas and travelled 60 km to Cairns. The drive was very scenic as the road followed the coast and provided amazing views. We stopped at a lookout to admire the coastal views high on a cliff face where they parasail off. We then drove into ...

The port of douggie!!, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

The port of douggie!!

A travel blog entry by flickandlucy

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... of time to find a willing partner ;) i then went to the view point and decided to walk the whole of 4 mile beach and back. Port douglas is a tiny seaside town but its beauty draws me in and i really feel at home there, somewhere i would love to return to ...

Queensland, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Queensland

A travel blog entry by sherv

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Port Douglas in all it's ...

not happy!!!, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

not happy!!!

A travel blog entry by wendel

uhhh Lost my camera with photos for last 3 weeks, not happy...not happy at ...

Day 8 - Port Douglas and Pullman, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Day 8 - Port Douglas and Pullman

A travel blog entry by repickens712

... fun to watch people walk along on this beautiful morning, and I really wanted my husband walking there beside me. Once in Port Douglas, we stopped by a travel booking company and booked our activity for tomorrow - snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef! I'm ...

Day 9 - Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Day 9 - Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef

A travel blog entry by repickens712

... which was very light and refreshing. Then we headed to dinner at Salsa, which was probably the most favorite restaurant for people in Port Douglas as it was booked several days in advance. The meal was delicious - I had the teriyaki tuna, which came with ...

Mossman Gorge and port douglas, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Mossman Gorge and port douglas

A travel blog entry by dianeandmike

... A first for me. Mentally hard to get around, but I did it. We had dinner at Nautilus last night...the best restaurant in Port Douglas. It was like eating in the rainforest...amazing time with Natalie and Kevin and kev's mom and Laurie. We are heading ...

Last days at Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Last days at Port Douglas

A travel blog entry by carolewi

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... types. We each chose our favourite boat. Last day tomorrow and then we'll slowly move south, regretfully leaving beautiful Port Douglas, and hoping we will be fortunate enough to return again sometime. A big hello to everyone reading this.  I ...

Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Port Douglas

A travel blog entry by kevndee

... just over an hour. We were all hungry so we pulled up off Main Street and headed to a nice bar for some pub grub. Port Douglas seemed like a nice relaxed holiday town. Although the evening was windy and wet at times there still seemed to be a crowd of ...

Cairns and the eclipse, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Cairns and the eclipse

A travel blog entry by gillb1954

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... the last 3 nights there has been a night market and different bands playing which has been good giving a nice party atmosphere.  Port Douglas is getting ready for the solar eclipse which happens on Wednesday morning at 6.38am. Over the last 3 nights ...

Daintree Trek and Feeding Kangas in Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Daintree Trek and Feeding Kangas in Port Douglas

A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14

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A fun thing we did today was to go to the local animal exhibit in Port Douglas.  Similar to the Kiwi Center we visited in Queenstown, this is also privately funded and specializes in breeding endangered species in order to expand the numbers of rare ...

2 hours early!!, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

2 hours early!!

A travel blog entry by katie-jenny2011

Well... we are here about to leave for our tour of the Great Barrier Reef.. but do to the mis-communictation yesterday, we are 2 hours early. Thought we would send a quick hello and tell you all that the sun is shinning and the weather is warm... not ...

Reefs and Rainforests, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Reefs and Rainforests

A travel blog entry by maryleabyrd

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... two of our stay in Port Douglas was an excursion to Daintree National Park, the world's oldest rainforest.  Travelling north from Port Douglas, we had to take a small ferry across the Daintree River to reach area where we spent an hour walking in ...

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