Travel Blogs from Port Douglas, Australia

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Not Suffocating- Priceless, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Not Suffocating- Priceless

A travel blog entry by ngarneau

I decided that I needed to get over my irrational fear of water today, so I went diving. Not just one introductory dive, but I liked it so much I did two. If you had been there though, for the first one, you would have never guessed that I would want ...

day 26, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

day 26

A travel blog entry by graceackers

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Today started off with going to the shops to get some lunch and snacks for the rest of the day.  We went on a bush walk in Mosman Gorge. Fynn and dad hopped in the swimming hole... It was freezing!! We ate lunch there and Fynn, Dad ...

Jungle Bells, Port Douglas / Atherton, Australia travel blog

Jungle Bells

A travel blog entry by fruss_copy1

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... Tried to get to Cape Tribulation at night, but things went against us (maybe it was to do with my scepticism) so headed back to Port Douglas. Day 108 - Long day (for Ali!) driving from Port Douglas all the way up to Cape Tribulation, bush walks around the ...

Cairns/Pt Douglas, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Cairns/Pt Douglas

A travel blog entry by tsquared

... for the cost We did a dive trip to the outter great barrier reef a few days ago.  it departed from pt. douglas and took us to the most unbelievably beautiful diving locations with awesome visibility underwater.  the sea-life and coral was ...

Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Great Barrier Reef

A travel blog entry by susieanddavid

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... and jolted regularly but neither of us felt unwell (David was grateful for Allie's sea sickness tablet). When we arrived back in Port Douglas we went for a walk along both sides of the Main Street to check out the restaurants. We failed to reach an ...

Reef Denial, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Reef Denial

A travel blog entry by freetime

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... was a shame, but there was nothing we could do about it. At least we got Ros' money's worth out of the apartment! Leaving Port Douglas we weren't too down hearted because we were excited about getting to Asia. We were ready to get involved in something ...

Hats your lot, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Hats your lot

A travel blog entry by theworldtrip

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... full belt; however Beth managed to delay him looking like a wannabe Mick Dundee. He remained hatless for now... We found Port Douglas a nice little town, especially the Sunday market we attended. The two Geordie lasses found a Geordie salesman on one of ...

Australia Day in the Sea! (Port Douglas), Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Australia Day in the Sea! (Port Douglas)

A travel blog entry by latergators

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... visitors at the front of the boat, a school of bottled nosed dolphins had gathered, we managed to get a video from the boat, it was just amazing, and really topped the day off nicely!! So if anyone is ever going to Port Douglas, visit ...

Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Port Douglas

A travel blog entry by maas

Wir haben richtig ausgeschlafen, sind rumgehangen, haben gelesen und gingen an den Strand. Port Douglas lebt hauptsaechlich vom Tourismus, da es Nahe am Great Barrier Reef liegt. Am spaeteren Nachmittag gingen wir in das gemuetliche Staedtchen ein ...

Tourist Mecca, Kurunda, Australia travel blog

Tourist Mecca

A travel blog entry by sarahx

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... their food from anywhere else so the council investigated whether a railway line could be built. It was either going to go to Port Douglas or Cairns- Cairns was chosen, and to quote the brochure- the future of Cairns was secured. Work started in 1886 and ...

Cairns and Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Cairns and Port Douglas

A travel blog entry by elizabethsutton

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trying ...

Port Douglas in the wet season, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Port Douglas in the wet season

A travel blog entry by adeline

... Nicola is off shopping for souvenirs and gifts in Cairns while Dad, Fergus and I decide to drive 80km North to scenic Port Douglas. Unfortunately on arrival in Port Douglas the weather has not improved. We are getting an excellent glimpse of tropical ...

Don't get stung!, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Don't get stung!

A travel blog entry by jonandjen

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... a bit scary after Cape Trib and we weren't sure the camper would cope so instead we headed back down south to Port Douglas. Port D is a holiday town with lots of resorts and tourist shops etc. However the tourism is quite low key and the centre ...

Humphreys presence / presents, Cairns / Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Humphreys presence / presents

A travel blog entry by froglin81

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... Aussies couldn't resist shortening the name. The tent site was extra cheap and things seemed to good to be true. They were. Port Douglas had us under false pretences. Not a minute after we'd erected the tent, along came the rain. Although ...

Further North, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Further North

A travel blog entry by fruss

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Day 107- Headed up to Cairns and met up with Ali again. Hired a car and she drove up to Port Douglas where we luckily jumped onto a sailing boat for a free cruise. Were having lunch, checking the Lonely Planet, saw that some skippers ...

Further North, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Further North

A travel blog entry by fruss_copy2

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Day 107- Headed up to Cairns and met up with Ali again. Hired a car and she drove up to Port Douglas where we luckily jumped onto a sailing boat for a free cruise. Were having lunch, checking the Lonely Planet, saw that some skippers ...

"If the stingers don't get ya, the crocs will!"

A travel blog entry by joannesharpe

... the hangovers, so we decided that we must celebrate Frans birthday that evening with a nice fish dinner. Unfortunately for us, everything in Port Douglas closes at 9pm in low season, and we didn't manage to reach town until 9.15. Poor Fran had to settle ...

Moving on in the rain, Port douglas, Australia travel blog

Moving on in the rain

A travel blog entry by chezgra

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... by their tent) couldn't decide where to go! Forecast rain all down the coast. Moved in the end half hour down the coast to Port Douglas. We've now checked into a much better site near the town, for a couple of nights. What decided us to stay here was ...

cairns - port douglas-cape tribulation, Port Douglas, Australië travel blog

cairns - port douglas-cape tribulation

A travel blog entry by meaenrico

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... beetje onwennig maar nadat we de hele indeling van de kastjes omgegooid hadden ging alles al een stuk soepeler.    Reisdag van Port Douglas naar Cape Tribulation Op de 2e dag in de camper kwam het echte vrije gevoel naar boven. Lekker je eigen ...

30. Hartleys Crocodile Adventures - 3.5, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

30. Hartleys Crocodile Adventures - 3.5

A travel blog entry by foxybal

Passable impression of a flat white. Too hot to enjoy, and in take away ...

Trip to the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Trip to the Great Barrier Reef

A travel blog entry by reachtom

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Today we went out to see the reef. We left from Port Douglas which is about 40km north of Palm Cove. The boat we sailed on was the Sailaway which is a 50 foot catamaran. It handled very well in fairly rough seas. There were only 20 other people on board ...

Rainy Day, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Rainy Day

A travel blog entry by codie

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We woke up and hung around in the room for a bit as Ari had a headache.  Decided we needed to go to the town again for food. Walked in the quick way this time. Saw some holes by a swampy bit of water that looked like the holes the crabs on the beach ...

Quick hello to Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Quick hello to Port Douglas

A travel blog entry by lolandlaurie

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... when it was supposedly summertime, we headed up the coast for the first part of today's jaunt which took us to Port Douglas. Port Douglas is a beautiful small town about 1.5 hours north of Cairns.  Fortunately the rain had stopped so we were ...

Our Final drive north., Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Our Final drive north.

A travel blog entry by outbacktravels

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... sunrise, but after about 100km drive north the clouds descended and stayed for the majority of the day.The drive to Port Douglas was filled with various points of interest as the scenery changed from low lying flat grasslands to sugar cane fields and ...

Great Barriers Conquered, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Great Barriers Conquered

A travel blog entry by outbacktravels

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...  You see the kids biological clocks are now set to wake up at the same time as us.After breakfast, we wandered down to the Port Douglas Marina to board the Quicksilver Catamaran.  The ride out to the reef wasn't too bad and goes for about 1 and ...

Campervanning, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Campervanning

A travel blog entry by allmans

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... are going to be huge after the 3 weeks!!) Drove to Cairns and did a big food shop (I loved it!) and then I drove to Port Douglas. It was a bit nerve-wracking at times, especially as it was a windy coastal road that was a bit narrow in places. Still, I ...

Port Douglas - our magic place, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Port Douglas - our magic place

A travel blog entry by eremita

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... we would live here for sure, but what to do here? In the past, even after our first visit, I did not consider Cairns and Port Douglas region as so attractive. That time I could compare it only with Gold Coast but know after 7 months of travelling I can ...

Olga's Worrisome Skies, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Olga's Worrisome Skies

A travel blog entry by normandsharon

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... a little brass plate (donated by the local Rotary Club), which named several cities around the world and their distances from Port Douglas. Ours (Toronto), along with New York and Brasilia, were some of the furthest. Toronto's post indicated a distance ...

Eilis Beach/ Cape Tribulation/ Port Doughlas, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

Eilis Beach/ Cape Tribulation/ Port Doughlas

A travel blog entry by tommy-elaine

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... tourist office (all in one shop, class) to book a dive we have decided to do tomorrow on the Great Barrier Reef going from Port Doghlas. I start preparing dinner as we are heading back to Port Doughlas and hope to make it as far as possible before it gets ...

We've landed in Oz!, Port Douglas, Australia travel blog

We've landed in Oz!

A travel blog entry by lou-and-seabs

... ...because you do so bloody much of it! A sleepless night, a drive, 2 flights and another drive later we arrive in Port Douglas. You know youve landed in Oz when youve already had the stingers and crocodile warning from the accommodation manager and a ...

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