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Travel Blogs from Port Douglas
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Monday 24th May: It was up early and on the road again. We only went about 70 km north to Port Douglas. It was a lovely costal drive with views out to the Coral Sea.We are now in the pointy bit of Australia, FNQ (Far North Queensland). We set up in a caravan park in town then had a bit of lunch then went for a drive around town to check it out and up to the lookout.
Last night we were treated to an Australasian Dinner. This started with a Bush Tucker competition for two of our group ( not us) when they were shown the live item and given the cooked version by the hotel chef. The items were Stick Insect and Burrowing Cockroach (Hopefully picture attached) Unfortunately the cockroach made the female almost sick but both made great efforts. Our meal, Carpaccio with green ants; Kangaroo Steaks; Creme Brulee with coconut ...
... it is considered one of the seven wonders of the natural world, and 99% of this World Heritage site is contained within the borders of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The Reef is approximately 8,0000 years old, and was formed when an ice age caused the water level to rise (formerly, the continental shelf running along the outer edge of the reef had been the shoreline). Rather than one continuous reef, the Great Barrier Reef is comprised ...
... on the way. One was a warning of Cassowary crossing the road and the other was a warning for the speed bumps. Someone had written Before and after on them.
Headed back to the hostel. Had showers and went to make tea. Had a wander down to the beach in the pitch black. Was quite cool, there were loads of stars out. Headed back to the room and watched some tv. Had an early-ish night. Something had bitten my foot right where my flip flop rubs so it was ...
We planned to visit Yorkie's Knob (done, a beach town), Port Douglas (done, a little gem), Mossman's Gorge (not done). Wanted to book for an aboriginal walkabout in the jungle at Mossman's Gorge but all fully booked, so going tomorrow (Tuesday). Stayed in Port Douglas for the day booked trips and had a beer. Also rearranged plans to tour the Atherton Tableland for tomorrow. Little ones Spike, Nanny and Grandad drove on a road next ...
Other places to stay in Port Douglas
Cnr Port Street & Craven Close, Port Douglas | 3 star hostelfrom $69
111 Davidson Street, Port Douglas | Hostelfrom $22
37 Warner Street, Port Douglas | Hostelfrom $42
38 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas | Hostelfrom $14