Beautiful Port Douglas

Trip Start Mar 07, 2011
Trip End Aug 28, 2011

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Glengarrry Holiday Park

Flag of Australia  , Queensland,
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

After 20,000kms and 14 weeks on the road we have travelled as far north on sealed roads as we can so we now begin our journey down the east coast of Australia.
The drive from Mount Molloy to Port Douglas was beautiful. We immediately loved Port Douglas, booked into the Glengarry Caravan Park for a week and settled back to enjoy another holiday within a holiday.
Mossman Gorge was beautiful, although the road out was a bit scary, very narrow and rough from the rains during the wet season. We also had rain for the first time since Fremantle on 9 April, well we were in a rainforest after all. By time we got back to Port Douglas the roads were dry.
The trip to the Daintree and Cape Tribulation was fantastic. It is the most beautiful drive, took heaps of photos and finally arrived back at the caravan park around 6pm. Every time we think we have seen the best Australia can offer, along comes another day like this.
Port Douglas is so beautiful, the streets are lined with huge palm trees and it is the best place to stop off for a coffee and just sit and take it all in. Love it!!!!
It is always good to go for a walk aound the caravan park checking out the other camper's setups, but we were amazed to see a camper van covered in artifical lawn, it looked great, not sure what will happen if it should rain.
The Sunday market was good and we were lucky enough to see a wedding at a beautiful little church,  St Mary's by the Sea.
All the way we have asked each other which is our favourite place, we have never been able to pinpoint any particular stay, loving most of them, but Ray and I both agree Port Douglas is so far a winner. The caravan park is beautiful, very clean, nice and quiet and we have a great site. The weather has been perfect, beautiful cloudless days, the nights are a bit chilly but we have not had to have the heater on yet. We have talked about staying another couple of days but we still have a lot more we wish to see down the east coast.
 Reluctantly we will move further south tomorrow, we plan to spend a few days in Cairns. Hopefully we will be able to come back some day, who knows?

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Tania on

Glad you liked Port Douglas we loved it too. I hope you can go back there one day and stay in one of the magnificent resorts that are there. Love reading your blogs. Feel like you are on the way home now.

Millie on

Love reading your blogs and looking at the photos. It's the highlight of my day to check and see if you have a new entry. Keep them comm'n!

Phil on

Hi Wendy and Ray
Loving the blog, glad you enjoyed Port Douglass.
I think of Port Douglass is the most relaxing town in Oz and we wish we were there with you.
Enjoy you're trip down the coast but don't hurry, and if your like me you'll spend the next 12 months thinking where you were this time last year (Exmouth).
Have Fun

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