Pack your togs, towel and tribe: A guide to the best family-friendly accommodation

Port Douglas proves that your vibe attracts your tribe. This beachside playground is just as popular for loved-up couples as it for families, who bring their brood for a dose of salty air and Port Douglas’ relaxed, tropical holiday style. If you don’t want to be the only people playing Marco Polo by the pool while childless couples sink cocktails (in peace), we’ve got you covered with this...


15 May

Your reef, your way: Which Great Barrier Reef tour is for you?

If you’ve ever typed “Great Barrier Reef tours” into Google and immediately had heart palpitations from the thousands of search results that swim onto the page, you’re not alone. With so many ...

01 May

Pack your appetite: Port Douglas’ food trails are calling

If the grumbling of your stomach leads the way on holidays, there are plenty of tasty food trails near Port Douglas waiting to be discovered. It makes sense; being in the heart of the tropics,...

19 April

Elegance meets alfresco at Arabellas Port Douglas

Arabella’s Port Douglas launched into the local food scene with a grand opening last month. The restaurant is the realisation of a vision created by Troy and Sarah Holland to create a unique v...

17 April

How to do Port Douglas Carnivale

If you thought Carnivale was reserved for the streets of Rio or Rome - you need to get to Port Douglas between 25-27 May and stat. Rex Smeal Park and the surrounding streets transforms from ...

04 April

Port Douglas events to mark in your calendar this year

If Port Douglas had a middle name, it would be “relaxing”. That is, unless you time your visit for event season which is nothing short of action-packed, adrenaline-inducing and full of aquatic-the...

21 March

Beach to bush: Port Douglas day hikes you need in your life

There’s no doubt about it - road trips are pretty epic in North Queensland (Great Barrier Reef Drive, anyone?), but they’ll only get you so far.   There are some places only your feet can tak...

07 March

Indulge your sweet tooth in Port Douglas

Writer Ernestine Ulmer famously said "Life is uncertain; eat dessert first", but we say to hell with dinner and just eat dessert. In the post most likely to put you into a diabetic coma, we presen...

09 February

Make like TLC and chase waterfalls at these used-to-be-secret waterfalls

The rainforest-clad mountain ranges surrounding Port Douglas and the Daintree region hide a handful of majestic waterfalls where the journey to find the waterfalls is as much a part of the adventu...

03 January

9 free things to do in Port Douglas and Daintree

There’s nothing worse than that twang of anxiety dancing around in the back of your mind, ruining your weekend or holiday – telling you that you need to tone down the spending! Nobody likes to...

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