Port Douglas News

10,000 Happy Customers

Posted: 14 Mar 2012

Adventure North Australia celebrate taking over 10,000 customers on their 4wd Adventure tours to Cooktown. Now thats a lot of happy customers

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Charities Celebrate Tourisms Generosity

Posted: 21 Dec 2011

Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful tourism industry, over $10,000 worth of food and gifts have been donated to The Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul, Uniting Care (formerly Lifeline) and the Douglas Shire community - all recipients of the Quicksi...

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Upside Down Snowstorm On The Reef!

Posted: 28 Nov 2011

Cairns, Great Barrier Reef: Mother Nature was on cue for the Great Barrier Reef’s annual coral spawning with passengers aboard Silverswift’s Night Dives excursions being witness to this unique spectacle. From Great Adventures’ Norman Re...

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Spring In Cooktown

Posted: 27 Oct 2011

Spring is a wonderful time to visit Cooktown and the Tropical North as there are birds galore with orchids and flowers blooming everywhere. And of course its great fishing! Keen anglers are taking advantage of increased sunny days and lower wind conditio...

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Sydney Travelling Film Festival

Posted: 24 Oct 2011

SYDNEY TRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL COMES TO TOWN 11-13 NOVEMBER 2011 WITH SPECIAL GUESTS MARGARET POMERANZ & DAVID STRATTON FROM AT THE MOVIES AND AUSTRALIAN MUSIC ICON CHAD MORGAN The Sydney Travelling Film Festival lifts the curtain on its annual event...

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Wildlife Seen On Daintree Cape Tribulation Tour With Billy Tea Safaris Despite The Rain

Posted: 20 Oct 2011

Even though Cairns and surrounding areas have received some heavy rain, it is nothing out of the ordinary for this time of year which is coming up to the start of the wet season. Yesterday on our Daintree Cape Tribulation tour we had a few showers then i...

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Cassowaries On The Move

Posted: 14 Oct 2011

This male cassowary was out and about foraging for food, and we were lucky enough to see it yesterday. There have been several sighting in the past few weeks. The Southern Cassowary (Casuarius Casuarius) is the largest flightless bird in Australia and is...

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Crocodiles & Cassowaries

Posted: 10 Oct 2011

This past week as the temperature warms up the Crocodiles on the Daintree River are becoming more active in searching for a mate as it is coming up to their breeding season, and regular sightings of many crocodiles both large and small have been seen. Our...

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Barra, Beef & Bulldust Expo 4-6 November 2011

Posted: 06 Oct 2011

Where the outback meets the sea, Karumba will be the centre stage of the inaugural Barra, Beef and Bulldust Expo held 4 - 6 November 2011. Tours and attractions will also be promoted along the Savannah Way and Overlanders Way on-route to Karumba. The free...

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Rare Sighting Of An Endangered Ornate Eagle Ray

Posted: 12 Sep 2011

Silversonic passengers and crew recently enjoyed an amazing experience, when an Ornate Eagle Ray (Aetomylaeus vespertilio) was spotted swimming around “Barracuda Bommie”, one of Quicksilver’s remote dive sites on the Agincourt reefs. Thi...

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Come And Meet "jackie" The Mail Roo

Posted: 23 Aug 2011

"Jackie" is now staring on You Tube. "Jackie" is a Red Kangaroo who delivers Mail and News for the locals who live in Cow Bay. With Billy Tea Safaris you can see and meet "Jackie" on our Daintree Cape Tribulation 4WD Bloomfield Track Tour as we visit he...

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Whale Encounter Up Close

Posted: 19 Jul 2011

The humpback whale season is in full swing and whale encounters are a daily occurrence across the Quicksilver range of vessels. Silversonic had a wonderful whale encounter last week just south of Undine Reef. Shane “Sharky” Down w...

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The Humpback Whales

Posted: 12 Jul 2011

Great Adventures Outer Reef cruise passengers were delighted to spot a playful humpback frolicking between Moore Reef and Green Island at about 4.00pm on Saturday. Great Adventures, Reef King, first sighted the whale which was approximately 6m in l...

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Ukulele Gig Wows Fans At Green Island

Posted: 07 Jul 2011

Beautiful sounds of jazz, island, and pop music added an extra special island atmosphere at Green Island as two world renowned ukulele players performed at Great Adventures Ukulele Island Gig. Thrilling the crowd with his energetic and fun performanc...

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The Humpback Whales Have Arrived

Posted: 29 Jun 2011

Silversonic and Quicksilver Cruise passengers were delighted to spot some of the first humpbacks of the season today. The 2 humpbacks, which were believed to be a large male traveling with a smaller female were spotted about 200 metres from the vessel wh...

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Billy Connolly Visits The Reef With Quicksilver

Posted: 02 Mar 2011

Quicksilver Cruises is thrilled to have hosted comedian and "Australia's favourite Scottish son" Billy Connolly at Agincourt Reef on February 16, showcasing the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. It was a fantastic day and thanks to Billy for jo...

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Visit Beautiful Emmagen Creek

Posted: 24 Feb 2011

Billy Tea Safaris Cape Tribulation one day tour ventures up to Emmagen Creek daily, which is 14km up the 4WD Bloomfield Track. Guests enjoy a swimming in the beautiful pristine crystal clear waters of Emmagen Creek, in the Heart of World Heritage Rainfore...

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Dinner Reservations

Posted: 20 Jan 2011

At all times of the year, reservations for Dinner are highly recommended. Please use the links to the left to contact us, visit our website or simply click www.zincportdouglas.com/restaurant_table_reservations.html and complete our online form.

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Brunch At Zinc

Posted: 20 Jan 2011

Zinc is now open from 9am to 3pm for breakfast/lunch. Menus are available on our website.

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View Live Web Cams At Zinc Restaurant

Posted: 20 Jan 2011

Zinc has two live web cams - One located inside the restaurant and the second located above the restaurant looking down Macrossan Street towards Four Mile Beach.

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