Port Douglas News

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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Winner Of Cairns Tourism Association -adventure North Australia

Posted: 05 Jan 2011

Cathy Wharton, tour guide for Adventure North Australia has won the prestigious Cairns Tourism Association Award for 2010.Cathy pictured with her award, Mayor Val Shields and far right owner of Adventure North Australia, Maryanne Jacques.

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Divers And Snorkellers Experience The Annual Coral Spawning Phenomenon On The Great Barrier Reef

Posted: 02 Dec 2010

The ocean temperature is warm, it’s about 4 to 6 nights after the full moon in November, there is little tidal movement and the sun has set… Mother Nature’s conditions are just right for the annual phenomenon known as Coral Spawning on...

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Cooktown And Guurrbi Tours

Posted: 28 Feb 2010

The Weekend Australian has featured Cooktown and Guurrbi Tours, Saturday 26th February 2010 The Bama Way Discovery Tour combines three Aboriginal tours into a unique three day journey. Small group departures from Cairns and Port Douglas on the Bama Way A...

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Cassowarys Found Often On Billy Tea Daintree Cape Tribulation Bloomfield Track 4wd Tour

Posted: 17 Nov 2009

Over the past few weeks, we have had regular sightings of Male Cassowarys on our guided boardwalk tour. Join us on tour and you to may have a chance of seeing these beautiful rare birds.

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Plant A Rainforest Project

Posted: 04 Jun 2009

Rainforest Rescue will be continuing with their amazingly successful Plant a Rainforest Project in the Daintree from the 22nd to the 26th of June and from the 29th of June to the 3rd of July. The trees have grown incredibly well in the tropical climate. I...

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Things To See And Do In Cooktown

Posted: 26 Nov 2008

There is so much to see and do in Cooktown! A wonderful untouched paradise where you can immerse yourself in this small historic coastal town surrounded by stunning countryside. Fish with the locals down at Fisherman's wharf, once one of the busiest ports...

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New Look Rainforest Rescue Website

Posted: 11 Oct 2008

Rainforest Rescue has just launched its new look website. We have designed it so it is easier to navigate and we have added a Rainforest Blog packed full of news and useful information about our precious rainforests. Have a look and let us know what you t...

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Rainforest Rescue Purchases 10th Daintree Property. No. 11 Coming Up

Posted: 14 Aug 2008

Rainforest Rescue announces the purchase of a tenth property through the Daintree Buy Back and Protect Forever Project.This is extremely good news for the critically endangered Southern Cassowary. It prevents another housing development with all its assoc...

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