Posted: 12 Jun 2018
A ‘babymoon’ is perfect for expectant mums and their partners to enjoy some quality time together during a relaxing getaway before your baby is welcomed into the world. Tropical Port Douglas is the perfect place to spend some time away before welcoming...
Tropical Port Douglas is the perfect place to spend some time away before welcoming a new addition to your family. Enjoy the chance to connect with your partner before your duo turns into a trio, or if you already have a growing family, have a moment away from your children to reconnect and rejuvenate.
Whether you are planning to spend your holiday relaxing or getting out and exploring paradise, these are some of our best recommendations to get the most out of your time in sunny FNQ.
Staying at Cayman Villas will ensure a luxurious and memorable ‘babymoon’ celebration.
Featuring tropical interior design, spacious living areas, and a fully self contained kitchen and laundry, this resort will go above and beyond all expectations. Spend your days relaxing in the spa bath, and enjoy your evenings in the large comfortable beds. Kick back on the lounge chairs by the expansive horizon pool, and be sure to make use of the BBQ facilities.
A car space will be provided for your convenience. There are lavish 3-bedroom villas available so you can bring the kids back next time you visit!
Port Douglas is home to many award winning restaurants and bars for you to tantalise over during your stay.
For an incredible dining experience watching the sunset from daybeds at the Marina, visit the tropical Barbados bar and restaurant. Enjoy top service and a delicious array of food and drinks including a selection of mocktails for the soon mum-to-be.
Experience fine dining at the Watergate Lounge and Bar, or visit the local Iron Bar for some tasty pub food. Whether you and your partner are foodies, or you are just looking to plan a romantic date night, you’ll find what suits you best with this list of the local’s favourites.
Spoil yourself to a peaceful spa treatment at the Hibiscus Day Spa located across the road from Cayman Villas, the SpaQ at QT resort just a few minute by car or a tropical spa experience at the luxurious Silky Oaks Lodge Healing Waters Spa located just outside of Port Douglas in Mossman.
Choose from a selection of deluxe spa packages including facials and hot stone massages to enjoy the ultimate ‘me time’. Take some time out to clear your mind, relax and be pampered by skilled therapists.
Dad can come along for a partner session, or he can hit the golf course while you unwind at the spa – here are the top places to play in Port Douglas.
Get outdoors and discover the natural beauty of Far North Queensland.
Take a day trip to refresh and rejuvenate in some of the most pristine swimming locations around. Visit the renown Mossman Gorge or venture out to the World Heritage Listed areas of the Daintree.
There are endless beaches, creeks and waterfalls in Port Douglas and the surrounding areas that are perfect for cooling off during your stay. Check out some of FNQ’s best swimming spots here.
If it is adventure that you are after, then Tropical North Queensland is the place for you!
Visit the Great Barrier Reef with Quicksilver, Poseidon or Calypso for an unforgettable day of snorkelling and diving. You can also take a day trip to Kuranda or the Tablelands for some time in nature and plenty of sightseeing. If you are looking for something a little more romantic, experience a sunset sail with Indigo Charters.
The friendly staff at the tour desk will happily assist in organising and booking your desired adventure.
Peace & Tranquillity
If you would prefer to spend your holiday in relaxation mode, the Cayman Villas have everything you’ll need.
You can enjoy a sleep in followed by a late breakfast, and then lounge by the pool and take an afternoon nap. Simply enjoy having absolutely nothing to do and no schedule to work around. Spend some quality time with your partner, and take advantage of some quiet time before the baby arrives.
We hope that you treat yourselves and enjoy this special time during your ‘babymoon’ celebration in paradise.
Posted: 25 May 2018
We're jazzed to be hosting the epic after party with Out! Cairns for this first time ever event in Port Douglas. Who's ready to spice up their life at Port Douglas Carnivale this weekend? Join us for the Cairns Tropical Pride Carnivale Float in the...
Who's ready to spice up their life at Port Douglas Carnivale this weekend?
Join us for the Cairns Tropical Pride Carnivale Float in the Macrossan Street Parade 'Tropical Magic', followed by Out! At Carnivale - Port Douglas at QT Port Douglas, 8pm til midnight!
Posted: 24 May 2018
Enjoying the #Cairns Festival 2018 and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games ? Don’t forget to explore the surrounds of the #FNQ region during your holiday! We can offer you award winning service and reliable hire cars at a great rate!
Posted: 23 May 2018
We’re excited to announce that we’ve added another way to get help when using Tourism Town platform. Starting today, we now offer live chat support to our members! It’s our job to help our clients, to help them grow their direct businesses and build a...
It’s our job to help our clients, to help them grow their direct businesses and build a system that works for them. Live chat has been a frequently requested service and we are excited to make it available to our users.
Not sure how to load a local offer or create an event on Tourism Town? Now you can ask questions and get solutions with our support team in real-time.
To begin, Live Chat is available from 9 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday and can be accessed for all members through Tourism Town: https://admin.localtourismnetwork.com/admin/users/
The team @ Tourism Town
Posted: 18 May 2018
For over thirteen years it has become a staple of the carnivale weekend in Port Douglas. In conjunction with Moet Hennessey Australia we plan to deliver another memorable day. Our four-course menu will be accompanied by fantastic wines from around our bea...
$139 per person — Bookings are essential.
Posted: 18 May 2018
It's getting cold down south and people are starting to plan their school holidays. If you have any school holiday offers now is the time to post them. Here are the 2018 June July holiday dates for each state: Australian Capital Territory: 7 July t...
If you have any school holiday offers now is the time to post them.
Here are the 2018 June July holiday dates for each state:
Australian Capital Territory: 7 July to 22 July
New South Wales: 7 July to 22 July
Northern Territory: 30 June to 23 July
Queensland: 30 June to 15 July
South Australia: 7 July to 22 July
Tasmania: 8 July to 23 July
Victoria: 30 June to 15 July
Western Australia: 1 July to 16 July
Posted: 11 May 2018
ZINC Restaurant and Lounge Bar will be changing hands for the first time in more than a decade. Owner Marco Piat will pass the baton onto locals Chris and Dani Bower after a wildly successful stint at the Macrossan Street venue. “After 13 years of ownin...
Owner Marco Piat will pass the baton onto locals Chris and Dani Bower after a wildly successful stint at the Macrossan Street venue.
“After 13 years of owning and operating Zinc it is time for us to step aside and hand over the reins,” Piat said.
“Our family is delighted to have Chris and Dani as the new owners of the restaurant and we feel it is now in very good hands.
“They have the experience to continue offering the Zinc experience and we wish them every success.”
Chris Bower was the restaurant manager at 2 Fish Restaurant Port Douglas from 2015 to June 2017, during his time adding consecutive gongs for the best seafood restaurant in Australia to his resume. He then leaped into the challenge of multi-venue, events based hotspot QT to broaden his scope and experience.
Both Dani and Chris have a rich history with Piat; Dani working as his apprentice chef when Zinc launched back in 2005, and Chris showcasing his passion for mixology. Chris also opened Piat's Finz restaurant in 2008, which he ran for six years.
Chris said they're excited to be taking over ‘one of the best venues in Port Douglas.’
“We’ve worked really hard for this and now we get the opportunity to do it for ourselves, which is fantastic,” he said.
“My wife has been a chef her entire career and I’ve been in the industry for 17 years now.
“It’s been something we’ve wanted to do for a very long time.”
The restaurant is on track to re-open in May and would aim to retain its ‘iconic’ character, according to Chris.
“It will still be called Zinc. It’s such a fantastic name and a popular venue in town with a very solid following,” he said.
“We will be making some slight changes to the décor and furniture and giving it a freshen up. All the menus will also be completely re-written.
“It will predominantly be fish and meat based options to align with the tropical experience people crave when in Port Douglas. Utilising the best products available and keeping it simple is key.”
Posted: 20 Apr 2018
Location: Bash is on Opal Reef, accessed from Port Douglas Maximum Depth: 18m Visibility: 15m Highlights: Boulder coral gardens are the dominant feature of Bash which is short for Bashful Bommie. Recently turtles were seen eating moon jellies w...
Maximum Depth: 18m
Highlights: Boulder coral gardens are the dominant feature of Bash which is short for Bashful Bommie. Recently turtles were seen eating moon jellies which are like jelly beans to them! Epaulette sharks frequent this site and frigate birds are regularly seen flying overhead.
Health: Some staghorn coral was affected by the 2016 bleaching event, but it is growing back as can been seen from the picture. The lower water temperatures during the past summer have given the corals a further reprieve which is helping them rejuvenate.
Posted: 27 Mar 2018
Flames of the Forest transports you into a world beyond your imagination so relaxing and uplifting for your soul you will never want to leave. A completely intimate, natural experience set within the candle lit rainforest under a black silk canopy high...
A completely intimate, natural experience set within the candle lit rainforest under a black silk canopy highlighted by crystal and budlight chandeliers, Flames of the Forest will create an unforgettable memory at an extraordinary natural venue.
Enjoy romantic, and intimate rainforest dining in this magical place. Saturday night features a six course tropical tasting menu and quality Australian wines. Perfect for honeymooners, small wedding receptions and those seeking a unique dining experience, Flames of the Forest is truly food for the soul.
Posted: 20 Mar 2018
Let the Travel Alliance Group make your visit to far north queensland a memorial one!
Posted: 14 Mar 2018
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Posted: 21 Feb 2018
#loveislove #australia #portdouglas #portdouglasweddings PLANNING A TROPICAL WEDDING, SPECIAL BIRTHDAY OR SIGNIFICANT EVENT...? Club Tropical Resort has a dedicated Wedding, Event & Occasion Coordinator so contact us for more information on group roo...
PLANNING A TROPICAL WEDDING, SPECIAL BIRTHDAY OR SIGNIFICANT EVENT...?
Club Tropical Resort has a dedicated Wedding, Event & Occasion Coordinator so contact us for more information on group room rates for yourselves and your guests.
Posted: 20 Feb 2018
Kim from Tourism Town recently took to the stage and gave a great presentation on our platform to the Tourism & Technology community in Brisbane.
you can view it on youtube here:
you can view it on youtube here:
Posted: 20 Feb 2018
A lovely morning in the Daintree Valley which is looking as beautiful as ever after all the rain last week so we took a leisurely drive along the Upper Daintree road. The rainforest and cattle pastures all Incredibly lush and the cattle all in prime condi...
Posted: 12 Feb 2018
I went to Emerald Creek Falls the other day and always get a little upset if I find rubbish lying around beautiful parts of Tropical North Queensland. So, unable to accept it any longer I packed in a ‘rubbish kit’ (plastic bags and plastic gloves), making...
I’m sure people look at you oddly when you have a plastic bag dangling off your backpack and pull out the gloves to pick up stuff on the track or in the bush, scouring for bits of plastic and bright objects like some demented Bowerbird. Thankfully Emerald Creek Falls is off the beaten track so rubbish is never really a major issue here. As compared to places where people park and admire the view, now that’s another matter…. don’t get me started!
Fortunately, the rubbish at the Emerald Creek car park was minimal, and thanks to the recent rains we mainly saw mushrooms, toadstools and a HEAP of wildflowers. David, a Nature Play facilitator was busy collecting and pressing wildflowers and happily waiting for other members of the Tree4Reef group to rock up.
Most other people who arrived in the car park didn’t dally around and missed the Frilled Neck Lizard that was the highlight of my trip (I’ve never seen one in the wild before). Its amazing camouflage and ability to pose like a piece of wood meant that most people didn’t spot it when they walked past. I love coming up to the tablelands just for that reason, there’s such a difference in the flora and fauna, and I’m a BIG fan of checking out the birdlife that you don’t spot regularly down on the coast.
The good news is that whilst scouring for rubbish around the car park I inadvertently enlisted the help of ‘Violet’, a little Power Ranger who was all of 9-years old and who was totally into finding colourful objects that didn’t look right in the environment. My pint-size Power Ranger found stuff around that car park that eluded my eyesight and she didn’t even need ‘gloves’ to handle them.
Along the track to the waterfall we found all manner of stuff. Paths leading off to other places to swim, grasshoppers more colourful than the suburban variety, dragonflies, a segment of the river that looked like it belonged in a Peter Jarver gallery plus we stumbled across loads of slippery rocks and big boulders with scary drop offs that the kids (and us) took all in our stride.
Meanwhile my pint-sized Power Ranger was still scouring the environment for things that didn’t quite fit the picture – we left the sock and the busted thongs for their rightful owners in case they may return and pick them up later.
Up at the base of the waterfall we found a few people sunning themselves and the waterhole empty. Personally I didn’t blame them, the waterfall was pumping thanks to the recent rains and most were happy to just watch and enjoy the views. It didn’t take us long however to jump in and play and frolic in the foaming waters, slowly getting to grips with the power of the falls cascading down the granite ledge.
In the meantime, I donned my mask and fins and went snorkelling, scouring the swimming hole for a mislaid beer bottle or lunch wrappers. Instead I found freshwater shrimps, loads of native tadpoles clinging to the rocks and an eel. My pint-sized Power Ranger however was hunting around where we threw our towels and was slowly filling up my rubbish bag with plenty of lunch wrappers, cans and all manner of discarded items. She wasn’t ready to take on the water just yet, just happy collecting stuff that looked out of place.
Later I lent Violet my mask and she popped her head in for a peek at what lay beneath the surface and was swimming around in the eddies, despite the formidable looking waterfall that was tumbling off the rocks nearby.
Trekking back out after a big day snorkelling, jumping off rocks and playing at the falls, I finally catagorised (i.e. took a photo) all that we shipped out. As I laid it out like a Bowerbird and took the shots I realized that 10% of the items was collected by little ol’ me. Violet, the 9-year old had collected the other 90%! It dawned on me she wasn’t a ‘little’ Power Ranger at all BUT a full blown superhero mingling amongst us adults. I have to say I felt humbled in her presence, knowing full well that this is the generation of Guardians that will stay on long after my lot (and others) have moved on.
Good Things to Know:
• David Witherall, the Coordinator of the Nature Play QLD Family Group called Tree4Reef regularly holds adventures to learn about the environment and to encourage natural play and exploration outdoors for all ages (adults included). Tree4Reef promotes the Great Barrier Reef and the value of trees especially near waterways.
MORE INFO, pics & video on Emerald Creek Falls at www.adventuremumma.com
Posted: 30 Jan 2018
Babinda Kayaking is back and it's better than ever. Check out the blog and photos at https://phlipvids.com.au/babinda-kayaking-back/
Posted: 24 Jan 2018
Look what can be found hiding in the Fan Palms Trees, this little Peppermint Stick Insect, spotted regularly at our morning tea site in Cape Tribulation. Visit www.daintreetours.com for more information on our small personalized tours departing Port Do...
Visit www.daintreetours.com for more information on our small personalized tours departing Port Douglas daily.