Stinger season Cairns, Port Douglas, the Great Barrier Reef area and the whole of Far North Queensland is something you need to be aware of. Insider knowledge on how to be safe, for you and your kids is essential. We lived up here for 6 years safe from jellyfish, so read on.Dates for Stinger Season vary, fixed dates don't exist. but if you're heading to Queensland in the … [Read more...]
Port Douglas and Cairns, Visiting Far North Queensland
Port Douglas was home to us and is a popular tourist town in Far North Queensland. Visitors head up here for the reef, the rain-forests and beautiful 4 mile beach along with our stunning wildlife, beautiful resorts and good food. Cairns is just up the road and has a whole bunch of unique things to do too. Things to do, places to see and go in the Port Douglas and Cairns region ( including Atherton Tablelands) along with blog post about living in Queensland's Far North as an expat or as a local.
We have posts on visiting the Great Barrier Reef ( Which can be done from both Port Douglas and Cairns) our local crocodiles, what to do and where to swim during stinger season, the drive through Cape Tribulation to Cooktown and more.
This post was written and titled "Living in Port Douglas" when we were planning our great escape. We lived in Port Douglas. we owned, still own, a beautiful house there, but we left to travel the world. We've been travelling a very long time now, that's just how things worked out, and we have never once returned to Port Douglas. So if you're here looking for a guide to living … [Read more...]
We saw an Australian animal that less than 10% of all Australians have ever seen near Cairns, the fantastic, and surprisingly tiny, platypus. That's wild platypus, not in a zoo. If you'd like to share in this incredible experience, check out the Atherton Platypus Park near Cairns at Tarzali Lakes. You can visit for the day or stay overnight on the camp site and you should … [Read more...]
Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas, was closed yesterday by a 4 meter salt water crocodile. He didn't do much, just swam along the beach about 20m from shore. A crowd gathered and watched, that's about as exciting as the day got. It made me think though, not many people have the experience of sharing their home with these prehistoric giants, the crocodiles here in … [Read more...]