Expat in Australia

Port Douglas Restaurants With a View

Dining in Port Douglas is made all the better if you can find a restaurant with a good view. A ...
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Cyclones in Port Douglas

In the 15+ years I’ve been living in Port Douglas (intermittently), I’ve never seen a big cyclone. With Cyclone Jasper ...
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Are The Atherton Tablelands Worth Visiting?

The Atherton Tablelands, known locally as “The Tablelands” covers a huge area in Far North Queensland, close to top holiday ...
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Palm Cove to Port Douglas

The only way to get from Palm Cove to Port Douglas is by road along the Captain Cook Highway. There ...
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How To Visit The Daintree Rainforest From Cairns 2024

In January 2024 the Daintree Rainforest, north of the Daintree River, is closed to tourists because of damage caused by ...
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Can You Walk in The Daintree Rainforest By Yourself?

Yes, you can walk the Daintree Rainforest by yourself at several designated boardwalks. We explain where these rainforest walks are, ...
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Daintree Town

There is not a place called “Daintree Town” in the Daintree National Park or Daintree Rainforest areas of Far North ...
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Daintree National Park Entry Fee (2024)

There is no entry fee for the Daintree National Park, it is free to enter other than the privatised sections ...
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Is It Safe To Swim in The Daintree River?

No, it is not safe to swim in the Daintree River. The Daintree River in Far North Queensland is in ...
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The Daintree Rainforest

The Daintree Rainforest is the oldest rainforest in the world at over 135 million years old, possibly older. It is ...
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What Are The Best Day Trips From Port Douglas

Port Douglas is a pretty resort town in Far North Queensland Australia, roughly an hour north of Cairns, a much ...
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Dog Friendly Hotels and Accommodation Port Douglas

Most of the biggest and best hotels in Port Douglas do not allow dogs to stay, other than assistance dogs, ...
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Best Time To Visit Cairns

The best time to visit Cairns is broadly considered to be Australia’s cooler months, thus avoiding the wet season, tropical ...
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Can You Snorkel Off The Beach in Port Douglas?

Yes, you can snorkel off the beach in Port Douglas at any time of year. In summer “stinger season” there ...
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Are There Crocodiles in Australia?

A lot of people wonder, are there crocodiles in Australia? Yes, there are a lot of crocodiles in the warmer ...
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Port Douglas at Christmas

Port Douglas is pretty popular as a Christmas holiday destination. With Australian long summer school holidays falling over the Christmas ...
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Best Places To Visit In (And Near) Melbourne

Stuck for places to visit in Melbourne? Have you visited most of them already? What about places to visit near ...
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Australian Food

What is Australian food and what are the most popular Australian foods? Modern Australia exhibits a diverse blend of global ...
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Paronella Park Australia (Why You Need To Visit)

Paronella Park is a tourist attraction in Far North Queensland, Australia. It was built as a pleasure park business by ...
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The Stinging Tree, Gympie Gympie, and Other Dangers of Queensland.

Yes, you read that right we have a stinging tree in Queensland. It’s not just a bit “ouch” it’s more ...
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Australia Travel Blog

Our Australia travel blog will help you plan your trip to Australia, we’ll tell you about the best places to ...
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Tips For Newcomers to Australia

If you are moving to Australia, welcome!  We moved to Australia in 2007 from the UK. By 2013 we were ...
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Gardening In The Tropics

I’m no expert on gardening in the tropics, I’ve lived here for 5 years, in tropical Queensland,  I’m a British ...
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A Tropical Christmas in Port Douglas Australia

Honestly, I’m confused, my head is a mess. I spent forty-two years experiencing Christmas in winter. December, in my mind, ...
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Living in Port Douglas

This post was written and titled “Living in Port Douglas” when we were planning to escape Port Douglas over a ...
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