Yes, we have salt water crocodiles in Queensland and yes, they can eat you. But mostly they don't, which is good. Taking a boat trip to go crocodile spotting in Port Douglas is a lovely way to spend a few hours, I've taken the children many times, they always enjoy it, each trip is different so it's always a fresh experience. I've posted about living with … [Read more...]
Port Douglas is a resort town in Tropical Far North Queensland. It is popular as a beach holiday destination for Australian and International tourists and travellers, and as a departure point for visiting the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree National Park. Port Douglas is on the Coral Sea in the tropical far north of Queensland, Australia. Its main street, Macrossan Street is home to many restaurants, bars and boutique shops along with essentials such as Cole's supermarket and Target. Four Mile Beach is popular with holiday makers and curves south, lapped by the Coral Sea.
Much of Port Douglas's accommodation providers are in the luxury bracket, but Port does also have backpacker accommodation, hostels and camp sites.
We have the priveledge of calling Port Douglas, population around 4,000 people, home. Collected blog posts below from our Port Douglas archives.
Want to know what's top of my " Things to do in Port Douglas" list? Well, I always say that feeding George the groper is the most exciting thing that happens in Port Douglas. It's certainly not something you should miss if you are in the top right hand corner of Queensland or visiting Port for our beaches, rainforest and Great Barrier Reef access. It's a daily, … [Read more...]
Yesterday was the first day of summer in Australia. It brought wind and rain to Port Douglas, looks a bit stormy doesn't it? Our wet season has started, so there is plenty more rain to come . Don't be fooled into thinking it was cold, the temperatures were up in the thirties and the humidity wrapped around you like a wet blanket. We abandoned our walk in favor of indoor … [Read more...]
We've just got back from Four Mile Beach Port Douglas, the total solar eclipse was stunning! Dragging the kids out of bed at 4am didn't go down too well, but a Daintree ice cream and some celestial spectacularness soon perked them up.Part of Photo Friday on Delicious Baby.Today I am incredibly grateful to live in such a … [Read more...]
Is snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef on the top of your bucket list? It's an experience like no other, a marine adventure that people travel the whole world to experience, an unforgettable day during your time in Australia. In this post we talk about snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, what it's like, what are the dangers, sharks on the GBR, taking kids … [Read more...]
I'd love to get a long-term volunteer position while we are traveling, but, it's hard to get into, it's often a voluntourism scam and it is expensive for the volunteer. For me, I don't think it's ever going to happen, somebody else, with less family commitments and more cash will have the privilege of taking care of orphaned orangutans and elephants. But it is possible to find … [Read more...]
We just had a couple of days camping in Cooktown. It's about 3 hours north of Port Douglas in Far North Queensland, Australia. That's along the beautiful coast road, only suitable for four wheel drives for most of the way. There is a sealed road further inland, but it takes slightly longer and, arguably, isn't nearly as much fun. We have done the Port Douglas to Cooktown drive … [Read more...]
There are quite a few options in Port Douglas if you are interested in helicopter rides and charters.You can take a helicopter to or from the Great Barrier Reef, some reef charter boats let you book short helicopter rides from the reef pontoon. You can even be dropped on a sand bar and have yourselves a very private picnic out there. Helicopter Rides Free With Every … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]