The Great Barrier Reef township of Port Douglas is alive with festivals and activities to keep most restless traveller entertained.
Although Port Douglas is famously known for its laid back lifestyle, many locals are every bit inspired by sports, fun in the sun and a lot of play in between. We’ve put together a segment of what’s on and what’s to come in the Port Douglas and Daintree area to assist with your planning.
The Port Douglas Outrigger Canoe Club: Marlin Coast Challenge : October 15 2011 - Ellis Beach to Port Douglas race.
Taste of The Tablelands: 16th October 2011 – A festival showcasing the best their region has to offer in the way of fine foods, wine, farmer’s produce, music and arts and crafts.
Sunset In the Park Music Festival: 30th October – 2pm start – Proceeds to charity.
Portoberfest: 29th October – is a popular one day beer festival
Australian Crocodile Trophy Cairns: 18th to 27th October 2011
1,200 kilometres, 12,000 metres of elevation. From Cairns to Cooktown over corrugated fire trails and the outback. Called the “hardest MTB adventure race in the world” by most, this year will see internationally renowned cyclists and champions as well as some of Australia’s most determined compete.
Whitelion Jungle Ride: 29th of October 2011 – Ride along where the rainforest meets the reef from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation and back – a truly spectacular experience. Sealed road all the way, 180kms return ride.
Coral Spawning: Brilliant display on the reef for the avid diver occurring in November.
Port Douglas Marlin Challenge: 2nd to 7th November 2011 – A real escapade in fishing.
Great Barrier Reef Marathon: 12th November. The Festival will provide a unique running experience combining the elements of 4 Mile Beach, the Daintree Rainforest, a course taking in the historic access Bump Track with a in Port Douglas.
The Cairns Sit Down Comedy Club : 16th December 2011. Every month the Cairns Sit Down Comedy Club serves up the best local, domestic and international stand-up comedy and cabaret acts that they can lay their hands on. Check their website for up to date information.
We hope that when you visit Port Douglas you thoroughly enjoy your stay and plan a day to spend with us on a Daintree Rainforest Tour. Here’s what our recent guests had to say:
…Just wanted to leave a bit of feedback to compliment your tour, especially Chris, who went above and beyond as our guide. He seemed to know everything about the ecosystem and history of Daintree and made sure everyone on our tour felt a part of what was going on and giving us plenty of time at each site. We’ve been on tours all around the world and Chris was hands-down the best guide we’ve ever had. The tour (A) itself was fantastic as well, a full day, but neither too long nor too short. The river cruise and stream swim were a good way to break up the day and ice cream was the perfect way to end it. Thank you and thanks to Chris! Cheers, Larry and Angela California, USA