Last week Bronwen and I returned to Melbourne after 8 glorious days in far north Queensland at warm,sunny and very green Port Douglas.
Port Douglas would have to be the closest to what I imagine could be paradise,with its endless amount of tropical plants and palm trees,many fully laden with coconuts,the manicured lawns and gardens and of course its beautiful clear warm waters and sandy beaches and the wonderful back drop of the Rex mountain range
We stayed at a place called “A Tropical Night” where we had a modern 2 story unit with all facilities provided and surrounded by a variety of tropical flora and also a landscaped pool to boot.
The town itself was well serviced ,clean,beautifully treed and relatively quiet considering all the holiday makers shopping, wining and dining.
The cloudless sunny 30* days were spent exploring the beach front market,walking along 4 mile beach,watching the picturesque sunset of an evening from Anzac Park,strolling around town taking in all the atmosphere of the place and out to dinner most nights in the balmy open air restaurants soaking up the ambience.
We hired a car whilst there and that allowed us to venture out to the Daintree forest,Mossman Gorge and many other incidental sights that attract the willing tourist.
It takes about three and a half hours to fly there non stop however it was well worth it.
In conclusion if your looking for a wonderful place to travel to in OZ go this time of year (No stingers for another couple of months) No need to travel overseas to see the beauty we have here!.
Sept 2013

3 thoughts on “OUR TRIP TO PORT DOUGLAS.

  1. You’re right Ron – we have a wonderful country here – temperate , tropical, beach, dessert, sub-alpine & rainforest ( take your pick ) – and at this time of year in Victoria, eight days, or more, up north sound awfully tempting!


  2. We flew to Cairns and bus to Port Douglas maybe 15 years ago, and through an unforseen upgrade stayed at an apartment at “Beaches” obviously across the road from 4 mile beach. We also hired a car to explorebeyond, and count a trip up the Bloomfield Track” to Cooktown, and a couple of days on the Atherton Tablelands amongst our highlights. We also loved the “market” and were lucky enough to be there for their annual Fair and street parade. We agree entirely that it doesn’t get much better than this!


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