What’s on in Port Douglas during Summer?
3 November 2018 - North Queensland
Summer in the tropics is an experience in itself, bright sunshine one minute and pouring rain the next but don’t let that dampen your holiday spirit, the rain disappears as quickly as it appears and you are left with a sparkling clear day.
What’s on during December, January and February in Port Douglas?
Here’s some ideas on things to see and do:
1. Just your average sunrise
It’s simply stunning to watch a sunrise from Four Mile Beach.
So, rise and shine, grab your camera and experience sunrise on the beach! It’s worth it.
With Serenity Accommodation a mere few steps away, there’s really no excuse to be getting up early.
P.S. Sunsets pretty good too!
2. Go sailing!
WAGS (Wednesday afternoon Go Sailing) allows you to hop on board a classy yacht with an expert skipper.
Every Wednesday afternoon the Sailing clubs’ members volunteer their time and yachts to take guests sailing. The Skipper will meet you at the club and choose their “crew” by personally asking you to join them on their private yacht for a sail. If you are invited to go sailing, the Yachts generally depart at around 4.30 pm and return to the Club for dinner and drinks at around 6.30 pm.
Availability fluctuates. Minimum age is 18.
When: Every Wednesday 4.00pm, Port Douglas Yacht Club
3. Swimming around Port Douglas
The region around Port Douglas boasts some spectacular fresh water swimming holes, gorges and creeks.
Take the family to Mossman Gorge, only 20 minutes north of Port Douglas. Crystal waters await and it’s best just to jump in! Yes, it is wonderfully refreshing.
Cassowary Falls, situated in a secluded valley near the Daintree village is an amazing hidden gem. Swimming in a waterfall-fed pool in the middle of the world’s oldest rainforest will surely create cherished memories.
A trip to Cape Tribulation is not complete without a sneaky swim in the ‘secret’ swimming hole located just behind the Tourist Information centre. Ask the Mason’s Store for details and a small gold coin donation is always appreciated.
4. Mossman Markets
Held under the spectacular raintrees, the Mossman Markets feature local produce and homemade products.
When – Mossman Markets – Saturdays
Other markets in the region include:
Port Douglas Markets– Sundays
Markets at The Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina – generally Wednesdays
5. Rainy day activity!
It’s not cold when it rains. It doesn’t rain for long. Most locals go about their business almost as if it’s not raining.
However, on a rainy day you could head to the Port Douglas township and explore the many shops, cafes and excellent restaurants. Salsa Bar & Grill remains one of our favourites.
A visit to the award-winning Wildlife Habitat might also be an option. One of Australia’s leading environmental wildlife experience, it’s a chance to get up and personal with a range of Australian animals including koalas, snakes, kangaroos and birds. And, if you’re up for it, ‘walk the predator plank’ over crocodile-filled waters.
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