What’s on in Port Douglas during Winter?
18 June 2019 - North Queensland
Winter in Port Douglas. It’s Perfect. With a period of warm temperatures and low rainfall, there’s a mass exodus from colder regions of Australia as people make their way up North.
What’s on during June, July and August in Port Douglas?
Here’s some ideas on things to see and do:
Triple-R 1 Day MTB Race
The Triple-R is Australia’s oldest point to point mountain bike event.
Formerly known as RRR, competitors are challenged with a combination of fire trails, bush tracks, single trail and beach including sections on private property, traversing through cattle country before dropping down into lush rainforest and finally a spin along the beach.
Both race distances start at Wetherby Station (44 min drive from Serenity), just outside Mt Molloy, include a descent of the infamous Bump Track and finish with a dash along the stunning Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas.
The day ends with a well deserved drink at the Reef to Reef and Triple-R after party at Hemingway’s Brewery at the Crystalbrook Marina in Port Douglas.
When –11 August, 2019
TARGA Great Barrier Reef
The Australian Targa vehicle championship is returning to Tropical North Queensland. The Targa Great Barrier Reef is a Targa event like no other.
The course of over 200 competitive kilometres, will pass through landscapes that are truly unique to Tropical North Queensland.
Based in Cairns, the event includes the largest street stage ever, before heading out to the surrounding regions, taking in the exciting range roads of Port Douglas and the Atherton Tablelands – some of the most exciting roads in the country.
When –11 August, 2019
Ready to explore?
Here are a few of our suggested day trips from Port Douglas.
Cape Tribulation – stop off at the information centre in the Daintree car park for details of walking trails.
Travel Time: Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation – approximately 2 hours.
Daintree Village – must do – stop off at the Aboriginal-owned Mossman Gorge Centre.
Travel Time: Port Douglas to Daintree Village – approximately 45 minutes.
Kuranda – Enjoy the 10-minute walk to the Barron Falls lookout that takes you right into the rainforest on elevated platforms.
Travel Time: Port Douglas to Kuranda – approximately 1 hour.
The region has some amazing artisan markets that will have you packing your bags with treasures to take home.
Held under the spectacular raintrees, the Mossman Markets feature local produce and homemade products.
When –Saturday 7.00am to noon
3 Foxton Ave, Mossman
(18 minute drive from Serenity Port Douglas Accommodation)
Port Douglas Markets
Saying it is one of the best markets in Queensland is a big call. But, it is.
Food, fresh produce, art, crafts, fashion, jewellery – it’s all here.
When – Sunday 8:00am to 2:00pm
Anzac Park, Wharf St, Port Douglas
(20 minute walk from Serenity Port Douglas Accommodation)
Port Douglas Marina Markets
A scaled down version of the Port Douglas Sunday Market, with lots of variety and situated right on the picturesque Marina.
When – Wednesday 11am to 5pm – high season only
Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina Port Douglas
(15 Minute walk from Serenity Port Douglas Accommodation)
A little bit kitschy, a little bit commercial and a whole lot of quirkiness, Kuranda is famous for its markets.
Add to your Kuranda day with a rainforest experience with views of the spectacular Barron Falls and Gorge onboard the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
When – Daily 9am – 3pm
Therwine St and Heritage Markets, Kuranda
Hour drive from Serenity Port Douglas Accommodation)
Modern Vocal Choir
Kids who love to sing! Come along and join a fun group who love to belt out a tune.
There’s sessions for kids aged 8+ all the way through to adults.
The Clink Theatre
18 Mowbray St, Port Douglas
(12 minute walk from Serenity)
When – every Wednesday
For details and other events visit www.clinktheatre.com.au
Sailing in Port Douglas
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.
WAGS is a very important part of the Club’s viability and it’s for this reason that all food and beverage consumed at the Club must be purchased at the Club.
Availability fluctuates. Minimum age is 18.
When: Every Wednesday 4:00pm
Port Douglas Yacht Club
1 Spinnaker Close, Port Douglas
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