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posted 16-5-2021 @ 04:01 PM www
Port Douglas

Hi all , going to Port Douglas for a trip whilst hubby is involved in conference there which Iím not involved in and was wondering if anyone has suggestions on what I could on my own . Nothing too adventurous as Iím not used to roaming around on my own.
Want to explore a bit but not sure where to go on my own .

TIA :)
posted 16-5-2021 @ 05:45 PM www


Wow, how nice, Hope you have fun. Never been but will go one day :)
posted 16-5-2021 @ 06:32 PM www


Hi a trip to the crocodile farm between Port Douglas and Cairns is a myst. You can walk to the pier where they have a local market not sure which day. A wander along the main street is good taking in all the local shops. Pending weather u can do a trip to the reef or Mossman gorge. Enjoy such a beautiful part of our countr
posted 16-5-2021 @ 07:42 PM www


There's a lot of 4WD one-day tours to the Daintree and other points of interest, and they pick up from hotels.
posted 16-5-2021 @ 08:14 PM www


Thank you everyone , Iíll take all your recommendations on board and see where I end up 😀 Very Much Appreciated 😀
posted 16-5-2021 @ 10:19 PM www


Port Douglas beach is amazing to go for long walks.

The cafes and hotels are great.

Day trip to the Daintree is mindblowing. Cape Tribulation is amazing. I actually stayed there.

Mossman Gorge is a must see

Sunset cruises on Daintree River or out to sea so you can appreciate the mountainous scenery.

Trips out to the reef= wonderful and relaxing

I lived in Cairns a few years and there are countless things to do in and around Cairns. I love the Butterfly Sanctuary place at Kuranda. The Kuranda Scenic Railway train ride from Cairns to Kuranda is spectacular.
:yes:
Am sure the tour operators will look after you very well. They are used to catering for single travellers from across the world :yes::yes:
posted 16-5-2021 @ 10:36 PM www


Will you have transport? Come visit me!!! I live in Cairns and would love to have a fellow lottoer over for afternoon tea and a natter. U2U me if you're interested.
posted 16-5-2021 @ 11:26 PM www


Quote: Originally posted by Galah88  
Port Douglas beach is amazing to go for long walks.

The cafes and hotels are great.

Day trip to the Daintree is mindblowing. Cape Tribulation is amazing. I actually stayed there.

Mossman Gorge is a must see

Sunset cruises on Daintree River or out to sea so you can appreciate the mountainous scenery.

Trips out to the reef= wonderful and relaxing

I lived in Cairns a few years and there are countless things to do in and around Cairns. I love the Butterfly Sanctuary place at Kuranda. The Kuranda Scenic Railway train ride from Cairns to Kuranda is spectacular.
:yes:
Am sure the tour operators will look after you very well. They are used to catering for single travellers from across the world :yes::yes:


Thank you Galah88 :)
posted 16-5-2021 @ 11:28 PM www


Quote: Originally posted by Glucose  
Will you have transport? Come visit me!!! I live in Cairns and would love to have a fellow lottoer over for afternoon tea and a natter. U2U me if you're interested.


Thank you Glucose :) Iím flying in but wonít have transport but thank you for the offer :) Very Kind :)
posted 17-5-2021 @ 02:19 PM www


Love Port Douglas. Going in August for ten days. As already mentioned:

Kuranda railway and skyrail.
Walks along Port Douglas beach.
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Shopping and the market on the fore shore in Port Douglas
Walk and lunch around the marina
Mossman Gorge
Underwater sub at Barrier Reef or can do Green Island.
Danitree
Shopping and exploring Cairns.
Palm Cove is beautiful for beach, cafes, restaurants and boutiques.
Pamper and massage.

You will love it!
posted 17-5-2021 @ 06:34 PM www


Quote: Originally posted by mavrick5  
Love Port Douglas. Going in August for ten days. As already mentioned:

Kuranda railway and skyrail.
Walks along Port Douglas beach.
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Shopping and the market on the fore shore in Port Douglas
Walk and lunch around the marina
Mossman Gorge
Underwater sub at Barrier Reef or can do Green Island.
Danitree
Shopping and exploring Cairns.
Palm Cove is beautiful for beach, cafes, restaurants and boutiques.
Pamper and massage.

You will love it!





Sounds great mavrick5

Thank you :)
posted 21-5-2021 @ 10:29 AM www


Hi Everyone :) Wandering if anyone can help with my question . Caught a shuttle to a shopping complex not too far from where Iím staying. It had some Restaurants, Coles , bottle shop , just jeans etc but didnít seem like too many shops . Is there another shopping precinct not too far from Port Douglas ? Or Markets ?

TIA :)
posted 21-5-2021 @ 10:46 AM www


Cairns is the biggest after Port Douglas I think you will find.
posted 21-5-2021 @ 10:47 AM www


Cairns is the biggest after Port Douglas I think you will find. Did you do the Main Street of Port Douglas and the wharf used to have a few but not sure now after covid and closures
posted 21-5-2021 @ 10:56 AM www


Quote: Originally posted by mavrick5  
Cairns is the biggest after Port Douglas I think you will find. Did you do the Main Street of Port Douglas and the wharf used to have a few but not sure now after covid and closures



Hi Mavrick Iím not quite sure where I went :lol: I just asked the concierge at the hotel about shopping and he said catch the shuttle and it will take you there so I think it was. There were Restaurants, Thai massages :o , Coles etc but no Woolworths so I was thinking thereís another complex near it . I googled Mosman and apparently there is a woolies there so I wondering if it had any good shops nearby.
posted 21-5-2021 @ 11:40 AM www


There was a target in a complex down a side street but that may be gone because a lot of them are closing down. Not sure about Mossman wouldn't think it's very big and a fair distance too I would think. Palm Cove have a few but there are no really big shopping centres that I know of anyway. There's a tiny one near Palm Cove on the main road and a shopping centre on the way to Cairns. Think there was a KMart but never been to that one so not sure what's there and it is a fair way away. Hope someone that lives up there answers. It's been a while since we have been there ad I googled yesterday that out favourite little pub, with tapas and pizza's and a sand floor has closed which I was disappointed in. Hopefully the weather is good. Try the Marina which is down the road the opposite way from Port Douglas Beach. Have fun.
posted 21-5-2021 @ 12:46 PM www


Suggest seeing Paronella Park, mansion built in the rainforest, its fascinating
posted 21-5-2021 @ 02:21 PM www


Quote: Originally posted by mavrick5  
There was a target in a complex down a side street but that may be gone because a lot of them are closing down. Not sure about Mossman wouldn't think it's very big and a fair distance too I would think. Palm Cove have a few but there are no really big shopping centres that I know of anyway. There's a tiny one near Palm Cove on the main road and a shopping centre on the way to Cairns. Think there was a KMart but never been to that one so not sure what's there and it is a fair way away. Hope someone that lives up there answers. It's been a while since we have been there ad I googled yesterday that out favourite little pub, with tapas and pizza's and a sand floor has closed which I was disappointed in. Hopefully the weather is good. Try the Marina which is down the road the opposite way from Port Douglas Beach. Have fun.


Thank you the shops are actually bigger than what I thought as I found different areas :)
posted 21-5-2021 @ 02:23 PM www


Quote: Originally posted by gayleforce  
Suggest seeing Paronella Park, mansion built in the rainforest, its fascinating



Thank you Iíll look into that , being a self employed gardener and loving all aspects . :)

Bugger itís 2.5 hours from where I am .
posted 22-5-2021 @ 12:40 AM www


Quote: Originally posted by secondwind  
Hi Everyone :) Wandering if anyone can help with my question . Caught a shuttle to a shopping complex not too far from where Iím staying. It had some Restaurants, Coles , bottle shop , just jeans etc but didnít seem like too many shops . Is there another shopping precinct not too far from Port Douglas ? Or Markets ?

TIA :)


Clifton Village Shopping Centre at Clifton Beach is just south of Palm Cove and most likely the place the Shuttle Bus took you. I used to live in Clifton Beach and it is a small, but very friendly shopping precinct, with Coles and Target and a collection of speciality shops. I googled and it is 44km and 41km south of Port Douglas but the coastal drive is absolutely spectacular so it probably did not seem very long at all.

Most likely the other spouses/partners of conference delegates will be happy to meet up and do activities which may be a cost effective way to explore if you wished to hire a car to visit the amazing award winning Paronella Park.
posted 22-5-2021 @ 11:09 AM www


Galah88, I doubt it would have been Clifton Village as it's one of Cairns northern beaches suburbs, and a good hour's drive away from Port Douglas. There also would be no shuttle buses running to there.
If you're staying in a hotel in Port Douglas secondwind, I would say a shuttle bus from there would have taken you to Port Village shopping precinct which is in Macrossan St and only a matter of minutes away from any of the hotels. It has a Coles, Just Jeans, K Mart hub, Coffee Club, newsagent, cafes, bottle shop and a few other shops.
Or there may have been a shuttle bus taking people to the Marina from where the boats leave to go out to the reef. It's many years since I've been to the marina there but there used to be many shops and cafes at the Marina (Marina Mirage it was called). I cannot imagine that many of those places would have survived Covid lockdowns though.
Mossman has a decent town centre and is a lot closer, to the north, than Cairns is, to the south. But Mossman is just a little country town - hardly a place to "go shopping", and I doubt there would be a shuttle bus running between there and Port Douglas.

Make sure you go to the Port Douglas MARKETS - TOMORROW, SUNDAY. They are held on the foreshore near that gorgeous little church that people used to come from all over the world (particularly Japan) to get married in.
posted 23-6-2021 @ 12:22 AM www


Loved reading this as we are going to cairns and Port Douglas in july
posted 23-6-2021 @ 12:23 AM www


Loved reading this as we are going to cairns and Port Douglas in july
posted 23-6-2021 @ 08:19 AM www


Quote: Originally posted by secondwind  
Quote: Originally posted by gayleforce  
Suggest seeing Paronella Park, mansion built in the rainforest, its fascinating



Thank you Iíll look into that , being a self employed gardener and loving all aspects . :)

Bugger itís 2.5 hours from where I am .


Agree itís a bit far for a day trip more to do if heading south of Cairns and further south, enjoy your stay in Port Douglas.




When the world says give up

HOPE WHISPERS

try it one more time.......
posted 25-6-2021 @ 05:34 PM www


Loved reading this as we are going to cairns and Port Douglas in july
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