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Nov 27, 2017 - Port Douglas & The Great Barrier Reef

Arrive in Port Douglas on Monday evening after a fairly short drive through Cairns. What a great place! Found a campsite just a short walk from the town centre and right on the beach. Has its own 'stinger net' for 'safe' swimming but they did pull a small crocodile out of it yesterday morning! Not too big but you certainly don't want it hanging off the end of your foot! I think I'll stick to swimming in the pool! Had a walk into town in the evening for a visit to the local bars along the harbour front. Tuesday was a trip to the outer...

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Mar 11, 2017 - Port Douglas

We had nothing planned for today, so caught up with the laundry etc. We then tried out the pool. Water was lovely. Mum tried to stand up in a deep spot, and vanished from view. She emerged spluttering etc. I nearly drowned from laughing so much in the water! After we did our chores, we headed out for a last look round Port Douglas. We walked to the viewing Point, and had a wonderful view over Snapper Island. Don't know the origin of it's name, but it looks like a crocodile. We the headed to the Tin Shack (Social Club) and sank a few cold...

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Mar 10, 2017 - Great Barrier Reef

A trip to Agincourt Reef with Quicksilver. Quicksilver have a number of boats for various trips and ours was a catamaran. Agincourt Reef is on the outer reef on the edge of the continental shelf, and Quicksilver have their own platform out there, with diving stations, underwater observatory, mini-submarine, and helo pad. We were picked up by coach and taken to the port (only 5 mins from our hotel). We boarded the Quicksilver VI for our 1.5 hour trip to the reef. Weather was a bit overcast and drizzly when we set off, and sea sickness pills...

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Mar 9, 2017 - Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation & Mossman Gorge

We got picked up by the coach at 8.25 for our trip to the rainforest etc. We headed off to Daintree Village to get our boat trip down the river. We were looking for crocodiles, but only saw a couple of small ones. They have some that are 8 metres Long! We then drove through the National park, stopping at viewpoints on the way, before we stopped at our restaurant for lunch called "On the Turps ". We then moved on to Cape Tribulation. It has a beautiful beach, but not safe because of the crocs! We then headed back through the National park,...

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Mar 8, 2017 - travel to Port Douglas

We had breakfast and then back to the room to pack. We were not being picked up until 1.15pm, so bit of a wasted day for us. I wandered into the town square, and you mum sat in the hotel lobby. Had a couple of drinks, then we were picked up to go to the airport. The flight to Cairns was full, but it was only a small plane, so we got through security and boarded quite quickly. 3 hours flight. Once we arrived in Cairns, we were picked up and driven to port douglas where we stayed at the Meridian Hotel. This is an apartment hotel, so we had...

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Nov 14, 2016 - The Great Barrier Reef

Snorkelling with Quicksilver on The PoseidonOuter Barrier Reef Silver Sonic $238 each! Young team who loved themselves a lot. First site boring (as been spoiled) but the next 2 were ace! Not many fish but awesome coral. Went to our local again. Court House Hotel. Played on Pokies.

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Nov 12, 2016 - Club Tropical Resort

Drove to Mossman, decided not to pay $195 each to explore Daintree Forest as looking at the postcards, there's not much we haven't seen! (Lucky us) Came across a church market, Tim got a loud flowery shirt for $2 made in Port Douglas! I got a Tibet an one made in Australia $8. Wore it out to Crown Hotel and then slap up at Hogs Breath Cafe! Yum! ($50 for 2 steak & chips & a bottle of wine).

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Nov 11, 2016 - Onward to Port Douglas

Went to large charity shop where we did 2 minutes silence; I was trying on a red shirt so stood with Tim outside the changing rooms with that & my knickers on! Bought the shirt & some BNWT black shorts for $7.50. Drove to Port Douglas, about 1.5 hours past beaches with Croc & stinger warnings, got very hot. Checked in to Club Tropical Resort which is FAB! Outside balcony kitchenette and large bedroom/lounge. £50 p/n with AMOMA (barg).

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Jul 5, 2016 - UPDATE NOTES Days 21 - 22

Hi All, Cairns stop was for 7 days to ensure everything was in working order. To achieve this goal there was another tap in the van to changeover, done by M in 90 minutes (plumber would take 15) plus a doctor’s visit to sort out crook ears on again poor old M, so now, as we leave, all is well. In addition to the above we used the time in Cairns to visit some neighbours from home, (up on a holiday), a couple we met on the European River Cruise and an old nursing mate of A’s, who we ended up catching up with 3 times. We also added some places...

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Mar 15, 2015 - Port Douglas & Kuranda

Sunday, March 15 We woke to a complete change in weather – it was a beautiful sunny morning. At 6:50, we caught the tour bus to Port Douglas, a little resort town north of Cairns, via what we were told is Australia’s third most scenic drive. The road follows the coast for the most part and offers lots of ocean views. Inland we saw sugar cane fields (the biggest crop in this area), rainforest and green hills. With its flat plain of green fields and surrounding mountains, it’s reminiscent of the Fraser Valley, except for wallabies grazing, a...

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Australia 2015

Mar 16, 2014 - Fabulous Rainforest Trip

Any day trip which starts with a huge scone, cream & jam has to be good and the trip to the Daintree Rain forest, Cape Tribulation & the Mossman Gorge was amazing. Our first stop was to meet one of the tribal elders who own the Mossman Gorge and have set up a cultural exchange centre to engage with First Nation peoples from all over the world, a very interesting and far thinking project. We were invited to take part in a smoke ceremony where the spirits of local ancestors were asked to take care of us on our journey through the forest, one...

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Mar 15, 2014 - Great Barrier Reef

Today was the long awaited trip to the Outer Barrier Reef, part of the reason for coming to Port Douglas. We were collected early and transported to the marina , boarded a large catamaran and set off towards the reef with about 100 others! The destination was the Agincourt Reef about 12 miles off the coast where a large pontoon was moored. The structure is very cleverly designed with a lower observation deck allowing viewing of the reef & marine life without getting wet. We decided not to go in to the water as there were stingers around (...

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