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Best things to do in Port Douglas

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bar
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“International dishes using local produce in an airy blue and white space with outdoor seats. Address: 26 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877 Menu: salsaportdouglas.com.au Phone: (07) 4099 4922”
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Brewery
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“Great setting situated overlooking out across the marina, try the selection of beers they brew there, the also have good food and smokers for there beef and meats.”
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Residential Building (Flat / Apartment)
“1. Cane Toad Racing The Iron Bar is renowned for the best cane toad races in the country! Totally unique and utterly hilarious, they have been racing cane toads for nearly 16 years now. Tickets to get in cost about $5 each and can be bought as you go in (show starts at 8pm) or purchased earlier in the day, which is the best option during peak times. There are usually 2 races - the first is a random draw of the entry tickets. If your number is called you are then assigned a toad. Runners include Fat Bastard, Gay Freddie, Pigeon Toad, Shagging Camel Toad, Aussie, Aussie, Aussie and all time favourite Jerry Springer. A quick kiss of the toad for luck and then the fun begins. As the toads are released encouragement is needed, so this is a great opportunity for the whole crowd to get involved with cheers and screams. For the second race the Toads are auctioned off. If you miss out in the first round, make sure you bid and buy one for the second round, and be prepared for lots of laughs”
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Beer Garden
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“Another great pub in Port, right across the road from the markets, good food, sunset bar, live music and outside dinning.”
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Boat or Ferry
“Quicksilver boats take you to the Agincourt Reef at the very outer edge of the Barrier Reef. Clear water provides the best possible underwater visibility. Included in your day is Morning and Afternoon tea, a smorgasbord lunch,snorkelling equipment provided,stinger suits, under water observatory and coral viewing. Cost Adult $246 Child $ 124 Family 2 adults 2 children $616 Please check website for any changes or times available for bookings. ”
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Restaurant
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“The Shack's got your back in the chilled style at Four Mile! The Shack's got your back for dinner, drinks, tapas, take away pizza and home delivery! A Port Douglas local favourite, "The Shack" is a truly tropical Port Douglas dining experience with an awesome mix of funky ambience and laid back Queensland style. An eclectic mix of sandy floor, quirky decor, pool table and a chill out bar with comfy couches, "The Shack" offers a delicious restaurant menu or more relaxed pizza bar menu. Come in for a beer and a pizza or a bubbles and tapas - it's what the locals do!”
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Zoo
“interactive zoo featuring guided encounters with koalas, kangaroos, birds, reptiles & more. Address: Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas QLD 4877 Closes 5PM Phone: (07) 4099 3235”
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Beach
“Beach has Lifesavers on duty daily, please always swim between the flags, stinger nets are in use for safe swimming between May-November.”
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Café
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“These guys have a big reputation in Port for their food and coffee, open for breakfast and lunch, they also have good selection Vegi food.”
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Restaurant
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“On The Inlet is a beloved iconic seafood restaurant + bar located in the vibrant beachside village of Port Douglas 2018 saw the rebirth of this timeless local favourite, with relocation to the heart of Port Douglas’ Eat Street. On The Inlet consistently delivers the iconic seafood adventure, with an innovative menu that respects enduring favourites while surprising and inspiring with its' creative spin on Australian cuisine. The experience is perfected by the delivery of genuine service, an award winning curation of wines, the lively cosmopolitan vibe and extraordinary panoramic views over the Coral Sea.”
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Beach Bar
“Great little spot looking out to Dickson Inlet, coffees, Cocktails, beers, wine & Tappers.”
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Neighbourhood
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“Modern Australian fare, from kangaroo to barramundi, in an airy, open-plan space with a lounge bar. Located in: Portico Shopping Centre Address: Portico 3, 53-61 Macrossan St, Port Douglas QLD 4877 Menu: zincportdouglas.com Phone: (07) 4099 6860”
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Hotel Bar
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“Great Pub right in the heart of Port, great area down stairs for families and kids with grass and landscaped gardens, they have big area to view sports, upstairs bar and live music.”
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Restaurant
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“Fine Dining in a romantic alfresco atmosphere - very expensive but a unique experience”
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Church
“This is the most beautiful little church you will come across, very often used for weddings. Worth a visit.”
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Point of Interest
“It's one of the most original little haunts in Port Douglas - Google to see what"s on!”
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