The Port Douglas must do: 4 mile beach
If you’ve ever seen it, the magnificence of 4 Mile Beach speaks for itself. A blue-green ocean reaching to the horizon. Clean, flat sand stretching as far as the eye can see. Gentle but crisp waves tapping rhythmically as they roll in and break on the beach. A hot sun making sand and sea shine. Palms trees leaning lazily towards the ocean and creating a cooling shade…..Yes, if you’ve seen it, the famous Port Douglas beach has its own voice. But if you haven’t seen it, here’s your chance. Watch as this camera pans up and down the beach, looks through the palms and out over the ocean. Watch this camera capture the idyllic nature of this spectacular coast in FNQ.

Mossman Markets – held every Saturday

The Mossman Markets are held every Saturday morning under the shade of towering raintrees in park area of the historic St. David’s Church Mossman just 15 minutes north of Port Douglas.

Come along to the Mossman Markets and purchase fresh local produce straight from the farm or local hobbyist, from the shores of the ocean to the Atherton Tablelands and you will be amazed at what you will see. It’s where the locals shop. There are many stalls with beautiful local organic produce including tropical and exotic fruits, coffee that Australia produces, vegetables and herbs and spices and handcrafted items. Come enjoy this relaxed country market with locals and visitors positioned under the shady canopy of the huge Raintrees and next to the historic St David’s Church Mossman in Far North Queensland just 15 minutes north of Port Douglas.

If you want to mingle with the locals and understand just how diverse this part of the country is, this is the market for you. There are cake stalls, hand made children’s clothing, plants and lovely arts and crafts and you can relax with a massage afterwards. More at

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Great Barrier Reef In Crisis

“It’s Just Terrible. Horrific.” Australia’s iconic reef has been hit by its worst ever bleaching event this year.

Devastating images showing the destruction have been obtained and illustrate what is happening to coral there that would fill an area the size of Scotland.

Six of the world’s seven species of marine turtle live in the waters around Australia, and all occur within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Some species such as the loggerhead and green turtle are seen frequently, while others such as the olive ridley and leatherback are known to occur in the Great Barrier Reef but are seldom seen.

Hi, I am the happy hippy boho and I will be at the wonderful port douglas markets over the easter 2016 and school holiday break promoting my ” do what you love” brand of clothing and accessories and doing my caricature.

At the Port Douglas Carnevale me and my friends will showcase the ” Do what you love ” brand by including food in showing just what we love.

Real thai food, not the commercial product presented regualrly in restaurants will be what we want to show
do what you love

Do come and say hello, I look forward to meeting you because I’m the happy hippy boho !!

20th – 22nd May 2106

Showcasing the best of Tropical North Queensland from local food and wines, to talented musicians and friendly, family fun, Port Douglas Carnivale is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse events.

Debuting this year is the Port On A Fork Food & Wine Festival where local chefs will be presenting their signature dish uniquely inspired by the gourmet delights of the region.

Plus Paradise on a Plate, this year’s Longest Lunch exclusive dining held in the Spiegeltent and under the palms of Dixie Park, a fusion of performance and food will have your mouth watering for more.

There will also be a plentiful program of Family Friendly Free events devoted to Fun, Sand, and Sun including the Wonders Of The World Macrossan Street Parade long been the opening highlight of Port Douglas Carnivale and regularly draws eager crowds of thousands.

Family Beach Day located at 4 Mile Beach featuring a Kite Festival and Sand Sculpting competitions, beach sports , family stage entertainment featuring Bosco and Honey fusing ukulele and theatre ,face painting, kids’ activities, market stalls and eye-popping life size puppets

Bringing the local community and visitors together, Carnivale is proudly supported by the Douglas Shire Council, Tourism Port Douglas & Daintree and Tourism Events Queensland.