Monthly Archives: March 2011

On The Hill In Port Douglas

These days real estate on Flagstaff Hill is by far the most expensive and sought after in Port Douglas, there was a time when the location was better known as “Billygoat Hill” so named as farmers would  leave their goats … Continue reading

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Is An Interest Rate Cut On The Cards ?

We could sure use some “interest rate relief” in the tourist town of Port Douglas.   THE Reserve Bank may start cutting interest rates by mid-year if Australia’s economy outside the mining sector does not improve. Read more:

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Port Douglas Carnivale 19 -29 May 2011

Every year during May, Port Douglas throws a big party. Whilst it may not be Rio, the Port Douglas Carnivale is a unique celebration of life in Tropical North Queensland and the village we locals all fondly call “Port” (Port … Continue reading

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Sunrise at Daintree Eco Lodge

Tune in to SUNRISE on Channel 7 Tuesday 29th March 2011 to see how fabulous Tropical North Queensland is! To show  our support for the various campaigns in market with Tourism Queensland, Tourism Australia and Matthew Haydens  ’Haydens Way’, Daintree … Continue reading

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Port Douglas Carnivale – The Countdown is On!

We can’t believe it’s only 7 weeks till Port Douglas Carnivale kicks off! It’s going to be another great year and we are all super excited about this years theme. Port Douglas Wonderland. Tickets are selling fast for the Carnivale Programme … Continue reading

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Port Douglas Lagoon Pool

Take a look at what the Port Douglas Waterfront lagoon pool and surrounding parkland will look like. Cairns Regional Council is now in the processes of gauging community support prior to embarking on raising funds to build it.

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Solar Eclipse 2012

There is no better place in the world than Port Douglas for the 2012 Solar Eclipse. This spectacular phenomenon will be passing right over the top of us on 14th November 2012 and already, the area is becoming heavily booked … Continue reading

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Tropical Cyclone Yasi – Port Douglas – How Not To Prepare For a Cyclone

It’s Thursday the 3rd of February, 2011, the day after the biggest Tropical Cyclone that Australia has ever seen, hit the coast of Far North Queensland. Living in the tropics one becomes accustomed to the fact that every wet season … Continue reading

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Real Property Values Decrease But Do your Council Rates

It was with much enthusiasm that I recently read an article entitled “Rate Relief For Region”. Unfortunately by the time I got to the end of the article I realised that whilst the Cairns Regional Council was prepared to offer … Continue reading

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De-Amalgamation Still An Option For Port Douglas

We were informed last night that the aspiring opposition leader and former Mayor of Brisbane, Campbell Newman,was in Noosa yesterday to confirm that if elected to Government the LNP would honour it previous commitments on the issueof de-amalgamation. There is … Continue reading

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