Category Archives: Port Douglas History

Government Audit Flags Port Douglas as a “successful destination”.

An audit report ┬áreleased by the Australian Government on tourism from Cairns to Townsville has shown Port Douglas in a very favourable light. An exert from the report finds: “Port Douglas presents a very different tourist┬áproposition to the other areas … Continue reading

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History of Port Douglas

From 1870 to 1890 Far North Queensland was the “El Dorado” of Australia. During that time, towns large and small sprang up, ports were established, and most of the interior taken up and occupied. It was a period of romantic … Continue reading

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