Tag Archives: Travel

No wonder Australian Tourist Towns are Doing it Tough

Australian residents made a record eight million short-term trips overseas in 2011-12, according to the latest figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). This is up from 7.4 million trips in 2010-2011, and more than double the … Continue reading

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Tourist Arrivals & Departures

Tourist Arrivals and Departures Tourist arrivals hit record highs Overseas arrivals and departures Tourist arrivals hit record highs: The number of tourists arriving in Australia in March rose by 1.9 per cent to record highs. And the number of Australians … Continue reading

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10 ways to pick a hot spot

The biggest skill an investor can have is to know how to predict the market. Obviously no one has a crystal ball and no one can predict with 100% certainty what’s going to happen, but there are ways to form … Continue reading

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Monday Morning – Captain Cook Hwy Update

Monday 26th of March 2012 Early reports according to ABC Far North Queensland radio, are saying the Captain Cook Highway is once again closed from Port Douglas to Cairns. Apparently more boulders/rocks have fallen onto the highway at Buchan’s Point. … Continue reading

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Road Closed To Port Douglas

Updated 22nd March 2012 We would like to advise the following from the Department of Transport and Main Roads: The Captain Cook Highway has opened to single lane traffic at Buchan’s Point, however will be closed during the following time … Continue reading

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Port Douglas Carnivale – 2012

    Holiday in Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia from the 18th of May to the 26th of May 2012 and experience the unique celebration of the Port Douglas Village Carnivale. Each year during May, the town of Port Douglas in … Continue reading

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

An audit report  released 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 proposition to the other areas … Continue reading

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Coconut Tree Slaughter – Four Mile Beach – Port Douglas

Port Douglas residents today woke to find that the iconic coconut trees that line Four Mile Beach have been cut down by the Cairns Regional Council. Images that tourists and locals associate with Four Mile Beach will soon be but … Continue reading

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Cold water thrown on Port Douglas Lagoon

The Port Douglas lagoon continues to be a thorn in Council’s side with Cook MP Jason O’Brien saying the project should be delayed while its merits are examined further. Mr O’Brien said community consultation remains a key to the success … Continue reading

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Mossman Gorge Centre Nears Completion

Despite challenging delays, the $20 million Mossman Gorge Centre is finally nearing completion with managers expecting to commence operation on 1 May. While access to the Mossman Gorge road will be restricted to traffic between the hours of 8am and … Continue reading

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