A-Z guide to Port Douglas and Surrounds

A= Airport, cairns airport is a little over one hour away

B= Bats – also known as flying foxes, look but don’t touch

C= Carnivale, Port Douglas Carnivale is usually held toward the end of May each year, 2018 has attracted a performance by Ross Wilson

D= Daintree Rainforest

E= lake Eacham is a popular lake of volcanic origin on the Atherton Tableland of Queensland

F= Four mile beach

G= Great Barrier Reef. Mossman Gorge

H= Hartleys crocodile farm

I= Dicksons Inlet, a great place to throw your rod in from Sugar Wharf

J= Jungle surfing: an hour and a quarter drive from Port Douglas is Cape Tribulation where you can go jungle surfing through the rain forest

K= k star tours offers walking tours around Port Douglas

L= Lifeguards on duty 365 days a year, always swim between the flags, located at the northern end of Four Mile Beach

M= Markets: Port Douglas Sunday, Wednesday marina market and Saturday Mossman market

N= North Queensland has two seasons: Wet (also called the green season) and Dry (starts May and finishes in October)

O= blue-ringed Octopus. Q: are they always blue? A: No, they will only turn blue when provoked and are usually a dark brown and yellow colour when resting. They are highly venomous.

P= Palm trees and coconut trees, always check up before you sit under a coconut tree because the coconuts do fall without warning

Q= Quicksilver, Great Barrier Reef cruises

R= Rent it your way, a book on how to holiday rent your own place

S= Sugar wharf and St Marys’ by the Sea

T= lake Tinaroo. Best Barra fishing FNQ

U= Ultra marathon: The Kuranda to Port Douglas 64km Trail Ultra Marathon on Sunday 26 August 2018 follows Black Mountain Road and the Bump track to Port Douglas

V= caraVan parks

W= Wildlife Habitat, enjoy breakfast with the birds, see crocodiles and wildlife

X= Xmas in the tropics

Y= Yoga classes available in Port Douglas and during high season it is always nice to join in the Yoga on the Beach classes

Z= Zip code: 4877