there's so much to SEE & do in Port Douglas
so we’ve put together these quick tips to help make the most of your stay.
Getting around port douglas
There's so many ways to get around Port Douglas – Hire a car, get a transfer, hop on the bus. Our preferred company is Elite. From 1 to 12 ppl. They’re always friendly & that’s what it’s about in FNQ
Best way to get around is definitely on bike – Hire from Port Douglas Bike Hire behind Coles in Warner street - Port Douglas Bike Hire >
Don’t want to pedal? Chat to our mates at K Stars for their electric bikes
Bus Service (When staying out of town). There are few different companies but if you know you’re going to be in & out of town buy a 5 day pass – Just remember which company you bought it from as all the vans looks the same at certain hours of the night!
Food tips for pd
Spoil yourself and get all your shopping delivered before you arrive in PD – Please shop for me
Dan Murphys Run at Smithfield – Pick up your booze on the way to Port with a pit stop at Smithfield Dan Murphys.
Sunday Market – Get their early especially on the hot days. Make sure you get a Fresh Coconut & a Captains Crepe!
Book your restaurants early. Especially in peak season.
Be sure to have a pie at Mocca’s bakery (known to cure any hangover!)
Best fresh seafood for you to cook yourself, visit Seashells Seafood & they will take care of you & also give you tips on how best to prepare your seafood.
We all love a barbie, if you need some of the most DELICIOUS prime cuts, croc sausages or butterfly lamb go & see the crew at Malones Butchery opp Coles.
If you walk past a Dukes Doughnut…stop, turn around & get amongst it! Best doughnuts ever!
TIPS FOR FAMILIES
Don’t lug it! Hire your baby equipment - whatever your needs, Port Resort Baby Hire have you covered.
Babysitting - Look no further than Busy Bees Babysitting - Busy Bees Babysitting We can’t recommends this company enough!
Get Tropical strength mozzie repellent & make sure you lather the kids before you venture anywhere near the inlet. Those midgies love little peeps.
Surf club playground – don’t put the kids in good clothes or light colours. Whilst the playground is a godsend it’s sandy. They’ll go in clean & come out happy as a pig in….
Sunday Market – Get their early especially on the hot days. Make sure you get a Fresh Coconut & a Captains Crepe
TIPS FOR GOING OUT
Boyzzz if you want to get into the Iron Bar bring one pair of closed toe shoes & a winning smile.
Plan ahead – Especially your dinner reservations. In peak season May-Oct you will struggle to get in anywhere without a booking.
2 Panadol & a hydralite before bed for the revellers
Best hangover cure - get back on it!
Girls - For the little black book
Going to a wedding? One word: wedges. Do not even bother with heels (we’ve learnt the hard way).
Hair & Make Up – DS Hair.
Lashes – Honey & Soul Beauty.
Nails – MI Nails (bookings essential!)
All other treatments - The Beauty Room
General words of advice
Never smile at a crocodile - Be croc aware
Get Tropical strength mozzie repellent!