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BEST FAMILY STAYS

From bringing 1 child to staying with the extended brood, we’ve got Port Douglas’ Best Family Friendly accommodation ready to go

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    Recently renovated this great 3bed villa is what you’ve been looking for. Located walking distance to everything. Private pool & great outdoor living space.

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    Absolutely stunning spacious villa with its own private pool – AND in one of the best locations in PD! This beautiful single level property is modern and sophisticated in style, offering the very best of indoor / outdoor tropical living!

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    A superb architectural award-winning holiday home featuring a private tennis / basketball court, chip & putting green and Teppanyaki Bbq.. A great entertainer! Located in the exclusive gated Beachfront Mirage Estate.

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    If you want somewhere to mentally check out, the Sheraton’s 5-star luxury is your answer. Two hectares of lagoon pools for the kids not to mention the stunning tropical grounds

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    A beautiful resort located close to the action & the beach. Offering a variety of rooms from Spa to Lagoon suites 1-3 bedroom. Not to mention a very inviting lagoon pool to laze around.

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    Located walking distance to beach & main street this hotel has 3 pools, a gym & tennis court. Offering hotel rooms, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments.

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    Located on the corner of The Esplanade and Macrossan Street with direct access to the beach and only a minutes walk from shops and restaurants

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    29 Mandalay is a beautiful apartment located close to Macrossan Street and a stones throw from iconic Four Mile Beach

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    A great apartment in a great location. Walking distance to everything. In our opinion a hidden gem for the price & a great pool for kids.

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TOP FAMILY EATS

No one likes that “hangry” vibe – so we’ve compiled our favourite family food options to make mealtimes in Port Douglas fun & easy

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    Early Sitting – For the freshest & the best seafood going around. Indoor / Outdoor Dining. Iconic Port Douglas.

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    Early Sitting – A favourite of the PDU kids. Pencils & Paper delivered straight up & a great kids menu. Friendly Staff & a all time good vibe.

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    Early Sitting – Great food, great service, great location on Macrossan Street and a seriously impressive fish tank! (Once you go you’ll know what we mean!)

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    Every town needs a quality Surf Club & this is it. Great meals, friendly service, playground for the kids… Say no more.

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    Local craft beers for dad & happy family eats with outdoor dining so you dont have to wrestle to keep the kids at the table.

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    Great pizza & outdoor dining so the kids can move around whilst they wait for the best pizza in town. Our tip – Order quickly as it gets busy

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10 things to do

These are our top family picks this season for you and the little ones (2-4 yrs old)

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    Discover the park, get up close with the kangaroos, cuddle the koalas, watch the crocs being fed & heaps more. Lots of wildlife to keep the kids entertained for hours.

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    So. Much. Fun! The Glengarry Waterpark is located at the Big 4 Caravan park on Mowbray Road, just out of PD. Slides, pool action & a whole lot of rainbow colours thrown in so the kids love it.

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    Great for the littlies as they ride the Bally Hooley up to St Crispins. Have a bite to eat or snack at Choo Choo’s Café & ride the train back.

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    The kids will sleep well at night with Calypso’s ½ day reef trips to the Low Isles. A 30min trip out on a glass bottom boat, including guided snorkeling tour & island walks.

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    Hit the seas on a sunset sail aboard a authentic sailing junk boat. Aye Aye captain. The kids love this cruise.

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    Only got half a day up your sleeve? No worries, here’s your recommendation on the best ½ day tours. Get your rainforest fix & explore the Daintree from your lilo

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    A great place to visit for all ages. See the rainforest, swim in the gorge & hunt for turtles. Pram access available on paths but not walking tracks.

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    Head up Dicksons Inlet on the hunt for crocs, drive the boat & enjoy the ride on the iconic Lady Douglas river boat.

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    Some days you just need to RELAX! So reserve yourself a banana lounge at Four Mile beach. Rent some beach toys from Port Douglas Watersports & Beach Hire. Or go old school and build some sand castles.

10 things to do for the big kids

The bigger kids (5-12 yrs old) can be harder to entertain, but these port gems will keep boredom at bay

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    Discover the park, get up close with the kangaroos, cuddle the koalas, watch the crocs being fed & heaps more. Lots of wildlife to keep the kids entertained for hours.

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    Give your day a real uplift. Get sky high with a tandem parasail or go for a spin on a jetski across the sea. A truly epic day for the adventurous kids!

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    Hire a boat & fishing gear, grab a couple of snags to cook on the boat barbie, head up the inlet & try to catch yourself some dinner. Under supervision the kids can even drive the boat.

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    If you are looking for a day out snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, Wavelength are your boat. Smaller numbers which ensure personal friendly service & better wildlife viewing. Visiting 3 outer reef sites per trip. Recommended age – 8+

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    Tailor your own trip to the Reef with Brett & the team at Windswell. SUP, Snorkel, Wake board, Learn to kite surf. Island hop from Low isles to Snapper Island. The full water adventure

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    Grab a lilo, grab a snorkel & you will have the best time ever. Search for platypus & other wildlife all whilst you are floating down the river

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    Hit the seas on a sunset sail aboard a authentic sailing junk boat. Aye Aye captain. The kids love this cruise.

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    Hire a boat & fishing gear, grab a couple of snags to cook on the boat barbie, head up the inlet & try to catch yourself some dinner. Under supervision the kids can even drive the boat.

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    We love this & so do the kids. Paint a boomerang or a canvas with Binna. Learn all about what the colours mean & you too can create a true aboriginal experience.

Babysitting

Tried & tested a million times so we can 100% vouch for Busybees Babysitting. Fay & the girls come prepared to keep your little ones entertained for hours. Childminding , nannies, kids clubs, weddings and events – they’ve got it covered. Only the best care for the most precious ones in your life. Our kids want us to go out just to see Fay & her sitters!

FREE CAR SEATS!

Elite Transfers Cairns

Elite Transfers Cairns is offering free car seats for those travelling with the little ones. Get collected in a little luxury and move the fam in style – organise a private airport charter from Cairns Airport to Palm Cove / Port Douglas.

– 1 to 7 passengers
– Luxury Mercedes v250d
– Private Transfer

Port Douglas – Arrival – $180. Departure $160
Palm Cove – Arrival – $80. Departure $70

Contact Tony – 0408 012 237

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