Finally I find some time to post some pictures from Port Douglas. It has been a while, but I have been so busy at work recently plus I am hit by a bit of a motivation-lack-winter-blues. Looking at the pictures of pretty Northern Queensland helps to make me feel better though!!
Port Douglas is a tropical town about 1 hour North of Cairns. It is a small town, famous for being the a main base for explorations of the Daintree River and Great Barrier Reef. It has a long, palm-fringed beach (7 miles if I remember correctly), a pretty shorefront, a busy Sunday market, Banyan trees, tropical flowers and birds and the most beautiful little white wood church I have ever seen. St Mary's by the sea sits right on the edge of a small beach and boasts stunning view of the ocean. As you can imagine it is booked out as a wedding chapel months in advance!
We walked the beaches, always keeping in mind there might be a crocodile lurking in the bushland. The threat is quite real here in Northern Queensland, so attention should be paid and a visit to the beach at night is a big no-go. We sipped sundowners, ate buckets full of fresh prawns and gazed at the sunset from riverside bars.
We stayed at the nice Port Douglas Retreat just one street away from the main street and in walking distance to the beach and the shorefront. We ate the buckets of prawns at On the Inlet. And we drank frest fruit and sugarcane juice on the Sunday Market.
I am missing the sunshine and the 27 degrees of Northern Queensland - we had 2 degrees in Melbourne this morning! Freeeezing!!! *Kristina