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4 Mile Beach Port Douglas – Rated in the top 25 best beaches in Australia

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Port Douglas’s beautiful 4 Mile Beach has just been named in the top 25 best beaches in Australia according to Trip Advisor.  The largest travel based website in the world, Trip Advisor attracts millions of visitors annually and reviews from guests has rated this stunning Queensland beach number 6 by visitors. With its expanses of white sand, safe swimming enclosure and lined with gently swaying palm trees, this beach is truly stunning. A short walk from the beach and you will find the local surf club, Macrossan St with its dining and shopping options and a fantastic choice of accommodation options. Here you will find Plaza Port Douglas with its fantastic accommodation options suitable for singles, couples and families.

Accommodation in Port Douglas

Plaza Port Douglas offers guests a range of spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments perfect for your holiday accommodation.  All apartments are fully self contained with full kitchen and laundry facilities, individually furnished with modern decor and comfortable surrounds. Relax at this Port Douglas resort with a fantastic pool, heated spa and undercover outdoor bbq and entertainment area which is just perfect for relaxed dining.

It is a short walk to not only 4 Mile Beach but also Macrossan St with its dining and shopping choices, the marina where you can watch the boats come in off the reef at the end of the day, Anzac Park with its weekly Sunday morning markets and Flagstaff Hill where you will enjoy stunning views over 4 Mile Beach.

With both the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest accessible from Port Douglas you will be spoilt for choice. Take a day trip and explore ancient ecosystems, flora and fauna in this world heritage listed rainforest or enjoy a day on the reef swimming, snorkeling and viewing this aquatic wonderland.

Port Douglas offers holiday makers a great variety of things to see and do..why not book your Port Douglas accommodation at Plaza Port Douglas and see for yourself why this is a top holiday destination and of course check out Port Douglas`s 4 Mile Beach for yourself.

Port Douglas Accommodation for Holidays

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
Port Douglas Accommodation for Christmas

Why not spoil yourself, your friends and your family with a Port Douglas accommodation voucher from us for Christmas. Please call us to help arrange this great present idea.

Below are also some of our Exclusive special deals for next year. Remember these specials are only available for direct new bookings and subject to apartment allocation and availability.

See you again soon for your next well deserved break.

Central Plaza Port Douglas

FAMILY AND FRIENDS ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE PORT DOUGLAS
Accommodation Port Douglas
Central Plaza Port Douglas is a favourite for families to stay and explore Port Douglas, The Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Relax or explore with our wonderful large HEATED pool (Winter only) spa, BBQ and tennis courts and feel safe walking to the main street, cafes, shopping, and patrolled beach…this great Port Douglas Resort is ideal for your next getaway.

Special Stay 7 Pay 5 nights in LOW SEASON

in a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom Spa ensuite Apartment (normally $1400.00)

NOW ONLY $1,000.00

Special Stay 7 Pay 5 night in LOW SEASON

in a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom spa ensuite apartment for just $1250.00 (normally $1750.00)

NOW ONLY $1,250.00

   
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4 Mile Beach Port Douglas

New Years Eve Celebrations in Port Douglas

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Welcome in 2014 at Port Douglas this year with the spectacular fireworks display that lights up the Coral Sea sky at 8.30pm, (the family edition) and at midnight for the traditionalists who like to see the New Year in with a party. The best places to view the firework displays are adjacent to The Combined Club at 8.30pm and at Anzac Park on the Port Douglas foreshore at midnight. Or any elevated vista around town will provide you with an excellent panoramic view of the action.

Central Plaza Port Douglas Resort Holiday Accommodation is just a 3 minute walk to Port Douglas‘ beautiful 4 Mile Beach, and it’s just a 5 minutes to the Port Douglas Village restaurants, shops and cafes making this holiday accommodation an ideal location in Port Douglas, Australia for New Years Eve in 2014.

 

With the abundance of restaurants and bars in Port Douglas to choose from, we thought we’d make up a quick list of recommendations.

 

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa is hosting FIVE COURSE degustation dinner during our “Evening of Fire & Ice”. Their Executive Chef, Ben Bamford, has put together the exquisite menu and accompanied by a well-matched selection of wines. Click here for more details. Entertainment by RUSSELL HARRIS for an outstanding night on the dancefloor. Dinner commences at 8pm. Tickets are $175pp including wine or $110pp without wine. Bookings essential.

 

Sassi Cucina and Bar Port Douglas

Sassi Cucina and Bar Port Douglas

Sassi Cucina e Bar have 2 menus and 2 times for booking. The Early Bird Menu (aka the family session) for 5.30 – 6pm bookings at $65pp. A childrens menu is available for $25. Early Bird diners need to exit by 7.30pm. The main menu at $120pp is available for bookings from 7pm and there is no time limit. Sassi Cucina e Bar is in a prime position for the fireworks, directly opposite Anzac Park.

 

2Fish offer the best in Australian contemporary seafood cuisine and have a superb menu prepared for New Years Eve. The ‘2Fish’ Seafood Feast is $125 per person, with a children’s menu available at $35 per child. A glass of French ‘Bubbles’ – Veuve D’Ardent – Loire, France is offered on arrival for all guests.

 

Whatever you do on New Year’s, Port Douglas caters for families & dedicated party goers, so you’re bound to have a great time. Say farewell to 2013 & hello to 2014 at one of Australia’s most beautiful destinations!

 

Call us on 07 4099 8100 or book here at the Central Plaza Port Douglas for your New Year Eve’s Party in paradise.

Great Barrier Reef Accommodation Packages

Friday, December 20th, 2013

If you haven’t booked your summer holidays yet, it’s not too late to organise a getaway to Port Douglas. Escape the city heat and come and enjoy the balmy nights in our very own tropical paradise. Central Plaza Port Douglas holiday accommodation in Australia is affordable luxury – 1, 2 and 3 bedroom, fully self contained and beautifully furnished spa apartments with private balconies. These apartments are ideal accommodation for couples and small families, with 3 bedroom apartments ideal for larger families and groups.

 

Port Douglas is the perfect destination for couples or older families looking for a holiday destination rich with activities and adventure. As the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Forest, the great outdoors is right there and waiting with experienced tour operators ready to safely take you on adventures that you can only dream of.

 

Great Barrier Reef Tours

We’ve compiled a selection of Reef Tour operators who really deliver the goods on the Great Barrier Reef experience, whether you are a newbie and want to take your first PADI accredited scuba diving course, or you’re an old hand looking for new and different diving challenges.

To secure your holiday in paradise, book your accommodation at the Plaza Port Douglas now. Talk to us at our information desk. We can help you choose and book the most suitable tour for you on arrival.

Find the best Port Douglas Holiday Apartments

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Port Douglas is the penultimate Australian holiday destination. With the Great Barrier Reef at its front doorstep and the Daintree National Park right beside — there’s a multitude of sea and land-based activities and tours to keep you and your family entertained and busy during your vacation.

For the best value holiday apartments in Port Douglas it’s hard to go past The Central Plaza Port Douglas. This holiday resort is as the name says, central. Located on Davidson Street, it’s right in the heart of the Port Douglas dining district, and is a couple of blocks from the marina where many of the Great Barrier Reef tours cast off.

 

Scuba divers Great Barrier Reef

Scuba divers Great Barrier Reef

Port Douglas luxury resort, Central Plaza

Poolside at Central Plaza, Port Douglas

Scooting around Port Douglas

Explore Port Douglas on a scooter hires from Central Plaza Resort

With one, two and three bedroom apartments that are capaciously-sized, Central Plaza is an ideal retreat for families or couples. The apartments are modern, styled in tropical furnishings, with air conditioning, and living areas that open out onto large balconies that take in the cool onshore breezes.

In the central courtyard, the layout favours a large resort-style pool that is heated in the winter. Beside the pool are drink. The courtyard layout creates a format that is very social, with kids and adults alike enjoying the convenience of lounging in and around the pool, or the barbeque recounting stories from the day. Make your date with a holiday in paradise. Book now.

Aborigine Encounters – Accommodation Port Douglas

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Discover some of the most interesting and authentic Aborigine tourist experiences in Queenland when you book at Central Plaza Resort, one of Port Douglas’ premiere luxury accommodation destinations.

At Central Plaza you will find 1, 2 and 3 bedroom, fully self-contained and beautifully furnished spa apartments, with private balconies. There are 2 bathrooms in all 2 & 3 bedroom apartments. The main ensuite bathroom includes a spa bath and there is free pay television.

All apartments are spacious and fully equipped kitchens — complete with microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, cook top, insinkerator. There is also a washing machine, clothes dryer and hair dryers for stay-in convenience.

Daintree Aboriginal Cultural Experience

Experience local indigenous Aborigine culture at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Australia’s largest Indigenous cultural park. The Cultural Park has been built on traditional Tjapukai land in a beautiful rainforest setting to highlight the environment enjoyed by the Indigenous people of the Cairns Wet Tropics rainforest.

Visits can be booked for the day or night performances. Day trips can incorporate a ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, and the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

Tjapukai by Day is a celebration of the living history of the Indigenous people of the rainforest. Learn to play the didgeridoo, discover the medicinal values of bush tucker, throw a spear and enjoy professional theatre incorporating traditional Aboriginal dance, fire making and storytelling. New to Tjapukai is a genuine cultural and visual Australian journey featuring the didgeridoo plus an expansion of the Cultural Village’s program to include hunting demonstrations. The Boomerang Restaurant serves morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea and the Retail Gallery has authentic Aboriginal art, boomerangs, didgeridoos and artifacts.

Tjapukai by Night takes you on a magical adventure discovering the legends of Australia’s Dreamtime. The people of the rainforest share their culture during an evening of spectacular entertainment where you join a traditional Tjapukai corroboree. The performance includes a didgeridoo blessing ceremony, Quinkan spirit performance and a spectacular fire-making display. A sumptuous buffet dinner and professional entertainment with Tjapukai’s award-winning live cultural performance follow. Afterwards, join the dancers around the campfire.

Find out more about Aborigine tours and experiences in the Port Douglas region when you book your holiday at the Central Plaza Resort.

 

Native Encounters – Accommodation Port Douglas

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Discover some of the most interesting and authentic experiences in Queenland when you book at Central Plaza Resort, one of Port Douglas’ premiere luxury accommodation destinations.

At Central Plaza you will find 1, 2 and 3 bedroom, fully self-contained and beautifully furnished spa apartments, with private balconies. There are 2 bathrooms in all 2 & 3 bedroom apartments. The main ensuite bathroom includes a spa bath and there is free pay television.

All apartments are spacious and fully equipped kitchens — complete with microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, cook top, insinkerator. There is also a washing machine, clothes dryer and hair dryers for stay-in convenience.

Daintree Aboriginal Cultural Experience

Experience the local indigenous Aborigine culture from  unique and original tour perspectives and situations.

As the worlds oldest living culture, Aborigine people are as diverse and as complex as any, and in the Daintree region, many different tribal groups inhabit the area and each express unique cultural perspectives.

At the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park you can choose from full-on day or night performances of dance and immersive cultural activities such as learning to play the didgeridoo, throwing a spear or boomerang, fire making and storytelling.

For visitors looking for more personal forest and beach experiences, can book day long tours with local guides who can provide more in-depth commentaries about their culture, beliefs and their connections to the natural environment.

Find out more about Aborigine tours and experiences in the Port Douglas region when you book your holiday at the Central Plaza Resort.

 

Game Fishing Accommodation Port Douglas

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Enjoy the warmest welcome when you arrive at Central Plaza Resort, one of Port Douglas’ premiere luxury accommodation destinations.

At Central Plaza you will find 1, 2 and 3 bedroom, fully self-contained and beautifully furnished spa apartments, with private balconies. There are 2 bathrooms in all 2 & 3 bedroom apartments. The main ensuite bathroom includes a spa bath and there is free pay television.

All apartments are spacious and fully equipped kitchens — complete with microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, cook top, insinkerator. There is also a washing machine, clothes dryer and hair dryers for stay-in convenience.

Port Douglas Game Fishing

For the biggest adrenalin rush you’ll ever get as an angler, try catching a Pacific Black Marlin!

Port Douglas is blessed to have the best opportunities for game fishing in the country for Heavy or Light Tackle excursions. Travelling time from Port Douglas to your chosen fishing ground is usually around 80 minutes.

Our outer reefs and shelf options including Linden Bank, Opal Ridge and Ribbon Reefs up to Lizard Island are second to none when it comes to landing the biggest of fish in the southern hemisphere. Game species include sailfish, wahoo, tuna and dolphin fish, and spanish mackerel.

Sole charter is the only available for this style of fishing. Overnight extended trips and mothership options for larger groups are also included. Shared charters are not an available option in the region. You can choose from a variety of quality game fishing boats which vary in price from affordable work horses to the ultimate luxury fishing vessel.

Find out more about fishing charters and other recreational activities when you book your holiday at the Central Plaza Resort in Port Douglas.

 

Port Douglas Fishing Accommodation

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Enjoy the warmest welcome when you arrive at Central Plaza Resort, one of Port Douglas’ premiere luxury accommodation destinations.

At Central Plaza you will find 1, 2 and 3 bedroom, fully self-contained and beautifully furnished spa apartments, with private balconies. There are 2 bathrooms in all 2 & 3 bedroom apartments. The main ensuite bathroom includes a spa bath and there is free pay television.

All apartments are spacious and fully equipped kitchens — complete with microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, cook top, insinkerator. There is also a washing machine, clothes dryer and hair dryers for stay-in convenience.

Port Douglas River & Estuary Fishing

Kids and first time anglers are welcome on shared river and estuary fishing charters. Guides will normally catch live bait to target catch species such as barramundi, queenfish, mangrove jack & trevally in the rivers & creeks.

For the specialist fisherman, lure and fly fishing charters including river & coastal fishing are available by sole charter only. In addition to fishing activities, you can request croc spotting, mud crabbing, bird watching and photography. Half or full day charters are available.

Regions chartered include: Daintree River, Muddy Creek, Dickson Inlet, Mowbray River and inshore wrecks and reefs. Common species in the river and estuary include barramundi, mangrove jack, fingermark, queenfish and trevally to name a few.

Coastal Inshore species weather permitting can include bigger trevally species, nannygai, mackerel, coral trout and monster fingermark.

Find out more about fishing charters and other recreational activities when you book your holiday at the Central Plaza Resort in Port Douglas.

Photos courtesy of Fishing Port Douglas.

Fishing at Port Douglas Accommodation

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Enjoy the warmest welcome when you arrive at Central Plaza Resort, one of Port Douglas’ premiere luxury accommodation destinations.

Come on in, the water is fine. Share a drink with fellow guests down at the capacious resort style pool in the early evening, or fire up the grill on the adjoining barbeque gazebo and enjoy a poolside dinner.

Families too, will find the courtyard an easy environment to relax and play in, with the pool temperature heated at a constant 28.5 degrees all year round.

At Central Plaza you will find 1, 2 and 3 bedroom, fully self-contained and beautifully furnished spa apartments, with private balconies. There are 2 bathrooms in all 2 & 3 bedroom apartments. The main ensuite bathroom includes a spa bath and there is free pay television.

All apartments are spacious and fully equipped kitchens — complete with microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, cook top, insinkerator. There is also a washing machine, clothes dryer and hair dryers for stay-in convenience.

Land Based Fishing in Port Douglas

For fishermen who want to stay on land, here’s a number of options. In most cases incoming tides tend to produce more action and tide chart tables are available free of charge from the local service stations.

  • Shipwreck Wharf: Behind St Mary’s Church. Good for bream & grunter however can produce the odd screamer. Peeled prawns work well for these bread and butter species.
  • Rex Smeal Park: On the rocks at the Port Douglas headland. Weather needs to be calm and at times can offer queenfish, trevally, barramundi and small black tip reef sharks. Can produce fish on lures. Pilchards, prawns and live bait best.
  • Marina Road Wall: Note: fishing on the marina is prohibited. Good for bream, grunter, mangrove jack, fingermark, trevally and barramundi. Good spot to also throw a lure on dusk. Pilchards, prawns and livebait work well.
  • Southern Four Mile Beach: From the Sailing Club to the mangroves at the end 2km stretch. On calm incoming tides a variety of fish maybe available including trevally, queenfish, dart, whiting, blue salmon, black reef tip sharks and the odd barramundi. Peeled prawns, mullet and live bait best. It is also a good location in particular for fly fishermen on dawn or dusk on the right tide (incoming).

Find out more about fishing and other recreational activities when you book your holiday at the Central Plaza Resort in Port Douglas.