Port Douglas events

Accommodation for Port Douglas Rugby 7s International Competition

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Bring your team to Plaza Port Douglas for a truly memorable resort experience when here for the Port Douglas Rugby 7s International Competition.


The Port Douglas Rugby 7s International Competition kicks off on 1 March, 2014 and will be hosted by the Port Douglas Reef Raiders. The playing fields are nestled between world heritage listed attractions the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. This is a chance to experience a tournament of footie in the tropics.

Port Douglas Rugby 7s International Competition

Port Douglas Rugby 7s International Competition

The Port Douglas Rugby 7s has male and female teams battle it out from 8.30am until the evening, when the winners are awarded the respective competition purses, and then it’s time to hit the night in the town of Port Douglas.


Last year, teams from Cairns, Blackwater, PNG and Port Douglas were competing, but this years draw may hold some surprises yet.


Central Plaza, Port Douglas is THE tropical escape for your team: new 1, 2 & 3 bedroom holiday apartments have everything you need, a 5 minute stroll to the beach, restaurants, bars, cafe & shops, and tour information centre – local experience & knowledge on-site management for booking your extra-curricular activities, whether it’s a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef or tour to the Daintree Rainforest. Central Plaza also has a huge pool and adjoining BBQ area. An ideal setting to unwind and relax after a hard day on the turf.

Poolside at Plaza Port Douglas

Poolside at Plaza Port Douglas

Our Port Douglas Holiday Apartments are located in the heart of Port Douglas Australia and being just minutes walk from the main village provides you with the perfect position from which to base your exploration of the area. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, our accommodation offers some of the most affordable hotel-style apartments in Port Douglas.


Book now for affordable Central Plaza Port Douglas accommodation that delivers a big social experience with all the trimmings.

Carnivale Port Douglas Accommodation

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Find your perfect Port Douglas Carnivale accommodation right here at Plaza Port Douglas Holiday Apartments.

Port Douglas Carnivale will be a celebration to remember as it marks its 20th milestone year.

Port Douglas Carnivale will be held across 10 days from May 16 to 25 and is recognised as one of North Queensland’s largest cultural and food celebrations attracting more than 20,000 people from across region as well as Australia wide.
Carnivale turns 20
Carnivale 2014 is shaping up to be the best ever. The first weekend has exploded with raft of new events including the Carnivale Garden Games on Sunday. The biggest growth for Carnivale has been the midweek activities leading through to the now legendary second weekend, which incorporates the Zinc Chandon Luncheon, Taste of Paradise, Palates of Port and the Seafood Extravaganza. These are sophisticated food events to tempt every taste and sate every wine palate.

Adding to the Carnivale mix will once again celebrity appearances, yacht racing, fashion, comedy and more.

Central Plaza Port Douglas Resort Holiday Accommodation is just a 3 minute walk to Port Douglas‘ beautiful 4 Mile Beach. And with just a 5 minute walk to Port Douglas Village restaurants, shops and cafes, Central Plaza is an ideal base for you to enjoy the Carnivale revelling. Luxuriate in a fully self contained and beautifully furnished 1, 2 or 3 bedroom, spa apartment. 

Port Douglas Plaza Resort facilities

Port Douglas Plaza Resort facilities

This Queensland resort accommodation also boasts of a pool that is expansive, and heated with a current water temperature of 28.5°C. Add to that an outdoor spa and BBQ area, – the perfect space to continue that Carnivale feeling.

 Book now to secure your accommodation for Carnivale Port Douglas.

Australia Day 2014 in Port Douglas

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Come to Port Douglas and help celebrate Australia Day with us.

To get you started with Australia Day celebrations here is the answer to the perennial pub quiz question: 1788, the year that the first fleet landed at Sydney Cove and took possession of the land in the name of King George III. Thereafter, the date of the 26th of January was set by the colony’s immigrants to “celebrate their love of the land they lived in” with “drinking and merriment”.


To help aid with observing this holiday we have added a list of grownup places to visit on your Australia Day holiday in Port Douglas.


  • Paddys Bar, Port Douglas – This bar only re-opened on Thursday of last week and they are rocking already!
    Wear your best Aussie gear and there’ll be prizes all day with live music from Darwin guitar legend Grant Turismo moving on to DJ in the evening.
  • Cow Bay Hotel, Cape Tribulation Road – BBQ, live music, All families welcome starts at 10am Ph: 4098 9011
  • The Court House Hotel is hosting a full day of Australia Day fun and games from midday with 5 DJs keeping the groove going ’til late.
The Court House, Port Douglas

The Court House, Port Douglas

Here at Central Plaza Port Douglas we have – 1, 2 and 3 bedroom, fully self contained and beautifully furnished spa apartments with private balconies: holiday accommodation to suit couples, families and groups of any size or denomination.


This Queensland accommodation not only boasts of a pool that is expansive, but is also heated with a current water temperature of 28.5°C. Add to that an outdoor spa and BBQ area, and it’s the perfect alfresco environment. A setting that has seen many happy evenings whiled away…

So what are you waiting for? Book here for the quintessential Australian holiday.

Christmas Carols in Port Douglas

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Start your Christmas festivities early.



For a Christmas on a slightly different theme this year, why not take an early break  in Port Douglas and catch the Cairns Choral Society singing at the Sheraton Mirage Hotel on the 21st December from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

The Central Plaza Port Douglas is one of Port Douglas’s most popular tropical holiday accommodation spots, centrally located in downtown Port Douglas. With fully self-contained one, two and three bedroom apartments, The Plaza is ideal accommodation for couples or bigger family groups.


The huge pool, poolside BBQ gazebo and tropically landscaped  area makes The Plaza an ideal holiday environment to relax and play. The layout of the courtyard area helps create a convivial and friendly social atmosphere—perfect for sharing Christmas with friends, family and new friends that you will meet…


The Central Plaza is the perfect Australian Summer Holiday base, nestled between the Daintree Forest and the Great Barrier Reef, there is a multitude of land and sea based activities to enjoy. For local adventurers, there is onsite motorcycle and scooter rentals to make it easy to explore the area.


So for this year’s Christmas festivities you can enjoy the old world charm of the Christmas Choir at the Sheraton and then relax in the knowledge that your holiday accommodation is taken care of when you book at The Central Plaza Port Douglas.

Accommodation for the Great Barrier Reef Marathon

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Hurry, now is the time to book your Port Douglas accommodation for the Great Barrier Reef Marathon. This is Port Douglas’s own marathon and is expected to come alive for this great sporting event. With a scenic course like no other expect to experience Coral Sea views, rainforest and the cane fields. This event has been dubbed by running great Steve Moneghetti as the “worlds best”.  With a number of events to be held throughout the weekend including the half marathon, 42 kilometre marathon, GBR 1 kilometre and the Redkite Charity 5000 metres. Race, Stay and Play in Port Douglas for this great marathon event to be held on Sunday the 3rd of November. Don’t forget to book you accommodation in Port Douglas for this great event.

Port Douglas accommodation for the Great Barrier Reef Marathon

Port Douglas Accommodation

Plaza Port Douglas offers a great range of fully self contained and individually furnished apartments in Port Douglas which are the perfect choice when training before the marathon event or spending a few days after to recover and enjoy beautiful tropical North Queensland. Choose from spacious 1,2 or 3 bedroom apartments that are fully air conditioned, feature a spa bath and huge resort swimming pool and outdoor bbq undercover area…just perfect for relaxed dining on a balmy tropical night. Walk to Port Douglas’s esplanade and main street with its great dining choices and retail shopping. Walk to beautiful palm tree lined 4 Mile Beach and find a shady spot to watch all the marathon action for this great Port Douglas sporting event.

Ring us today to secure your Port Douglas accommodation for this great sporting event.