Port Douglas News

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.

Carnivale at Port Douglas Accommodation Specials

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

One of the most prestigious events of Port Douglas is the festival of Carnivale. The event, which is held every May, started in 1993 to celebrate the beginning of the tourist season and market the beautiful Port Douglas area as the ideal vacation destination.

Carnivale is a week-long party and is regarded as the most exhilarating North Queensland event of the year. It is unique in its own right and the primary reason for which May is considered the best time to visit the Port Douglas region and enjoy accommodation at our Port Douglas Accommodation Special deals. The award winning tourism event attracts people from all over the world and keeps everyone enthralled as the entire community takes part in the spectacular event.

Port Douglas Carnival Accommodation Specials with Central Plaza Port Douglas Resort

Port Douglas Carnival Accommodation Specials with Central Plaza Port Douglas Resort

Port Douglas Carnivale 2012

The dates for Port Douglas Carnivale 2012 are May 18th – 27th 2012. It is best to come for the entire time to get the most of the celebrations. The Street Fiesta is considered an all time favourite Carnivale event by many participants. It is a colossal street party that is held on Macrossan Street, the main street of Port Douglas. During the party, the whole street is blocked off and no vehicles are allowed in the vicinity till the party is on.

The Carnivale is, however, not restricted to just street parties. It has now evolved into a broad program that involves the whole community. There are events that have become family favourites like the Longest Lunch, Palates of Port, Four Mile Beach Day, Marina Mirage Seafood Extravaganza, and AME Bullride Spectacular.

Port Douglas Resort - Carnivale

Also, there is the all-night alfresco dining where you can dine from a huge variety of 80 Port Douglas restaurants and food stalls. It is a mesmerizing experience where you find yourself immersed in live music, fine selection of wine, street theater, and fireworks. The party is always on in Port Douglas and during the Carnivale, you can be sure that everything will be nothing short of spectacular. Book your Port Douglas resort accommodation now to make sure you are part of this great North Queensland event.

Sports lovers would appreciate the huge variety of adventurous activities at their disposal. They can witness or participate in the Port Douglas Golf Challenge, regatta, and fishing competition.

All these activities are perfectly complemented by the balmy weather and the magnificent beauty of Port Douglas. Hence, there is something for everyone in Port Douglas during the Carnivale and if you are looking for the perfect vacation, then Carnivale would be the ultimate experience for you and your family to enjoy while on holidays.

Port Douglas Accommodation specials during Carnivale

Central Plaza Port Douglas Resort Holiday Accommodation is just 3 minutes away from the beautiful 4 Mile Beach of Port Douglas and a short walk to Macrossan Street, the heart of this village with its range of cafes, restaurants and boutiques. Central Plaza provides the ideal Port Douglas accommodation that gives you to option of choosing from affordable fully furnished 1,2, and 3 bedroom luxury spa apartments with private balconies, just perfect for your next Port Douglas getaway. Check out the Accommodation Special Deals at Plaza Port Douglas Resort

Port Douglas Carnival – May 20th -30th 2010

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Welcome to the Port Douglas Carnivale. For 10 balmy days and nights each May (May 20-30th 2010), the festival of Carnivale takes over the seaside resort village of Port Douglas (Queensland, Australia) offering food, wine, music, culture, fashion, arts, sports, family fun and entertainment… and absolutely every reason you need to head to lovely Port Douglas!

Don`t forget to book your Port Douglas Accommodation early.

Now 18 years old and recognised as one of the regions principal events, Carnivale has grown from a street fiesta to a broad and diverse program which involves the entire community. Managed by the Port Douglas Chamber of Commerce, Carnivale aims to give locals a chance to celebrate the end of the wet season and the beginning of the busy tourist season, while encouraging regional, national and international visitors to visit and take part in the jocular festivities.

Port Douglas is just an hour’s drive from Cairns via a spectacular coastal road that is surrounded by forest and the Coral Sea and is the proud home to dozens of national award winning restaurants and resorts. It is the only place on Earth where two World heritage listed jewels exist; the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforest of Daintree and Cape Tribulation.  With the seductive May climate, balmy cloudless blue sky days dissolve into tropical evenings with velvet starry skies, giving Carnivale-goers the perfect opportunity to enjoy “A Taste of Paradise”.

View more details at www.carnivale.com.au