Australia Day 2014 in Port Douglas

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.

Port Douglas Accommodation for Holidays

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

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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)

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4 Mile Beach Port Douglas

New Years Eve Celebrations in Port Douglas

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

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.

Christmas Carols in Port Douglas

December 3rd, 2013

Start your Christmas festivities early.

 

CairnsChoral

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.

Find the best Port Douglas Holiday Apartments

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.

Accommodation for the Great Barrier Reef Marathon

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.

Aborigine Encounters – Accommodation Port Douglas

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

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

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.