Posts Tagged ‘Port Douglas events’

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.

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.

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.