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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Port Douglas guided walk

This is a quick response code (QR code) for a website that will fit your phone.

A QR code reader app can be downloaded from the app stores for free and you can read QR codes with it.

Our walkers today found out about the walk by reading a QR code that I put on a lamp post in 2011.

You can read about the guided walk by tapping on this link:


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Rare bird sighting on the Port Douglas guided walk.

Beach Stone-curlews

Sighted on the Port Douglas Walk this morning was a single Beach Stone-curlew. Considered scarce or rare by birdwatchers it was a delight for the walkers.

Photo supplied by: Jim Snedden taken by him at Daintree in 2008


Friday, June 19, 2015

Visitors show interest in the "Keys to Port Douglas Visitor's Guide"

Responsive website for visitor's mobile devices

The Keys to Port Douglas have been around for 3 years and been modified many times to fit the changing technology.

I was able to show the Keys and the Coastcare walk to 3 visitors yesterday and noticed that people accept this technology more readily than in previous years. With all the hype about innovation and business opportunities in the paper and Mayoral Messages wouldn't it be good to see some Port Douglas Daintree tourism identities come onboard and use the Keys to everyone's advantage?

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Combined Clubs - renovations are complete?

Grand Opening

The present committee might think it is alright to change the name to "The Combined Club" but some long term members and past committee members most certainly do not.


Sunday, June 14, 2015


Use this web app in Port Douglas Daintree, and see if you can find this up to date edition of the Savings Passport for more discounts:


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Cruises Ship Passengers welcome.

Port Douglas welcoming committee is handing out the old 
Savings Passport to passengers and crew of the Sun Princess today.
What a pity it is out of date.

It is the latest one they want.

Such is the weakness of printed media.

Perhaps they can try something digital and environmentally friendly?


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Strong Wind Warning yesterday, today and tomorrow...

Screenshot of weather radar from the "Keys to Port Douglas"

Strong wind warning yesterday, today and tomorrow. Bit of rain about? On holiday? What will we do?

Firstly put the "Keys to Port Douglas" on your phone.
Then you can access the weather radar and plan your day. See the rain in Daintree? That is exactly where the Daintree River delta is. That strong wind we are experiencing pushes the rain cloud into a natural funnel and explains why Daintree gets more rain than Port Douglas. 
So while that rain stays like that forget a Daintree River trip. When it comes clear take a Daintree River Tour - maybe a dawn trip before the wind comes in?

What to do around Port Douglas?
Take a guided or non-guided walk around the headland and see some really interesting things:

Dine out, Macrossan Street yesterday was a buzz with diners in relaxful settings. Get some ideas from the dining blog:


Plan a great day!


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Budget Dining in Port Douglas

Screenshot on an iPod


We at Port Douglas Websites are gearing up for the tourist season with visitor guides to fabulous Port Douglas:

Some serious updating has been done to the budget dining guide:

Savings Passport

Many of the dining discounts can be found in this free booklet which is available from Information Centres.