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Festivals and Events

Tropical North Queensland is the perfect location for a family friendly Port Douglas holiday. There's so many amazing things to see and do in Port Douglas that draws visitors in the thousands from all over the world. Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef; spotting endangered species in the oldest rainforest on earth, the Daintree; relaxing on the pristine sands of Four Mile Beach and holding a baby crocodile at a near by zoo ... just to name a few.

But there's nothing better than immersing your family in the activities and events that the locals enjoy, after all, they know the best way to enjoy Tropical North Queensland! Check out the calendar of events to all the amazing experiences not often had by visitors on the #portdouglasdaintree website.

 

Carnivale

May 24 - 26

Carnivale is celebrated each year during May in Port Douglas Queensland.  Commencing on Friday with the Longest Lunch in Rex Smeal park under the palms, the party continues on Friday evening with the Street Parade on main street.  Over the weekend live music in the park, the Seafood Extravaganza at the marina and the Family Beach day will provide fine food  and entertainment for all the family. 

https://www.carnivale.com.au/


Port Shorts Film Festival

October 25 - 26

A breathtaking location and some of Australia’s most accomplished film exponents sharing their knowledge with emerging filmmakers – the Port Shorts Film Festival is a feast for the filmmaking senses. Port Shorts is staged under the stars in Port Douglas, Far North Queensland, Australia, where the Daintree Rainforest meets the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, The 2018 event will be held on October 26th & 27th.

www.portshorts.com/


Weddings in Port Douglas

Anytime of the year

Port Douglas is the ideal setting for an amazing wedding. Whether it is on the Beach, in the rainforest, St Mary's By the Sea or Rex Smeal park, the natural beauty of  Port Douglas and the surrounding area sets the scene for a perfect wedding in paradise.


Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival

May 2020

The Tropical Journeys Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival is rapidly becoming one of the 'must do' events on the Australian Running Calendar. Hosted in the tropical oasis of Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland, the Festival offers something for everyone - the icing on the cake ... you get to recover right here in paradise.

https://www.greatbarrierreefmarathon.com.au/