May Newsletter

By April 29, 2019Uncategorised
What s On and What s New in Port Douglas

Hello Friends !

What’s On

Welcome to our May edition of What’s On and What’s New! If you click on the image it will take you to more information!

With Wonderland Spiegeltent and Carnivale there is heaps to see and do!!

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Map To Paradise

3rd May GBR Legacy screen “The map to Paradise”

This event will be co-hosted by Great Barrier Reef Legacy

Doors open at 6.15pm | Film 6.30pm | Q&A with the filmmakers 8.10-8:40pm

From Executive Producer Martin Sheen, THE MAP TO PARADISE is an adventure-filled and spectacularly gorgeous tale about the birth of the global movement to protect the sea. From underwater worlds of ice to glistening coral sanctuaries, discover what it takes to build a movement and to create positive change.

Filmed across six continents, the filmmakers have set out to challenge the mainstream narrative of hard-hitting environmental documentaries with a “doom and gloom” message, and replace it with one of hope and courage. Along the way, we meet a prince, a president, a pirate, and also an island chief — among others — who are all playing a role in the quest to save the planet.

Mixing colourful character-driven stories and hand-rendered animations, THE MAP TO PARADISE is a rare urgent environmental wake-up call that retains a sense of awe and wonder for the kind of beauty that is still possible.

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Rainforest Rescue Tree Planting Day

4th May Rainforest Rescue Tree Planting Day

We warmly invite you to our annual Community Tree Planting Day on Saturday 4th May 2019. We’d love you to help us plant over 2,000 rainforest seedlings to help us Protect Rainforest Forever.

Rainforest Rescue are hosting this year’s community tree planting day at Nightwings again, after the success of our last community planting reforesting the old sugar cane plantation. We’re looking to plant in excess of 2,000 trees this year. The holes will have been dug in advance and the site prepared. All we need are volunteers willing to get their hands dirty to help us plant the seedlings, restoring rainforest habitat. All the young trees have been propogated from seed collected across our Daintree Nature Refuges and grown at our Daintree Native Nursery.

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11th May Crocs Football Club Home Game

Come and support our local premiership team at the Crocpit!
Crocs versus Cairns Saints. Reserves at 12pm, main game at 2pm.

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Four Mile Beach Clean Up

12th May Tangaroa Blue – Four Mile Beach Clean Up

4 Mile Beach in Port Douglas is one of our longest running QLD beach monitoring sites, which we clean and record data on every month.
Our Tangaroa Blue coordinator will be meeting volunteers at Bruno Reidwig Park at the end of Solandar Blvd, Port Douglas at 8:30am for a beach clean-up and data collection activity.

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May 17th to 26th LIMBO @ Wonderland Spiegeltent

LIMBO – Up Close welcomes you to an exotic illogical world, where peculiar characters wait on the edge of false awakening with the whisper of spirits and domination, illusion, suspension; LIMBO – Up Close is boundless. An intoxicating mix of cabaret, circus and acrobatics, LIMBO – Up Close will seduce Port Douglas audiences with a celebration of otherworldly proportions.


Gala Dinner

22nd May Gala Dinner for Paws & Claws

The Gala Dinner in 2019 will celebrate 25yrs of Carnivale and 20yrs of Paws and Claws.
The Gala Dinner which will be held at the Sheraton Grande Glade on the 22nd of May 2019 will feature great entertainment and a three course meal.
This entertainment packed event will be one to remember with fantastic prizes and auctions available on the night.

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Circus Wonderland

23rd to 26th May Circus Wonderland – A Mermaids Tale @ Wonderland Spiegeltent

An ALL NEW all-star line up of fun and the Golden Era of Circus. Circus Wonderland – A Mermaid’s Tale will keep everyone on the edge of their seats. Be astounded and amazed at the sideshow antics of a mesmerizing cast of world class circus performers presenting a hilarious and thrilling magical Circus Wonderland for the whole family.

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Longest Lunch

24th May Longest Lunch 11.30am to 3pm

After the successful event in 2017 and 2018, Ochre will again be organising and catering to the Longest Lunch in the park.
Cool breezes and ocean views, local produce matched with excellent wines and beers, this event is iconic Port Douglas.
Seated under cover on one long table, indulge in a long lazy lunch as the The Longest Lunch serves up plentiful produce and entertainment by Spiegeltent performers and cool tunes under the palms.

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Street Parade

24th May Silver & Sunshine Street Parade from 5pm

Macrossan Street comes alive with dazzling entertainment for the young and the young at heart.

A true community event in the finest of Tropical North Queenslander traditions, the Macrossan Street Parade has long been the opening highlight of Port Douglas Carnivale and regularly draws eager crowds of thousands.



24th May Out! at Carnivale from 8pm @ Oaks Resort

After an amazing debut at Port Douglas Carnivale last year, once again it’s time to party with the LGBT+ community in Port Douglas!

Prepare for more fun, frivolity and fabulousness, as Out! Cairns returns with its unique night for gay guys and gals, drags and pals, with camp classics and anthems with a Latino feel all night long, plus a fantastic drag show or two!

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24th May Debauched @ Wonderland Spiegeltent

Hosted by the gorgeous Gingzilla with special guests this fun, jaw dropping late night spectacle is sure to be a night you won’t soon forget!

The multi award-winning Gingzilla is on a mission to conquer the world! Smashing together 1950s films like Godzilla, Swamp Monster and King Kong, Glamonster subverts the idea that Gingzilla can only be either glamorous or monstrous. Witness this iconic 7ft ginger-bearded drag queen tear up the stage, question your orientation and leave you gagging for more!!

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Family Beach Day

25th May Family Beach Day from 10am

Grab your family and friends and head to the Quicksilver Family Beach Day for a full day of fun and frolic by the sea.

Dream State Entertainment will be your hosts for the beach activites. These wonderful performers who have dazzled audiences around the world will run a range of fun activities on the beach as well as a special show not to be missed.



25th May Koahlition at the Surf Club from 3pm to 6pm

Carnivale Presents a great new event to the Famous Family Beach Day – The Surf Side Session at the Port Douglas Surf Live Saving Club.
This free event will become a regular feature of the Carnivale experience and is a great FREE event for tourists and locals alike.
The inaugural Surf Side Session features the reggae sounds of FNQ local band – KOAHLITION.
Roots,Reggae Band Koahlition will be featuring at a free family event at the Port Douglas Surf Club on Sunday 25th of May from 3 till 6pm.

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Eskimo Joe

25th May Eskimo Joe from 7pm to 10.30pm Rex Smeal Park

Don’t miss this chance to party under the stars and enjoy the beautiful coral sea backdrop while rocking the night away with one of Australia’s most highly acclaimed and loved acts.

Artist Eskimo Joe



26th May Bopstars Kids Concert at the Surf Club from 9am to 11am

The next best thing to Hi5 and Wiggles with Fun activities and prizes!
Guaranteed to get the kids on their feet-even some of the parents too! The entertainment goes for 2hrs and has the Boppers dancing along to all your favourite action songs from Hi-5 to the Wiggles and even “Bob the Builder” so all ages can
join in!

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Seafood Extravaganza

26th May Seafood Extravaganza from 12pm to 5pm at the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina

Port Douglas Carnivale is all about having a party in paradise and a fabulous family time together and what better way than with the much loved Seafood Extravaganza.
Port Douglas Carnivale is excited to announce another round of Seafood Extravaganza, with a monster line up of music, entertainment, and of course a showcase of the best seafood the region has to offer not to mention the best beer too!!!

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N17 National Burger Day

28th May N17 National Burger Day

The Annual burger challenge!!!
Prizes galore, fun and BIG BURGERS!!!
Think you can beat the defending champion???


What’s New

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Shaolin Port Douglas

Shaolin Port Douglas offers unique adventure Sailing from Port Douglas learn the intriguing history of this charming iconic Junk Boat, while relaxing on her teak deck or comfortable saloon area. Calm water, all weather a must do fun experience.


Jobs Vacant

Jobs Vacant now on our website!

Got a position to fill? Why not use our extensive network and promote your job vacancy on our website and Facebook page? Biggest weekly audience and growing daily!

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Brand New Restaurant on Wharf Street in Port Douglas serving Modern Australian Cuisine in a beautiful setting with friendly service and a team of talented chefs!
Open for Brunch from 9am – 1pm and Dinner from 5.30pm