After our adventures in Danitree, we started our journey back down south to spend a night in Port Douglas. This was a lovely little town, and could have happily stayed there longer had we had the time! We spent our evening watching the lovely sunset at Anzac Park before heading along to Iron Bar for night of toad racing. This was quite the spectacle, getting members of the crowd to bet on the fastest toad to reach the edge of the table, before having to grab them and place in a bucket. An entertaining evening, and worth heading along for some laughs.
Next day was a Sunday, so we headed along to the weekly Port Douglas market. Selling your usual mix of crafts and tasty foods, it was a nice way to spend the morning. We then strolled along to the river to hunt for some crocodiles, and before we knew it ended up hiring our own little boat for a sail down the river! It was $45 an hour I believe and after a quick briefing you were left to your own devices. Unfortunately we didn’t clearly see any crocodiles as it was the wrong time of year, but I’d definitely give it another go and it was a fun trip out regardless. Supposedly in winter the crocs are more easily visible due to coming out to bask in the heat of the sun.
To finish off our day, we headed along to Hemingway’s microbrewery bar for a couple of drinks. It is set right on the marina, and offers a selection of their craft beers. While I didn’t try any as the designated driver, Emma and Adam enjoyed the selection and with an extensive outdoor seating area it’s a nice place to spend the afternoon with friends.
Our drive back down to Cairns turned into a small disaster when our brakes started screeching uncontrollably, but thankfully Adam was there to save the day and managed to change our completely worn away break-pads for us with a little help from youtube and a kind stranger.
That was the end of our short and sweet trip to Port Douglas. It’s not a huge town, but one I think is worth in stopping on your travels.