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What’s On Around the Douglas Shire this Weekend 5-7 March 2021

Enjoy our definitive guide to ‘What’s On’ in, and around, the Douglas Shire this weekend.

THE weekend events open with the annual International Women’s Day Lunch at Salsa Bar & Grill today, a staple on the social calendar for many women around the Shire. The lunch is one of the biggest fund-raising events of the year for the Port Douglas Neighbourhood Centre and this year’s Cash Raffle will see a lucky winner take home $2000 cash. Limited tickets are still available by calling the Centre before lunch today!

Guests will enjoy warm country hotel hospitality up at Mt Molloy National Hotel with Shannon Hunter live tonight, and the local Jackpot Joker valued at $1600 and generous meat tray raffles supporting the local CWA and RSL Clubs.

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Local Musician Shannon Hunter appearing live at Mount Molloy National Hotel tonight. Image Credit/ Shannon Hunter

There are a few sporting events kicking this weekend but one of the more popular sessions will be the fishing competition at the Mossman Boat & Fishing Club. Hook up from 5.00pm this afternoon. Finish up with weigh-in and a barbeque at the Clubhouse on Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm. Everybody is welcome to come along on Sunday for a drink and enjoy the BBQ. There are prizes for lucky door and target species- for Seniors the target species is barramundi and for Juniors and Sub-Juniors the target species is black bream. Any seniors (male or female) who weigh in or catch and release a barra will go into the draw to be our lucky winner – catch two barra and you will go in the draw twice! The same system applies for the black bream for Juniors and Sub-Juniors.

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Get the whole family involved in this weekend’s Mossman Boat & Fishing Club competition.

If you venture to Cairns, The Black Sorrows are performing at The Tanks tonight and again tomorrow night.

Sunday is all about Cleaning Up Australia, with three official organised events around the Shire. Head on out with your family and friends to Wonga Beach, Four Mile or Mossman Gorge to help clean up our beaches and community areas. Celebrate your efforts with a Sunday Session at Plantation Resort featuring Wait-a-While, or Barbados for their Seafood Sundays (which opens again today) or for the fabulous Palmer Sea Reef Golf Club’s Sunday Roast special.

Enjoy your weekend!

Did we miss anything? Let us know! Our calendar event listings are FREE!

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Weekend Weather Forecast

A trough lies across Cape York Peninsula and extends into the monsoon trough over the Coral Sea. Severe Tropical Cyclone Niran lies well offshore northeast of Willis Island, and continues to move quickly to the southeast, away from the coast. A weak ridge will build over the northeast coast today, strengthening early next week.


Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds / Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds gradually easing throughout the day, shifting east to northeasterly below 10 knots in the evening.

Seas / 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.

Swell / Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres outside the reef.

Weather / Partly cloudy.


Saturday 6 March

Winds / Variable below 10 knots becoming northwest to northeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon.

Seas / Below 1 metre.

Swell / Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.

Weather / Mostly sunny.


Sunday 7 March

Winds / Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.

Seas / Around 1 metre.

Swell / Southeasterly 1 to 2 metres outside the reef, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.

Weather / Partly cloudy.


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