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What’s On Around the Douglas Shire This Weekend 20-22 August 2021

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


Community sport returns and Santiego is back in port, selling prawns direct off the back deck at the public jetty from 7am on Saturday and from 8am on Sunday.

Oaks Resort Port Douglas welcome back locals poolside, with another locals Sunday session this weekend, promising house DJs, live music and fabulous food and drink specials all afternoon.


With the impact of lockdowns keeping visitors away, now is a great time to get out and support your local businesses as best you can. There are a range of enticing specials for locals at the moment-we present a few of. these for you today. If you have, or know of any great local specials, please share them with us and we’ll help promote them for you for free.

Reef experiences

Sailaway Port Douglas is offering a two for one locals special.

Additionally, if you book a full day cruise to the outer reef or Low Isles, you receive a complimentary Sunset Sail .

Contact the reservations team directly to redeem this offer.

Wildlife experiences

The CaPTA Group (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome, Rainforestation Nature Park and Wildlife Habitat) is offering a 20% discount for locals.

For even more savings, invest in their unlimited pass for all four parks – with a locals discount.

Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld Kuranda are offering 20% discounts and local membership deals.

Spa experiences

Niramaya Spa has a fabulous August only special for $125 which includes a 60 minute massage or facial, pizza and a glass of wine with the option to lounge by their pool afterwards. Book direct.

Dining experiences

The Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort breakfast buffet is back, bigger, brighter and better than ever, offered at $30 for locals until the end of this month-book direct at https://linktr.ee/sheratongrandportdouglas.


What is the weather doing?

A high [1028 hPa] in the Tasman Sea extends a ridge over northern waters. A weak trough and southeasterly wind surge around the Central Coast will move north to the North Tropical Coast on Friday, weakening from Sunday. Winds are southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Cairns this afternoon, and east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots for Saturday and Sunday.


FRIDAY 20 AUGUST 2021

ENTERTAINMENT

CROSSROADS CAFE

Fish N Chips & Open Mic Night from 6pm

Crossroads turns it on again with their beloved fish ‘n chips and open mic night from 6pm.

MT MOLLOY HOTEL

Live music by Lunar & the Jackpot Joker sitting at $650 with tickets from 5.30pm. Meat tray raffle at 7pm raising funds for the local RSL and CWA Clubs. Enjoy Happy Hour and a transfer bus home.

EXCHANGE HOTEL MOSSMAN

Live Music 6pm & Meals on Wheels Raffles 5pm

CANE TOAD RACING

Chilly’s Pizza & Trattoria

5.15pm-6pm

PADDYS

5pm Raffles for the Port Douglas Crocs AFL team and live music by The Walker Brothers from 8pm

COURT HOUSE HOTEL

Live Music by Sea Change from 7.30pm

CENTRAL HOTEL

Live Music

DAINTREE BAR, SHERATON GRAND MIRAGE

Kiki Courtidis live every Friday from 8pm-10pm. Guests, visitors and locals are all welcome.

THE TIN SHED

Raffles from 5.30-6.30pm

LADY DOUGLAS FRIDAY MUSIC CRUISE

Music Cruise package with the Yacht Club every Friday.

Enjoy a delicious Seafood Platter for two and a bottle of wine at the Yacht Club then dance the night away to Live Music onboard the Lady D. BOOK NOW on 0408 986 127


WINE & DINE

INN FRONT

Tapas & Drink Special 5-6 pm

MAMAN

Live Acoustic Music Fridays 4-6pm

HIGH FALLS FARM

Happy Hour 5-6pm & Dinner from 6pm

PORT DOUGLAS YACHT CLUB

Sunset Tunes & Seafood Session

WHET, CAPE TRIBULATION

Parmy Fridays

ELLIS BEACH BAR & GRILL

$10 Pizza Specials


SPORT & WELLNESS

DAINTREE YOGA

10am Buffs Hall, Mossman

ACTIVE8 FITNESS

Free Seniors Movement and Parkour

Mossman & District Gymnastics Club & Kindergym 10.30am



SATURDAY 21 AUGUST 2021

ENTERTAINMENT

BMUP BLACK MOUNTAIN

Rossville, BMUP (Black Mountain Unplugged)- music and soul cuisine, weekend two.

CANE TOAD RACING

Chilly’s Pizza & Trattoria

From 5pm for 5.15pm start-6pm

PADDYS

Live music from 8pm

COURT HOUSE HOTEL

Tessa Devine and Tullara live from 7.30pm

IRONBAR

Alex Matheson Brown & Keeks Live from 11pm


WINE & DINE

HIGH FALLS FARM

Lunch

THORNTONS BEACH CAFE

Fish & Chips


MARKETS

MOSSMAN 7am-1pm

ST CRISPINS 8.30am-1pm


COMMUNITY

TROPICAL NORTH STEINER SCHOOL – PARENT INFORMATION SESSION


ARTS & CULTURE

WISH UPON A STAR WEAVING WORKSHOP

@ MK Eco by Starwin from 10am
Shop 10, Portico Shopping Centre
53-61 Macrossan street, Port Douglas

Wish Upon a Jellyfish Workshop by Aly de GrootDid you know that the collective word for jellyfish is a‘smack’? Jellyfish are plaguing oceans worldwide.We invite you to creatively come together with other curious crafters to tackle this ecological imbalance using basket making processes along with fishing-line and other recycled materials to weave your own jellyfish.This workshop is suitable for participants aged 13 years and over.Cost: $100 per person with all materials supplied, refreshments provided and you take home a woven jellyfish!For bookings, email: karina@starwin.com.au or call 0402303867 

DAB PERSPECTIVES EXHIBITION

A new exhibition “Perspectives” opens. DABsters have outdone themselves creating beautiful, quirky, and thought-provoking paintings, glass work, pottery, jewellery, drawings, prints, mosaics, sculptures, and items made of wool and plant fibres, all reflecting a wide range of perspectives on art and life.

Visit DAB Gallery and spend some time exploring the “Perspectives”.

Gallery is open 10am – 2pm Monday to Saturday at 11 Mill Street, Mossman.”Perspectives”

Exhibition runs until 28 August.


SPORT, HEALTH & WELLNESS

All community sport for the Cairns region have been re-scheduled due to the easing of restrictions, included both Junior and Senior Cairns AFL competitions.

ANANDA MANDALA MEDITATION AT DEEP YOGA STUDIO

Ananda Mandala means Circle of Bliss.
This meditation is an ancient and very powerful chakra clearing meditation.The practice involves a blend of rhythmic fast breathing and meditation on the seven main chakras. The process cleanses the energy channels, washes out hidden emotions, blockages and/or old hurts, and activates the chakras. This will raise your level of consciousness and make your body feel blissful and results in a feeling of wholeness.A dynamic, intense practice for those who want to go deep and explore the depths of their inner world.This meditation is unlike any other meditation you have tried before, and will leave you feeling blissful and whole. Tickets via link above.

DAINTREE YOGA WITH SCHELL

9am Buffs Hall Mossman

MOSSMAN & DISTRICT RIFLE CLUB

Target Rifle Shooting Afternoon

FOUR MILE BEACH SOCIAL SWIM

A weekly social Ocean Swim around the buoys in front of the patrol hut, which makes about a 500m course. Meet in front of the patrol hut on Four Mile Beach at 9am. Please note this is a social swim without any organised water safety and you swim at your own risk. For safety reasons we swim in front of the patrol hut during lifeguard hours.


SUNDAY 22 August 2021

ENTERTAINMENT

OAKS RESORT PORT DOUGLAS

Locals Sunday Session by the Pool 12-5pm : House DJ, live music, food and drink specials

CROSSROADS CAFE

Sunday Sesh / 11am-4pm, live piano with Nikolaos, draught beer, wine, coffee, cake, cheese platters and lunch served.

TURTLE ROCK CAFE

Safari Sundays are back! Live tunes and great food and drink specials.

PADDYS

Sea Change live from 5-8pm

BARRIER REEF TAVERN

Weekly Pool Competition from 2pm

PLANTATION RESORT

Sunday Session by the Pool with live tunes by Kiki from 4pm

BARBADOS

Sunday Seafood Session

Seafood Specials from 3-5pm

Live Music from 4-6pm

THE TIN SHED

Live music from 1.30-4.30pm and Members Draw from 4-5pm

COURTHOUSE HOTEL

Live music by Yahdoh from 12-3pm

ELLIS BEACH BAR & GRILL

$1 Oysters & Live Music from 1-4pm


MARKETS

PORT DOUGLAS 8am-1.30pm


WINE & DINE

PALMER SEA REEF GOLF CLUB

Sunday Roast from 11.30am-2.30pm

HIGH FALLS FARM

Lunch will be served


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


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