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Long Weekend Guide / 1- 4 October 2021

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

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What a fabulous promising weekend of live music, family entertainment and fine fine weather! Savannah in the Round rocks the far north this weekend, with John Butler Trio, John Williamson, Lee Kernaghan and Sneaky Sound System adding funk to the country-themed music festival. Tickets for weekend or day passes are still available…don’t miss out on some bootscootin’ and pop funk action, along with Australia’s first festival Pfizer vax tent!

If you are not heading up to Mareeba, perhaps consider helping to salvage Kuranda’s gorgeous Ampitheatre from demise, with a Spring Festival kicking off at 12pm on Sunday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Kuranda Amphitheatre. The day promises to be great fun for the whole family with bar and food, entertainment, face painting, a box car rally, treasure hunt and performances from local bands. A $5 entry to go towards saving the Amphitheatre.

Shaylee Strawberry Farm (up at Yungaburra) is open all weekend for pick-your-own family adventures, nad the most sublime strawberry ice cream, and Tolga markets are on Sunday if you want to take a cooler Tablelands tour this weekend.

The weather looks perfect for heading out to explore the big blue but remember a reef fish closure kicks off on Sunday, from 3 to 7 October (and again from 2 to 6 November)-so make it more about snorkelling and diving than dropping a line over.

Image Credit / @krissy_jean26.

What is the weather doing?

A high [1029 hPa] over the northern Tasman Sea extends a ridge over northern waters. The ridge will weaken today as an inland trough approaches the east coast and remains over land for the next few days. today, winds are variable below 10 knots tending northeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon while over the weekend, winds will be north to northwesterly about 10 knots, tending north to northeasterly in the afternoon.


Friday 1 October 2021

ENTERTAINMENT

CROSSROADS CAFE / Fish N Chips & Open Mic Night from 6pm

MT MOLLOY NATIONAL HOTEL / Live music by Shannon Hunter sitting at $900 with tickets from 5.30pm. Meat tray raffle at 7pm raising funds for the local Pistol Club. 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 from 5.15pm-6pm

BARRIER REEF TAVERN / Members Draw from 6.30pm

PADDYS / 5pm Raffles and live music by The Walker Brothers from 8pm

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live Music by Simmo and Front Ear from 7.30pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / Live Music

DAINTREE BAR, SHERATON GRAND MIRAGE / Kiki Courtidis live 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

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 at Mossman Gymnastics Club & Kindergym 10.30am


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Saturday 2 October 2021

ENTERTAINMENT

MOSS VEGAS RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE / Two days of riding and fun (not a race) October 2nd & 3rd! Registration on site with AMA from 8am Saturday, members $80 , non-members $90, Kids Under 10 $50 members, $60 non-members. Please bring proof of membership.
Get to experience all levels of tracks, Juniors, Bronze, Silver and Gold!
Camping available from Friday night, no power. Canteen available.

CANE TOAD RACING / Chilly’s Pizza & Trattoria from 5pm for 5.15pm start-6pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / Wait-a-While live from 7.30pm

COURTHOUSE HOTEL / Lady Valiant live


MARKETS

MOSSMAN / 7am-1pm

ST CRISPINS / 8.30am-1pm

MOUNT MOLLOY

GORDONVALE / 7am

Image Credit / @discovering_port_douglas/

SPORT, HEALTH & WELLNESS

YOGA WITH LUCY CHADWICK / 8am Buffs Hall, Mossman

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.

C-ME SWIM OPEN DAY / Mirage Country Club

Meet your teachers and find out the most suitable level for your child and book into a class.


Sunday 3 October 2021

ENTERTAINMENT

MOSS VEGAS RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE / Two days of riding and fun (not a race) October 2nd & 3rd! Registration on site with AMA from 8am Saturday, members $80 , non-members $90, Kids Under 10 $50 members, $60 non-members. Please bring proof of membership.
Get to experience all levels of tracks, Juniors, Bronze, Silver and Gold!
Camping available from Friday night, no power. Canteen available.

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.

PLANTATION RESORT / Sunday Session by the Pool with live tunes from 4pm

BARBADOS / Sunday Seafood Session from 3-5pm with 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 from 12-3pm

ELLIS BEACH BAR & GRILL / $1 Oysters & Live Music from 1-4pm

KURANDA AMPITHEATRE / Spring Festival from 12pm


MARKETS

PORT DOUGLAS / 8am-1.30pm

PALM COVE / 8am


WINE & DINE

PALMER SEA REEF GOLF CLUB / Sunday Roast from 11.30am-2.30pm

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


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