Weekend Guide / 15- 17 October 2021

Image Credit / @ditmarguehrer Burn-off Sunset sailing back into Port Douglas

It’s another pearler of a weekend with lots of fabulous live music around town, plus a beach hockey tournament on Saturday and Port Shorts screening virtually from the comfort of your own backyard cinema all weekend.

The weather remains ideal for a trip to the reef-enjoy it while you can!

Our congratulations go out to the Class of 2021; Mossman High’s Yr 12s are celebrating in style this evening with their Formal at the Sheraton Grand Mirage tonight. Enjoy the evening!

Port Shorts 2021 Virtual Film Festival

This weekend, enjoy what is described as “an emotional tsunami of gripping short films from our own backyard and around the world” available to watch online from the 15-23rd October.

Your exclusive Festival Pass lets you watch over 50 films and join in our Masterclass.

Register to view Port Shorts films this weekend here.

PEOPLE-powered Reef Clean Up

This October, ReefClean are running a month-long series of events that focus on looking after our Reef. Tangaroa Blue Foundation, through the ReefClean Project is calling all ocean lovers to participate in the Great Barrier Reef Clean-Up…a local Wonga Beach event will be held this weekend…

What is the weather doing?

A high pressure system [1022 hPa] in the Tasman Sea extends a weak ridge over northern waters. A trough over central Queensland will move east during Friday and off the Central Coast early on Saturday. A weak high moving across southeast Australia over the weekend will extend a weak ridge across northern waters in the wake of the trough.

winds today are north to northeasterly about 10 knots, reaching up to 15 knots inshore during the afternoon. Winds variable less than 10 knots during the early morning and late evening.

Tomorrow and Sunday, winds are variable about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.

Image Credit / @gossipgeels

Friday 15 October 2021


CHILLY’S / Mitch King with Julian James & Tullara

Tickets are $30 and available here

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

MT MOLLOY NATIONAL HOTEL / Live music and Jag the Joker with tickets from 5.30pm. Meat tray raffle at 7pm raising funds for the local community 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 from 5.15pm-6pm

BARRIER REEF TAVERN / $1800 Members Draw from 6.30pm

PADDYS / 5pm Raffles and live music by Shannon Hunter from 8pm

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live Music from 7.30pm


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


INN FRONT / Tapas & Drink Special 5-6 pm

PORT DOUGLAS YACHT CLUB / Sunset Tunes & Seafood Session


ELLIS BEACH BAR & GRILL / $10 Pizza Specials


DAINTREE YOGA / 10am Buffs Hall, Mossman

ACTIVE8 FITNESS / Free Seniors Movement and Parkour at Mossman Gymnastics Club & Kindergym 10.30am

Saturday 16 October 2021


PADDYS / The Joker Pokers featuring Fraser Yuill Scott Music live from 8pm

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

COURTHOUSE HOTEL / Live music by Shannon Hunter from 7.30pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / Midnight Martini live

BARRIER REEF TAVERN / Lady Valiant play live from 2-5pm

A NIGHT IN PARIS / Clink Theatre

BIG TALK ONE FIRE 2021 / Fogarty Park, Cairns from 1pm

UMI Arts Big Talk One Fire Indigenous Cultural Festival is UMI Arts’ annual signature event, held at Fogarty Park, on the sunny Cairns Esplanade. Big Talk One Fire is a free, family-friendly event that brings together a concert with headlining and supporting local Indigenous bands, traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance, and pop-up Indigenous market stalls. This event aims to showcase and promote Far North Queensland cultures’ best to a large and varied audience.Our Big Talk festival is a drug and alcohol-free event.


MOSSMAN / 7am-1pm

ST CRISPINS / 8.30am-1pm

Image Credit / @discovering_port_douglas/


SANDY STICKS BEACH HOCKEY TOURNAMENT 2021 / Four Mile Beach from 8.30am-4.30pm

Australia’s only beach hockey tournament returns to Port Douglas, featuring giant inflatable pitches for both Junior and Senior competitions, a guest appearance form an Olympic hockey superstar with raffles and food and drinks available throughout the day.

DAINTREE YOGA WITH SCHELL / 9am Buffs Hall Mossman


A different meditation experience, not for the faint hearted!For tickets, visit https://www.trybooking.com/BSOTR

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.

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.


REEFCLEAN / Wonga Beach 9am-1pm

Join us at Wonga Beach (meet us at Wonga Beach Park) for a beach clean. The clean-up data you collect will help us track litter to its source and prevent it from entering the waste stream and harming our Great Barrier Reef. Following the collection of debris, volunteers will assist in the sorting and recording of all debris collected. A member of the Tangaroa Blue team will assist volunteers with this process and explain how to correctly enter this important data into the AMDI database. Volunteers need to wear enclosed shoes, bring sun/rain protection, and plenty of drinking water (1 to 2 litres is recommended). We try to ensure that all events are free from single-use plastic, so bring along your reusable water bottle. All equipment and drinking water top-ups will be provided. Please email hannah@tangaroablue.org to register your interest.

Sunday 17 October 2021


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 by Class Act 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

PADDYS / Kiki Courtidis live from 5-8pm

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

Kiki Courtidis live at Paddys for a chilled Sunday Session


PORT DOUGLAS / 8am-1.30pm


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


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