Weekend Guide / 22- 24 October 2021

The perfect day to head to the reef! Credit / @milzewskimichelle

There is plenty of weekend action around the Shire kicking off with National Barramundi Day celebrations at Hook-a-Barra today, and Cheers to Wonga Social Night at the Wonga Beach State School featuring The Walker Brothers.

Giddy up for the Mossman Great Northern Bull Riding Series tomorrow night, Pink High Tea at the Sheraton, and a social Cricket Final between Cape Tribbers and the Ferals with bar, food and live music by The Brazilians over in the Daintree.

Heading up the Hill on Sunday? Don’t miss this weekend’s Tablelands Folk Festival at Yungaburra!

Port Shorts rounds off their Virtual Festival this weekend too, enjoy diverse creative talent from the comfort of your air-conditioned lounge or poolside in the backyard…

Heading down to Cairns, local festival goers will be celebrating at The Grass Is Greener tomorrow, featuring Peking Duk, Ziggy Alberts and LIttle Fritter amongst an epic playlist of talent.

What is the weather doing?

A weak ridge extends over northern waters. The ridge will strengthen a little over the next few days as a high in the Tasman Sea builds. Today’s winds will be north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Saturday will see winds variable below 10 knots becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning, while on Sunday, winds are east to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning.

Image Credit / @lananasstudio

Friday 22 October 2021


CHEERS TO WONGA SOCIAL NIGHT / Wonga Beach State School Fundraiser Night 6-11pm featuring The Walker Brothers. Awesome raffle prizes, fabulous door prize and Best Dancer/Lucky Spot prizes too, to keep the young and old on the dance floor!

PORT SHORTS / Enjoy the closing days of 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.

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

MT MOLLOY NATIONAL HOTEL / Live music by Katie Richards and Jag the Joker sitting at $1150 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 / 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



Let’s celebrate the great AUSSIE BARRA! Join us from 9am October for fun, games, prizes and double time! The barra farm is offering “2 for 1” fishing time on all rods (2 hours for the price of one). Free general admission, and serving up signature Barra Burgers and fish & chips.

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 23 October 2021


PORT SHORTS / Enjoy the closing days of 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.


Proudly brought to you by Mossman Port Douglas Senior Sharks Rugby League, The Great Northern Bullriding series returns to Mossman Showgrounds for another great event. The Great Northern Bucking Chutes and small arena will be erected in front of the grandstand and bar so you get up close and personal to the action.Gates open at 5pm with the main event starting at 7pm.
Tickets at the gate

Bar open till late | Variety of food available | Loads of giveaways | Hot showers and FREE camping Saturday night | After party with “ The Walker Brothers” till late.

PINK HIGH TEA / Daintree Bar at the Sheraton Grand Mirage

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Port Douglas have partnered with local charity, Pink In the Tropics, for ‘Pink High Tea in Daintree’ for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Guests will enjoy bubbles on arrival and a delicious High Tea Buffet of gourmet finger sandwiches, Coffin Bay oysters, assorted sushi rolls, arancini, petit eclairs and more!

The afternoon is complete with live entertainment, a beauty presentation by Germaine De Capuccini and Kaia Day Spa and a fabulous Pink In The Tropics raffle. $79 per person from 2.30-4.30pm.

GIRLS NIGHT IN / BAREFOOT BOWLS at Mossman Bowls from 6.30pm

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

COURTHOUSE HOTEL / Live music from 7.30pm

PADDYS / Live music by SeaChange

THE GRASS IS GREENER / The Grass is Greener returns to Cairns. Spend the day with your favorite artists including Ziggy Alberts, Peking Duk (DJ Set), Crooked Colours, Boo Seeka, Choomba & MORE!


MOSSMAN / 7am-1pm

ST CRISPINS / 8.30am-1pm

Image Credit / @cathyandgaryp



Cow Bay Cricket Club presents their social cricket final, with a day of family fun. Bar opens at midday,
Tug for the Toss at 1pm, Match Decider 1-1 Ferals vs TRIBBERS
Bring your HomeBrew for the HB Competition. Great prizes to be won!! Cairns band, The Brazilians will play from 6pm-ish to round out a fabulous day!

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 24 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 / Live music by Fraser Scott

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


PORT DOUGLAS / 8am-1.30pm


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

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