A CURATED GUIDE TO WHAT’S ON IN PORT DOUGLAS, DAINTREE & BEYOND.
POP down to Cairns on Saturday night to enjoy the finale of the Chinese New Year celebrations on the Esplanade, with the traditional Lantern Festival from 7pm-always a great night of entertainment, Asian fusion street food and cultural immersion.
Back in Port on Sunday, passengers from the cruise ship, Star Breeze, descend upon the Shire from 8am to enjoy the weekly markets, live music around the local watering holes, intrepid venturing into the Daintree, and perhaps some schmooze and groove at Zinc’s Jazz lunch.
LIVE & LOUD
This weekend, you’ll find live music at Paddy’s, Court House and the Central Hotel on Friday and Saturday nights and again at the Courty for a Sunday market session.
At the Courty there is live music every night throughout Feb.
Barrier Reef Tav are hosting Dave Dusch for a chilled afternoon session on Saturday from 3pm.
Hughies in Mossman is open again Friday for their once-a-week celebrity appearance from 4pm.
Stop by from 11pm till late at the Ironbar this Saturday and sway away to the tunes of DJ Gerry Keloke.
Mossman Bowlo presents karaoke with Rockin’ Rick this Friday night.
This Friday, Mount Molloy National Hotel features Rockin’ Rick and his karaoke kaos. Jag the Joker is sitting on $1800 with meat raffles-tickets with your drink purchase from 5.30pm. Happy Hour and a transfer bus home (book early!) or a room at the inn upstairs.
Mossman Chill Out Group are back next week with some of the local favourite musicians playing next Tuesday at Mossman Community Centre from 930 am.
If you were lucky enough to score tickets, some will be enjoying The Cat Empire live at the tanks on Friday night.
MOSSMAN LIBRARY EVENTS
The Library is hosting a range of workshops for the next few Mondays for the less tech savvy ⟼
The Library also hosts a Movie Morning on the last Tuesday of the month.
A RARE PHENOMENON AT UNDARA
Psssss…a rare phenomenon is happening out at Undara Lava Tubes. With more than 1000mm of rain since November, the water table around Undara Volcanic National Park has risen to flood the tubes with crystal clear naturally filtered water.
Undara will be opening ASAP so that visitors can experience the spectacle for themselves. Once the road is safe to travel, they will share information on tours.
Learn more ⟼ https://www.undara.com.au/
LIVE JAZZ AT ZINC ON SUNDAY
ZINC are excited to welcome back their monthly Jazz Lunch this Sunday.
Think cool cocktails, d’lish dishes and even tastier live jazz all afternoon.
Reservations (www.zincportdouglas.com) or call 4099 6260.
LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Kai has got you covered for Valentines Day next Tuesday ❤️
WORLD WETLANDS DAY
This weekend, celebrate wetlands at Cattana Wetlands Saturday from 6am, one of the most successful wetland restoration sites in Northern Queensland.
Cattana Wetlands is a former sugar cane farm and sand quarry. Many native plants have been planted over the years. There have been a number of new challenges to enhance the biodiversity of the wetlands.
Geoff McClure, Denis Moeser and David Anderson will host the day’s events and show us some of the remarkable achievements in recent years along with learning about our diverse local bird species.
Meet at the Cattana Wetlands Car Park. Appropriate footwear and sun smart clothing for field walk are suggested. If you have a pair of binoculars please bring them.
This is a free event for both members of BirdLife Northern Queensland and non-members.
For more information, please contact Cairns Area Coordinator Mikey Kudo on 0402 343 610 or email email@example.com
Mossman markets from 7am-1pm and Port Douglas markets are Sundays from 8am-1.30pm. Tolga markets are back on Sunday too.
You will also find artisanal markets at the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina in Port Douglas on Wednesdays from 11am.
Bookmark the regional market calendar here: https://bit.ly/3QccTFT
WEEKLY DINING SPECIALS
The Yachty / $19 Parmy night is Thursdays.
On Wednesdays they host a Pasta Night with delicious lasagne and cannelloni prepared by Italian chef Alex for only $20.
Restaurant Kai has a 2-course weekly special where guests can choose any entree + any meal from the classics for $45 pp. Offer valid Tuesday – Saturday from 5pm.
Daintree Village Hotel have a $22 Pot and Parmy special on Wednesday nights.
Palmer Sea Reef host a popular Sunday Roast special-2 roasts and a bottle of vino for $60. Bookings essential 40 87 2222.
Petanque ⟼ Wednesdays in Port Douglas 4pm
Sailing ⟼ WAGS Wednesday afternoon sail at the Yachty
Mossman Junior Sharks ⟼ Pre-season training starts Thursday February 9 at 5pm for all grades. This will be an open COME TRY session to any kids interested in playing footy. For those ready to register for the 2023 season, simply go to playrugbyleague.com/register.
Netball ⟼ Kicking this year’s pre season off with a free casual mixed men and women’s fast five competition over three weeks starting 14 Feb. Dust the cobwebs of your sneakers and get your teams together and get back into netball If you don’t have a team-they’ll help you find one!
Nominate fast five teams now via Facebook messenger.
Mount Sorrow @alexmurison
Coco on Wonga Beach, David Maunder