The Week/End Guide.

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Hughies in Mossman is closed this weekend.

D’nA will be playing at the Barrier Reef Tavern on Saturday afternoon for a chilled courtyard session from 3pm. Seachange are playing at Paddy’s on Saturday night at 8pm and at the Tin Shed on Sunday from 1pm.

Lady Valiant @ Plantation Tiki Bar on Sunday afternoon from 3.30pm.

Groove-a-tron is the theme at the Yachty on Saturday night. DJ Tron will be flickin’ the flashback switch for a super mixtape night playing hits and misses from the 70s through to the 90s.

$10 cash entry at door 9pm-12am.

This Friday, Mount Molloy National Hotel features live music by D’nA and Jag the Joker (sitting on a mighty $2100) 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.

The second, ‘Music at the Mount’ event will be held at Mt Uncle Distillery, an afternoon of music and good times. From 2-8pm enjoy music by Carinda Christie and Jason Donnelly and goodness from Nonna Leottas Woodfired Pizza truck.

Mossman Chill Out Group play host to some of our local favourite musicians each Tuesday at Mossman Community Centre from 930 am.

Wednesday nights are Karaoke night at the Tiki Bar at Plantation Resort which also features Kiki’s Kouzina serving absolutely delicious Greek food.

Celebrating 20 years, Melbourne SKA Orchestra appears live at the Tanks on Saturday from 8pm, a night certain to be brimming with infectious energy and that signature ska sound.

Melbourne SKA Orchestra


The Yachty / On Wednesdays they host a Pasta Night with delicious lasagne and cannelloni prepared by Italian chef Alex for only $20. $19 Parmy night is Thursdays. Friday is a Specials board. Saturday’s offering is a Seafood Platter for two with a bottle of vino for $90.

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 $20 Pot and Parmy special on Wednesday nights, Pizza night on Thursdays and $20 Steak night on Fridays.

Palmer Sea Reef host a popular Sunday Roast special-2 roasts and a bottle of vino for $60. Bookings essential 40 87 2222.

Mount Molloy National Hotel ⟼Sundays are for a Traditional Pork roast with all the trimmings and Yorkshire pudding.


Ecstatic Dance Port Douglas has arrived!

Come together to shake off your worries, be amongst community and lose yourself in the music…

Move intuitively following your body’s instincts and desires, with no experience needed…

No words, no shoes, no phones, no booze… just dance!

An intentional, clean vibe space where music is curated by a live DJ played on a high fidelity sound system.

A container to be yourself, without judgement while getting down to fresh global beats from worldclass and emerging ecstatic dance DJs.

SUN 19 March DJ Chilacayote (Sunshine Coast)
SUN 16 APRIL DJ Spring Jaiah (FNQ)

All ages, all welcome!

$33 Adults (18+)
$15 Youth (5-17)
kids under 5 free

Tix from


Mareeba and Clifton Beach markets will be held Sunday.

Mossman markets from 7am-1pm. Port Douglas markets are Sundays from 8am-1.30pm.

Bookmark the regional market calendar here:


Kikoh Yoga ⟼ is a new offering at Port Douglas Neighbourhood Centre guided by Izumi Remedial Yoga. Kikoh Yoga is based on standing Qigong exercise combined with yoga style gentle stretches. Improve the energy circulation in the body, feel the energy moving in your body. It’s a meditation in motion, let go of stress and feel more vitality. Call the Centre to reserve your place 40 99 5518. First session, pending interest, is Monday 27 March, and will be free.

Petanque ⟼ Wednesdays in Port Douglas 4pm

Sailing ⟼ WAGS Wednesday afternoon sail at the Yachty

Social Frisbee Wednesday Mossman further info

Aqua Zumba ⟼ Mondays 4.15-5.30pm Mossman Pool.

Zumba ⟼ Wednesdays 8.30 am and Thursdays 6pm at Buffs Hall.

Zumba Plus ⟼ Mondays, Buffs Hall 8.30am with a little body conditioning. 45 mins of dancing with added squats, pushups, abs or butt work.

Bootscootin‘ ⟼ Mossman Bowls Club Mondays 12pm


Two Wonga Beach residents, Sandy Davies and Tahlia Elish, are launching their new book on Friday, The Power to Rise Above, an anthology of stories of strength and overcoming adversity.

The Ozark Press imprint exists to amplify the voices of strong people willing to share their stories to elevate others and exemplify hope. Sandy Davies is the powerhouse behind Ozark Press. In honouring the brave stories of others, we break through barriers, overcome obstacles and provide a pathway for future generations.

In her fifties, Sandy has become a voice for positive ageing and for ending the stigma surrounding conversations of hardship, menopause and women’s health. Sandy is an engaging, funny and profound speaker, openly speaking about the impact of suicide and the power of living your dreams. If you would like a dose of Sandy’s contagious joy and happiness at your next event, reach out

In addition to celebrating the launch of the anthology, they are also hosting an expert Q&A panel to answer questions about getting your book published.

If you have a manuscript that you haven’t taken to the next level, if you’ve been thinking about telling your story, or if know you there’s a book in your heart that will benefit others, come along for our informative panel. The Q&A session will feature a range of experienced authors who have self-published, utilised a hybrid or forged an unbreakable bond with a traditional publisher like Debra Gavranich with Wild Dingo Press.

After self-publishing her book Boy of Steel, Crystal Leonardi took her publishing journey to the next level and has become a publisher herself.

We’ll share our mistakes, our wins, and answer questions about getting your book to market.


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