The Week/end Guide


All Weekend

Every weekend, you’ll find live music at Paddy’s, the Court House and the Central Hotel on Friday and Saturday nights and again at the Court House for a Sunday market session. The Tin Shed often holds a chilled live music session on the deck on Sunday afternoons, and the Tav at Four Mile have live music every couple of Saturday afternoons.

Cane Toad Racing is held at Chilli’s Pizza & Trattoria most nights (weather depending) from 6pm. Arriving early is highly recommended. Fabulous food and atmosphere!

Fridays are for-

The ever fabulous and ever chic Hughies in Mossman is open again this Friday for their once-a-week celebrity appearance from 4pm.

And if you don’t mind a drive up the hill, Mount Molloy National Hotel features Jag the Joker and live music on Fridays with meat raffles-tickets with your drink purchase from 5.30pm. Happy Hour, local transfer bus home (book early!) or enjoy a country pub style hospitality with a room at the inn upstairs.

Saturdays are for-

Getting on down to @thebeachshackcoop for Becks on Decks complete with pizza, cocktails, ice cream and loads more tasty tucker. Opening 3pm 🎶

Or hit the road for The Tanks for a night of fine fine music with Mat McHugh and the Beautiful Girls.

Weekly Gig Guide

Mondays ⟼Locals night at Kokos. $40 pp for three-course shared meal 6-8pm with live music. Koko Poolside Bar & Kitchen. Bookings 07 4087 1000

Tuesdays⟼Bingo at the Central from 7pm

Wednesdays⟼Karaoke night with Rockin’ Rick at Plantation Resort 5.30-9pm

Thursdays⟼Chatty Cafe at the Tin Shed at 10am

Mossman Library Holiday Events

The Courthouse Gallery launches Colourful Country

Featuring emerging artists from Pormpuraaw Art & Culture Centre, the exhibition launches tomorrow with an opening at 6pm.

Pormpuraaw Art & Culture Centre is well known for their innovative ghost net sculptures and print making. However, their paintings deserve equal recognition and praise.

A select group of Pormpuraaw artists including Meredith Arkwookerum, Katherine Ngallametta, Mylene Holroyd and Jillian Holroyd have gained recent acclaim for their work, winning awards and generating interest for their artmaking and joyful approach to sharing traditional stories.

Delighting in free play with colour and form, these painters have created their own visual language to express their unique identity and place in the world.

“Our talented women tell their stories with vibrant colours. Their paintings make you feel good, like going to a birthday party and seeing colourful decorations.” – Paul Jakubowski, Art Centre Manager.

Complementing the paintings is an immersive installation of ghost net sculptures by additional Pormpuraaw Art & Culture Centre artists.

Meredith Arkwookerum, Black Cockatoos 2022 Acrylic on Linen 61 x 91cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Pormpuraaw Art & Culture Centre.
Mylene Holroyd, Saltpan in my Homeland 2022 Acrylic on Linen 61 x 91cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Pormpuraaw Art & Culture Centre.

Girls night Out at Harrisons

Grab your favourite galfriends for the return of Harrison’s annual “Girls’ Night Out” event.
Enjoy a night of food, live music and fabulous company in the air-conditioned comfort of Harrisons as gal-pals shake off the wet season and connect with old and new friends.
Enjoy canapes on arrival followed by two delicious feasting style courses.

BYO wine is welcomed or purchase drinks from cash bar.

In 2023, we will be partnering with the Mossman Hospital Friends of the Foundation to raise funds towards their current goal of purchasing two monitors to fully equip the Acute Ward Central Patient Monitoring Station in our Shire’s Mossman Hospital.

A portion of your ticket price plus 100% of funds raised from raffles and auctions on the night will go to the foundation to make life saving and life changing improvements within our community!
Tickets are $85 per person + booking fee and include:

  • $10 donation to the Mossman Hospital Friends of the Foundation
  • Local business inspired gift bag
  • Raffles and silent auctions throughout the night
  • Canapes + two-course feasting menu (main, dessert)
  • BYO wine + cash bar available
  • Cocktail + bubbles specials all night
  • Live entertainment by DJ Bart

Menu highlights include spiced eggplant, fermented chilli, whipped smoked salmon & caviar, Gazander oysters, finger lime mignonette for canapes.

Roasted pork belly, caramelised apples, and blackened salmon, miso, lime, spring onion feature on the mains menu while Maddy’s chocolate pudding and crème brûlée light up our hearts on the dessert selection.

Farmers & Cotters Market Calendar

Yungaburra markets are held this Saturday.

Mossman markets are held each Saturday from 7am-1pm and Port Douglas markets are Sundays from 8am-1.30pm.

Bookmark the regional market calendar here:

Weekly Dining Specials

The Yachty ⟼ On Wednesdays 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.

Jungle Fowl ⟼Happy Hour $5 Asian beers from 4-5pm plus on Thursday, Curry Up for $20 curry & rice served with frosty $5 beers.

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.

Sporty Sisters and Brothers Unite

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

Bollywood Nights come to Mossman-for a great cause!

Mossman Support Services presents their first fundraiser for 2023, an event aiming to raise funds for a safe and accessible Beach Wheelchair for NDIS participants and anyone visiting the Douglas Shire.
To the background of Bollywood music and live dance, a three course traditional Indian cuisine menu will be served.
More information at
Please note under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian or adult
Gates open at 5.30pm however please arrive by 6.45PM as dinner will be served at 7pm:
Due to limited tickets available, no refunds will apply.

Easter Trading Hours

Port Seafood’s Retail Shop will be open the following days over the Easter period;

Thursday 6/4 OPEN 9AM-5:30PM

Friday 7/4 CLOSED for Good Friday

Saturday 8/4 OPEN 10AM-5:30PM

Sunday 9/4 OPEN 10AM-5:30PM

Monday 10/4 OPEN 10AM-5:30PM

Resuming to Regular Trading Hours 10AM-5:30PM,

7 Days a Week.

Seafood Orders are now being taken for Easter Week. Call our shop on 0476 513 857 to place yours today!

Karen’s Diner Is On TOUR taking the world by storm! 

Popping up in Cairns in May, Karen’s Diner is an absurd, unique environment brimming with cheeky laughs, banter and top-notch American diner-style grub!

We pride ourselves on our terrible service, rated 1* by Karen herself! This is dining with a twist – the food is great, the service is ungrateful but your experience will be unforgettable.

If you’ve got a mate who’s a bit up their own ass, you now know where to find us! Maybe it’s even to break the first date ice, or give your partner a roasting for not messaging back quickly enough. Whatever it is, we have you covered so sit back and watch the carnage unfold.

Here are some questions we get asked all the bloody time, so get reading and save yourself the email because we don’t want to hear from you.

What’s on the menu?

KARMA. Get served what you deserve at Karen’s Diner. If it’s good enough for Eddie Hall it’s good enough for you. The menu will be based on the venue you are attending.

Do I need to book?

Tickets MUST be booked online. One ticket per person, don’t be a tight ass. 

Are kids allowed?

We hate to see the selfish little stink-asses coming through the doors, but yes, they’re allowed. However, no under 16’s after 6PM.

From 19-May-2023 To 20-May-2023

Venue: Elixir Music Bar, Level 1, 92 Abbott St, Cairns

Ticket Price From:A$0 – A$47.00



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