The Week/End Guide

port douglas events

A Curated Guide to What’s On in Port Douglas, Daintree and Beyond.

Mareeba Rodeo, Kuranda Roots Festival and Cairn Indigenous Arts Fair are the big ticket items for this weekend!

Retro Bingo & GlowTastic Disco at the Wonga Beach State School from 5.30pm Friday.

Mossman Boat & Fishing Club competition this weekend, targeting Mangrove Jack, Grunter and Fingermark. For Club members who don’t have a boat, the heads and boat ramp area or the Mossman River, Saltwater River heads, Daintree River public pontoon, Dickson Inlet and public pontoon in Port Douglas are all good places to fish for this weekend’s Target Species.

The Tav in Four Mile has a massive Friday night with the AFL Crocs Raffle, Lucky Squares Game and a $1000 Member’s Draw. The raffle is drawn from 5pm onwards with Member’s Draw from 6 pm.

NAIDOC Day in the Park

NAIDOC Street Parade kicks off at 10am Friday, and Day in the Park from 10.30am at George Davis Park, Mossman.

Pop down to George Davis Park in Mossman tomorrow from 10.30am to take home your own copy of Jinkalmu, a collaborative expression of Indigenous language and art, and the significance it plays in our community’s culture.  

Wayapa Wuurk – Connecting to Country with Julie Kija Williams

This workshop offers a powerful combination of Earth mindfulness, narrative meditation, physical movements and environmental stewardship. By engaging in Wayapa®, we can rediscover our sense of belonging to the Earth and restore holistic wellbeing.

Follow this link to see for yourself this experience and testimonials.

Through this practice, we re-establish a profound connection with our surroundings, finding harmony with nature and rekindling our bond with our tribe and Spirit.Imagine if all 7.5 billion people on Earth took care of their own special place.

The practice is accessible to everyone.

Julie is a well-respected local healer, who many of you might already know.

This workshop is hosted by Port Douglas Yoga Studio and is supported by Yoga Australia and should not be missed.

Saturday 15 July at 11.30am for 2 hours : Cost $35 . Please follow link to book;…#portdouglasyoga#portdouglas#NAIDOC2023#whatsoninport1#meditation

Launch for Lugger Bort – CIAF Satellite Exhibition curated by Nerelle Nicol

Launching 4pm Friday, Lugger Bort is dedicated to the working life of the Aboriginal, Torres Strait and South Sea Islanders who worked the pearling, beche-de-mer and trochus industries, living on luggers in Far North Queensland.

The exhibition provides insight into the magnitude of the industry’s operations and the perilous conditions under which these intrepid seafarers faced the watery abyss.  This timeless zone fed fears and apprehension into the minds of naive teenagers, as recalled by some of the few remaining Elders with first-hand knowledge of working in this industry.

Lugger Bort verifies the valuable economic contributions these seafarers made to Far North Queensland. It provides glimpses of the roles they played in helping to shape the character of the region, revealing achievement hereto unrecognised.

Please note: Many images, names and information displayed in this exhibition depict Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander peoples who are now deceased. We acknowledge and honour all those who have passed and pay our respects for the contributions they have made to the social, cultural and economic development of far north Queensland.


Image credit: Pearling boats near Thursday Island (State Library of Queensland)

Live Music


Plantation Resort/ Lady Valiant Duo from 5pm

IronBar/ Bastille Day party with Kiki, Lewis, Vin Jackson

Mount Molloy Hotel/ D ‘n A and Jag the Joker sitting on $2950

Central Hotel / Dog Gone South


Ellis Beach Bar & Grill /2-5pm

Julatten Hotel / Josh Kenwright 5-8pm


Ellis Beach Bar & Grill / Lady Valiant 3-5pm & Andy Brassett 1-3pm

Julatten Hotel / Cam Kettle 1-4pm


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