Port Douglas Events

Taste Port Douglas Accommodation

Here is Taste Port Douglas accommodation that will put you in the centre of the action. Make sure you book your Taste Port Douglas accommodation for August 12 to 14, 2016 at the Nautilus Holiday Apartments Port Douglas. We offer fully self contained 2 and 3 bedroom apartments on Davidson Street in right in the heart of Port Douglas.

Any time is a good time to escape to tropical Port Douglas but Taste Port Douglas 2016 is the icing on the cake. Eat, drink and witness first hand the food culture of far North Queensland, and witness the movers and shakers of the industry. It won’t just be interesting, it will also be very tasty.

Port Douglas Events

Tee off on Friday with a Gourmet Golf Tournament at the Mirage Country Club. The Taste Port Douglas Golf Tournament will give you an 18 hole challenge. Be in to win the Taste Port Douglas trophy and title of 2016 champion. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments during the day will be served, along with a celebration at the 19th hole.

Friday night has the Big Taste collaborative dinner series that puts together top chefs from Melbourne, Sydney or Queensland with a Port Douglas restaurant. A four course meal designed and cooked by your guest chef and restaurant will also have commentary throughout the evening with a celebrity MC accompanied by the guest and host chefs.

The celebration continues on Saturday and Sunday with paid and free events, with the Taste Port Douglas Food and Wine Festival event during the day. Try out some new wines and delicious sampling plates. The evening continues with with a street food party and night market. There is more of the Big Taste experience with the Locovore session at the Salsa Bar and Grill.

Make sure you book your Taste Port Douglas accommodation with the Nautilus Holiday Apartments, Port Douglas from August 12 to 14, 2016. We’ve got accommodation for your friends and family, right here in the heart of Port Douglas.

Taste Port Douglas 2015

Be a part of this years Taste Port Douglas to be held in Rex Smeal Park Port Douglas from the 21st to the 23rd of August. This annual food, beverage and restaurant event showcases Port Douglas and the local region. Port Douglas is not only a highly sought holiday destination but also home to a thriving food and restaurant industry. This years event includes a number of new tours including the Taste Queensland Feed Experiences to the Julatten Earth Foods farm and the Kuku Yalanji Cultural Food tour where visitors will get to collect, catch and taste bush tucker from this Aboriginal guides. Other activities include cooking demonstrations, The Harry Hawker street food party, live music and a range of masterclasses performed by well known celebrity chefs. See well known and loved chefs including Adrian Richardson, Alistair McLeod, Ben O’Donoghue and Colin Fassnidge. This years event promises to be bigger and better so get in now and purchase your tickets and secure your Port Douglas apartments.

Port Douglas events

Port Douglas Apartments

Nautilus Apartments Port Douglas offer guests a great range of fully self contained and spacious 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Ideally located you are within walking distance to downtown Port Douglas (Macrossan St), Rex Smeal Park (Taste Port Douglas headquarters) and 4 Mile Beach (favourite hangout).  Relax after a day at the Taste festival around our resort style pool which features a great bbq area and landscaped grounds.

Port Douglas is the ideal holiday destination and Nautilus Apartments is the perfect Port Douglas apartments choice…ring us today to make your accommodation booking.


Accommodation for Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef Marathon

What a superb place to stay in Port Douglas. We have superb fully self-contained apartment accommodation for Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef Marathon (November 1st 2015) participants, supporters and spectators at Nautilus Apartments.

You’ll find our spacious and comfortable apartments come fully equipped with Austar & DVD Player, 2 bathrooms with bath/shower, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, in-apartment laundry (washing machine, dryer, iron) with air conditioning in each room and ceiling fans.

Daintree Forest leg of the Great Barrier Reef Marathon

Daintree Forest leg of the Great Barrier Reef Marathon

Make this base for your team in our two or three bedroom self-contained apartments that are less than two minutes walk from Port Douglas’s famous Four Mile Beach, where the Great Barrier Reef Marathon has its start line. Very handy.

With six options to choose from in the Great Barrier Reef Marathon most athletes will find at least one suitable course. The gruelling 74 kilometre Ultramarathon awaits the most prepared endurance runners. This elite event is recommended for runners who can complete a standard marathon in five hours. The Marathon is challenging with a lot of mixed gradients, but with a outstandingly picturesque backdrop, with sugarcane fields, Four Mile Beach, valleys, rivers and creeks to run on and alongside. Runners can also opt for the Half Marathon, ten kilometre, five kilometre or 2.5 kilometre junior event. The tropical climate is also another element for competitors to contend with, along with cassowaries, snakes, leeches and so on to watch out for.

Once you’ve had a chance to warm down after the marathon, unwind on your own private balcony with a cool drink and soak up the ambience of this tropical paradise, or relax around the pool with its surrounding tranquil, subtropical plantings. A plunge in the pool is a refreshing way to cool down and loosen those muscles. Or, cross the road from your apartment to Four Mile Beach for a swim, lie on the sand, or take a stroll along the magnificent coastal scenery for another less hurried view.

If you’ve booked your Marathon event, and haven’t yet booked your accommodation for Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef Marathon then please seriously consider our Port Douglas accommodation.  Just two hundred metres from the starting line.

Accommodation for Port Douglas Rugby 7s International Competition

The Sevens are coming, so if you’re a rugby enthusiast who likes a 7s tournament with an international flavour then Port Douglas is the place to be.

Port Douglas Rugby 7s International Competition

Port Douglas Rugby 7s International Competition

The Port Douglas Rugby 7s International Competition kicks off on 1 March, 2014 and will be hosted by the Port Douglas Reef Raiders. The playing fields are nestled between world heritage listed attractions the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. This is a chance to experience a tournament of footie in the tropics.

Teams from Cairns, Blackwater, PNG and Port Douglas were competing last year, but this years draw will have some interesting teams competing.

The Port Douglas Rugby 7s sees male and female teams battle it out from 8.30am until the evening, when the winners are awarded the respective competition purses, and then it’s time to hit the night in the town of Port Douglas.

Poolside at the Nautilus Holiday Apartments

Poolside at the Nautilus Holiday Apartments

The ultimate tournament base for the crew… Nautilus Holiday Apartments 2 or 3 bedroom self-contained apartments are located less than a 2 minute walk from Port Douglas’s famous Four Mile Beach and only an 8 minute stroll to Macrossan Street.

Unwind after the games on your own Port Douglas Apartment, complete with private balcony… sit back and relax with a cold drink or relax around the pool.

Our tropical style Port Douglas Apartments are well appointed with fully equipped kitchen facilities, including full size oven and hot plates, dishwasher, microwave and fridge in a spacious setting. Each Port Douglas Apartment also features it’s own laundry with washing machine, clothes dryer and ironing facilities.

Book now for the winning accommodation choice in Port Douglas. Everyone is a winner at the Nautilus Holiday Apartments.

Port Douglas Valentines Accommodation

Welcome to paradise found.

It’s not too late to book your special Valentines accommodation in Port Douglas at The Nautilus Holiday Apartments

Valentines may be a celebration for lovers, but why not take the family away. Remember what it was like when it was just the two of you. You could fly on a whim…

Relaxing poolside at Nautilus Apartments Port Douglas

Relaxing poolside at Nautilus Apartments Port Douglas

Our apartments are the ultimate holiday base for the whole family… 2 or 3 bedroom self-contained apartments located less than a 2 minute walk from Port Douglas’s famous Four Mile Beach and only an 8 minute stroll to Macrossan Street.

Valentines Day is a very good reason to celebrate with your family, least we forget, and at least you can unwind in your own Port Douglas Apartment complete with private balcony… relax with a cool drink beside the pool surrounded by the tranquil, subtropical vegetation, with your family now also enjoying the scene.

The Nautilus Holiday Apartments is the ultimate base for a tropical escape. It may well be worth booking a few more days with a possible to do list that looks like this:

Port Douglas offers some romantic activity options.

Port Douglas offers some romantic activity options.

  • Drive along the coast road
  • Walk along Four Mile Beach
  • Ride the beach on horseback
  • See the view from the lookout
  • Take a swim at ‘Mossman Gorge’
  • Visit Magnificent ‘Cape Tribulation’
  • Experience the ‘GREAT BARRIER REEF’
  • Watch the Parasailing from ‘Rex Lookout’
  • Be in Port Douglas on Sunday for the markets
  • Explore the world’s oldest rainforest ‘The Daintree’
  • Enjoy Breakfast with the Birds at ‘Rainforest Habitat’
  • Wander through the village in the rainforest ‘Kuranda’
  • Smile at a Crocodile at ‘Hartleys Crocodile Adventures’
  • View the sunset from one of the many vantage points
  • Visit the many coffee plantations and wineries of the region
  • Get up above it all in a Hot Air Balloon, Helicopter or Microlight
  • Sore like eagles as you fly above the rainforest on the ‘Skyrail’
  • For the not so faint hearted try bungy jumping, white water rafting and jungle surfing
  • Discover all that Tropical North Queensland has to offer and visit the surrounding region

Don’t delay, book now. The summer is still hot and the water still warm. We’d love to see you.

Australia Day Celebrations in Port Douglas

Enjoy your Australia Day holiday in Port Douglas in our quality apartment accommodation at Nautilus Holiday Apartments.

Nautilus Apartment swimming amenities

Nautilus Apartment swimming amenities

Here’s just some of the fun of Australia Day that will be happening in Port Douglas

  • For the yachties at heart: Port Douglas Combined Club — Coffee and cakes from 8am to watch start of 48th Annual Lowe Island Race. BBQ lunch, $500 Raffle, Great Aussie Games, Live Music by Eddie the Eagle. Ph: 4099 5553
  • Family Picnic Day at Port Douglas Community Sports Complex — opens at 9.00am. Come dressed in your best Aussie clobber and win fantastic prizes, Helicopter drop, kids games and races, Bike race down the Bump track, BMX and Skate ramp competition, Broom throwing, Tug of War, Three legged races, Gumboot throwing, Damper and Lamington cooking competition and lots more. Kids races start at 9.30am, adults events at 1.30pm. Registration opens at 8.30am Entry fee $2. All proceeds go to local Douglas Community Charities.
  • Family Basket Picnic in the Park, George Davis Park, Mossman – A whole itinerary of family fun starting at 11.30am to 3.30pm. Loads of games, three legged races, potato races, sack races, egg and spoon races, comedy ball games, coo-ee competition and the Inaugural Australia Day Land Race plus much much more. No booking required just turn up and have fun.
  • Cow Bay Hotel, Cape Tribulation Road – BBQ, live music, All families welcome starts at 10am. Ph: 4098 9011.
  • Paddys Bar, Port Douglas – Newly reopened! Wear your best Aussie gear and there’ll be prizes all day with live music from Darwin guitar legend Grant Turismo moving on to DJ in the evening.
  • The Court House Hotel is hosting a full day of Australia Day fun and games from midday with 5 DJs keeping the groove going ’til late.

Nautilus Holiday Apartments offers location and comfort in the heart of beautiful Port Douglas with accommodation for the whole family. Our two or three bedroom self-contained apartments are located less than a 2 minute walk from Port Douglas’s famous Four Mile Beach and only 8 minutes to Macrossan Street. Unwind on your private balcony… relax with a cool drink and soak up the ambience of this tropical paradise or lounge beside the pool with its lush and tranquil subtropical garden.

Book your Australia Day holiday accommodation in Port Douglas before it’s too late. We’re filling fast!

New Years Eve in Port Douglas

Welcome in the New Year at Port Douglas for 2014 with the magnificent fireworks display that erupts in the Coral Sea sky at 8.30pm, (family friendly start time) and at midnight for the traditionalists. Excellent places to view the firework displays are adjacent to The Combined Club at 8.30pm and at Anzac Park on the Port Douglas foreshore at midnight. Or any elevated vista around town will provide you with a grandstand view of the fireworks spectacular.

With the abundance of restaurants and bars in Port Douglas to choose from, we thought we’d make up a quick list of recommendations.

The eponymous and coincidentally named NAUTILUS RESTAURANT sitting on Island Point Hill have two very special menus available on New Year’s Eve. ‘6pm Seating’ (out by 8pm) with a 4 course NYE Menu priced at $85p.p. Download menu here, or ‘Later Seating’ (7 pm onwards) with a 5 course NYE Tasting menu priced at $135 p.p. (including tea or coffee) Download menu here. Both menus feature specially crafted culinary delights.

Osprey Restaurant at Thala Beach Lodge are offering a choice of two special fusion menus, a FOUR COURSE or SIX COURSE. Click here for the menus. Each menu includes a glass of bubbly on arrival. Four courses – $79 per person. Six courses – $99 per person.

Sassi Cucina e Bar have 2 menus and 2 times for booking. The Early Bird Menu (aka the family session) for 5.30 – 6pm bookings at $65pp. A childrens menu is available for $25. Early Bird diners need to exit by 7.30pm. The main menu at $120pp is available for bookings from 7pm and there is no time limit. Sassi Cucina e Bar is in a prime position for the fireworks, directly opposite Anzac Park.

2Fish offer the best in Australian contemporary seafood cuisine and have a superb menu prepared for New Years Eve. The ‘2Fish’ Seafood Feast is $125 per person, with a children’s menu available at $35 per child. A glass of French ‘Bubbles’ – Veuve D’Ardent – Loire, France is offered on arrival for all guests.

Whatever you do on New Year’s, Port Douglas caters for families & dedicated party goers, so you’re bound to have a great time. Say farewell to 2013 & hello to 2014 at one of Australia’s most beautiful destinations!

Call us on 07 4099 4100 or book here to secure your NYE accommodation at Nautilus Holiday Apartments in Port Douglas.

The Great Barrier Reef Marathon

Port Douglas is set to host its very own marathon, the Great Barrier Reef Marathon. Set to be held in this stunning tropical setting, runners will enjoy the natural beauty of the region with glimpses of the Coral Sea, rainforest stretches and the flat plains of the cane fields all part of this marathon event. It is easy to see why Steve Monegetti describes this event as the ‘world’s best”.  Held on Sunday the 3rd of November, it is a Port Douglas event not to be missed, so ensure you have secured your Port Douglas apartments accommodation before they are fully booked.

Port Douglas Apartments for the Great Barrier Reef Marathon

Port Douglas Apartments

Nautilus Apartments offers a great range of fully self contained and individually furnished 2 or 3 bedroom apartments in Port Douglas that are located less than a 2 minute walk from Four Mile Beach and a short stroll to the Esplanade and Macrossan Street. Enjoy all the action of the marathon event, explore Port Douglas`s main street with its retail shopping and great dining options and wander beautiful 4 Mile Beach, there is so much to see and do in this tropical destination.

Enjoy resort facilities including saltwater pool, bicycle hire, onsite managers and full tour desk and undercover bbq area set in tropical landscaped gardens….perfect for relaxed dining. Ring us today to secure your Port Douglas apartments accommodation for the Great Barrier Reef Marathon.