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Top Choice Zoo in Port Douglas

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

This sanctuary endeavours to keep and showcase native animals in enclosures that mimic their natural environment, while allowing you to get up close to koalas, kangaroos, crocs, cassowaries and more. Tickets are val…
Top Choice Seafood in Port Douglas

On the Inlet

You'll feel like you're floating over Dickson Inlet here, with tables spread out along a huge deck from where you can await the 5pm arrival of George, the 250kg groper that comes to feed most days. Take up the bucke…
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Yachty

One of the best-value nights out is the local yacht club, where well-crafted meals, from Moroccan spiced lamb to lobster tail, are served nightly with sunset views over Dickson Inlet. The lunch menu is similar but c…
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Flames of the Forest

This unique experience goes way beyond the traditional concept of 'dinner and a show', with diners escorted deep into the rainforest for a truly immersive night of theatre, culture and gourmet cuisine. Transport pro…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Port Douglas

Hemingway's

Port Douglas deserves its own brewery and Hemingway's makes the most of a fabulous location on the Reef Marina with a broad deck, a long bar and Dickson Inlet views. There are currently six brews on tap, including H…
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Harrisons Restaurant

Marco Pierre White–trained chef-owner Spencer Patrick whips up culinary gems that stand toe-to-toe with Australia's best. Fresh locally sourced produce is turned into dishes such as smoked duck breast and tamarind b…
Italian in Port Douglas

Sassi Cucina e Bar

It's quite a splurge on an authentic Italian feast at this legendary local eatery but it remains a favourite in Port Douglas. The brainchild of owner-chef Tony Sassi, from Abruzzo, the spin on seafood and spuntini (…
Modern Australian in Port Douglas

Beach Shack

It's quite a hike down to the southern end of Four Mile Beach, but this locals' favourite is worth the trip for sublime pizzas, tapas and tasty dishes like macadamia-encrusted barramundi. The lantern-lit garden comp…
Seafood in Port Douglas

2 Fish Restaurant Port Douglas

In a town where seafood is plentiful, 2 Fish stands out for its upmarket innovative dishes, over a dozen types of fish, from coral trout to red emperor and wild barramundi, along with locally caught oysters, prawns …
Club in Port Douglas

Tin Shed

Port Douglas’ Combined Services Club (sign in as a guest member) has gone a bit fancy since its days of being dubbed the Tin Shed, but the over-water deck, good-value meals and reasonably priced drinks make this an …