Port Douglas Striking Distance

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 03, 2014 at 13:41
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G'day folks. My wife and 9 yr old are on the second half of a 12 mth trip round oz. got a mate joining us for a weeks fishing. I've got a decent tinnie 3.75m sea jay angler. (If you look out the window I might be camped next to you boat name is "leapin lena" haha). Any suggestions where we could go or do from here within this time limit. Estuary/river offshore combination? Taking my son after this to the ca
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Reply By: discovery1652/4 - Friday, Jul 04, 2014 at 07:45

Friday, Jul 04, 2014 at 07:45
hi Jagger the caravan park right in town is the best and although small it is ran and maintained in excellent condition by all the managers.out the back gate it
is a very short walk to 4mile beach and you can walk easily to the centre of the town. there are three supetmarket in port and most of the eaterys are very cheap with or without shoppet dockets. as the park is small there may not be provision for your tinnie unless roof mounted but ask anyway it is by far the best park in town.we have stayed there seven times over the winters. it can get very windy in the afternoons.there is a three bay boat ramp entering onto an estraury.fishing from a tinnie you would need to go up the river but you would need to be aware there is a healthy croc population. further north the park at wonga beach is good but it is open water and may not be suitable for a tinnie on some days.by far if the weather is good to us port is an excellent holiday destination.have a good trip, brian
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Reply By: Slow one - Friday, Jul 04, 2014 at 08:07

Friday, Jul 04, 2014 at 08:07
If you watch the weather Low Isles is a good spot off Pt Douglas to fish and look over.

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Reply By: discovery1652/4 - Friday, Jul 04, 2014 at 08:57

Friday, Jul 04, 2014 at 08:57
Jagger more info, there are two other parks in port which have bigger sites and would be more easy to get a booking, but they are a fair bit dearer than the original park i mentioned and for convenience to get to the beach or town you need to drive.there are some excellent destinations to see from port, the atherton tablelands, mossman gorge, cape tribulation and the daintree. there is also an excellent park at palm cove which is approx 17 km,s south of port. we are going to a place called cape tribulation camping which is right on the beach which always gets very good reviews.fishing from the beach in a boat i dont know any thing about.as you are most probably aware it is now the tourist season
and prices are dearer and parks are harder to get into.safe travelling, brian
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Reply By: Member - silkwood - Sunday, Jul 06, 2014 at 08:56

Sunday, Jul 06, 2014 at 08:56
Jagger, get yourself up to Daintree Village- boat ramp, good fishing, good food and coffee! Beautiful. If you are interested you could also take the family on a bird watching cruise, absolutely brilliant.

You can camp at the "caravan park" there for a couple of days, though limited power access.

Cheers,

Mark
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