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Fishing and Where to Stay in July

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Fishing and Where to Stay in July

We will be travelling to Australia for 3 weeks in July. Our first stop is a couple of days in Brisbane to recover from our flight and drive to Gold Coast to go Zorbing and Sandboarding. Then a flight to Cairns for some ATV riding, game fishing and a trip to see the GBR. I am looking for somewhere to stay in the Port Douglas area as this seems like the best area for the GBR and fishing charter. Can anyone recommend a nice hotel in the PD area for a family of 4 travelling with a 17yr old and a 14 yr old? Is the fishing good for billfish in July? Can anyone recommend a charter boat?

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1. Re: Fishing and Where to Stay in July

Hi Saint Jill,

There are some great hotels in Port Douglas, the problem will be budget and availabiltiy.

I would think that most may be booked out already,but you could try places like Mandalay.,Beaches, the Outrigger group (there are 3 in town) Sea Temple, Saltwater Apartments,Verandahs or Hibiscus Gardens, to name a few.

For recommendation on fishing and charters contact Heff at his website


This guy really knows his stuff and publishes a magazine, so you won't get better assistance in that field.

Hope this helps a little.

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