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Advise on location, please.....

dudley uk
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Advise on location, please.....

In laws travelling Nov and need any advise, tips as to stay either Cairns or Port Douglas for a week. Friend suggested stay in Cairns and day trip out to Port Douglas and surrounding areas?

She said Port Douglas was a little on quiet side for them. 3 sixty somethings travelling out there for the first time, young at heart and like entertainment/ lively bars,(age appropriate!), and good food.

Only flights into Cairns booked at moment so any suggestions on hotel/apartments would be great. Father in law happy to drive.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Advise on location, please.....

How important is a beach to them? There is no beach in Cairns itself--you have to go to the northern suburbs for that. On the other hand, Port Douglas has the aptly-named Four Mile Beach. (They will need to swim in a netted area in November due to stingers.)

I can't speak to "lively bars", but there are plenty of places with good food in PD.

Edited: 18 August 2013, 16:49
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Port Douglas, personally I'd look for accommodation near the beach/main street....

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3. Re: Advise on location, please.....

Good Food Port Douglas

Age appropriate bars: Sailing Club Port Douglas

Answer: Port Douglas

In November they don't really need to pre book. Things are pretty quiet.

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