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“Ageing and empty”
Review of The Reef Marina

The Reef Marina
Ranked #5 of 14 Shopping in Port Douglas
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Owner description: 'The Reef Marina' Port Douglas, formerly known as 'Port Douglas marina - Marina Mirage' has taken on new ownership and management as of late 2013. The marina is home to an array of speciality shops, waterfront restaurants and numerous cruising, sailing and fishing tourism based businesses as well as private vessels encapsulated in a stunning tropical marina setting at the gateway to the famous Great Barrier Reef.
Reviewed 26 August 2012

Marina Mirage Shopping Centre is well due either a demolish or a revamp. Most of the centres shops are empty.
It's a shame as the Marina is the set off point for a number of Sailing and Snorkelling tours and is missing the opportunity to capture those tourist's looking to top off the day with a meal and drink in nautical atmosphere.

4  Thank organicanni
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Reviewed 21 July 2012

Terrible, worn out building, vacant shops, expensive food places. Boats leave for trips to the reef.

Disappointing for port Douglas visitors.

4  Thank robynk2765
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

I've been here when it was really humming a decade ago, and sad to see it so deserted now. Only hope that the new owners bring back the ambience and crowds this gracious lady deserves

1  Thank flipperPerth
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

Mostly an empty collection of shops. Really only a pass through point now for reef trips. It used to be full of high end shops, nice restaurants, and souvenir shops. I feel sorry for the remaining traders - not a lot of business. But I guess it is a reflection of the depressed tourist economy in FNQ. it is so sad.

2  Thank Adelaide5000
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Reviewed 18 May 2012

Typical wharf setting with shops and eating facilities. Starting place for many of the river/cruise trips. Always nice to be near the water if you like that kind of thing.

Thank B0zee
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