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“Rubbish”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of The Reef Marina

The Reef Marina
Ranked #6 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.
Brisbane, Australia
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343 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“Rubbish”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2013

Christopher Skase would be turning in his grave as to what the Marina Mirage has become. Don't bother going..........waste of time!

Visited December 2013
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Reverse tardis”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013 via mobile

Looks big from the car park but is quite small inside and on the water side. Was not well lit and almost deserted when we arrived back from late afternoon cruise. Toilets were a mess. Not much in the way of shops and only a few eateries. Everything closed by 6pm.

Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“This place is struggling, it needs help”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

Over the years that we have visited Port Douglas I have watched the number of occupied shops in this centre dwindle and with it general facilities decline. It is a shame because if it was fully operating it would be a hive of activity and choice for visitors. There are a number of restaurants and cafes still operating, it is worth going down to have a beer and chips on the deck and watch the boats coming and going. Hopefully things pick up.

Visited September 2012
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2 Thank Tony P
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“Empty, run down, tired.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2013

Such a disappointment. Needs to be completely renovated or maybe demolished and rebuilt.
So many empty stores, paint peeling off doors, walls, roof, faded signage/dated, just looks so tired.
Does not add anything to Port Douglas, lets it down.
Quite sad to see, as you can imagine how lovely it would have once been.
Shame.

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Thank MikeyandJanet2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Shopping at Marina”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012

There were many empty shops, giving a slightly deserted and neglected air. The art exhibition supposedly upstairs was closed.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Ann and Ian C
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