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Let the Light In for Spring

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationVisit Website For anyone who has stayed with us, or even just had a few casual tipples in our bar, you’ll probably already know that lighting is a big thing ...

Tanks Arts Centre

Tanks’s 20th Birthday Exhibiton

calendar 10 Oct - 02 Nov, 2014

Tanks Art Centre, October 10th – November 2nd 2014 Happy Birthday Tanks! One of the Far North’s favourite art, exhibition, performance and event spaces celebrates its birthday this ...

Letters to My Father

Letters to my Father: Rose Rigley

calendar 10 Oct - 16 Nov, 2014

Cairns Regional Gallery, October 10th – November 16th 2014 An incredibly emotive exhibition, Rose Rigley’s Letters to my Father explores the storage, access and experience of an individual’s memory. Using mixed media and sculpture, Rigley demonstrates that often the ways in which we revisit our most treasured memories are in the most subtle and unseen … Read more


Verner’s SS14/15 Eat Cake is Delicious

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationVisit Website Spring brings with it any number of things, some good such as night jasmine, lambs and other cute things. Some not so good like constant sneezing and damned pollen everywhere. And then there are great things, like Melbourne label Verner’s latest SS14/15 collection, Eat Cake. Continuing on from the … Read more


Hello Feit

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationVisit Website As much as we love fashion and all of its follies we do carry certain reservations about the impact it has on our environment. Between the damage caused through mass production and the sheer amount of discarded clothing that seems to be inevitably developing, fashion is like a fancy … Read more


Hilltop Hoods at Fogarty Park

calendar 17 Oct 2014

By Benjamen Judd Book AccommodationBuy Tickets The best in Australian hip hip are coming to Port Douglas. Hilltop Hoods will be performing at Fogarty Park in Cairns City for one night on Friday, October 17. In the wake of their brand new album ‘Walking Under Stars’ topping the charts for another week, Hilltop Hoods have … Read more


Ramos Gin Fizz: a new technique for a classic recipe.

The first time I had a Ramos Gin Fizz I was at the Velvet Tango Room in Cleveland, a bar that takes great care and pride in preparing classic drinks very well. The drink was served in tall glass with a long spoon and had a surprisingly delicious citrus scented foam. I remember the foamy part taking up more … Read more

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Fresh off the trawler with Steve Oakley

By Sas Lyon There are few surprises in Port Douglas and therein lies the beauty of the place. It is consistently gorgeous in the weather department (being ‘too hot’ is not something we consider a fault!), has a charmingly relaxed version of the famed ‘Fiji time’ you see in the tropics, and the people are … Read more

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Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance: A portrait of Michael Gabour.

By Sas Lyon Some of the hardest living, wildest thinking, and widest wandering people on the planet hold the keys to unlocking how to make every minute count. They remind you to live it like it’s your last, and to not take nonsense from people (or fate for that matter). You don’t often meet people … Read more

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