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Jungle Surfing In the Daintree

By Benjamen Judd Book Accommodation We often talk about the unparalleled beauty of the beaches up here in Port Douglas but we seem to never mention enough is that the surrounding landscape is as ...


Boy and Bear at the Brothers

By Benjamen Judd Our favourite boys of indie folk, Boy and Bear, are coming North as part of their latest national tour and ...


Recipe: Raspberry and mascarpone tart

A little treat using seasonal fruit from Bondi chef Rob Marchetti. Degree of difficulty:Medium Ingredients Sweet Pastry 200g butter 180g icing sugar 1 vanilla bean 2 eggs 330g flour 50g almond meal Mascarpone cream 2 egg yolks 40g sugar 15g flour 180ml milk 1/4 vanilla pod 2 egg whites 2 Tbl sugar 330ml cream 330g mascarpone Raspberry and rose … Read more


Our People: Andrea Langmo

  Name: Andrea Langmo Role: Reception I love my job because: I get to meet new people every day! Favourite Bazaar Dish: Steak, cooked by Dylan. Favourite Estilo cocktail: Margarita A movie about my life would be titled: “Work Hard, Play Hard” And I would be played by: Anna Faris Away from work you’ll find … Read more


Studio 49 Artisan Gallery

“Studio 49, a small unique artisan gallery and art cafe, is set in Port Douglas’ oldest historic building built in 1878 amid lush tropical gardens on Flagstaff Hill. The space is bright, white and architecturally significant – the perfect backdrop for the collection. Artisan works, hand made beautifully designed gold and silver jewellery, contemporary and … Read more


Recipe of the Month for April – Watermelon and Cucumber Caipirinha

Wrap your lips around this delish dish brought to you by the mixologists at Estilo. What do I need? 45ml Germana Cachaca 30ml Watermelon Juice 2 slices of Cucumber 30ml Sugar 30ml Lime How do I make it? Lightly muddle the cucumber in the bottom of a glass. Add sugar, lime, cachaca, and watermelon juice. … Read more

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By Benjamen Judd Book Accommodation One of the things that we are most proud of in the Far North is the wealth of artists that find inspiration here. These range from local souls who discover their creative sides and artists who travel from all over the world who come to immerse themselves in the natural … Read more

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By Benjamen Judd Book Accommodation Living in a perpetual summer means that we often lament the chance to wear the kind of footwear that our long suffering southern kin are able to bust out when it gets colder…HA! who are we kidding, we love the fact that we live in an eternal sunshine but the … Read more


Estilo Unplugged for Earth Hour 2014

Saturday, March 29th will see QT plunge into darkness for Earth Hour 2014, to make a stand for the Great Barrier Reef. Hosting an “Unplugged” gig at Estilo, QT will host guests and locals alike for an intimate, candlelit gig by one of Far North Queensland’s favourite musicians, David Cooke. The event begins at 6pm, … Read more



By Benjamen Judd Book Accommodation Official Website It’s definitely all about art this week! Now showing at the Cairns Regional Art Gallery is the latest work from provocative Australian video artist, David Rosetzky, titled True Self. Drawing on fifteen years of practice True Self: David Rosetzky Selected Works presents early portrait and longer duration videos, … Read more

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