Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Port Douglas - Shopping opportunities

There is a wide variety of shopping opportunities in Port Douglas and surrounding areas.

Macrossan Street
The main shopping area is Macrossan Street with shops on either side of the street. As well as a Food Works, IGA and Coles supermarkets clothing stores abound - women's wear, menswear and children's clothing particularly beach wear and casual wear though some stores specialise in more expensive day and evening wear. There are also a number of shops selling artworks, jewellery and a range of giftware.


You never know what you will find and it is fun browsing.

Wicked Willie's Jewellery

Sunday Market at Port Douglas
Stalls to browse at the Sunday Market
Sunday mornings from 8.00 am to around 1.30 pm the place to be at Port Douglas is Anzac Park to visit the Sunday Market where stall holders sell local produce and hand-crafted items - a great place to buy presents. You can even have a massage or a tarot card reading. Rows and rows of tents containing tables selling a wide variety of goods fill the park and in the background can be seen views of the river and the sea.

Kuranda Markets
Kuranda is a village on the Atherton Tablelands 25 kilometres north west of Cairns. The village in the rainforest has been famous for its markets since the 1960s when it was known basically a hippie community. There are several market areas in the village including the original Rainforest Markets, Kurunda Heritage Market and the new markets as well as other shops and galleries. Visitors can drive to Kuranda from Port Douglas or travel via the Skyrail cable cars or via the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

Daintree Timber Gallery
The village of Daintree is a small community on the Daintree River a short drive north from Port Douglas. Daintree was a timber settlement in the 1870s and is now a starting place to explore the Daintree Rainforest, particularly on one of the river cruises. 

Daintree River
One of the shops in the village is the Daintree Timber Gallery with a wide range of wooden bowls and artworks. The gallery has a display of beautiful wooden items.

Hoglund Art Glass

Entrance to Hoglund Art Glass

Hoglund Art Glass is located north of Port Douglas via the villages of Mossman and Miallo along the Whyanbeel Road. The gallery contains examples of wonderful works of art in glass.

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