Considered as the signature city of Queensland and the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is certainly a treat for all tourists visiting Australia. With a vibrant culture and pleasant weather, anyone visiting the city is instantly entranced by its charm and surreal beauty.
The majority of tourists opt for a car hire in Cairns to access Port Douglas which is less than 45 miles away. People love the town for its picturesque beauty and adventure activities. However, the most attractive feature of Port Douglas is the Port Douglas Carnivale, which starts from 12th May and runs for ten days until 22nd May.
Highlights of the Port Douglas Carnivale
The 10-day carnival will be marked by a whole range of events and festivals for music, art, food, wine and various other entertainment shows. Families and visitors in the city will drive down to experience this one-of-a-kind event.
Witness the sand taking the shape of unique designs and images in the hands of trained artists on Beach Day. The Kite Festival is also conducted on the Family Beach Day with the young and old flying giant kites in the air. This one is an absolute must for those travelling with kids.
Macrossan Street Parade
The Macrossan Street in Port Douglas will appear in all its glory on the evening of May 20th where young artists will perform various forms of arts along the street. The theme of the Macrossan Street Parade for 2016 is “The Wonders of the Tropic”. The parade, which is a significant part of the carnivale, will attract hundreds of families with fireworks and gastronomic treats in an authentic tropic style.
Port on a Fork
The Port Douglas Carnivale is never complete without great food and outstanding wine. The Port on a Fork event will be held for the very first time this year to showcase some signature dishes of the coast. Each dish will be made from local fresh produce and will be accompanied by a great range of wine varieties. Renowned musicians and bands like Joe Camilleri and Black Sorrows will also be joining the event. The evening is expected to be the ultimate evening of beautiful music, sumptuous food and great wine.
Paradise on a Plate
Enjoy dining under the palms with an extended dining experience, aptly named, Paradise on a Plate. A fantastic treat for all food lovers, it will be a gourmet delight of land and sea fare. Lunch will be served on a long table with 4-course meals that will wow every food lover.