Tropical Far North Queensland by BlossomFlowerGirl

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Tropical Far North Queensland

This is about my holiday from Cairns to
Laura, on the lower Cape York Peninsula from
September 2008 to October 2008. Going from Melbourne to Cairns to Port Douglas, to Cooktown and Laura, Cape Tribulation and all the bits in between, and finally back to Cairns for my flight home.

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25. Port Douglas - Accommodation

Wednesday 24 September

The Foaming Fury Shuttle bus didn't arrive and the girls at the YHA (Cairns) rang them, but they did not have my booking, so they then rang Parrotfish who knew nothing of it either. It turned out that when I made the booking, it was with the previous owners - Parrotfish had been sold and lists hadn't been passed on.

Shuttle Bus
A shuttle with Krystal Shuttles was organised for 12.30pm - Jeff was the driver. We set out and had to stop at the airport, but the clients didn't arrive, so we headed out to Port Douglas. Jeff's boss rang - he had to return to Cairns to collect two passengers. They were not there either.

It was starting to sound like the comedy of errors. We finally arrived at Port Douglas at 2.10 pm.

Parrotfish Lodge
The Internet Cafe and the outdoor dining area outside the bar. You get free breakfast, and the dinner meals were very well priced - $10. Richie was the chef, he was from Wales and hoping to get a sponsor. He was a very good cook and always cheerful.

Parrotfish Lodge
The lounge was on the first floor with an open air plan, and dorms were on the first and second floors. The outdoor pool area was on the small side with a few tables and chairs.

What the outdoor section may have lacked in comfort, it made up for it with the great location - right in the heart of town and a mere 3 minute walk to Macrossan Street.

The whole place was very clean though and the dorms were cheery and bright with very comfortable beds. Bathroom facilities were excellent and modern.

The new owner, David, upgraded me to a 4 share with en-suite because of the shuttle stuff-up, which I thought was nice of him. After settling in, I went to Coles and bought some stuff.

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