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About the Shire

About the Shire

The Douglas Shire covers an area of 2,445km from north of Ellis Beach in the south to the Bloomfield River in the north. The economy of the shire depends mainly on tourism, with 1.2 million visitors annually exploring our many natural wonders, and agriculture of sugar cane farming and processing.

The First Peoples of the Douglas region are the Kuku Yalanji whose country extends from Mossman in the South to Cooktown in the North and Palmer River in the West. The Kuku Yalanji are rainforest people whose connection to the region extends back 50,000 years to be among the earliest human occupations in Australia.

Where the rainforest meets the sea, the Douglas region is a world-renowned tourist destination enveloped by several of Australia’s World Heritage listed, magnificent natural boundaries: Wet Tropics rainforest-covered mountain range to the west and north, and 95km of Coral Sea coastline and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park to the east.


Events By Douglas Shire Council

Free! Active Games in the Park

24 Aug 2017 15:30:00 - 24 Aug 2017 17:30:00

Free Active Games in the Park for kids of all ages every Thursday after school in Port Doug!

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Mossman Markets

26 Aug 2017 07:00:00 - 26 Aug 2017 13:00:00

Come along to the Mossman Markets and purchase fresh local produce straight from the farm. There are many stalls with beautiful local organic produce and handcrafted items. Come enjoy this relaxed country market with locals and visitors positioned under the shady canopy of the huge Raintrees and nex...

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Hours: Open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm

64-66 Front Street
QLD 4873

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