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Posted: 20 Dec 2016
Dates have been announced for the annual Port Douglas Carnivale from 26th - 28th May 2017. Showcasing the best of Tropical North Queensland from local food and wines to talented musicians and friendly, family fun, Port Douglas Carnivale is one of Aust...
Posted: 20 Dec 2016
Part of what makes Port Douglas and the Daintree so unique are the interesting creatures that call Tropical North Queensland 'home'. From wild crocs to croc feeding, kangaroos, and of course the ancient and elusive cassowary, here is your guide to finding...
Posted: 24 Aug 2016
TPDD in support of Taste Port Douglas Food and Wine Festival held an Instameet on Sunday 14th August. 15 amateur and professional photographers attended with a combined social reach in excess of 60,000. The group gathered together in front of St Mary's...
About Wonga Beach
Wonga Beach is a small rural residential suburb located approx 17km north of Mossman Township. It has one of the longest stretches of sandy beach in the area, and is known among locals as “The Home of the Jumping Cod”, with excellent beach front fishing and access to nearby boat ramps for a day out on the Daintree River or Great Barrier Reef.
Behind the sand dunes at the northern end there is a Melaleuca forest beyond which the mangroves and wetlands of the Daintree River system begin. To the north to the north is Alexandra Range, named after a Danish princess who married the Prince of Wales. The rainforest clad mountain range located behind Wonga Beach is called Dagma Range, after Alexandra’s younger sister.
The Daintree River, Wonga Beach and the beach end of Alexandra Range form a natural funnel when the prevailing south-east trade winds are taken into account and explain why there are no sandflies at Wonga Beach and there are so many different species of mangroves in the Daintree.
Behind the coastal vegetation you will find an extraordinary array of architecture. From the quaint owner built holiday and fishing shacks of the 1930’s to the newer multi million dollar homes. Accommodation choices at Wonga include a budget resort, two camping grounds, cabins, beach house rentals and pool-side rooms at a wildlife sanctuary.