March 1st, 2014
The 20th Anniversary of the Port Douglas Carnivale is now quickly picking up momentum. This 10 day festival take place from 16th to 25th May and everyday is packed with foodie events, street performance and after dark entertainment ranging from comedy, cabaret and cocktails.
The first weekend is jam packed with family fun down on Four Mile Beach and at Rex Smeal Park on the shores of the Coral Sea. Throughout the weekdays from Monday to Friday there is a Street Art and performers festival entertaining daytime crowds with a whole raft of comedy, cabaret, cocktails, music and sports filling the evening shifts.
By Friday lunchtime the excitement will be a fever pitch with Palates of Port leading the way back at the Sugar Wharf and The Port Douglas Food Wine taking us through Saturday and on to a reluctant close with the Seafood Extravaganza down on the Reef Marina boardwalk. Over 20,000 visitors are expected for the 10 days of Port Douglas Carnivale celebrations.
The Port Douglas Carnivale opens with The Macrossan Street Parade, and this year it promises to be bigger and better with the addition of a street float competition. The competition looks really fierce this year with many of the restaurants, community groups, schools, social clubs, reef and rainforest operators booking in to compete for title of the best dressed float and the $1000 prize.
Port Douglas Holiday Apartments
The beautiful Four Mile Beach is only 100 meters from The White House Holiday Apartments with Macrossnan Street just a block away.
Whitehouse Apartments Carnivale accommodation
The White House holiday apartments are cool, spacious and modern 4 star holiday apartments housed within a classical Queenslander facade. These apartments and penthouses are perfectly located for the Carnivale. Book now at The Whitehouse Port Douglas for ten days of fun and excitement at the Port Douglas Carnivale.
February 4th, 2014
Relax in style with the perfect Port Douglas Carnivale accommodation right here at The Whitehouse Port Douglas.
Port Douglas Carnivale will be a celebration to remember as it marks its 20th milestone year.
Port Douglas Carnivale will be held across 10 days from May 16 to 25 and is recognised as one of North Queensland’s largest cultural and food celebrations attracting more than 20,000 people from across region as well as Australia wide.
Carnivale 2014 is shaping up to be the best ever. The first weekend has exploded with raft of new events including the Carnivale Garden Games on Sunday. The biggest growth for Carnivale has been the midweek activities leading through to the now legendary second weekend, which incorporates the Zinc Chandon Luncheon, Taste of Paradise, Palates of Port and the Seafood Extravaganza. These are sophisticated food events to tempt every taste and sate every wine palate.
Adding to the Carnivale mix will once again celebrity appearances, yacht racing, fashion, comedy and more.
For boutique apartments for in Port Douglas, Reflections of Port Douglas has the perfect central Carnivale location.
Port Douglas boasts of its beautiful Four Mile Beach, only 100 meters from The White House Holiday Apartments. Port Douglas’ renowned restaurants, boutique shopping and the Marina Mirage are all within quick walking distance of The White House.
The White House apartments are 4 star holiday Port Douglas accommodation sporting classical Queenslander architecture that forms the façade of spacious and modern holiday apartments and penthouses that are perfectly located for Carnivale. Bring the family, bring the friends and enjoy the Carnivale in style. Book here or call for our best rates and rooms.
January 28th, 2014
Wake up in paradise.
Wake up in Port Douglas this Valentines Day and enjoy a glorious lovers sojourn to Northern Queensland’s favorite seaside town in Port Douglas’s White House Holiday Apartments.
Marvel at the grandeur of the Queenslander architecture of The White House.
Nestled amidst lush tropical gardens, The Apartments of White House Port Douglas is a delightful example of “Old Queenslander” architecture that has been tastefully restored and retrofitted with beautifully functional modern apartments, while still retaining the original character of the overhanging verandahs, eaves and decking over the 3 stories. The perfect place to unwind for an early evening iced drink.
Just one short block away from Apartments at The White House is the main street of Port Douglas with its boutique shops, art galleries, sidewalk cafes and fine restaurants.
Harrisons Restaurant in Port Douglas. The perfect Valentines venue for lovers.
For a divine Valentines Dining experience it’s very difficult to put a foot wrong with a booking at Harrisons. Harrisons Restaurant very motto embraces romance and fun. The colonial style house and colourful gardens create a wonderful atmosphere for cocktails and romantic dinners. Food is skilfully created using produce that is always fresh and usually local. An award winning restaurant since it’s inception in 2007, Harrisons has consistently held national accolades for it’s food and wine and stands alone as Port Douglas’ only One Hat rated restaurant in the QLD Good Food Guide.
There is so much to experience with all the adventures and activities that Port Douglas and the surrounding region offers – it makes sense to plan an extended break to have time to enjoy it all! Diving, snorkeling, sailing, swimming, spa treatments, sun-bathing, golf, shopping, 4WD safaris, rainforest walks… the list goes on. We can only repeat how grand the selection of adventure and activities are in Port Douglas.
Make sure you make your Valentines Day special for the one you love, book an adventure at The Whitehouse Apartments Port Douglas. Don’t delay, romance is back in fashion.
January 21st, 2014
Have you planned your escape from the city heat this Australia Day weekend?
The White House Port Holiday Apartments offer wonderful views of the tropical north in Australia. Facing onto a large parkland, you will experience the wonder of waking to the many and varied birdsongs of the area. The apartments are a delightful example of “Old Queenslander” architecture, nestled amid lush tropical gardens. The verandahs are an excellent place to enjoy an apertif before dinner.
Just one short block away from Apartments at The White House is the main street of Port Douglas with its boutique shops, art galleries, fine restaurants and sidewalk cafes.
Experience the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, as well as the fascinating Atherton Tablelands while visiting Port Douglas. The White House is an excellent base for you to explore the best of Port Douglas and Far North Queensland…
The Apartments at The White House is an ideal place to base your Australia Day break in Port Douglas.
Here’s just some of the fun of Australia Day that will be happening in Port Douglas.
- For the yachties at heart: Port Douglas Combined Club — Coffee and cakes from 8am to watch start of 48th Annual Lowe Island Race. BBQ lunch, $500 Raffle, Great Aussie Games, Live Music by Eddie the Eagle. Ph: 4099 5553
- Family Picnic Day at Port Douglas Community Sports Complex — opens at 9.00am. Come dressed in your best Aussie clobber and win fantastic prizes, Helicopter drop, kids games and races, Bike race down the Bump track, BMX and Skate ramp competition, Broom throwing, Tug of War, Three legged races, Gumboot throwing, Damper and Lamington cooking competition and lots more. Kids races start at 9.30am, adults events at 1.30pm. Registration opens at 8.30am Entry fee $2. All proceeds go to local Douglas Community Charities.
- Family Basket Picnic in the Park, George Davis Park, Mossman – A whole itinerary of family fun starting at 11.30am to 3.30pm. Loads of games, three legged races, potato races, sack races, egg and spoon races, comedy ball games, coo-ee competition and the Inaugural Australia Day Land Race plus much much more. No booking required just turn up and have fun.
- Cow Bay Hotel, Cape Tribulation Road – BBQ, live music, All families welcome starts at 10am. Ph: 4098 9011.
- Paddys Bar, Port Douglas - Newly reopened! Wear your best Aussie gear and there’ll be prizes all day with live music from Darwin guitar legend Grant Turismo moving on to DJ in the evening.
- The Court House Hotel is hosting a full day of Australia Day fun and games from midday with 5 DJs keeping the groove going ’til late.
Book your Australia Day holiday accommodation in Port Douglas before it’s too late. We’re filling fast!
December 21st, 2013
Welcome in 2014 at Port Douglas this year with the spectacular fireworks display that lights up the Coral Sea sky at 8.30pm, (the family edition) and at midnight for the traditionalists who like to see the New Year in with a party. The best places to view the firework displays are adjacent to The Combined Club at 8.30pm and at Anzac Park on the Port Douglas foreshore at midnight. Or any elevated vista around town will provide you with an excellent panoramic view of the action.
At Apartments at the Whitehouse Port Douglas our unique, 4 star complex has only 9 large, airy apartments offering clean, comfortable, self-catering accommodation with full kitchen and laundry facilities. The perfect accommodation for your New Year excursion to North Queensland.
With the abundance of restaurants and bars in Port Douglas to choose from, we thought we’d make up a quick list of recommendations to help you see in the New Year.
Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa is hosting FIVE COURSE degustation dinner during our “Evening of Fire & Ice”. Their Executive Chef, Ben Bamford, has put together the exquisite menu and accompanied by a well-matched selection of wines. Click here for more details. Entertainment by RUSSELL HARRIS for an outstanding night on the dancefloor. Dinner commences at 8pm. Tickets are $175pp including wine or $110pp without wine. Bookings essential.
Osprey Restaurant at Thala Beach Lodge are offering a choice of two special fusion menus, a FOUR COURSE or SIX COURSE. Click here for the menus. Each menu includes a glass of bubbly on arrival. Four courses – $79 per person. Six courses – $99 per person.
Dining at Sassi Cucina & Bar in Port Douglas
Sassi Cucina e Bar offer an authentic Italian dining experience in Port Douglas and have 2 menus and 2 times for booking. The Early Bird Menu (aka the family session) for 5.30 – 6pm bookings at $65pp. A childrens menu is available for $25. Early Bird diners need to exit by 7.30pm. The main menu at $120pp is available for bookings from 7pm and there is no time limit. Sassi Cucina e Bar is in a prime position for the fireworks, directly opposite Anzac Park.
2Fish offer the best in Australian contemporary seafood cuisine and have a superb menu prepared for New Years Eve. The ‘2Fish’ Seafood Feast is $125 per person, with a children’s menu available at $35 per child. A glass of French ‘Bubbles’ – Veuve D’Ardent – Loire, France is offered on arrival for all guests.
Whatever you do on New Year’s, Port Douglas caters for families & dedicated party goers, so you’re bound to have a great time. Say farewell to 2013 & hello to 2014 at one of Australia’s most beautiful destinations.
Call us on 07 4099 5600 or book here to make a date with White House Apartments in the paradise that is Port Douglas.
December 4th, 2013
Imagine a glorious Christmas in Port Douglas. Sand, sea, sun, carols and best of all, festive merrymaking on Christmas Day without any large family catering headaches.
We have the escape plan right here at the Whitehouse Aprtments in Port Douglas. Book here for your Port Douglas Christmas getaway. We’ve also compiled (below) a short list of dining establishments that are serving Christmas luncheon and dinner.
The Whitehouse Apartments is a boutique, 4 star complex with only 9 large, airy apartments for comfortable, self-catering accommodation, with full kitchen and laundry facilities.
Built in an old Queenslander building structure, the completely new and modernised apartments retain the essential features of the past, such as the breezy balconies and shaded verandahs for you to enjoy your gin and tonics while you look out across the palm-laden reserve to the famous Four Mile Beach. Your tropical holiday never looked better.
If you get an early start to your holidays, you can enjoy a Christmas Carol with the Cairns Choral Society singing at the Sheraton Mirage Hotel on the 21st December from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
Places to enjoy Christmas in Port Douglas
Thala Beach Lodge
Enjoy Christmas lunch at the stunning Thala Beach Lodge overlooking the Coral Sea. The luncheon will feature an array of seafood, hot & cold dishes & desserts. Prices are $145 per adult & $72.50 per child (under 12), including a glass of bubbly or soft drink on arrival. Booking must be made before the 23rd December.
Qt Port Douglas
Tempt your tastebuds on Christmas day at the Qt in the Bazaar restaurant. Starting from $159 per adult & children under 3 eat FREE.
A buffet of delights at Lagoons restaurant awaits for lunch & dinner, stuffed with all your Christmas favourites. Lunch runs from 12:30-3:30, prices starting from $159 per adult.
Lunch from 11:00 through to 2:00pm. Enjoy a delicious four-course meal with a glass of French sparkling wine on arrival. Starts at $120 per adult for a banquet of food.
Enjoy sumptious seafood feast right in the heart of Port Douglas, well worth the $100 per person. It’s extremely popular so bookings are essential.
Experience Christmas buffet nestled up in the spectacular tree tops at Silky Oaks Lodge. Lunch runs between 12- 3pm, with adults starting from $139 per person & children $69 per person. They provide an excellent lunch in a wonderfully festive rainforest setting.
November 17th, 2013
Experience the elegance and timelessness of the Apartments at the White House Port Douglas—boutique luxury holiday accommodation located in central Port Douglas, overlooking the tropical palm-lined reserve of the Surf Life Saving Club with Four Mile Beach beckoning just beyond.
Luxuriate in the tropical charm of the White House
The White House is a large old colonial building that preserves the grandeur of the “Old Queenslander” style facade, and contains apartments that have been remodelled with spacious and modern interiors for luxurious and convenient accommodation. The original wraparound verandahs and eaves have been retained, creating indoor/outdoor flow so necessary for the tropical location, and the perfect place to relax with pre-dinner drinks. The tropical gardens with their waterfalls and salt water pool further extends this idyllic resort setting.
Snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef
With it’s central location, The White House is the ideal launchpad for your Port Douglas holiday experience. A trip to the Great Barrier Reef is a must do while staying in Port Douglas. There are countless options for a trip out on the water, so the free Tour Desk with over 25 years of local experience can recommend the perfect cruise or dive experience. A trip to the Daintree Forest is also a must-do Port Douglas holiday experience. Choose from one of the many tour activities here.
October 30th, 2013
The Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef Marathon is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to secure your Port Douglas apartments accommodation for this great local event. Dubbed by Steve Monegetti as the ‘world’s best’ marathon, athletes can expect a scenic course as competitors catch glimpses of the beautiful Coral Sea, rainforest and then through the flat cane fields. A number of events will be held on this weekend from the full marathon of 42 kilometres, the half marathon, the Great Barrier Reef Corporate Challenge and the Coles Junior Challenge Race of 2.5 km. Steve Monegetti will be running in the Port Douglas event and will also be guest speaker at the Pasta Powerup Party the night before the marathon. Nominate for one of the events to be held over the weekend or just come to Port Douglas and experience the atmosphere of this great event. With accommodation fast filling, be quick to secure your Port Douglas accommodation.
Port Douglas Apartments
The White House Port Douglas offers comfortable and relaxed apartment accommodation in the heart of Port Douglas. This 4 star complex is fully self contained with full kitchen and laundry facilities. Within walking distance to beautiful Four Mile Beach, the Esplanade and the main street of town. Explore Macrossan St with its great range of dining options and retail shopping. Stay a little longer and enjoy more of what Port Douglas has to offer….being the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, it is the ideal location to base yourself to enjoy a day on the reef or discover the Daintree Rainforest or the Atherton Tablelands. With so much to see and do in Port Douglas, it is the perfect holiday choice and the White House Apartments are the perfect accommodation choice for this marathon event or your next holiday.
Ring us today to secure your Port Douglas apartments accommodation and we look forward to seeing you soon for a tropical escape.
August 28th, 2013
Imagine spoiling Dad this Fathers Day with a weekend away in Port Douglas. With so much to see and do in this region of Queensland you will be spoilt for choice. Take a day trip out to The Great Barrier Reef to swim, snorkel or dive amongst the coral and tropical marine life or head on a day trip to Daintree Rainforest to see first hand this World Heritage Listed tropical rainforest with its ancient flora and the unique fauna that inhabit this region on north Queensland. Stay close to Port Douglas to explore beautiful palm tree lined 4 Mile Beach, walk Flagstaff Hill to the lookout for a birds eye view over 4 Mile Beach or walk Macrossan St with its boutique shops, cafes and restaurants. Head to Anzac Park at sunset to see the boats head back to port or take a sunset sail….magic.
Apartments in Port Douglas
The White House offers comfortable Port Douglas apartments, this 4 star complex has 9 spacious apartments that are individually decorated and fully equipped with full laundry and kitchen facilities. Choose from the 1 or 2 bedroom balcony apartment or the 2 bedroom penthouse apartment. All are air conditioned with ceiling fans, salt water pool with waterfall, TV and friendly onsite managers who are more than willing to help you with your tour bookings in the Port Douglas area.
Centrally located overlooking the park towards 4 Mile Beach and a short walk to Port Douglas’s main street. No need for a car when you are within walking distance to everything you need to make this Fathers Day special for your Dad this year. Ring us today to book your Port Douglas apartments accommodation and get ready for a Fathers Day that dad will not forget.
June 28th, 2013
Port Douglas in tropical North Queensland is the ideal holiday destination offering a relaxed pace, a tropical climate, white sandy palm tree lined beaches, stunning sunsets and sun rises and easy access to the beautiful Great Barrier Reef with its beautiful underwater marine life to be discovered and enjoyed. Whether you are looking to go non-stop while in town or simply to go into rest and relax mode and really unwind, the best place to stay while in Port Douglas is The White House. The old Queenslander style of architecture set amidst all the lovely greenery, which makes you close to nature is a total delight and offers relaxing Port Douglas boutique hotel accommodation.
Port Douglas Boutique Hotels
Port Douglas Apartments
You will enjoy the village like feel with its alfresco dining and array of cafes, restaurants and boutique shopping. The White House offers great Port Douglas apartments accommodation that backs onto parkland and offers wonderful views. Walk to beautiful 4 Mile Beach, downtown Port Douglas`s Macrossan Street with its boutique shopping, bars, cafes and dining options. This boutique hotels in Port Douglas is fully air conditioned and features a well equipped modern kitchen as well as large TV, DVD and Satellite TV which will also add to the homely feel of these Port Douglas Apartments. Stay in contact with friends and family with the availability of the internet and fax facilities with wireless connection.
You will love the facilities at this hotel with the large resort style swimming pool, onsite managers and tour desk with tour booking facilities as well as the bbq areas which are just perfect for relaxed dining in the evenings around the pool.
Ring us today to make your holiday booking at the White House Port Douglas and get ready to enjoy this great Port Douglas Boutique Hotels
during your next holiday.