Australia Day Celebrations in Port Douglas

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!

New Year Events in Port Douglas

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.

Christmas in 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.

Sheraton Mirage

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.

Watergate

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.

2 Fish

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.

Silky Oaks

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.

Boutique Holiday Accommodation in Port Douglas

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.

The Great Barrier Reef Marathon

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 - accommodation for the Great Barrier Reef Marathon

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.

Port Douglas Accommodation for Fathers Day

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.

Port Douglas Apartments

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.

Port Douglas Boutique Hotels

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 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.

Accommodation Port Douglas

June 18th, 2013

The White House Port Douglas is a delightful example of “Old Queenslander” architecture, beautifully positioned opposite a bird-filled park which runs directly onto the patrolled part of famous Four Mile Beach and offering charming Port Douglas accommodation. This great Port Douglas location means you are within walking distance to beautiful 4 Mile Beach, Macrossan St with its boutique shopping and relaxed and fine dining choices and the Marina Mirage, the local port where boats leave from to explore the Great Barrier Reef.

Port Douglas Boutique Accommodation

The White House Port Douglas  offers a number of boutique holiday apartments that are fully air conditioned and with ceiling fans if you like to keep windows open. Each apartment at this boutique accommodation in Port Douglas is well equipped with a modern kitchen featuring a microwave and dishwashers and full kitchen facilities for self catering.  Large TV, DVD, Satellite TV are also available to keep the atmosphere more entertaining and homely.

You will love the large tropical garden to enjoy your quite mornings and evenings and also the  BBQ area is a great space to spend quality time with your family or loved ones or enjoy some relaxed dining. The resort style salt water swimming pool with a waterfall design is quite an attraction and a great place to escape the heat on a hot Port Douglas afternoon.

Call us today to book your Accommodation Port Douglas at The White House. A Port Douglas boutique accommodation retreat for the discerning holiday maker looking for comfort and luxury with friendly service in beautiful Port Douglas in tropical North Queensland.

Port Douglas Holiday Apartments

May 27th, 2013
Port Douglas in the Tropical North of Queensland, Australia is a holiday paradise. Port Douglas boasts beautiful Four Mile Beach, located only 100 metres from The White House Holiday Apartments. Port Douglas also has the luxury of two world heritage sites in its proximity: The Great Barrier Reef and its unique underwater environment and the ancient and pristine rainforest of Daintree and Cape Tribulation giving the holiday maker much to explore.

Apartments in Port Douglas

To increase the pleasure of your holidays White house offers the best Port Douglas Apartments. Situated opposite Four Mile Beach this old Queenslander style apartments in Port Douglas is set amongst  lovely greenery will make you feel more close to nature. You can select from one, two or three bedrooms apartments and penthouses which are spacious and well furnished. All apartments are full air conditioned and feature fully equipped kitchens with dishwasher and microwave and laundry to make you feel like home. Enjoy the large private BBQ area and tropical garden will give you a place where you can enjoy gathering of your loved ones. With wireless internet available throughout, you can also keep in touch with your business while enjoying holidays.
One of the main attractions at these holiday apartments in Port Douglas is the salt water swimming pool with a waterfall design, a great place on a hot day. You can wander off over the road or to Four Mile Beach, passing spots for light snacks and coffee on the way and a place for a full meal as well. Apartments at the White House and Port Douglas fit the bill perfectly for your next holiday.
What more can we say….ring today to book your Port Douglas Holiday Apartments at  The Whitehouse Port Douglas Holiday Apartments.

Port Douglas Apartments

May 22nd, 2013

Port Douglas is the ideal holiday destination in Queensland 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 plethora of underwater marine life ready to be explored and enjoyed.

Apartment Accommodation in Port Douglas

The White House offers great Port Douglas Apartments that backs onto parkland and offers wonderful views.

A couple of minutes walk to  beautiful Four Mile beach. Another few minutes you are in the hustle and bustle of downtown Port Douglas with its choice of  restaurants and boutique shops to wander.  Then amble back to the peace and quiet of The White House apartment accommodation in Port Douglas and sit out on the balcony and unwind.   It’s your private piece of paradise at Port Douglas.

You can choose from a wide range of Port Douglas Holiday Apartments from one bedroom to two bedroom apartments and penthouses and can also select Three bedroom Penthouse.

All these Port Douglas apartments are large and spacious. Fully air conditioned and also with ceiling fans if you do not want AC. Well furnished interiors, TV DVD, Laundry, STD and ISD Phone and other facilities to make your stay homely. Also you have large swimming pool with waterfall design to give you more relaxing…a great place to relax on a hot day.
What more can we say….ring today to book your holiday accommodation at The Whitehouse Port Douglas.