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Port Douglas Holiday Apartments

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Our Port Douglas holiday apartments can be best described as beautifully airy and spacious contemporary accommodation for the discerning Port Douglas visitor. The White House Port Douglas Apartments are proud to present our boutique four star apartment complex that brings you the best in Australian heritage architecture. Our federation style “Old Queenslander” has all the external trappings of Victorian era architecture with the lovely spacious verandahs and the unfussy but extensive fretwork that adorns the building.

Inside each apartment is a different story. The nine apartments have all been superbly modernised for the twenty first century traveller, with gorgeous fittings and furnishings laid out in generously proportioned spaces that extend onto the verandahs. The cool and crisp white interiors are set off by colonial rattan furniture that are perfectly themed for the barmy tropical climate of Port Douglas. The verandahs or decks as they are now, are the place to enjoy your early evening apertif – gin and tonic anyone?

Port Douglas Things To See and Do

Port Douglas is the only place on Earth with two World Heritage listed sites; the Great Barrier Reef and The DaintreRainforest and Cape Tribulation. Apartments at The White House Port Douglas is an ideal location to base yourself to explore these wonders. Also accessible from Port Douglas are the crystal creeks of Mossman Gorge. Just a stroll away, the palm fringed golden sands of Port Douglas’ Four Mile Beach.

Discover the breathtaking northern tropics of Queensland through the pristine Daintree Rainforest walks and safaris, diving and snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef and sailing the waterways. Our booking desk is happy to recommend and book your tour itinerary at no extra cost.

For one of the best boutique Port Douglas holiday apartments, book your accommodation with The White House Port Douglas.

Port Douglas Luxury Accommodation

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

This is Port Douglas luxury accommodation. The apartments at The White House Port Douglas are some of the finest boutique holiday accommodation you will find in Northern Queensland.

Our Port Douglas holiday apartments have been described as “beautifully airy and spacious contemporary accommodation for the discerning Port Douglas visitor.”

The apartments at The White House Port Douglas presents the best in Australian vernacular architecture. Our federation style “Old Queenslander” makes the most of Victorian era architectural ornamentation with the busy fretwork that adorns the building, while retaining the cool wraparound verandahs that are so essential to the “Queenslander” style.

Holiday Apartments Port Douglas

Inside each apartment and there are only nine, have all been thoroughly modernised for the modern century traveller, with gorgeous fittings and furnishings that punctuate the generous interior spaces. Cool, crisp white interiors set off the colonial rattan furniture which is perfectly themed for the barmy tropics of Port Douglas. The shady verandahs are the perfect place to enjoy your early evening cocktail.

The White House Port Douglas puts you at the doorstep of two magnificent World Heritage Wonders, the spectacular Great Barrier Reef and the ancient and pristine rainforest of The Daintree and Cape Tribulation. With the multitude of tours on offer, we can assist you to book just the right tour for you. All tours can be booked free of charge through The White House and all tour operators will pick up at The White House reception.

You will also find the beautiful Four Mile Beach just a one hundred metre walk away, and the restaurants, boutique shopping and Marina Mirage are also just a stroll away.

With the superb location, and beautiful tropical setting, this Port Douglas luxury accommodation should be at the top of your list of places to stay in Port Douglas

Port Douglas Apartments

Monday, February 16th, 2015

With so much to see and do, these Port Douglas apartments make it easy for you to enjoy the charms of this tropical North Queensland paradise.

The White House Port Holiday Apartments offer a unique perspective on Port Douglas. Facing onto the large parkland of the plainly named Surf Life Saving Reserve, a glimpse of the ocean can be seen through the various stands of eucalypts and palm trees. It’s a surprisingly pleasing setting that delights the other senses as well. Awaken to the sound of birdsong, helpful when you have such busy holiday schedule…

Port Douglas Things to See and Do

There are many different kinds of activities and ways to experience the Great Barrier Reef, and whether you choose a luxury yacht charter, a specialist vessel with an underwater viewing platform, or via a scuba or snorkelling expedition, we can recommend the charter that is just right for you.

You will also want to visit the Daintree Rainforest. Imagine crossing off not one, but two UNESCO World Heritage sites. The Daintree Rainforest at around 1,200 square km, is the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest on the Australian continent and is one of the few places in the world where the rainforest meets the reef. There you will experience one of the oldest continuous living tropical rainforests in the world – over a hundred million years old. Ask us about package tours to the Daintree. You’ll be surprised to find there is also a multitude of ways of experiencing the mighty rainforest. Conversely, organise a self-drive tour yourself to the Mossman Gorge. There you will find the Mossman Gorge Centre – a new eco tourism initiative hosted at the Mossman Gorge – an inland gateway to the Daintree Rainforest.

You will enjoy returning to the White House Port Holiday Apartments after a day adventuring on sea or in the forest. We have a beautiful salt water pool, complete with waterfall, a large barbeque area, and deliciously spacious and airy apartments. What are you waiting for… book your tropical Port Douglas apartments today for your next getaway.

Port Douglas Accommodation for the 2014 Canegrowers Great Barrier Reef Marathon

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Have you booked your Port Douglas accommodation for the 2014 Canegrowers Great Barrier Reef Marathon? This year’s event promises to be bigger and better with more than 1000 athletes expected to compete in this years event. Register your interest today in one of the many events from the Ultra Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 km Newsport Daily, 5km Bendigo Bank 5000 and the 2.5km Coles Junior Challenge. Port Douglas offers a stunning but challenging course with athletes running  the historic ‘Bump Track, travel through cane fields, creeks, rainforest and on Four Mile Beach and end in Port Douglas’ iconic Sunset spot, Rex Park. Be a part of other events at this festival including the  Pasta Power-up Party which will take place on the boardwalk of the Meridien Marina the night before. The Ultra Celebration Dinner will end the festival outdoors in Rex Park overlooking the Coral Sea. Book your Port Douglas accommodation and race, stay and play in Port Douglas….you won’t want to miss this year`s event.

Accommodation Port Douglas

Stay at the White House Port Douglas and enjoy great hospitality as well as fully furnished boutique accommodation in this charming setting. Featuring ‘Old Queenslander” architecture and set in stunning lush tropical grounds, the White House offers ideal Port Douglas accommodation. Choose from 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments that are all individually furnished and feature full kitchen and laundry facilities, are air conditioned and feature a saltwater pool with waterfall. Ideally located within walking distance from beautiful 4 Mile Beach and downtown Port Douglas with its cafes, restaurants and shopping.

Ring us today to book your Port Douglas accommodation for this fantastic local sporting event…the Canegrowers Great Barrier Reef Marathon.

Accommodation for Carnivale Port Douglas

Saturday, 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

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

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.


Valentines Day Adventure in Port Douglas

Tuesday, 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.

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.

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 HarrisonsHarrisons 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.

Australia Day Celebrations in Port Douglas

Tuesday, 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

Saturday, 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

Wednesday, 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.


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

Sunday, 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.