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Quicksilver Cruises, Port Douglas: 12 reviews and 34 photos

Now here?s a place to head to if it?s too hot or too wet, the fully undercover and air conditioned Marina Mirage. There are lots of shops where they will try and tempt the money out of your pocket ? including an oversupply of souvenir shops. There?s also a good selection of eateries overlooking the extensive marina and the expensive boats. Also a Hogs Breath restaurant and all their tasty delights and the marina building is the main station for the little steam train that only runs on Sundays (being a volunteer on Puffing Billy Railway near Melbourne, I can understand the difficulties in getting enough qualified volunteers to fill other shifts ? I was disappointed that I did not even see the former sugar cane train given new life with a less sweet load to carry).

The marina is also home to the cruise boats that travel out to the nearby Great Barrier Reef ? Port Douglas is one of the closest major land based ports to the reef and there are many who stay in Cairns - 65 kilometres away ? and travel to Port Douglas for a reef experience. Quicksilver is one of the major cruise companies and even has a large fleet of branded coaches parked outside and ready for the hoards.

The marina shopping centre was all but deserted when we visited and I would think it really only comes to life with the tidal floe of tourists beginning or ending a day or half day cruise. I?m cynical enough to suggest that the fleet of coaches gives sufficient ?shopping time? for the tourists.

About the photos:
1. Shops and more shops.
2. One of the Quicksilver fleet on which you are part of the tourism factory.
3. Millions of dollars worth of boats.
4. Marina complex from the water and some of the boats that do the real work in the area.

Address: Wharf Street Port Douglas QLD 4877
othercontact: Fax: 07 4099 5678
Phone: 07 40995775
Website: http://www.portdouglasmarina.com.au/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 26, 2011
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