Port Douglas, Far North Queensland No not an alcohol-bathed celebration- although alcohol was involved- but a trip to Far North Queensland (FNQ) for the Festive- and wet- season. Port Douglas, a small holiday town an hour’s drive north of Cairns, is a magnet for holidaymakers. Sitting at the northernmost end of Four Mile Beach, the
“It doesn’t feel very Christmassy.” It’s hard when it’s a 30 degree blue sky summer day to embrace the symbolism of Northern Hemisphere festivity. Just then we heard strains of music from outside. “That’s not a recording.” Indeed it was not. It was the Salvation Army (or ‘Salvos’ in Aussie lingo) playing Christmas carols on
While the northern hemisphere (or parts of it) longed for the romance of a white Christmas, here in Adelaide we had a red hot Christmas.