It’s a universal thing - sometimes you just want an easy, no-brainer tropical beach escape. And if you can somehow bypass the hassle of customs, conversion fees and dodgy drinking water in the process, then hey - even better. On this front, laid-back Port Douglas is pretty tough to beat.
Winter in Melbourne was pretty brutal this year, so I was pretty pleased at the chance to fly up to sunny FNQ in July on a mission to check out the local food scene in Port Douglas.
The good news is, there's plenty of amazing local produce and a handful of talented chefs who know what to do with it.
I wrote about it all for The Age/Good Food.
*I was a guest of Tourism Port Douglas Daintree. Big thanks to Mikala McDowall and Tanya Snelling.