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The words “winter warmer” gather new meaning when it comes to heading North to Port Douglas and this is exactly what our little swimwear brand needed - An injection of Vitamin Sea! The tropical town of Port Douglas does not disappoint an hour north on a windy but well-maintained coastal road with beautiful views as the rainforest meets the reef.
We took our place amongst the stallholders at 6am on Sunday morning, beside the gorgeous Cindy from Mama&Boo Collective. It was so exciting, it felt like the circus had come to town and within the hour we were greeted by the rising sun through the palm trees and the fig leaves, and we marvelled at the size of these huge trees.
The craft market has been running for over 20 years and is a great place to find truly unique, handmade and local arts. There is also an abundance of fresh pineapples, freshly pressed sugar cane juices and freshly cracked coconut to keep you satisfied.
We had a really great day trading, so many parents and grandparents loved the practical and environmentally friendly Tyoub Swim Nappy and sustainable swimwear. We actually sold out of the yellow and had only 2 royal blue left at the end of the day.
The adventures continued for us on Monday with a trip to the Mossman Gorge. It is a picture-perfect forested boardwalk, complete with swing-bridge and crystal-clear lime green waters tumbling over ancient granite boulders and swirling in deep dark pools. The Kuku Yalanji people generously share their stories and Dreamtime legends with guided walks and tours.
The Daintree Rainforest is expansive and as you cross the muddy fast flowing river on the ferry, you feel as though you are stepping back in time. To a time of dinosaurs and prehistoric crocodiles. Our eyes were peeled for the flash of blue that gives away the Cassowary and the Ulysses butterflies. We treated ourselves to a delicious Daintree Ice Cream Company. All natural and simply unforgettable. As we sat in the lush gardens eating ice- cream, the hardest part was we couldn’t decide on a favourite flavour, wattelseed gelato, Davidson plum, and Jackfruith mmm!.... finished with silky coconut at the bottom of the tub! Heavenly!
All this in just 5 days! This doesn’t even begin to explore what this region has to offer, with the natural wonders of the world on its doorstep. The Great Barrier Reef with tours leaving daily from Port Douglas, and Cape Tribulation. I have fallen in love with this tropical paradise and it’s easy to find reasons to want to come back again and again.