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Some of Far North Queensland’s most popular tourist destinations are back open for business in the wake of Cyclone Jasper.

Communities across the Douglas Shire have been working around the clock to ensure they’re ready for visitors who flock to the region this time every year.

Douglas Shire Council Mayor, Michael Kerr praised everyone who has been pitching in to help restore essential services and assist residents and businesses during this challenging time.

“I’d like to thank every single person who has worked tirelessly to support our communities. We are so grateful for the assistance as the clean up continues,” Mayor Kerr said.

“There is a lot of work yet to be done, but we’re open for business and welcoming visitors.”

Tourism Port Douglas Daintree CEO, Glen Hingley said this peak tourist time was critical for local operators.

“It’s great to see people walking the streets of Port Douglas again in board shorts and bikinis and enjoying this beautiful part of the world,” Mr Hingley said.

“Our restaurants, cafes, tour operators and accommodation are all systems go so we encourage anyone planning to pay us a visit to please drop in and stay for a while. I promise you won’t want to leave!”

Transportation from Cairns Airport includes a ferry service from Cairns Marina to Crystalbrook Marina at Port Douglas, as well as car rental and door to door transfer services.


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