With its temperate climate, beautiful scenery and all the sights, colours and sounds of the rainforest, Tropical Far North Queensland is a truly inspirational setting. There’s magic in the air which you can feel even on a short visit, so it is no surprise to discover that this is a favourite haunt of artists, craftspeople, jewellers, sculptors, actors and musicians. There are galleries in Port Douglas and working galleries to visit in the area which you will discover as you travel around.
With all the beautiful rainforest trees in the area, timber is a favourite medium for pieces from polished bowls and platters to carvings and creative designs. These make brilliant presents and mementos of your stay in the tropics. Examples include the Daintree Timber Gallery in Daintree Village, Tolga Woodworks on the Atherton Tablelands and the weekend markets which showcase a variety of different local craftsmen’s work to admire and buy.
Take a drive and explore all of this and yet still be close to the conveniences of Port Douglas, Mossman and Cairns.