Make the most of the night at QT
QT Port Douglas is great for many reasons—it’s in Queensland’s beautiful tropical north, has two generously sized outdoor swimming pools, a luxurious day spa on site, and 170 spacious resort rooms and villas to accommodate all travelling parties. But better than all of this is the night life around the resort. How that night life takes its form may take you by surprise…
When you hear the words “night life” images of the clubbing scene generally come to mind, but not at QT Port Douglas. The night life at QT is varied and can appeal to the whole family (even to the family pets!). So what exactly does it entail? Read on to find out!
Experience the great outdoors at the QT Moonlight Cinema. The Cinema runs during the winter months (usually June to October). There is a licensed bar on site and guests can buy a range of delicious snacks, lights meals, and hot and cold drinks to complement their viewing! BYO alcohol is not allowed; however, you can bring your own food if you want to.
Star gaze with your loved ones and bring the pets along. Yes, that’s right—the QT Moonlight Cinema is open to the public as well as resort guests, and pets are allowed to attend! There are strict conditions around the behaviour of these pets but, if you’re an animal lover who’s been missing your furry friends during your time up north, the Moonlight Cinema will let you get your fix all while being entertained in a truly unique way!
Gates open at 6:30pm, with movies commencing at 7:15pm. Arrive early to secure a prime spot on the lawn, buy your food before the rush, and get comfortable with bean beds (available for a small fee)!
If you’re looking for something a bit more intimate, spend your evenings on a sunset cruise! There are a range of private companies that operate out of the Reef Marina, just over 3km away from QT. Board a private catamaran at 5:00pm to enjoy 1.5 hours of sailing the Coral Sea while feasting on hot and cold canapes and drinks on board the fully licensed vessel.
Children are welcome on board some sunset cruises. River cruises are a good way for the whole family to get up close and personal with the wildlife and scenery of beautiful Port Douglas as the twilight starts to set in. Plus, many companies include complimentary beverage and nibbles—the perfect way to start an evening! Ask the helpful Concierge at QT Port Douglas to help you out getting to and from the Reef Marina, or cycle there yourself on the retro QT Bikes available at reception!
Kick it up a notch
It would be a mistake to think that movies and cruises are all that Port Douglas has to offer at night time. Once you’ve finished at the Moonlight Cinema, head over to Estilo. This bar and restaurant is the place to be on Friday and Saturday nights! Located at QT, Estilo is the perfect mix of designer chic and beachside bar. Staff mix up a range of delicious tropical cocktails and chefs create outstanding food with ingredients sourced from the local Atherton Tablelands.
The dress code at Estilo is smart casual and the vibe is definitely one of partying and fun! Play a game of pool or relax under the night sky on the large, uncovered deck. Estilo is open from 11:00am – late, so you can start your evening here at lunch-time if you like!
For more information on all the amazingly unique things you can do at QT Port Douglas, get in touch with the My Queensland Holiday consultants on 1300 000 753!