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Clermont

The town of Clermont is one of the most historic towns in northern Australia, having a colourful past, rich in drama and laced with tragedy. It was the first inland settlement in the tropics, making it a frontier town in the truest sense of the word.

It was in 1861 that the owners of Langton Downs sent a party of shepherds to the lagoon at the edge of the flood plain. Their task was to build huts, but having had experience as prospectors, the men soon found payable gold in the area.

The first influx of miners occurred in 1862, pitching camp alongside what was to be called Hood's Lagoon (after one of the owners of Langton Station). By 1864, the town reserve was declared in the name of Clermont. It is believed the town drew its name from Clermont-Ferrand in France, the home of Oscar de Satge who at the time was the owner of Wolfang Downs.

Some of that frontier atmosphere can still be found in Clermont without having to look for too long. Hidden amongst the new prosperity are the remnants of earlier times, from the days of gold rushes, and copper mines, timbergetters and shearers, stockmen and squatters. Mining development brought many of the consumer comforts of the town, but the attitude of the people is still one of rugged individualism.

For information on what to see in Clermont, please call the Clermont Visitor Information Centre.

Capella Street
Clermont, Isaac Area
Queensland
Australia

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28 May 2017
Port Douglas Carnivale is all about having a party in paradise and a fabulous family time together and what better way than a Music Festival for all ages! With something for everyone Sunday 28 May will be a full family carnivale atmosphere of Music, Art, Circus acts, and entertainment.

Port Douglas Carnivale

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26 May 2017
Port Douglas Carnivale is an annual celebration of the tropics where you can "Taste. Watch. Dance. Play" in nature's playground over four days and nights of fabulous events and activities. Celebrating its 22nd year, Port Douglas Carnivale features local and international performers and producers showcasing the region's spectacular tropical lifestyle and location.
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11 August 2017
Taste Port Douglas is Far North Queensland's annual premier food, beverage and restaurant festival. Long regarded as one of the best holiday destinations in the country, Port Douglas is also considered the culinary highlight of the region, home to a thriving restaurant and food industry.
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16 May 2017
Enjoy the picturesque setting of the Coral sea Under the palms at Rex Smeal Park , Indulge in a long lazy lunch as Paradise on a Plate serves up plentiful produce and performances. It’s a long table style lunch with a tropical twist that only Port Douglas can provide.
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27 May 2017
Get ready as Port Douglas showcases signature dishes inspired by the abundance of the region’s fresh produce and ingredients. Paired with your choice of wine, beer and tropical cocktails, this bounty from land, sea and rainforest is a feast for the soul and the palate.
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22 May 2017
Must-see exhibition of stunning digital photography by their own local Douglas Photographic Society Inc. This is the annual exhibition and competition for club members, and showcases the beauty and wonder of the people, creatures and places of their wonderful region and beyond.

Carnivale Sensualé

Port Douglas,
27 May 2017
This late night spectacle hosted by the ever so naughty Bev Killick will showcase Burlesque, Boylesque, sideshow stunts and hilarious Stand Up Comedy, a combination like this will create a night you won't soon forget.
25 May 2017
The Wonderland Spiegeltent is thrilled to have the hilarious Jeff Green UK join in the fun this May at Port Douglas Carnivale 2017. Award-winning British comedian Jeff Green has become a well known face and voice on Australian television and radio since arriving for his first Melbourne International Comedy Festival performance here in 1996.

Carlotta

Port Douglas,
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26 May 2017
Carlotta is currently touring Australia with her show "Carlotta” and regularly features at all sorts of festivals and gala premieres, including Melbourne's Midsumma, Gold Coast's Glitter and Brisbane's Melt festivals.

Port Douglas Race Week

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17 May 2017
A week of racing, entertainment and cuisine held in tropical Port Douglas and the surrounding waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. A multi-division racing event that sails around Low Isle, Snapper Island and famous Four Mile beach.
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