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Port Douglas District & Combined ClubsUpdated: 28-Dec-2012
Every town has a local haunt treasured by the locals and hidden from the tourists and Port Douglas is no exception!..
The refurbished Port Douglas District and Combined Clubs is certainly the town's worst kept secret, a rough diamond well positioned amongst the dazzle of Port Douglas. The club is situated on the Dickson Inlet, boasting a money-can't-buy view out to sea for the price of a cold beer!
Affectionately known as "the tin shed" by locals, the Club was originally a sugar storage shed when Port Douglas was used as a gateway to ship sugar. During the 1950's the tin shed became a boating club until eventually it became a Combined Club that now incorporates the many marine and sporting clubs in town. There are 750 local members who help run the club so you can be assured one will always be on hand to share their local knowledge and stories.
If you are searching for a well-priced and generously sized meal, a cheap beverage and a perch from which to watch the tide go out, this is the place to be!
How can you look past classics such as a tropical prawn cocktail, cottage pie, veal parmigiana, or the surf 'n' turf? If you prefer something a little more contemporary, the chilli garlic prawns, peppered calamari or risotto may tempt.
The Club is renowned for its sundowner sessions and is a great place for watching numerous gleaming white vessels return home to the marina from their day out to the reef. As the sun starts to set, the balcony fills quickly so be sure to get there early!
Port Douglas District & Combined Clubs
Ashford Street, Port Douglas
Tel: 4099 5553