Entries by Jo Straszkowski


A cold brew to support valuable reef research and restoration

Port Douglas’ own Great Barrier Reef Legacy (GBRL) will be welcomed home by their major fundraising partner, Hemingway’s Brewery, this weekend. The GBRL Ocean Heroes expedition will sail into Port Douglas on Sunday after making the journey from Sydney. With Ocean Heroes Dr Dean Miller and John Rumney at the helm, the GBRL crew are […]


Crystalbrook Collection Welcomes Byron at Byron Resort and Spa to the Family

One of Australia’s most renowned resorts, Byron at Byron, will join Crystalbrook Collection’s expanding family of personality-led, five-star hotels and resorts. The luxury beachfront resort, frequently named in the top 10 best luxury resorts in Australia, is nestled in a 45-acre subtropical rainforest, just a short drive from the iconic town of Byron Bay in […]


Migaloo and friends visit the Great Barrier Reef

The famous white whale Migaloo and other humpback whales have been spotted in the warm waters of the Coral Sea near Opal Reef. Donna Thompson, Office Manager at Wavelength Reef Cruises, said the great white whale and his friends were spotted earlier this week. “The humpback whales were first sighted travelling north between Low Isles […]


Superyacht marina wins top award for a second time

The Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina in Port Douglas has been awarded ‘Marina of the Year’ for the second time since 2017.The award ceremony was held on Tuesday night hosted by Club Marine and conducted by the Marina Industries Association (MIA). Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina took out the top gong in the Commercial Marina under 140 Boat category. […]


All the best, fresh seafood to be on show at Port Douglas Marina

SEAFOOD at the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina will be nothing short of extravagant. Fresh oysters, prawns and fish will be on offer as Port Douglas Carnivale celebrations continue with a Seafood Extravaganza “marina takeover” on Sunday. Hemingway’s Brewery will join forces with Santiego Seafoods, Barbados, Lure and Preston Fresh Seafoods to reignite “the original” Carnivale Sunday […]


Hemingway’s add more medals to the beer trophy cabinet

Hemingway’s Brewery has attracted more awards for their brews, this time at the 2019 Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA). Hemingway’s Breweries’ walked away from the competition with Best Pilsner and a swag of gold, silver and bronze medals. Hosted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, the AIBA presentation evening saw industry leaders and experts […]

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Superyacht style on show

MAJOR players in the superyacht and tourism industry rubbed shoulders at an informative famil at the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina on Tuesday. The week-long event showcased everything Port Douglas and Cairns had to offer, as a premier superyacht destination. Dr Dean Miller from Great Barrier Reef Legacy spoke of why Port Douglas was the perfect launching […]


Superyacht Sahana to give opulent taste of Port Douglas

A new brand of boat has docked at the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina with the Sahana taking up residence in Port Douglas for the next eight months. The luxurious vessel has made the journey from Sydney and the Gold Coast to offer clients a new and opulent way to enjoy the reef. Sahana Skipper, Paul Busk, […]