Port shines on small screen
PORT Douglas has shone on the small screen in the past week with three television programs heavily featuring the region in publicity worth millions of dollars.
Channel Nine’s muchanticipated primetime debut of the Bbc-digital Dimensions joint production Great Barrier Reef showcased the unrivalled underwater wonderland found right on our doorstep, with the program beamed to millions of households around the world already.
Sunday also saw the arrival of Channel Seven’s Weekend Sunrise weatherman James Tobin who unfortunately brought the rainclouds with him while filming at the Port Douglas markets.
While the weather put a bit of a dampener on things, the program still featured plenty of local characters including artist Davvyd “The Birdman” Brown, Port Douglas Catering’s Cam Walton and the crew from the Port Douglas Outriggers.
But the main event was Monday night’s screening of My Kitchen Rules which focused on the Douglas region as competing teams raced around searching for our freshest produce before cooking up a camp oven feast under the fig trees in Rex Smeal Park.
Social media sites went into meltdown during the screening as envious viewers raved about the locations and reminisced about their memories of visiting.
The exposure comes hot on the heels of several weeks of Neighbours footage focused on Port Douglas, with the next small screen exposure likely to be Reef Doctors starring Lisa Mccune on Channel Ten later this year.
Southern exposure: Port Douglas shines in My Kitchen Rules (inset) Sunrise presenter James Tobin with the Port Douglas outriggers