Auckland housewives take over
PORT Douglas is a playground for the rich and famous so it’s the perfect backdrop to film a posse of real housewives.
will be taking over the shire for five days in June to shoot their holiday episodes.
The visit started with a Facebook message from Helen De Ross, president of the Douglas Chamber of Commerce to Matchbox Pictures,
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“I think New Zealand housewives is better for us business wise because we’ll still get the whole Melbourne audience but we also get New Zealand, and people from overseas spend more when they’re here,” she said.
The chamber is hopeful that the visit will provide worldwide exposure for the high-class restaurants, hotels and tourism businesses in the region.
“We’re promoting the whole region. We want them to go to Hartley’s Crocodile Farm, jungle surfing in Cape Tribulation, stop at Mossman Gorge and hopefully have lunch at Silky Oaks,” said Miss De Ross
“For accommodation the Sheraton Mirage is our first choice. We want to promote the new Sheraton because if they’re doing well everyone else is doing well.”
Miss De Ross said cocktail drinks at Barbados had been confirmed. She had also put forward a number of other businesses for consideration.
“I have ensured that Chamber members, or those about to join, be considered,” she said.
is a reality television franchise that follows around a group of affluent women and documents their lives.
I think New Zealand housewives is better for us business wise... Helen De Ross Douglas Chamber of Commerce President