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2012 Solar Eclipse
Port Douglas 14 November, 2012
A total eclipse of Port Douglas… watch one of the world’s most amazing and unique natural phenomenon, a Total Solar Eclipse, from one of the world’s most amazing and unique destinations... Port Douglas.
Feel a cool breeze as the temperature drops while the moon casts its shadow over the balmy November morning. Watch in awe as the bright orange sun completely blackens until it fights its way back to light up a magical day in paradise.
Once in a lifetime event
Beginning at 6:37am 14 November 2012 in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia the solar eclipse shadow will sweep across the Gulf of Carpenteria and Cape York, before the central line crosses directly over Oak Beach at Port Douglas, the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea at 6:38am. View the path of the 2012 Solar Eclipse.
The only way to witness the full glory of this amazing act of nature is to be in the shadow’s path, particularly in it’s central line at the exact time the moon sits in front of the sun. Download the Astronomical Society of Queensland 2012 total eclipse fact sheet.
With the special significance of this natural event, paired with the unique destination of Port Douglas, naturally we advise you to get in early and book your ‘once in a lifetime’ Port Douglas Eclipse getaway now.
Port Douglas has a range of accommodation options, plus don't forget to check out the tours, attractions and activities available while you are here. For those wanting to make the day just a little bit more special, why not take part in the Port Douglas Solar Eclipse Marathon?
Port Douglas Solar Eclipse Festival
Port Douglas Eclipse Festival is a series of events over seven days around the solar eclipse. The festival activities will provide dining, music, art, education, displays and a variety of unique entertainment to ensure visitors have a memorable experience during their stay in this tropical paradise.
Festival highlights include the Port Douglas Night Markets, with staged entertainment, roaming performers, a market bar, carnival rides, food stalls and market stalls.
Don't miss the Sheraton Eclipse Party, which starts on 'Solar Eve'. You will be able to relish in the carnival atmosphere at the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas, with delicious foods stalls presenting cuisines from around the world while showcasing renowned Far North Queensland produce. The event is hosted by the talented Julia Morris and be entertained by singing sensation Karise Eden winner of "The Voice".
The festival will also cater to the sports enthusiasts, with the the world's first game of 'Fooket'. Not heard of it? It's when you combine Australian football with cricket - at the same time, on the same field. Like the eclipse, you will have to see it to believe it!
For more information on special events during the Port Douglas Solar Eclipse, check out our Events Calendar.
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