Bush fires impacting Port Douglas tourism numbers

“Port Douglas and Daintree are one of the many regions of Australia that remains unaffected by the bushfires, with tourism operators continuing to offer incredible experiences to those travelling to our region,” she said.

“The horrific and tragic bushfires are heart-breaking and have touched people across our nation and overseas.

“We cannot thank enough the courageous work of volunteers, firefighters and everyone involved in trying to save their communities. Our thoughts are with the victims, their devastated townships, as they attempt to recover from this horror. Farming communities and tragically our wildlife have also been severely affected,” said Mayor Leu.

“We know people desperately want to help and I’d encourage you to support the local fundraisers that are being organised.”

Council, meanwhile, will have collection points for monetary donations at its offices in Mossman and Port Douglas from next week, with the funds to be donated to the Red Cross.