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Choo Choo Explorer launch!
Choo Choo Explorer Port Douglas creates memorable experiences for guests,
cruising along the picturesque Port Douglas waterway
while inspiring a deeper understanding of the ecology, landscape, history and culture of this iconic destination. 

Cruise at leisure, and in cool comfort onboard our custom catamaran vessel along the waters of Dickson Inlet.  

Your trip on Choo Choo Explorer is wonderful way to watch the world drift by while exploring the untouched nooks of this exotic location, all in supreme comfort!

Your river adventure is immersive and informative, guided by a friendly and professional local tour guide, who knows exactly where to spot our elusive and sometimes reclusive wildlife.

With the amazing shallow draft of our jet-powered vessel, you can truly get up close and personal with the locals!

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Bundy's last great adventure North!

We just discovered this beautiful documentary about Bundy' last epic trip north from Nambour produced back in 2013.  Bundy was salvaged and lovingly restored by a dedicated group of train devotees, and then this 50 year old steam loco took a rollicking ride on a 100 year old small gauge line.

The documentary is a salute to the heritage of the sugar industry along the Queensland coast, sharing the lives and tales of the industry pioneers amongst the dirt and dust of the canefields.  it's a delightful journey.

Enjoy. 

 

 

 

 

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All Aboard for theatre adventure on the bally hooley!

Have you got your tickets for this weekend's Bally Hooley Theatre adventure?

Presented by PORTfolio Productions

Written by Jack Heywood
Directed by Scott Witt

AUDREY CUTTLEBUTTLE’S GREAT BALLY HOOLEY ESCAPE is a modern, live theatre event mixing outdoor entertainment with a moveable location and multiple stages. Guests board the Bally Hooley train from the Reef Marina to St Crispins station and return all whilst action will take place at the Stations and on the path beside the moving train.

As the audience moves along they will be entertained with live action, situational comedy and information of the areas and businesses they pass, highlighting some of the Far North’s colourful characters and the beautiful fauna/flora.
The story takes place on the Bally Hooley Train narrated by Local Historian, Audrey Cuttlebuttle and her band. Local sweethearts Priscilla Peaseblossom and Thomas Trueblue are taking the train to St Crispin’s where they intend to be wed, a ceremony to be conducted by the train Captain. Our newlyweds prompt Audrey’s memory from the roaring 20’s. A fantastical story with a Pirate Blaggard and his vengeance for lost love. Can we separate the past from the present? The audience will witness this hilarious, slap stick duel between Blaggard and our lovers as he is foiled again, and again, and again!

Claire Tierney & Jack Heywood have been providing original theatre for over 10 years with shows such as Too Good To be True and The Amalgamation Play, to name a few. For this massive venture they have enlisted Scott Witt, a Sydney based theatre maker with a vast experience in physical theatre performance. Scott is acutely aware of the enjoyment of physical, slapstick comedy theatre with over 30yrs in the industry. Also joining them is Ms Klara McMurray (aka MissK). A regular visitor and performer in Port Douglas, the actress/comedian will bring her Public speaking and Cabaret performance skills to the main role of Miss Cuttlebuttle – the Local librarian, historian and gossip!

So jump on board for a fun ride for a moveable audience!

After a rollicking good start to the adventure last week, you better get in early  to hop onboard to join in the hilarity.  

Cast and crew are having a few days off before they do it all again for your entertainment.   A

udrey Cuttlebuttle and her crew are set to entertain again this Thurs 25th, Fri 26th and Sat 27th May with 3 shows a day. Fun for all the fam!

Call Claire on  0437 367 868 or book online here. 

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The Mulgrave Rambler
The Bally Hooley has added a new member to their family! Come down to Choo Choos at St Crispins to meet  Nelson aka "The Mulgrave Rambler".

The Bally Hooley has added a new member to their family!

Come down to Choo Choos at St Crispins to meet  Nelson aka "The Mulgrave Rambler".

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AUdrey Cuttlebuttle & The Great Bally Hooley Escape!
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AUDREY CUTTLEBUTTLE & THE GREAT BALLY HOOLEY ESCAPE is a modern, live theatre event mixing outdoor entertainment with a moveable location and multiple stages. Guests board the Bally Hooley train from the Reef Marina to St Crispin’s Station, and return all whilst action will take place on the stations and on the path beside the moving train.

As the audience moves along they will be entertained with live action, situational comedy and information of the areas and businesses they pass, highlighting some of the Far Norths colourful characters and the beautiful fauna/flora.

The story takes place on the Bally Hooley Train narrated by Local Historian, Audrey Cuttlebuttle and The Muso. Local sweethearts Priscilla Peaseblossom and Thomas Trueblue are taking the train to St Crispin’s where they intend to be wed at an intimate gathering, a ceremony to be conducted by the Train Captain and witnessed by close friends (the Audience). The Lovely Heroine (Bride to be, Miss Peasblossom) has an ex-boyfriend (Pirot, Blackgard Baddygaddy) who has other plans! He plots to steal the Heroine and whisk her away to his boat for a life on the high seas.

The Hero (Fiance, Mr Trueblue) has other ideas too!

The audience will witness the hilarious, slapstick duel of the Hero VS Blagard as he is foiled again, and again, and again!

Claire Tierney & Jack Heywood have been providing original theatre for over 10 years with shows such as Too Good To be True, The Amalgamation Play and Mano Nera to name a few.

For this massive venture they will be joined by Scott Witt of Combat Theatre who will share his experience and skills in physical theatre performance. Scott has worked locally with Jute Theatre and is Internationally accredited. Scott is acutely aware of the enjoyment of physical, slapstick comedy theatre with over 25yrs in the industry.

Also joining them is Ms Klara McMurray (aka MissK). A regular visitor and performer in Port Douglas,  the actress/comedian will bring her Public Speaking and Cabaret performance skills to the main role of Miss Cuttlebuttle – the Local librarian, historian and gossip!

Jump on board for a fun ride for a moveable audience!

This production is proudly supported by The Douglas Shire Council with a RADF Grant.

The Bally Hooley Steam Railway is a major in-kind sponsor.

Theatre shows will run on the following dates:

18, 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27 May 2017 at 10am, 12:30pm & 3pm

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