Turtle Cove Open Mic - Arvo Session
Oct
19
2:00 PM14:00

Turtle Cove Open Mic - Arvo Session

THIS Saturday!! Come down and enjoy the amazing atmosphere! Come Play a tune, act, comedy sketch, whatever your craft, come show such an appreciative crowd!

2-6pm

Free drink for your performance
$6 drink deals
Book a cab through sizzling wheels for a great price from Port Douglas OR Contact Oasis Transport if you’re coming up from the South!


SPECIAL ROOM RATES so stay the night and party on into the evening. BOOK HERE https://turtlecove.com/adults-only-port-douglas-room-rates

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An intimate evening with Honey Davenport
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

An intimate evening with Honey Davenport

Haus of BlackStar & Turtle Cove Beach Resort PRESENTS - an intimate evening with Honey Davenport

6pm-12pm

$60 entry including FREE transport & food/sharing platters

limited tickets & limited car space @ the resort so book your FREE transport & entry ticket now by hitting this link https://events.humanitix.com.au/a-intimate-evening-with-honey-davenport



BOOK A ROOM @tutlecovebeachresort HERE https://turtlecove.com/adults-only-port-douglas-room-rates



6pm-8:30pm – SHARING PLATES/CANAPES

8:30pm-9:30pm – SHOW

9:30pm-12:00am – DISCO


FREE Transport: Cairns (Gilligan’s) with stops: Smithfield: old Mitre 10 - Palm Cove: Sarayi Hotel


4:00pm-leaving Cairns

12:00am-leaving Turtle Cove

A HUGE & SPECIAL THANKS TO: Haus of BlackStar - Oasis Transport - Tour Logistics & QUAC FOR ALL THE FAB SUPPORT - HAPPY PRIDE XXX

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Beach Side PRIDE @ Turtle Cove Resort comming
Oct
26
to Oct 27

Beach Side PRIDE @ Turtle Cove Resort comming

Celebrate pride on the beach and by the pool at one of FNQ's most iconic resorts with absolute beach front and rainforest backdrop, Turtle Cove Beach Resort. We will have a full day of fun in the sun and dance till midnight, with Queer Olympics games, drag shows, DJs, info stalls and raffles with amazing prizes to be won all day! Come and celebrate being queer up here in FNQ at Australia's only LGBTIQ+ resort!

This is a fun packed day and part of a whole weekend of fun at Turtle Cove, so be sure to book a room soon, they're filling up fast!


🏳️‍🌈18+ event running from 1pm to 12am midnight

🏳️‍🌈$5 gets you a bus 🚌 🚎 trip there and back from Smithfield, Palm Cove running in to the evening

🏳️‍🌈FREE Entry, with automatic entry into raffles

🏳️‍🌈Amazing selection of drinks 🍹 and food 🍢

🏳️‍🌈Absolute beach front 🏝🏖 in an iconic LGBTIQ+ resort for respectful adults!


Come along for some amazing fun in the sun and dance till midnight!


Thanks to Oasis Transport, bookings are easy. Just hit the fab link they provided us below: https://tourlogistics.rezdy.com/352815/beach-side-pride-admission-transport


ALL ticket sales & donations taken for raffles on the day go into the pockets of Cairns PRIDE for 2020 so come on up and be apart of the future!


BOOK A ROOM @tutlecovebeachresort HERE https://turtlecove.com/adults-only-port-douglas-room-rates


Queer Olympics - raffles - prizes - giveaways - open day with local business/community groups - pool party - beach party - help us raise money for PRIDE 2020 - open mic/performances - be apart of professional videos and images being taken day/night – limited car space so book your FREE transport now


2pm-5pm - open day with local business/community group support


2pm-5pm - Queer Olympics


2pm-6pm - pool party


5pm-8pm - open mic (practice & show off your craft)


8pm-TILL LATE - dance party on our private beach


FREE Transport:

WHERE FROM?

Cairns (Gilligan’s ) - Smithfield: old Mitre 10 - Palm Cove: Sarayi Hotel


🚌 1pm - leaving Cairns


🚌 4pm - leaving Cairns


🚎 10pm - leaving Turtle Cove


🚎 1am - leaving Turtle Cove

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ORPHAN'S CHRISTMAS 2019
Dec
24
to Dec 26

ORPHAN'S CHRISTMAS 2019

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We all have our own ideas on what the perfect Santa would look like, and we all have our own Christmas Wish List for what we'd like to unwrap under the tree, so why not spend Christmas at Turtle Cove Resort and see if your Christmas Wish comes true! 

Whether you're alone this Christmas or simply want a change from the awkward annual family catch up, we'd love to have you spend the silly season with your Turtle Cove family and enjoy a relaxed xmas day by the pool or on the beach with an all-gay day of festivities.

Book your room now for the Christmas long weekend and include Christmas Day Lunch!!

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Boxing Day Chillout 2019
Dec
26
to Dec 27

Boxing Day Chillout 2019

After the Christmas Day madness is over, Boxing Day is usually a day of relaxation & recovery or frantic bargain shopping in department stores. But at Turtle Cove, we do things different. It's all about fun, friendships and campery, we've got a sensational day planned and you're all invited!! 

Kick back by the pool for lunch, enjoy a special Boxing Day Cocktail in the sun, wander along the private beach front or take a dip in the hot-tub, then as the sun sets and the BBQ heats up, enjoy an all-you-can-eat Boxing Day buffet with meats, salads and desserts.

So.. if you're not staying at Turtle Cove over the Christmas period but you're in the area on Boxing Day, pop in as a Day Visitor and join in the fun!!

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New Year's Celebrations 2019/2020
Dec
31
to Jan 2

New Year's Celebrations 2019/2020

You may have already decided your plans on how you want to bring in the new year when the clock strikes midnight but keep Turtle Cove front of mind!

What have you got planned for New Year's Day? Will it be relaxing and recovering or are you one of those who likes to keep the party going until you can dance no more? Maybe you've decided to skip the midnight celebrations and just make a day of it while the sun shines? Whatever you're thinking, do it with your Turtle Cove family to really get 2020 off with a bang!!

Laid back recovery tunes will sound out over the pool as the New Year's cocktails are shaken up by the TC crew, then once lunch is over the volume increases for New Year's Day tunes through til late. A BBQ Buffet will be served from 6pm with Day Visitors welcome to come celebrate with our resort guests!! Entry is FREE but limited rooms are still available from Jan 1-7, so book and stay the night!!

 

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BEACH PARTY @TurtleCove - Because We Can!
Aug
24
to Aug 25

BEACH PARTY @TurtleCove - Because We Can!

Come on up to Turtle Cove, grab a cocktail & join our beach party with DJ Ro hitting the decks on the beach from 8:30 pm. Drink Specials & Room discounts for Saturday/Saturday Night NOW ON!

email OR phone us for specials & group bookings https://turtlecove.com/contactus-directions

TRANSPORT:

Sizzlingwheels can provide CHEAP transfers from Port Douglas! book in your seats ASAP from Port to Turtle Cove and return at midnight.

$30/ person return fare
www.sizzlingwheels.com.au
PH: 0451061724 OR 0449982783

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Stephen's  "OPEN" B'day Spectacular
Aug
10
to Aug 11

Stephen's "OPEN" B'day Spectacular

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Come on over to Turtle Cove Resort and join in on all the fun with Stephen and a bunch of his mates!

Stephen and his mates have taken great advantage of our group booking rates for this very special birthday event!

We have organised games throughout the day, an artist for a 3 hour canvas painting session (inc. a cheese plate, fruits & champagne on arrival). We only have limited space so book in fast!

On offer for Saturday night is our Turtle Cove Beach Party + LIVE entertainment by the Retro Girls after dinner.

We aim to please the Birthday Boy and his posy this Saturday 10th of August. Take advantage of our extended happy hour 3pm-6pm and join us for dinner (6-8:30pm) as our new talented and vibrant chef Chris, delivers on his delicious menu.

We ONLY have two available rooms left so get in fast or hitch a ride in for the day or night!

We hope to see you here for all the shenanigans.....

ALL DAY SOCIAL GAMES - twister - volleyball - raw egg catching - lawn bowls - tennis - badminton - cricket

12:00pm - 2:30pm Lunch Service
1:00pm - 4:00pm Bubbles & Brushes Painting session
3:00pm - 6:00pm Extended Happy Hour(s)
6:00pm - 8:30pm Dinner Service
8:30pm - 1:00am Turtle Cove Beach Party
7:30pm - 8:30pm THE RETRO GIRLS PERFORM LIVE & UNFILTERED

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Tanya Murphy by the beach - Saturday Chill Session
Jul
13
12:00 PM12:00

Tanya Murphy by the beach - Saturday Chill Session

Come and enjoy an afternoon chill out session by the beach with Tanya Murphy!

With lunch and drink specials starting from 12pm, Tanya will set the afternoon vibe from 2pm with some of her all-time favorites.

Originally from a small country town in Western Australia, Tanya started playing guitar at 14 and performed in cover bands in Perth and country WA before moving to Cairns 7 years ago to fulfill her dream of becoming a Scuba Diving Instructor at the Great Barrier Reef.

This also turned out to be a fortunate move musically, as she soon found herself playing bass guitar and doing backup vocals in various bands including “Drewboy”, “Grand Theft Audio”, “Mr Smith”, “Dr Elephant”, “Eddie Skiba”, “Elemental”, “Kaboom” and others.

She started her solo singer/guitarist career in early 2018 and the gigs have been coming through thick and heavy ever since! We can’t wait to see her playing live by the beach with our spectacular backdrop her at Turtle Cove!

Come in for lunch, a drink or spend time laying on our absolute private beach. If sand is not your gig then take advantage of our pool and spa!

For any further information, discount room bookings for groups or to book a table for lunch contact us here anytime https://turtlecove.com/contactus-directions

To follow Tanya link in with her below on facebook or Insta:
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TanyaMurphyMusic/
Instagram: @TanyaMurphyMusic

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Queens Birthday Weekend 2019
Jun
7
to Jun 11

Queens Birthday Weekend 2019

While Queens in Queensland celebrate Her Majesty's special day with a public holiday in October, and queens in Western Australia mark the occasion with a public holiday in September, the rest of Australia celebrates the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend with a public holiday in June it's only fitting that Australia's only LGBTIQA & allies resort through on the crown jewels and kicks up its heels to mark this weekend of royal antics!

So, pencil it in your diary for Friday June 7th to Monday June 10th till late and come celebrate the birth of Queen B, Queen Elizabeth and all the other queens out there who need an excuse to pop the bubbly and have a birthday nip or two! :-)

Turtle Cove will be turning on the fun and campery from Friday afternoon 'knock off drinks' through til Monday evening with a royal affair not to be missed. Book your holiday now and stay all weekend or just grab your chariot up the Captain Cook Highway for a day by the pool. 

We only have a small number of rooms left, get in fast!

*** be aware, Sunday 9th of June road closed due to public event, Captain Cook Highway will be closed in most parts between Cairns & Port Douglas between 7am & 5pm ***

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RuPauls Drag Race Finally
May
31
4:00 PM16:00

RuPauls Drag Race Finally

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 is finally reaching its epic finale 💃

Our Final 4 has been announced and they will be taking part in the world’s most important lip-sync battle competition to find out who will be crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar!

This time, we will be screening the episode at the Turtle Cove's Sand Bar on Friday! The episode will be screened from 4pm-5pm, complete with English subtitles.

Come enjoy a day by the beach with our Happy Hour during and after it.

Feel free to get in Full Drag Mode with a visit to our dressing room full of costumes and fabrics.

ALL are welcome!

*Dress Code: Best Drag (not compulsory)

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Turtle Easter Weekend
Apr
18
to Apr 23

Turtle Easter Weekend

Bookings are now open for our annual Turtle Easter Long Weekend so hop to it if you're hoping to spend the weekend with us!!

Contact us via info@turtlecove.com or through the website "Room Rates" page to book your room and dates. We'll be open every day of the long weekend to welcome day visitors with a sensational Lunch Menu from 12 noon-2.30 and our much loved A La Cart dinner service from 6pm.

Pop in for a day visit, sit by the pool, enjoy a cocktail or two and stay for dinner! And, like all good Easter weekends, enjoy a selection of great seafood treats on Good Friday then get ready for Saturday Night Cocktails and dancing around the pool til late! Wake up on Sunday with toasted Hot Cross Buns and CHOCOLATE!!! The Easter bunny will be leaving surprises around the resort so be here for the Easter Fun!! And on Easter Monday enjoy the day off from work and kick back on the beach, soaking in the rays and enjoy a few quiet drinks with new found friends.

It's Easter Celebrations all weekend at Australia's only gay & lesbian resort, so get Eggcited!!

** please note, a small surcharge applies on Public Holidays only.

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MARDI GRAS WEEK & RECOVERY 2019
Mar
1
to Mar 10

MARDI GRAS WEEK & RECOVERY 2019

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In 2019, Australia's only gay & lesbian beach resort gets into the Sydney Mardi Gras mood with the perfect way to kick off the Mardi Gras Parade & Party weekend, followed by the popular annual MARDI GRAS RECOVERY Week.

Mardi Gras Parade & Party takes over Oxford Street in Sydney on Saturday March 2 and while the glitter flies down South, TURTLE COVE BEACH RESORT will be kicking up its heels in the Far North.

Friday March 1 kicks off our Mardi Gras week with sensational cocktails and meals all night and a late night spa & pool session to get the weekend underway. Over the weekend we'll have special treats to keep the party vibe going and we'll screen the parade replay on the big screen in the bar! 

Then, from Sunday March 3 we welcome the flights from Sydney as people head north for the sunshine, poolside tunes, cocktails and the best post-Mardi Gras week. Meet other gay & lesbian international and local guests and relax on the beach before heading home from Australia's biggest LGBTI calendar event.

TURTLE COVE MARDI GRAS RECOVERY is a popular annual event and accommodation bookings fill fast, so be sure to reserve your room NOW!

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Gay Naturists International
Feb
21
to Feb 28

Gay Naturists International

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Gay Naturists International USA will be hosting a 7 day event at Turtle Cove Beach Resort From FEBRUARY 21st-28th 2019. There are a few rooms left to fill, SO, if there are any Aussie Gay Naturists/Nudists who would like to take advantage of this once in a life-time opportunity to attend this fantastic Event, you are more than welcome!!!!! Join us for 7 days of nude fun at our secluded beachfront Resort in Cairns, Australia. Shed your clothes and the monotony of everyday life and live like nature intended with like-minded gay men. Mention GNI and receive a 10% discount off your room rate!

This is an amazing week that always books out fast, we would recommend booking early to save disappointment.Only 4 Rooms available.

Click here for more information.

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AUSTRALIA DAY LONG WEEKEND
Jan
25
to Jan 29

AUSTRALIA DAY LONG WEEKEND

In 2019 we might be accused of letting our inner-bogan come out again with a special Australia Day Long Weekend planned. Pop on your thongs, grab that jar of Vegemite and head up to Turtle Cove Beach Resort for a few days!

Kicking off on Friday evening with an extended Happy Hour from 4pm and a poolside dinner from 6pm in the Sandbar Restaurant.

Then on Saturday Jan 26, we kick back by the pool and enjoy our national day of celebration with a cold Aussie beer and tunes to keep your toes tapping all afternoon. A La Cart dinner will be served from 6pm followed by a Saturday Night Pool Party,And you can expect to hear more Aussie Dance tracks to keep the dance floor rockin' til the wee hours!

Sunday is our regular busy day on the beach with local day visitors popping in for lunch by the pool and loads of eye candy roaming the grounds. We'll bring out the BBQ for a special buffet dinner spread from 6.30pm with snags, Aussie Lamb chops and we may even throw a shrimp on the BBQ for good measure! Then we'll crank up the tunes again and party through til late with a beach bonfire weather permitted to light up the night!!

Monday January 28 will be a public holiday so that gives you an extra day to sleep in, relax by the pool and soak up the sun. Enjoy lunch, cocktails, a walk along the beach or a mingle by the pool, however you choose to spend a Monday holiday!

Rooms are still available for those wanting to stay a night, the weekend or even longer, with special discount deals available. 

AUSTRALIA DAY LONG WEEKEND

AUSTRALIA DAY LONG WEEKEND

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Turtle Cove's "LOCALS DAY"
Dec
1
11:00 AM11:00

Turtle Cove's "LOCALS DAY"

At Turtle Cove Beach Resort we want to thank our local community for their continued support over our 25 years as Australia’s only LGBTI beach resort. So, it's time to throw open the doors for another special LOCALS DAY on Saturday December 1 and everyone's invited!!

As always, its FREE ENTRY as a Day Visitor, so pop on in and make yourself comfortable on the beach or by the pool. Enjoy a selection of special Locals Day Lunch options for just $10. Sip on a few special Locals Day Cocktails and stay for the afternoon with us.

Then, if you feel like spending the night, inquire about Locals Day Discount on any available rooms & suites. Our special discounted LOCALS DAY Accommodation rate applies to the Friday, Saturday and Sunday night of the weekend, so don’t just spend the night, stay the whole weekend!!

So... bring your ID and show you're a proud Far North Queensland local, and spend the day with us for LOCALS DAY... Saturday 10th November, 11am-11pm

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'LAUNCH OF SUMMER' @ Turtle Cove
Nov
30
to Dec 3

'LAUNCH OF SUMMER' @ Turtle Cove

Get ready to launch into Summer 2018/2019 with some of the best weekend events at Australia’s only LGBTI Resort!

To kick start the Summer Season we’re giving you TWO more reasons to spend the day or the entire weekend at Turtle Cove Beach Resort.

Saturday 1st December will be our December LOCALS DAY with special discounted Locals Day Accommodation, special priced LOCALS DAY Lunch and a range of Locals Day bonuses to kick off Summer!!

Sunday 2nd December will be our first SUNDAY SESSIONS with live entertainment from a couple of local community members…. STEPH and THE WIZARD.

More details to follow soon, but pencil those dates in your diary now and maybe book a room for Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday of that weekend!!

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Turtle Cove's "LOCALS DAY"
Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Turtle Cove's "LOCALS DAY"

At Turtle Cove Beach Resort, we've just celebrated our 25 Year Milestone as Australia's only LGBTI beach resort and we want to thank our local community for their continued support over those years. So, it's time to throw open the doors for another special LOCALS DAY on Saturday November 10 and everyone's invited!!

As always, its FREE ENTRY as a Day Visitor, so pop on in and make yourself comfortable on the beach or by the pool. Enjoy a selection of special Locals Day Lunch options for just $10. Sip on a few special Locals Day Cocktails and stay for the afternoon with us.

Then, if you feel like spending the night, inquire about Locals Day Discount on any available rooms & suites. 

So... bring your ID and show you're a proud Far North Queensland local, and spend the day with us for LOCALS DAY... Saturday 10th November, 11am-11pm

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OCTOBER PRIVATE FUNCTION...
Oct
18
to Oct 22

OCTOBER PRIVATE FUNCTION...

Australia's only LGBTI resort is a pretty popular location throughout the year for any number of different reasons. Not only do we cater for local day visitors, national & international holiday makers or those looking for the ideal private getaway, but we've also been known to throw a pretty mean private function or two! And, there are times when some awesome Turtle Cove lovers think we're just so amazing they want the entire resort all for themselves for a night or two!! Or even a whole week!!

And who are we to say no... when we can help out as a resort location for something special, we'll do our best to accommodate. With 30 Rooms, the Pool & Spa, Restaurant & Bar, Private Beach, Gymnasium and so much more, we can be your perfect spot for any event, no matter how large or small. If you'd like all or part of Turtle Cove Resort for your special event or function, drop an email to events@turtlecove.com and we'll provide the perfect package options to suit your event and needs.

So.... While the resort is fully booked out for a private event between Thursday October 18 to Monday October 22, we're going fishing!! Be sure to lock in your Turtle Cove visit outside of these days and we'll make sure you're well looked after. Bookings are now open for our Orphan's Xmas and New Year's Eve events, so get in touch today and secure your perfect Far North Queensland getaway!

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Cairns Tropical Pride - QUEER SPRING BREAK Party
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

Cairns Tropical Pride - QUEER SPRING BREAK Party

Are you ready to hit the beach this Spring?

On Saturday October 13 the annual Cairns Tropical Pride festival takes over Australia's only LGBTI beach resort for a day of poolside fun in the sun. Turtle Cove Resort is the location for the biggest beach party in Far North Queensland and this is your chance to join in the action, at a secluded beach surrounded by World Heritage Rainforest with local and visiting LGBTI community friends and family.

FULL DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON, INCLUDING DJS, PERFORMANCES, SPECIAL GUESTS AND TICKET INFO.

Hosted by Cairns Tropical Pride, with info on events available through the Facebook Page

Take advantage of Turtle Cove's special discount offers, 'Book 5 Nights and pay for only 4 Nights' or 'Book 7 Nights and pay for only 5 Nights'. And for Local Community Members be sure to ask about our discounted "Locals Rates". For further resort booking details give our reception team a call on (07) 4059 1800 or book yourself into the room of your choice by clicking on the 'Room Rates' page.

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Turtle Cove's "LOCALS DAY"
Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

Turtle Cove's "LOCALS DAY"

At Turtle Cove Beach Resort, we've just celebrated our 25 Year Milestone as Australia's only LGBTI beach resort and we want to thank our local community for their continued support over those years. So, it's time to throw open the doors for another special LOCALS DAY on Saturday September 8 and everyone's invited!!

As always, its FREE ENTRY as a Day Visitor, so pop on in and make yourself comfortable on the beach or by the pool. Enjoy a selection of special Locals Day Lunch options for just $10. Sip on a few special Locals Day Cocktails and stay for the afternoon with us.

Then, if you feel like spending the night, inquire about Locals Day Discount on any available rooms & suites. 

So... bring your ID and show you're a proud Far North Queensland local, and spend the day with us for LOCALS DAY... Saturday 8th September, 11am-11pm

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Turtle Cove's "LOCALS DAY", 'Wine & Tapas Afternoon'
Aug
18
11:00 AM11:00

Turtle Cove's "LOCALS DAY", 'Wine & Tapas Afternoon'

At Turtle Cove Beach Resort, we've just celebrated our 25 Year Milestone as Australia's only LGBTI beach resort and we want to thank our local community for their continued support over those years. So, it's time to throw open the doors for another special LOCALS DAY on Saturday August 18 and everyone's invited!!

Our next Locals Day event will be a 'WINE & TAPAS' Afternoon, with a selection of wines and tapas platters for a simple set price. Enjoy Wine & Tapas on the Beach, by the Pool, alongside the creek or on the lawn area. As always, its FREE ENTRY as a Day Visitor, so pop on in and make yourself comfortable. Enjoy a selection of special Locals Day Cocktails and stay the afternoon with us.

Then, if you feel like spending the night, enquire about Locals Day Discount on any available rooms & suites. 

So... bring your ID and show you're a proud Far North Queensland local, and spend the day with us for LOCALS DAY... Saturday 18 August, 11am-11pm

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AUGUST PRIVATE FUNCTION...
Aug
4
to Aug 11

AUGUST PRIVATE FUNCTION...

Australia's only LGBTI resort is a pretty popular location throughout the year for any number of different reasons. Not only do we cater for local day visitors, national & international holiday makers or those looking for the ideal private getaway, but we've also been known to throw a pretty mean private function or two! And, there are times when some awesome Turtle Cove lovers think we're just so amazing they want the entire resort all for themselves for a night or two!! Or even a whole week!!

And who are we to say no... when we can help out as a resort location for something special, we'll do our best to accommodate. With 30 Rooms, the Pool & Spa, Restaurant & Bar, Private Beach, Gymnasium and so much more, we can be your perfect spot for any event, no matter how large or small. If you'd like all or part of Turtle Cove Resort for your special event or function, drop an email to events@turtlecove.com and we'll provide the perfect package options to suit your event and needs.

So.... While the resort is fully booked out for a private event between Saturday August 4 to Saturday August 11, we're going fishing!! Be sure to lock in your Turtle Cove visit outside of these days and we'll make sure you're well looked after. Bookings are now open for our Orphan's Xmas and New Year's Eve events, so get in touch today and secure your perfect Far North Queensland getaway!

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Turtle Cove's "LOCALS DAY"
Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

Turtle Cove's "LOCALS DAY"

At Turtle Cove Beach Resort, we've just celebrated our 25 Year Milestone as Australia's only LGBTI beach resort and we want to thank our local community for their continued support over those years. So, it's time to throw open the doors for another special LOCALS DAY on Saturday July 21 and everyone's invited!!

As always, its FREE ENTRY as a Day Visitor, so pop on in and make yourself comfortable on the beach or by the pool. Enjoy a selection of special Locals Day Lunch options for just $10. Sip on a few cocktails at special Local Day Prices and stay for the afternoon with us.

Then, if you feel like spending the night, enquire about Locals Day Discount on any available rooms & suites. 

So... bring your ID and show you're a proud Far North Queensland local, and spend the day with us for LOCALS DAY... Saturday 21st July, 11am-11pm

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Turtle Cove's "LOCALS DAY"
Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

Turtle Cove's "LOCALS DAY"

At Turtle Cove Beach Resort, we've just celebrated our 25 Year Milestone as Australia's only LGBTI beach resort and we want to thank our local community for their continued support over those years. So, it's time to throw open the doors for another special LOCALS DAY on Saturday June 16 and everyone's invited!!

As always, its FREE ENTRY as a Day Visitor, so pop on in and make yourself comfortable on the beach or by the pool. Enjoy a selection of special Locals Day Lunch options for just $10. Sip on a few cocktails at special Local Day Prices and stay for the afternoon with us.

And for this coming LOCALS DAY we've invited the team from CAIRNS QUEER FILM FESTIVAL along to hold an After-Lunch Trivia fundraiser. So, cram your knowledge of Film Trivia and get set to join us for some fun and prizes, with your chance to win movie tickets and more!!

Then, if you feel like spending the night, enquire about our Locals Day Discount on any available rooms & suites. 

So... bring your ID and show you're a proud Far North Queensland local, and spend the day with us for LOCALS DAY... Saturday 16th June, 11am-11pm

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QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY LONG WEEKEND
Jun
8
to Jun 11

QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY LONG WEEKEND

While Queens in Queensland celebrate Her Majesty's special day with a public holiday in October, and queens in Western Australia  mark the occasion with a public holiday in September, it's interesting to note that Queen Elizabeth II actually turns 92 on April 21 this year. 

But, as the rest of Australia celebrates the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend with a public holiday on Monday 11 June it's only fitting that Australia's only LGBTI resort dons the crown jewels and kicks up its heels to mark this weekend of gay antics!

So, pencil it in your diary for Friday June 8 to Monday June 11 and come celebrate the birth of Queen B, Queen Elizabeth and all the other queens out there who need an excuse to pop the bubbly and have a birthday nip or two! :-)

Turtle Cove will be turning on the fun and campery from Friday afternoon 'knock off drinks' through til Monday evening with a royal affair not to be missed. Book your holiday now and stay all weekend or just grab your chariot up the Captain Cook Highway for a day by the pool. 

More details to come!!!

*** be aware, the IRONMAN 70.3 Cairns leg takes place on our doorstep on Sunday 10 June, so this means the Captain Cook Highway will be closed in most parts between Cairns & Port Douglas between 7am & 5pm ***

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Cairns Tropical Pride - 'Wet', May Pool Party
May
19
12:00 PM12:00

Cairns Tropical Pride - 'Wet', May Pool Party

Lock this date into your diary as the team from Cairns Tropical Pride put the finishing touches to planning another great Pool Party event at Turtle Cove Resort, Australia's only LGBTI Beach Resort!! With 5 of the top local DJs spinning the tunes poolside throughout the day, performances in and out of the pool featuring The MerQueens, a Sausage Sizzle, cocktails and a whole lot of fun in the sun, this event will make a May to remember!

Pre Sale Tickets are just $20 online or you can wait til you arrive and pay $30 at the entrance. A Coach will run a shuttle service between Cairns and the Resort for those who want to avoid the drive or aren't planning on grabbing an overnight room and for the women, there's a special Women's Tent. Plus there's Beach Games and a whole stack more!

Grab your tickets through TryBooking and check out the Facebook Event for further updated info! 

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Turtle Cove's "LOCALS DAY"
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Turtle Cove's "LOCALS DAY"

At Turtle Cove Beach Resort, we've just celebrated our 25 Year Milestone as Australia's only LGBTI beach resort and we want to thank our local community for their continued support over those years. So, it's time to throw open the doors for a special LOCALS DAY on Saturday May 12 and everyone's invited!!

As always, its FREE ENTRY as a Day Visitor, so pop on in and make yourself comfortable on the beach or by the pool. Enjoy a selection of special Locals Day Lunch options for just $10. Sip on a few cocktails at special Local Day Prices and stay for the afternoon with us.

Then, if you feel like spending the night, enjoy a special 50% Locals Day Discount on any available rooms & suites. 

So... bring your ID and show you're a proud Far North Queensland local, and spend the day with us for LOCALS DAY... Saturday 12th May, 11am-11pm

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Eurovision 2018
May
9
to May 13

Eurovision 2018

Is this the year Australia takes out the win?? The team at Turtle Cove plans on being up at the crack of dawn to watch the broadcast live on the big screen at 5.30am (Friday & Sunday) and then again with the replay each night at 7.30pm and we'll be cheering on Jessica Mauboy as she performs 'We Got Love' in front of a global audience of millions. Be sure to join us for an early breakfast in the Sandbar Restaurant on finals days and enjoy the delights that each country has to offer.

Eurovision 2018... On the Sandbar Big Screen... 7.30pm Wed May 9, Fri May 11, Sun May 13. And LIVE from Lisbon on Friday May 11 & Sunday May 13 from 5am

 

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Turtle Cove's annual NUDE WEEK
May
4
to May 11

Turtle Cove's annual NUDE WEEK

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  • In 2018 we're bringing it back again!! NUDE WEEK 2018 will take place at Australia's only gay beach resort from FRIDAY MAY 4 to FRIDAY MAY 11, with a week of Nude fun!

  • Australia's only LGBTI resort, with an exclusive, secluded private beach, 24hr pool & spa, restaurant & bar, gymnasium, and of course TWO of the world's greatest natural attractions (the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rain Forrest) on your doorstep!!

  • AND.... Queensland recognizes Labour Day on Monday May 7 which gives you even MORE reason to book your flights and accommodation NOW. The opening weekend of NUDE WEEK 2018 gives you a 3 DAY WEEKEND to strip down and party with local and international visitors. That's a 3 DAY WEEKEND of spa & pool fun, a 3 DAY WEEKEND of basking on the golden sands for an 'all-over' glow! a 3 DAY WEEKEND of eating amazing foods, drinking the tastiest cocktails and meeting the hottest men!

  • Limited Rooms are still available for advanced reservation and if you get in quick fights from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth can pop up on sale from just $1 so put the date in your diary NOW!!

  • As our local LGBTI community around Far North Queensland will be enjoying a public holiday on Monday May 7, we're welcoming everyone to join in the fun as a day visitor and enjoy a beer by the pool, a cocktail in the spa or bubbles on the beach! Stay for Lunch, stay for Dinner, stay for the night or stay for the whole Week!!

  • Full itinerary and details to be posted soon, but get in now to reserve your room for NUDE WEEK 2018 and we'll see you here ((every bit of you!))

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Turtle Turns Twenty Five!!!
Apr
13
to Apr 16

Turtle Turns Twenty Five!!!

It's a big deal in gay land to survive in business for more than 10 years. An even bigger deal to be a venue and survive more than 10 years!! So imagine surviving 20 Years!!! Or, even getting to 25 years!! It's almost unheard of and we congratulate any of our LGBTI brothers and sisters for reaching such a celebrated milestone. Especially in an industry such as Hospitality & Tourism.

So... its OUR turn to celebrate, as Turtle Cove Beach Resort marks it's 25th Anniversary as Australia's only gay & lesbian beach resort and we're ready to party!!

In April 1993, our much loved Queen B (Bert) and his team of partners and investors took on a venture that would secure this little piece of Far North Queensland paradise as Australia's much loved LGBTI haven. Over the years it's seen many changes and the highs and lows of the Global Economy, a changing community and the introduction of online dating apps. And now, with its current ownership, friendly team and beautiful surrounds it's enjoying even more popularity throughout Australia and the world as new faces drop in and fall in love with all that Turtle Cove has to offer.

So, come celebrate 25 years with us and get set to enjoy another 25 years of Tropical paradise at Australia's only LGBTI resort. We'll be spreading the cheer (and birthday cake) and we'd LOVE for you to be a part of it!!

Accommodation is still available from Garden View Rooms through to Beachfront Suites, so jump online and book your visit for a night, the weekend or the entire week!!

Friday April 13.... "Check In & Chill". Grab your room keys, drop off your suitcase, slip into your sexy swimwear and head to the pool for Happy Hour as the sun sets, catch up with old and new friends, mingle and enjoy a relaxed, chilled Friday Night.

Saturday April 14.... "Birthday Celebrations" with a Carvery Buffet Dinner from 6pm, Birthday Cake & Live Music with local singer/songwriter MISS TEE. Bert will be on hand to share some stories of the early days, provide a few giggles and introduce you to some special friends of TC

Sunday April 15.... Afternoon Live Music by STEPH in her debut live performance, exclusive to Turtle Cove. Followed by our famous A La Cart menu selection.

 

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Miss Tee

Performing Live, Saturday April 14

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Steph

Performing Live, Sunday April 15

 

 

 

 

 

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Australia Day Long Weekend
Jan
25
to Jan 28

Australia Day Long Weekend

In 2018 we might be accused of letting our inner-bogan come out with a special Australia Day Weekend planned. Pop on your thongs and grab that jar of Vegemite and head up to Turtle Cove Beach Resort for a few days!

Kicking off on Thursday night with an extended Happy Hour and a poolside dinner in the Sandbar Restaurant followed by a special 'Australiana Trivia Night' with prizes up for grabs for the smartest teams.

Then on Friday Jan 26, we kick back by the pool and enjoy our national public holiday with a cold Aussie beer and typical Aussie BBQ with snags, lamb chops and we may even throw a shrimp on the BBQ too! The music will be cranked up for a afternoon pool party, and you can expect to hear loads of Aussie Dance tunes to keep the dance floor rockin' til late.

Saturday is our regular busy day on the beach with local day visitors popping in for lunch by the pool and loads of eye candy roaming the grounds. A La Cart dinner will be served from 6pm, then we'll crank up the tunes and party through til late with a bonfire to wrap up a perfect Aussie long weekend!!

Rooms are still available for those wanting to stay overnight, or take advantage of our current "Fill My Bed" sale, that gives you 3 Night's Accommodation with Breakfast for two people at 30% OFF!!!!!!! The "Fill My Bed" sale runs from January 8-28 or until all beds are filled! 

SPECIAL "FILL MY BED" DEAL.......

Book a 3-Night-Stay between Jan 8-28 (includes Australia Day Long Weekend) and save 30%!!! This means that 3 Nights in a Garden View Room (normally $198 per night), will cost you just $415. Or 3 Nights in a Beachfront Suite (normally $348 per night) will cost you just $730. Hurry, rooms will fill fast at these heavily discounted rates!!!

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ORPHAN'S CHRISTMAS 2017
Dec
25
10:00 AM10:00

ORPHAN'S CHRISTMAS 2017

We all have our own ideas on what the perfect Santa would look like, and we all have our own Christmas Wish List for what we'd like to unwrap under the tree, so why not spend Christmas at Turtle Cove Resort and see if your Christmas Wish comes true!

 

TURTLE COVE BEACH RESORT'S ORPHAN CHRISTMAS!!

Monday December 25, 10am-10pm

* Christmas Food served every hour until 3pm,

* Christmas Drink Specials every hour,

* Kris Kringle at 3pm.

 

Whether you're alone this Christmas or simply want a change from the awkward annual family catch up, we'd love to have you spend the day with your Turtle Cove family and enjoy a relaxed day by the pool or on the beach with an all-gay day of festivities.

Special Day-Pass tickets available or getaway package deals that include accommodation and daily breakfast. Details coming soon, so book your room now!!

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NOVEMBER PRIVATE FUNCTION...
Nov
18
to Nov 25

NOVEMBER PRIVATE FUNCTION...

Australia's only LGBTI resort is a pretty popular location throughout the year for any number of different reasons. Not only do we cater for local day visitors, national & international holiday makers or those looking for the ideal private getaway, but we've also been known to throw a pretty mean private function or two! And, there are times when some awesome Turtle Cove lovers think we're just so amazing they want the entire resort all for themselves for a night or two!! Or even a whole week!!

And who are we to say no... when we can help out as a resort location for something special, we'll do our best to accommodate. With 30 Rooms, the Pool & Spa, Restaurant & Bar, Private Beach, Gymnasium and so much more, we can be your perfect spot for any event, no matter how large or small. If you'd like all or part of Turtle Cove Resort for your special event or function, drop an email to events@turtlecove.com and we'll provide the perfect package options to suit your event and needs.

So.... While the resort is fully booked out for a private event between November 18 to November 25, we're going fishing!! Be sure to lock in your Turtle Cove visit outside of these days and we'll make sure you're well looked after.

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