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The Sugar Wharf is an iconic structure located on the waterfront of Port Douglas’ Dickson Inlet overlooking the Coral Sea and the Daintree Mountains. It was built in 1905 by the Douglas Shire Council to load sugar for export but when the first road to Cairns was built in 1958, boats ceased to be used to ship sugar. In 1992 it was listed in the QLD heritage register as a place of cultural heritage . Now, with its whitewashed walls and stunning views of the inlet, the Sugar Wharf is one of the most loved local landmarks and is a popular place for weddings and events. The big white shed stands out on the sea and reflects on the water with the natural backdrop of blue sky and the swaying palm trees. Its outdoor decking area is a stunning location for both your ceremony and reception and only a short stroll away from St Mary’s by the Sea, Rex Smeal Park (The Point) and Little Cove. There are many options at this stunning venue including indoor and outdoor areas as well as the added bonus of a “built in” wet weather plan at no extra cost, as your function can be set up inside in the beautiful timber lined building.