My friends and I are headed to AUS next March to celebrate my 40th birthday. We want to relax at the beach or sight see during the day but also go out at night for some drinks and maybe a bit of dancing. We are not really into big scenes, being Los Angeles natives were actually looking to get away from that. I am looking at where to book the house and would appreciate some advice about the nightlife in these cities. I just don't want my single friends to be bored, they want to mingle!
Also, how far is Oak Beach from Port Douglas and does anyone know if cabs or ridesharing services are in this area... we've been stranded before (at rental houses when cabs won't show up when it's time to leave to go out and at bars after the night is over) and do not wish to repeat the experience. If reliable transport to and from drinking establishments isn't available, that will narrow down the houses I'm looking at.
Thanks so much!!