Port Douglas is the gateway to the World Heritage wonders of Tropical North Queensland. It is the closest mainland port to the Great Barrier Reef and only a short drive into the heart of the Wet Tropics rainforest at Daintree and Cape Tribulation.
Getting to Port Douglas from Cairns is an hour's drive along one of Australia's most scenic coastal roads with the rainforest on one side and the Great Barrier Reef on the other.
Favoured by A-list celebrities as the place to get away, Port Douglas is an intimate and relaxed town where food, wine, arts and culture are appreciated. The friendly locals are only too happy to include visitors whether it's sharing their favourite coffee stops and fishing spots or playing 18 holes on a world-class golf course.
Feel the pace slow as you revitalise with lazy days on the beach, or come alive and explore nature's untamed tropical wonders. Swim at beautiful Four Mile Beach, wander down the main street for boutique shopping with a tropical twist, dine with the birds at a wildlife park or dive into the Great Barrier Reef.
Nearby is Mossman Gorge, a spectacular freshwater swimming hole where you can experience local Indigenous culture and explore the Daintree rainforest.
Restaurants are many and varied with delicious interpretations of local produce and tastes from around the world, or relax with a counter meal at a glorious Queenslander pub.
While luxury is definitely a highlight of Port Douglas with magnificent resorts, elegant homes and superb apartments the holiday choice of the well-heeled, backpackers and families are equally well catered for in the relaxed tropical atmosphere of Port.
Things to do in Port Douglas
Wildlife Habitat, Zinc Restaurant and Lounge, Janbal Gallery, Mossman Gorge Centre, Art and Craft, Ballooning, Motorcycling, Mountain Biking, Quad Bike Riding, Birdwatching, Camping, Canoeing, Crabbing, Cruising, Cycling, Scuba-Diving, Farm/Station, Fishing - Beach, Fishing - Estuary, Fishing - Fly, Fishing - Game, Fishing - Deep Sea, Fruit Picking, Gambling, Golfing, Horseriding, Kayaking, Seakayaking, Lessons/Tutorials, Meditating, Sailing, Scenic Flights, Shopping, Skydiving, Snorkelling, Swimming, Tennis, Train Ride, Bush Tucker, Animal Viewing, Self-Guided, Bushwalking,
Getting around Port Douglas
There are a variety of transport options available in Port Douglas.