Port Douglas

Old-Fashioned Charm

It's a holiday destination that exceeds all expectations; time spent in Port Douglas is all about relaxation and indulgence. This refreshingly low-rise resort town boasts a superb tropical climate all year round and is the perfect place to treat yourself to all the spoils of a tropical holiday.

One of the main attractions of 'Port' is that, despite the highly developed tourist infrastructure and steady stream of eager holiday makers, the township resonates an old-fashioned charm, retaining its seaside character and relaxed atmosphere.

Take a walk along beautiful Four Mile Beach or enjoy the view from Flagstaff Hill, visit the world-class Marina Mirage, play a round of golf, browse an art gallery or enjoy the tropical social atmosphere of al fresco dining and lively bars. Shoppers won't want to miss the exclusive boutiques along Macrossan Street or the fabulous seaside markets showcasing the talents of local artisans and selling fresh tropical fare.

Port is also a great place to base yourself for day and indulge in extended trips to the Great Barrier Reef where you can experience the great range of diving, snorkelling and fishing tours available. It is also a great starting point for four-wheel drive safaris to the Daintree and Cape Tribulation national parks as well as the beautiful and serene Mossman Gorge.

Insiders' Tips

  1. Cruise and Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef: Cruise to the outer reef pontoon or sail to the magical four isles.
  2. Where the Rainforest Meets the Reef: Port Douglas is a great base from which to experience the magnificent Daintree and Cape Tribulation.
  3. Discover Stunning Views: At the top of Island Point Road you'll discover the stunning scenic views from Flagstaff Hill Lookout - have your camera ready.
  4. A Walking Tour for History Buffs: The self-guided Heritage Walking Trail takes you back in time to see some historic landmarks around the township.
  5. Enjoy a seafood meal at one of the lively al fresco restaurants.

For More Information

For maps, days tours and accommodation options, visit the Port Douglas chapter in our and Queensland's Tropical North online brochure. Click here.

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