Port DouglasAustralia

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Ease of accessibility to the Great Barrier Reef is oneof many reasons why this former fishing village is a vacationer’s paradise.

Two of the most unique naturalenvironments in the world, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest,meet in Port Douglas. A relaxing seaside atmosphere and unparalleled naturalbeauty make this town a popular destination with visitors from all over theworld.

Tropical rainforest, swaying palm trees,a fresh sea breeze and a glorious beach are just a few of the local charms.Other highlights include local and regional art, boutique stores, weekendmarkets, a tropical zoo and late lunches on pub balconies.

Port Douglas appeals byway of its natural beauty and local culture.You won't find high-rise buildings or beach development here. The town'senvironmentally active residents have opposed such developments, creating a uniquetropical destination. At Island Point Lookout, see the views of FourMile Beach. Walk along the sand and swim in the Coral Sea.During the summer, the sea is filled with poisonous jellyfish, so wear aprotective swimsuit or stay on the beach.

Sail to the Great Barrier Reef from the Marina Mirage. If you’re only in town for a day, headto the Low Isles and see stingrays, turtles and the historic lighthouse. At theedge of the Daintree Rainforest, only a 20-minute drive away, is the beautifulMossman Gorge. To get there, rent a car or book a tour through one of theagents in town.

OnSunday, head to Anzac Park where you can meet the locals at the SundayMarkets and browse arts, crafts and souvenirs. At the end ofthe day, watch the sunset over the PortDouglas Sugar Wharfand the Coral Sea.

Port Douglas is a small town and mostattractions are within walking distance. Local taxis and buses are available totake you to other major attractions. November through to May is the high seasonand the hottest time of the year.

If sunshine, snorkelling, beaches andnatural beauty are your idea of a great getaway, then Port Douglas is a topholiday destination.

Top hotels in Port Douglas

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
4.5 out of 5
Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD
AU$206
per night
Mar 21 - Mar 22

Offering direct access to the beach, this Port Douglas resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Four Mile Beach, Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina and Sugar Wharf. Wildlife ...

4.4/5Excellent! (485 reviews)

"We enjoyed our 4 day stay at the Sheridan grand mirage. Nice big pools to choose from. The staff at Harrison's were warm and friendly, and the food was great. We'll definitely return."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb. 2020

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
Oaks Resort Port Douglas
Oaks Resort Port Douglas
4.5 out of 5
87 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD
AU$136
per night
Feb 26 - Feb 27

This family-friendly Port Douglas aparthotel is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Four Mile Beach and Wildlife Habitat. Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,290 reviews)

"Large enough for the 2 of us, friendly staff, definitely will be back."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb. 2020

Oaks Resort Port Douglas
Silkari Lagoons Port Douglas
Silkari Lagoons Port Douglas
4.5 out of 5
2 Langley Road, Port Douglas, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$156
per night
Feb 29 - Mar 1

Situated by the ocean, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Four Mile Beach Park and Four Mile Beach. Wildlife Habitat and Crystalbrook ...

4.1/5Very Good! (770 reviews)

"Loved the variety of pools. Loved the apartment. Excellent customer service."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jan. 2020

Silkari Lagoons Port Douglas

Popular activities in Port Douglas

Great Barrier Reef
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Great Barrier Reef

4.5/5(913 reviews)

The largest coral reef in the world lies just off the coast of Cairns and offers thousands of kilometres of coral, marine life and untouched white sand beaches.

Four Mile Beach
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Four Mile Beach

4.5/5(627 reviews)

Unspoiled white sand, crystal-clear blue water, swaying palm trees and stunning views of the ocean make this one of the most picturesque beaches in town.

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4.5/5(141 reviews)

Step back in time into the ancient rainforest of North Queensland, pole feed a crocodile and be dazzled by tropical wildlife at this animal sanctuary.

Top activities in Port Douglas

Small Group Premium Daintree & Cape Tribulation Day Tour
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Small Group Premium Daintree & Cape Tribulation Day Tour

96% of travellers recommend
AU$229
Per adult
Full Day Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling Cruise with Lunch
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Full Day Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling Cruise with Lunch

100% of travellers recommend
AU$224
Per adult
Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation Tour
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Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation Tour

88% of travellers recommend
AU$205
Per adult
Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation Day Tour
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Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation Day Tour

94% of travellers recommend
AU$176
Per adult
Cape Tribulation & Daintree Rainforest
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Cape Tribulation & Daintree Rainforest

100% of travellers recommend
AU$185
Per adult
Kuranda Village & Tjapukai Aboriginal Park Day Tour
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Kuranda Village & Tjapukai Aboriginal Park Day Tour

72% of travellers recommend
AU$145
Per adult

Reviews of Port Douglas

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 22, 2020

A chilled out great place to visit, have visited before and will go again!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 20, 2020

Fabulous place to go has everything if you are a water baby !!!!!!

5/5 - Excellent

Michelin

Jan 27, 2020

I love Port Douglas. Always a fun time particularly with a meal at Salsa.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 25, 2020

It is a beautiful town that is being well cared for. A little too humid for me but that was due to the time of year we went. Will be returning there again for sure.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 20, 2020

Carparking at Villa San Michele is really tight.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 17, 2020

We loved Port Douglas and the surrounding areas and hope to come back.

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