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.