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Port Douglas
Travel Guide

Port Douglas featuring general coastal views, views and a sunset

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

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

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, weekend markets, a tropical zoo and late lunches on pub balconies.

Port Douglas appeals by way of its natural beauty and local culture. You won't find high-rise buildings or beach development here. The town's environmentally active residents have opposed such developments, creating a unique tropical destination. At Island Point Lookout, see the views of Four Mile Beach. Walk along the sand and swim in the Coral Sea. During the summer, the sea is filled with poisonous jellyfish, so wear a protective 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, head to the Low Isles and see stingrays, turtles and the historic lighthouse. At the edge of the Daintree Rainforest, only a 20-minute drive away, is the beautiful Mossman Gorge. To get there, rent a car or book a tour through one of the agents in town.

On Sunday, head to Anzac Park where you can meet the locals at the Sunday Markets and browse arts, crafts and souvenirs. At the end of the day, watch the sunset over the Port Douglas Sugar Wharfand the Coral Sea.

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

If sunshine, snorkelling, beaches and natural beauty are your idea of a great getaway, then Port Douglas is a top holiday destination.

Mantra PortSea
Mantra PortSea
4 out of 5
76 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, QLD
The price is AU$169 per night from 16 Jun. to 16 Jun.
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Four Mile Beach and Macrossan Street. Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina and Port Village Shopping ...
3.9/5Very Good! (658 reviews)
"Swim up lagoon bar was awesome.. even though it was chucking it down. Booked a double but had 2 beds pushed together to make a double was bad... we kept falling down the middle. Shower was poor. No restaurant / bar / room service. Shuttle to town should be free.. bit of a rip off. Clean rooms and ..."

Reviewed on 3 May 2021

Mantra PortSea
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
5 out of 5
Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD
The price is AU$579 per night from 19 Jun. to 19 Jun.
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! (597 reviews)
"The number of pool loungers and umbrellas. Bar food excellent. Found restaurants dinner menu a bit limited."

Reviewed on 11 Jun. 2021

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
Paradise Links Resort Port Douglas
Paradise Links Resort Port Douglas
4.5 out of 5
Nautilus Street, Craiglie, QLD
Situated near the beach, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Four Mile Beach Park and Four Mile Beach. Wildlife Habitat and Mowbray ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (428 reviews)
"Thank you for such a wonderful stay! We loved everything about the Paradise Links. The apartment was awesome, the view over the golf course was stunning, the entire place was so beautifully kept, from the apartments to the gardens. We would definitely be visiting again."

Reviewed on 29 May 2021

Paradise Links Resort Port Douglas
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Seascape Holidays at Sea Temple
Seascape Holidays at Sea Temple
3.5 out of 5
10 Mitre Street, Port Douglas, QLD
Situated in Port Douglas, this beach holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Four Mile Beach Park and Four Mile Beach. Wildlife Habitat and Mowbray National ...
4.2/5Very Good! (10 reviews)
"The stay was fine and location was perfect but the state of the apartment was disappointing. Whilst it seemed to appear clean on the surface. There was hairs all over spare Pillows, stained duvet and no covers and mold in the bathroom and tiles. The washing dryer was not working when we wanted to ..."

Reviewed on 27 Jan. 2021

Seascape Holidays at Sea Temple
Port Douglas Ground Floor Not One Step Great Beach Location
Port Douglas Ground Floor Not One Step Great Beach Location
64 Davidson St, Port Douglas, QLD
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Four Mile Beach and Macrossan Street. Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina and Port ...
Port Douglas Ground Floor Not One Step Great Beach Location
Two of a Kind 2 Bedroom @ Lagoons
Two of a Kind 2 Bedroom @ Lagoons
Port Douglas, QLD
Situated by the sea, this resort is within a 10-minute walk of Four Mile Beach Park and Four Mile Beach. Macrossan Street is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) away.
Two of a Kind 2 Bedroom @ Lagoons
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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