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Port DouglasAustralia

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 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.

Top hotels in Port Douglas

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
4.5 out of 5
Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD
The price is AU$246 per night from 9 Dec. to 10 Dec.

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 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (544 reviews)

"Fantastic property. Beautiful room and great service, particularly at the pool bar. We will be back when next in Port Douglas"…"

Reviewed on 2 Nov. 2020

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
Oaks Port Douglas Resort
Oaks Port Douglas Resort
4.5 out of 5
87 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD
The price is AU$120 per night from 27 Nov. to 28 Nov.

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,334 reviews)

"Generally the property was in good condition and great to stay in. It would be great to have a free shuttle to the main shopping area. If you have any health issues (knees/hips?) ask for a ground floor room as you may have to walk up two flights of stairs. We had a 2nd floor room but the staff were ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct. 2020

Oaks Port Douglas Resort
Mandalay Luxury Beachfront Apartments
Mandalay Luxury Beachfront Apartments
5 out of 5
Corner Garrick and Beryl Streets, Port Douglas, QLD
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Situated near the beach, this luxury resort is within a 10-minute walk of Four Mile Beach and Macrossan Street. Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina and Sugar Wharf ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (271 reviews)

"Very comfortable and great location. Pool was also great and heated for during winter. Nice 5- 10 min walk into town."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2020

Mandalay Luxury Beachfront Apartments
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.

Holiday Rentals in Port Douglas

Oaks Port Douglas Resort
Oaks Port Douglas Resort
4.5 out of 5
87 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD
The price is AU$120 per night from 27 Nov. to 28 Nov.

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,334 reviews)

"Generally the property was in good condition and great to stay in. It would be great to have a free shuttle to the main shopping area. If you have any health issues (knees/hips?) ask for a ground floor room as you may have to walk up two flights of stairs. We had a 2nd floor room but the staff were ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct. 2020

Oaks Port Douglas Resort
Silkari Lagoons Port Douglas
Silkari Lagoons Port Douglas
4.5 out of 5
2 Langley Road, Port Douglas, QLD
The price is AU$174 per night from 10 Dec. to 11 Dec.

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! (777 reviews)

"Friendly and helpful staff. Clean and spacious rooms. We had a fantastic stay."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jul. 2020

Silkari Lagoons Port Douglas
Paradise Links Resort Port Douglas
Paradise Links Resort Port Douglas
4.5 out of 5
Nautilus Street, Craiglie, QLD
The price is AU$112 per night from 24 Nov. to 25 Nov.

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! (413 reviews)

"Very close to 4 mile beach and a 5 minute drive from the centre of Pt Douglas. We were in a 3 bed rainforest view townhouse which overlooked the golf course. Great facilities overall - but coffee pods provided and no coffee machine :( :( - maybe it broke and they hadn't had a chance to replace ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep. 2020

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.

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Reviews of Port Douglas

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24 Mar. 2020

I love Port Douglas, laid back, great weather all year round, friendly locals and great to escape to.

5/5 - Excellent

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13 Mar. 2020

Been many times & love the place

4/5 - Good

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3 Mar. 2020

The Thai restaurant was amazing in Port Douglas. A must!

5/5 - Excellent

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22 Feb. 2020

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

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Feb. 2020

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

5/5 - Excellent

Michelin

27 Jan. 2020

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

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