Port Douglas

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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.

Oaks Port Douglas Resort
Oaks Port Douglas Resort
4.5 out of 5
87 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD, 4877
The price is AU$220 per night from 2 Jun. to 3 Jun.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Port Douglas. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (984 reviews)
"Comfortable, easy, convenient and friendly staff."

Reviewed on 11 May 2022

Oaks Port Douglas Resort
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
5 out of 5
Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD, 4877
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$499 per night from 5 Jun. to 6 Jun.
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Port Douglas. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 12 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (669 reviews)
"Just a wonderful 5 star experience. The staff were wonderful as were the facilities. The food would be the only area that I think could be improved but it's probably on par for a resort and is fairly reasonable cost wise."

Reviewed on 8 May 2022

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
Silkari Lagoons Port Douglas
Silkari Lagoons Port Douglas
4.5 out of 5
2 Langley Road, Port Douglas, QLD, 4877
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury apartment in Port Douglas. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 6 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (808 reviews)
"Resort vibes! Has a microwave which is handy and lovely swimming pool."

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Silkari Lagoons 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.
Reef Resort Villas Port Douglas
Reef Resort Villas Port Douglas
4 out of 5
121 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD, 4877
The price is AU$225 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Port Douglas. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in ...
4/5 Very Good! (710 reviews)
"Nice self-contained villa, had everything we needed. Walking distance to the beach and a short drive to town."

Reviewed on 19 Jan. 2022

Reef Resort Villas Port Douglas
Silkari Lagoons Port Douglas
Silkari Lagoons Port Douglas
4.5 out of 5
2 Langley Road, Port Douglas, QLD, 4877
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury apartment in Port Douglas. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 6 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (808 reviews)
"Resort vibes! Has a microwave which is handy and lovely swimming pool."

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Silkari Lagoons Port Douglas
Reef Club Resort
Reef Club Resort
4 out of 5
64 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, QLD, 4877
Stay at this 4-star golf aparthotel in Port Douglas. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an airport shuttle. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
3.8/5 Good! (268 reviews)
"Location was good, close to beach and Macrossan St. Building was tired and quite a few items in our room needed maintenance ( broken toilet seat, laminate lifting on bathroom vanity. Cobwebs everywhere, and an overpowering musty stench."

Reviewed on 29 Jun. 2021

Reef Club Resort
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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