If you're wondering 'what is Port Douglas famous for?', it's the town's ideal location for the ultimate tropical holiday, nestled between the famous Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.
That means there's endless water activities like fishing, diving, snorkelling and sailing right on your doorstep, as well the famous Four Mile Beach to explore and the pretty Dickson's Inlet for river cruises, where you may spot a crocodile among the mangroves.
Travel a little further and there is the natural beauty of Mossman Gorge with waterfalls and swimming holes where you can take an Aboriginal Dreamtime Tour, or take an adventurous day trip via car ferry to Cape Tribulation for a true taste of the tropics.
Just an hour north of Cairns, the holiday town of Port Douglas itself has so much to offer for fun under the sun, for friends, couples and families of all ages.
You can find a great cosmopolitan mix with the very best of wining and dining, boutique shopping, several golf courses, marinas and loads of local arts, crafts and culture to be found, especially at the weekly Sunday Market.
There are also special annual events such as Port Douglas Carnivale held each May that brings the town's streets alive with colour and entertainment.
Things to do in Port Douglas
- Great Barrier Reef
- Mossman Gorge
- Daintree Rainforest
- Four Mile Beach
- Port Douglas Marina
- Island Point lookout
- Dickson's Inlet daily river cruises
- Bally Hooley Steam Railway
- Nightly cane toad races
Port Douglas events not to miss
- Port Douglas Carnivale - May
- Coral Coast Triathlon - June
- Port Douglas Markets - every Sunday