Port Douglas is the ideal base for a tropical holiday of a lifetime, located between the famous World Heritage-listed attractions of the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.
Every day offers an endless choice of activities on land or at sea. Take a trek through ancient rainforests to find waterfalls and crystal clear rock pools, spot some wildlife, share a picnic in the national park, or catch a daily boat trip for snorkelling and scuba diving through colourful coral reefs.
This coastal region of Tropical North Queensland also provides a cosmopolitan mix of boutique shopping, fine dining, day spas and leisure facilities, as well as local art, crafts and culture that all combine to make this area so appealing for tourists to explore.
Just an hour north of Cairns, Port Douglas also boasts over 50 cafes and restaurants for plenty of options for eating out, ranging from gourmet pub meals to the freshest of seafood and fine dining.
And of course, with the pristine Four Mile Beach less than five minutes walk from the main street of town, there's always the simple pleasures of a walk on the beach or relaxing for a lazy day under the sun.
Things to do in Port Douglas
- Great Barrier Reef
- Kuranda Scenic Rail/Skyrail
- Daintree Rainforest
- Port Douglas Carnivale (held annually each May)
- Dickson's Inlet
- Four Mile Beach
- Marina Mirage wharf
- Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park
- Scuba diving
Port Douglas events not to miss
- Port Douglas Carnivale - May
- Seafood Extravaganza - May
- Coral Coast Triathlon - June
- Port Douglas Markets - every Sunday