Port Douglas is the gateway to the World Heritage wonders of Tropical North Queensland. It is the closest mainland port to the Great Barrier Reef and only a short drive into the heart of the Wet Tropics rainforest at Daintree and Cape Tribulation.
Getting to Port Douglas from Cairns is an hour’s drive along one of Australia’s most scenic coastal roads with the rainforest on one side and the Great Barrier Reef on the other.
Favoured by A-list celebrities as the place to get away, Port Douglas is an intimate and relaxed town where food, wine, arts and culture are appreciated. The friendly locals are only too happy to include visitors whether it’s sharing their favourite coffee stops and fishing spots or playing 18 holes on a world-class golf course.
Feel the pace slow as you revitalise with lazy days on the beach, or come alive and explore nature’s untamed tropical wonders. Swim at beautiful Four Mile Beach, wander down the main street for boutique shopping with a tropical twist, dine with the birds at a wildlife park or dive into the Great Barrier Reef.
Nearby is Mossman Gorge, a spectacular freshwater swimming hole where you can experience local Indigenous culture and explore the Daintree rainforest.
Restaurants are many and varied with delicious interpretations of local produce and tastes from around the world, or relax with a counter meal at a glorious Queenslander pub.
While luxury is definitely a highlight of Port Douglas with magnificent resorts, elegant homes and superb apartments the holiday choice of the well-heeled, backpackers and families are equally well catered for in the relaxed tropical atmosphere of Port.
Port Douglas is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Douglas in Queensland, it is located approximately 1447kms from the capital Brisbane and extends over an area of 10.171 square kilometers. Port Douglas has a recorded population of 3504 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Standard Time zone Australia/Brisbane.
If you are planning a visit to Port Douglas we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Port Douglas and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.