Port Douglas is a world renowned holiday destination that is popular for travellers of all budget levels from US Presidents to Backpackers. Port Douglas is approximately 60km north of Cairns in Far North Queensland; a small seaside village, Port Douglas is ideally located close to both the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.
Getting to Port Douglas is done mainly via vehicle from Cairns which has an international Airport as well as flights from most major cities in Australia. If you prefer train travel there are two trains that run from Brisbane to Cairns five times a week and is a great way to get to see all the coastal towns of Queensland.
For such a small village, Port Douglas has a surprisingly good range of accommodation available. From Backpacker Hostels to 5 Star Resorts and everything in between, you’re sure to find something to suit your budget and taste. You can search our accommodation section to find something suit your needs, you can even book accommodation here online whenever you’re ready.
Port Douglas is also well known for its restaurants and fine dining, fresh seafood is caught locally and of outstanding quality. Wether you prefer fine ding or a more relaxed affair, you can be sure to find something to your taste, as the pub meals are also great quality and very reasonably priced.
Fishing Charters, snorkelling and Scuba Diving trips to the Great Barrier Reef, cruises around the Islands are all readily available from Port Douglas; local tour operators know all the best spots to go for these activities and will ensure your experience is the best it can possibly be.
Tours of the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation are well worth a try as these areas are home to a vast range of birds and animals; in fact they are home to the greatest variety of flora and fauna in Australia.
Famous Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas, is ideal for walking, bike rides, flying a kite or just lazing the day away, sunrise and sunset are picture perfect and provide an atmosphere to unwind from the mad rush of everyday life.
St Mary’s church by the sea is famous for its weddings as it makes for the perfect backdrop for wedding photos and is a place that couples can look back on with fond memories for the rest of their lives.
No matter what you are looking for in your next Queensland Holiday, you are sure to find an enjoyable and relaxing time if you decide to visit Port Douglas.
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