Once a small fishing village, this tropical northern town has many advantages andits easy access tothe world-famousGreat Barrier Reef is just one of them.
Unwindin Port Douglas, where two world-famousnatural wonders exist side by side. Easy access to the Daintree Rainforest andthe Great Barrier Reef makesthis relaxing seaside town a popular destination.
Discoverthesurroundingrainforest, lie on the beach under the shade of swaying palm trees and live lifeat a slower pace. Enjoy fresh seafood in a pub lunch, meet the local animals atthe tropical zoo, look at crafts at the Sunday markets or browse art galleriesand boutique stores.
Theenvironmentally-mindedresidents of Port Douglas have fought to retain the town's unique seasidecharacter. There are no high-rise buildings or beach developmenthere, only unspoilt natural beauty and atropical lifestyle. Feel the sand between your toes and bathein the warm Coral Sea. If you are visiting during the summer months be sure towear a protective bathing suit, as poisonous jellyfish inhabit the water. If you’re feeling active, walk to IslandPoint Lookout and admire the view of FourMile Beach.
Tripsto the Great Barrier Reef depart from the MarinaMirage. Cruise to the Low Isles where you canswim with turtles and stingrays, and see the views from the historiclighthouse. Rent a car and take the 20-minute drive to Mossman Gorge, afreshwater creek by the Daintree Rainforest.
Meetthe locals at the Sunday Markets,located in AnzacPark, and buy handmadearts, crafts and souvenirs. Headto the historic PortDouglasSugar Wharf to watch the sun set over the CoralSea.
Thehigh season, from November to May, is the hottest time of year. Mostattractions are withinwalking distance and local taxis and bus services can transport you to othermajor attractions. A range of accommodation options, from resorts to hostels,offerssomething for every visitor.
Withyear-roundsunshine and abundant natural beauty, Port Douglas is one of tropicalQueensland's premier holiday destinations.