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Port DouglasAustralia

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.

Top hotels in Port Douglas

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
4.5 out of 5
Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD
The price is NZ$264 per night from 17 Oct. to 18 Oct.

Offering direct access to the beach, this Port Douglas resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Four Mile Beach, Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina and Sugar Wharf. Wildlife ...

4.4/5Excellent! (527 reviews)

"Rooms spacious, bar area was lovely, room service food was great!"…"

Reviewed on 29 Aug. 2020

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
Oaks Port Douglas Resort
Oaks Port Douglas Resort
4.5 out of 5
87 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD
The price is NZ$158 per night from 11 Oct. to 12 Oct.

This family-friendly Port Douglas aparthotel is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Four Mile Beach and Wildlife Habitat. Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,315 reviews)

"We found the locals were very helpful and friendly always happy to guide and give information about the island, we found the shops were exclusive and. Very different from Brisbane local shops, there was a excellent choice of food and menu’s to choose from, overall a very enjoyable place to stay."…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep. 2020

Oaks Port Douglas Resort
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Port Douglas
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Port Douglas
4 out of 5
316 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$138 per night from 28 Sep. to 29 Sep.

Situated near the beach, this resort is within a 10-minute walk of Four Mile Beach Park and Four Mile Beach. Macrossan Street is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) away.

4.2/5Very Good! (627 reviews)

"Beautiful tranquil resort. Loved being able to feed the Barramundi in the ponds throughout the resort. Magnificent setting, great food and friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug. 2020

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Port Douglas

Holiday Rentals in Port Douglas

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Oaks Port Douglas Resort
Oaks Port Douglas Resort
4.5 out of 5
87 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD
The price is NZ$158 per night from 11 Oct. to 12 Oct.

This family-friendly Port Douglas aparthotel is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Four Mile Beach and Wildlife Habitat. Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,315 reviews)

"We found the locals were very helpful and friendly always happy to guide and give information about the island, we found the shops were exclusive and. Very different from Brisbane local shops, there was a excellent choice of food and menu’s to choose from, overall a very enjoyable place to stay."…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep. 2020

Oaks Port Douglas Resort
Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa
Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa
5 out of 5
Mitre Street, Craiglie, QLD
The price is NZ$231 per night from 15 Oct. to 16 Oct.

Offering direct access to the beach, this Craiglie aparthotel is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Four Mile Beach and Wildlife Habitat. Crystalbrook ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (894 reviews)

"Excellent 2 bedroom penthouse apartment with everything you would need. An amazing pool which was warm and a joy to spend time in and plenty of sunbeds and a pool bar."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar. 2020

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa
Mantra Aqueous on Port
Mantra Aqueous on Port
4.5 out of 5
3-5 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, QLD
The price is NZ$204 per night from 11 Oct. to 12 Oct.

Situated near the beach, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Macrossan Street and Four Mile Beach. Port Village Shopping Centre and Court ...

4.3/5Excellent! (518 reviews)

"Wonderful stay at Mantra Aqueous! Stayed in a self contained King bed apartment. Lovely spa bath on the deck. Well appointed rooms with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Clean rooms and common areas, large pools (first floor rooms have direct pool access) Staff on check in were friendly ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Sep. 2020

Mantra Aqueous on Port

Popular places to visit in Port Douglas

Great Barrier Reef
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Great Barrier Reef

4.5/5(931 reviews)

Explore this natural paradise home to spectacular marine life when you venture out into the balmy waters off the coast of Cairns.

Four Mile Beach
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Four Mile Beach

4.5/5(639 reviews)

One of Australia’s most photographed beaches has clear-blue water, pristine white sand, swaying palm trees and brilliant views of the ocean.

Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina
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Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina

4.5/5(220 reviews)

Watch the boats sailing on the water, stroll along the waterfront, fish, shop and dine on Port Douglas’ charming harbour.

Top activities in Port Douglas

Small Group Premium Daintree & Cape Tribulation Day Tour
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Small Group Premium Daintree & Cape Tribulation Day Tour

NZ$250
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures Admission
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures Admission

NZ$45
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Full Day Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling Cruise with Lunch
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Full Day Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling Cruise with Lunch

NZ$293
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Sunset Coral Sea Cruise
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Sunset Coral Sea Cruise

NZ$76
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation Day Tour
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Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation Day Tour

NZ$195
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Port Douglas Inshore fishing trips - Shared Charters
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Port Douglas Inshore fishing trips - Shared Charters

NZ$491
Per adult

Reviews of Port Douglas

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Verified traveller

24 Mar. 2020

I love Port Douglas, laid back, great weather all year round, friendly locals and great to escape to.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

13 Mar. 2020

Been many times & love the place

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

3 Mar. 2020

The Thai restaurant was amazing in Port Douglas. A must!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

22 Feb. 2020

A chilled out great place to visit, have visited before and will go again!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Feb. 2020

Fabulous place to go has everything if you are a water baby !!!!!!

5/5 - Excellent

Michelin

27 Jan. 2020

I love Port Douglas. Always a fun time particularly with a meal at Salsa.

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