WELCOME TO PORT DOUGLAS!
Port Douglas is a spectacular one hour drive north of Cairns along one of the most scenic coastal roads in Australia. Home to some of Tropical North Queensland's most exclusive resorts, award winning restaurants, beautiful galleries and boutique shopping.
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PORT DOUGLAS TOURS & ACTIVITIES
Port Douglas can simply be a place to getaway, unwind and relax, take Great Barrier Reef Day Tripsadvantage of the boutique shopping, pamper yourself at one of the day spas, enjoy sunset on Four Mile Beach and casually explore the Sunday markets. Port Douglas can also be a family holiday filled with adventure, reef to rainforest activities and resort fun.
Reef trips depart daily from the Reef Marina, with sites visited considered to be amongst the best and most pristine along the Great Barrier Reef. Visit the Low Isles on a stunning sailboat or cruise to the outer reef on a luxury yacht. Dive, snorkel, swim, paddle the choice is yours.
Port Douglas is also in a great location for easily accessing the Daintree National Park area. Mossman Gorge is one of the most visited spots in the Wet Tropics, located just a 20 minute drive north of Port Douglas. Croc Spotting at the Daintree River is a popular activity and the beautiful Cape Tribulation area is not to be missed. The Cape Tribulation ferry crossing is an experience in itself!
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PORT DOUGLAS ACCOMMODATION
Port Douglas accommodation ranges from luxury 5 star resorts to boutique apartments and budget studios. Apartments in Port Douglas are plentiful, they are by far the most popular type of accommodation on offer, and are the best option for couples and families wishing to self cater on a tropical holiday.
Port Douglas is also home to some of Tropical North Queensland's most exclusive resorts, for the ultimate in luxury and pampering in paradise. All tours and reef trips can collect from your accommodation. There is also a regular local shuttle bus that connects all resorts to Macrossan Street.
GETTING TO PORT DOUGLAS
Travel to Cairns is simple with several domestic and international flights arriving daily. Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Blue all operate out of Cairns with scheduled services to most Australia state capitals as well as regional locations.
Cairns also receives international flights from Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. The airport is conveniently located just 10 minutes from the CBD, 25 minutes from Palm Cove and the Northern Beaches and approx one hour from Port Douglas. Door to door coach transfers meet all flights and provide ease and convenience on your arrival.
Cairns is approximately 1750km from Brisbane, and if you have time up your sleeve then self driving is a great way to experience the ever changing landscapes of Queensland. The Bruce Highway is Queensland's main route connecting Brisbane to Cairns. Greyhound Australia and Premier bus services also operate regular scheduled departures from Brisbane to Cairns, travel time approx 27 to 29 hours.
Queensland Rail operates services from Brisbane to Cairns twice weekly on the Tilt Train and three departures a week on the Sunlander. Average travel time is 24 hours on the Tilt Train and 31 hours on the Sunlander. Cairns Central Railway Station is located in the heart of the city to the rear of Cairns Central Shopping Centre. Taxis and coach transfers are available from here to transfer you to your accommodation.
CLIMATE & WEATHER
Port Douglas has a tropical climate with hot summers and warm winters. Between the months of November to May our temperatures are warm to hot with high humidity.Perfect Weather at Low Island
Our rainfall peaks in the months of Feb, March and April, with the wettest month of the year typically being February. Although its wet, it brings relief from the humidity and the rainforests are just spectacular with waterfalls in full flow.
Our winter months are generally dry and clear and a popular time for visitors as we are enjoying warmer weather than most other parts of the country.
Dining in Port Douglas
Explore award-winning restaurants and chic cafes along the Macrossan, Wharf and Grant Street. Here you will find a variety of cuisine types within easy walking distance of your Port Douglas accommodation. Macrossan Street
Our top picks are - The Nautilus Restaurant, which is probably the most famous of all Port Douglas restaurants. Offering the ultimate outdoor dining experience, entry is along a secluded pathway from Macrossan Street, which opens into a beautiful lush tropical garden setting with palms overhead. Nautilus is sure to exceed all expectations with five star food and service.
Salsa Bar & Grill is situated in a traditional weatherboard Queenslander with louvered windows and a unique balance of outside meets in. The menu features an abundance of flavour and spectacular eye catching dishes, sourcing as much local produce as possible. Salsa is extremely popular with locals and visitors, so it is highly recommended to book in advance.
On The Inlet Seafood Restaurant is situated overlooking Dickson Inlet with sweeping views across the Coral Sea to Cape Tribulation and the Daintree. It's a great place to enjoy lunch or dinner with an open plan alfresco dining area where you can relax and enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail from the decking. For the true connoisseur of fresh seafood, a live mud crab or crayfish / lobster from the live seafood tank is a must! Also On The Inlet has a resident fish called 'George the Groper' who visits regularly in the afternoon at approximately 5pm. George weighs about 250kg and is one of the largest fish that inhabits our waters, his favourite delicacy is a tuna frame and he delights the crowd as he performs his dinner routine most evenings!