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Port Douglas

Port Douglas is located just an hour north of Cairns and is the only place on earth where two World Heritage listed attractions exist, with the spectacular Great Barrier Reef on one side and the beautiful Daintree Rainforest on the other.

Port Douglas is known for its laid-back atmosphere yet still offers an air of sophistication with many beautiful resorts and award winning restaurants found here. Every year Port Douglas' population doubles during the peak season, with the heavy influx of tourists who travel from around the world to see what this beautiful destination has to offer.

The Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest are two such attractions which make this seaside town famous. Boat rides out to the islands and spectacular reef are offered daily from Port Doulas which is also a gateway to the beautiful Daintree. The oldest rainforest on earth, the Daintree, is home to millions of plant and tropical animal species making for spectacular viewing. Experience the treetop walk for the best vantage point.

More than just World Heritage listed attractions, Port Douglas is also famed for its dining, with over 50 cafes and restaurants with everything from pub fare to gourmet meals. Also lining the streets, visitors will find great shopping including casual market stalls to boutique fashions.

Things to do in Port Douglas

  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Mossman Gorge
  • Daintree Rainforest
  • Four Mile Beach
  • Port Douglas Marina
  • Island Point lookout
  • Dickson's Inlet daily river cruises
  • Bally Hooley Steam Railway
  • Nightly cane toad races

Port Douglas events not to miss

  • Port Douglas Carnivale - May
  • Coral Coast Triathlon - June
  • Port Douglas Markets - every Sunday