Port Douglas Holidays Guide

Queensland, Australia

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Only one hour north of Cairns along a spectacular coastal drive, you will find the picturesque beach-side village of Port Douglas. The village has a year-round vibe of relaxed sophistication and is a favourite for international visitors seeking a tropical holiday paradise. There are a range of tours, attractions and activities to suit visitors of all ages. Soak up the sun on the glorious Four Mile Beach, browse the galleries and boutiques, play a round of golf and dine at one of the many fine restaurants or caf├ęs in the village.

Port Douglas Highlights

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Port Douglas is the nearest point to the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest and most spectacular coral reef system. The reef is home to more than 1500 species of tropical fish and 400 species of colourful coral.

Diving, snorkelling and fishing tours are available to both the Outer and Inner reef areas. The World Heritage Daintree Rainforest is a 'must-do' while in town. Mossman Gorge, located 20 minutes north of town, is a popular place to experience this ancient, lush landscape. Take a refreshing dip in the clear, cool creek and explore the area on guided walking trails with local Aboriginal guides from the Kuku Yalanji Mossman Gorge community. There are many day tour options available, including 4WD adventure tours.

The Port Douglas Carnivale, held yearly in May, is a magical festival of music, arts, food, yachting and culture, while the Go Troppo Arts Festival in October features world-class theatre, film and dance in gorgeous outdoor surroundings.

Port Douglas Accommodation Search

The Port Douglas region is renowned for its range of luxury accommodation. From 5-star rainforest spa resorts to elegant beach-side villas, if you crave luxury then Port Douglas will not disappoint. However if you're on more of a budget, there are also a huge range of affordable hotels, apartments and caravan parks with both beach-side and rainforest settings. The following Port Douglas hotels provide some of the best deals for a holiday in Queensland – please search below for availability and get the very best room rates sourced from over 100 local and online booking agents:

Port Douglas Travel Info
Port Douglas is accessible by road from Cairns, 70 km to the south, which has international and domestic airports. Car hire and shuttle-bus transfers are available. May to September is peak season here, with warm dry days and mild nights.