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Port Douglas, the perfect getaway


There’s never been a better time to visit Port Douglas. The region was also not physically affected by the floods that devastated much of southern Queensland in January, which again made world-wide news.

However, as a result of the recent natural disasters, the tourism industry has revitalised itself with attractive offers on flights and accommodation to entice more visitors to the region and help stimulate the economy. This was backed by Queensland Premier, Anna Bligh, who visited Port Douglas in February to motivate the local tourism industry to band together to provide an even better tourist experience in the face of adversity.

Accommodation is more than plentiful in the region, and even if you are a local looking for a weekend getaway or a short stay, there are many differing accommodation types from which to choose.

Becoming increasingly popular is the rental of holiday homes and villas, some beachfront properties in and around Port Douglas featuring striking views of the Coral Sea. Other luxury holiday homes are located in the surrounding mountain hinterland with peaceful rainforest vistas. There are numerous holiday home rental agencies available in the region, which can be contacted on-line to arrange a booking and answer any questions you may have.

Another attractive accommodation alternative is apartment rental. There are many apartment houses located within Port Douglas that offer one, two or three bedroom options. Many are complete with kitchens, and usually with pool and BBQ facilities, making an affordable and convenient accommodation choice, particularly for families.

Not to be forgotten are hotels, ranging from five star luxury accommodation, to more affordable resort stays. Local hotels have recently made attractive offers to entice guests to a holiday experience that is often accompanied by on-site restaurant dining offers. These resorts can be contacted directly for bookings and in most cases be booked on-line through their official websites.

And even backpackers are catered for in and around Port Douglas, with varied budget accommodation available. Travel to the Douglas region need not be expensive, and with many of the backpacker resorts complete with shared kitchen and pool areas, staying in this class of accommodation can be as budget-friendly as you wish.

Or, if you are an independent traveller complete with caravan or tent, there are still some caravan parks in the area that can cater for your needs.

So whether you want to indulge in a luxurious, high-end Port Douglas experience, treat the family to a well-deserved getaway, or come and experience Far North Queensland on a budget, there is sure to be an accommodation type to suit your preference.

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