Port Douglas is a resort town whose relaxed tropical outlook and stunning natural beauty make it a perfect vacation destination. A wide range of Port Douglas accommodation and equally wide range of activities make this a memorable trip for everyone in the family.
Great Barrier Reef
Just off the town's eastern shore lies one of the worldâ€™s most spectacular natural wonders with over 400 species of coral and 1,500 species of fish, sea turtles, dolphins, and rays. The variety of tours is endless, and visitors can see the reef from the deck of a boat or snorkel alongside the fish.
Port Douglas is bounded by water on three sides, and Flagstaff Hill Lookout offers a breathtaking view of the entire panorama. The Lookout can be reached by car, but the gentle grade makes this an enjoyable walk for most visitors.
Four Mile Beach
The turquoise waters and wide sand deck fringed by palms and mangroves rather than urban sprawl make Four Mile Beach one of the regionâ€™s favorites. The waves are gentle and family-friendly, while strong winter Trade Winds make it popular with kitesurfers from June to August.
The Reef Marina
Located on the west side of town on the Dickson Inlet, The Reef Marina is a good place to go to the reef and to enjoy a lively marina with a shopping arcade and waterside cafes.
See Port Douglasâ€™ mangrove system from a classic riverboat. Dense mangrove swamps, water birds like heron and egrets, and saltwater crocodiles are expected sights along the way.
Downtown Port Douglas
Macrossan St is the townâ€™s main avenue, lined with shops and casual restaurants. Here are numerous galleries featuring local artists working in a wide range of styles. A special feature of Port Douglas, the galleries have become well-known over the years and are an attraction in themselves.
Each Sunday morning seaside Anzac Park becomes the setting for colorful open-air markets. In addition to goods produced by local craftsmen and artists thereâ€™s a mouth-watering selection of fresh fruits and vegetables from local growers.
Flames of the Forest
Have dinner in the rainforest. Flames of the Forest offers a rainforest dinner to remember for couples, weddings and corporate groups. Click on image to locate business and book.
Daintree National Park
Of the many day trips available from Port Douglas, the most noteworthy is to Daintree National Park, home to more species of plants and animals than any other place on earth and Australiaâ€™s largest tropical rainforest. Thereâ€™s a tour for every taste, including one led by indigenous aboriginal people that has visitors sliding in the mud of mango swamps, learning survival skills and to catch their own seaside dinner.
The stunning scenery of the area makes a perfect backdrop for golf. Port Douglas has several world class courses, so beautifully designed even casual golfers will want to hit the links.