Port Douglas, A True Tropical Paradise.
Port Douglas, located in the far north of Australia, is an idyllic seaside village just 70 km north of Cairns International Airport. The drive will take you along a spectacular scenic, coastal highway, to a tropical wonderland with few equals in the world. Port Douglas is where ancient tropical rain forest meets pristine coral reef waters in an ecosystem hundreds of thousands of years in the making.
The relaxed seaside village of Port Douglas spills onto the spectacular Four Mile Beach,which is lapped by the waters of the magnificent Pacific Ocean. The atmosphere of this paradise has a relaxed tropical style, with a sophistication born of it’s international reputation for unparalleled natural beauty. Port Douglas holidaymakers relish the combination of reef, rain forest, and warm, balmy climate which attracts visitors all year round.
Nestled at the end of a peninsula, Port Douglas has the tranquil waters of a natural harbour on one side of the village, accommodating the bustling Port Douglas Marina. Along the other side of the peninsula stretches the breathtaking sandy sweep of beautiful Four Mile Beach.
There is a myriad of Port Douglas tours, attractions and activities to suit all visitors. Soak up the sunshine on Four Mile Beach, stroll Macrossan Street among the village shops, galleries, historic buildings and the seaside Port Douglas Sunday market. Play a round of golf, visit a rain forest wildlife center, relax over sun downer drinks at a boardwalk café, or dine on a delicious tropical dinner at one of the many fine restaurants.
Port Douglas is the closest gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. There’s a Great Barrier Reef tour to suit all ability and experience levels, whether you want to go diving and snorkelling, fishing, or perhaps staying dry on a reef pontoon, our tours are so easily accessible that everyone can experience this extraordinary underwater nirvana off Port Douglas.
The Rain Forest
The World Heritage Daintree Rain Forest is also within easy reach of Port Douglas. The lush green coastal strip of the Daintree, Cape Tribulation region to the north of Port Douglas is home to some of the oldest forests in the world and is a treasure trove of rare plant and animal species.