Located 70 km North of Cairns, Port Douglas is a very popular location for those wanting a more slow spaced stay when in the Far North.
Close to both the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas provides a notably balanced mix of sophistication and laid back friendliness boasting a large range of tropical resorts, cafes, restaurants, galleries and beaches.
In the town itself, we recommend popping down to the waterfront to visit the iconic St Mary’s by The Sea chapel. As a stand out icon of the town, the chapel sits on the waterfront, surrounded by tropical gardens and beautiful mountain scenery, making it a very popular venue for weddings.
After a good pub lunch or a cold one? The Ironbar Steakhouse is a top spot to grab a bite to eat and relax and also houses its own cane toad racing most nights of the week.
Only a short drive to the rainforest, Port Douglas is a good place to set up base, providing centralised access to popular locations such as Mossman Gorge, the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation.
Reef tours also depart from the marina in Port Douglas itself, giving visitors the opportunity to snorkel and dive popular islands and reefs such as the beautiful Low Isles.
Up for a good wildlife experience? There are a number of tours that operate in the area, or you can visit the Wildlife Habitat, a wildlife park sporting a broad range of local flora and fauna and also host to the famous dining experience called Breakfast with the Birds.
Keen for a dip in the ocean? Located 1 km from town is Four Mile Beach. With stunning golden sands and blue tropical waters, the beach is one of the best known in the Far North of Queensland and a great spot to drop a towel, relax and take a dip.