Port Douglas is the jewel just a short drive from Cairns, where you can walk the sandy palm lined beach, Once a small fishing village now a treasure on the Queensland Coast. Everything is in easy, you can walk from a beach to a cafe or accommodation, jump on a cruise, fishing charter or snorkel the Low Isles. Lay on the sand and relax into Port Douglas time.
Queensland is the holiday heart of Australia. It is the most desired destination for Australian holiday-makers and the main destination for one in every two international visitors. Occupying more than one-fifth of the vast continent, Queensland’s attractions include the largest and most spectacular reef in the world – the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s best beaches, wet tropics and the outback.
You’ll find the locals laid-back, friendly and helpful. Queensland’s vibrant lifestyle and tropical climate makes it an ideal spot for fishing, playing on the Reef and boating. Queensland’s coastline stretches along more than 7400 kilometres, and we have an abundance of inland and coastal waterways, rivers, lakes and estuaries 16 million people visit Queensland each year, and with so much on offer you can see why.
Where else but Port Douglas, Queensland can you feel the Reef almost touching your toes as you walk the four mile beach.
A short distance to the beautiful Mossman Gorge and the Sugarcane town of Mossman. Visit a true little Australian town, just 15min from Port Douglas. Hire a car or jump on a tour to visit the Daintree Rainforest only 40 minutes away.
Head off to the locals restaurant by the sea, walk down to the Marina and watch the boats come in from a day on the Reef, buy freshly caught fish from the fishing boats. Walk up to the lookout and see where you are placed on the planet. Visit the local markets on a Sunday.
There is good access to Northern fishing grounds from Port Douglas. Visit the Reef on your sport fisher or luxury cruise and bring home some dinner. Within easy accesss to the Daintree River system, this spot ticks all your boxes.