- Area 18 km²
- Location North Queensland
- Elevation 4 metres
- Founded 1877
- Population 3504
- Postcode 4877
This quaint, trendy holiday resort town 90-minutes drive north of Cairns, is an ideal starting point for tours of the nearby Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. It has a laid back lifestyle enhanced by many eateries and bars, expensive holiday homes and resorts, and an all-important marina.
Port Douglas gateway to two World Heritage sites: The Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.
Popular attractions include a 4-mile beach, The Great Barrer Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge and Flagstaff Hill.
We are starting with Macrossan Street for retail therapy combined with cafes and World Class restaurants.
Port Douglas Marina
Next, head down to discover the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina. This location is where most Great Barrier Reef tours depart, choosing from outer barrier reef tours and tours to Low Isles.
Also at this location is the Marina precinct which includes retail fashion shops, eateries, and bars.
There are berths available for rent for visitors on boats, and Port Douglas is an excellent place to visit.
Restaurants and Cafes
Choo Choos Café has breakfast and great coffee with good staff. This cafe is a great place to dine before departing for the Great Barrier Reef.
Salsa Bar and Grill is a Port Douglas tradition and never impresses for lunch, dinner and events.
Nautilus Restaurant at the top of the tropical rainforest canopy is a must-do for fine dining, food and experience.
We also love Sassi Cuccini for its beautiful Italian cuisine.
For a casual lunch, head to Mocka’s Pies for a delicious pie and bakery, the list of pies is outstanding, including coral trout.
For the perfect Port Douglas bikini, head to Tahitian Lime. This stunning bikini range is designed right here in Port Douglas.
Home lovers have to stop by Island Point Interiors. You can find all kinds of amazing must-have homewares.
Whileaway Bookshop and Café has a fantastic range of books and children’s toys.
Great walking tracks and photo opportunities
- Discover the incredible views from Flagstaff Hill. Here you will have panoramic views of the four-mile beach and the mountains behind and then out to the coral sea. Flagstaff Hill is a walking trail si a work class track finishing at Four Mile Beach and Anzac Park.
- Take the Port Douglas Heritage Walking Trail and discover some of Port Douglas historical landmarks.
- Mossman Gorge, don’t forget to pack your swimmers for this fantastic attraction. Start with learning about the traditional owners of this land and the significance of this beautiful sight, take a guided walk and then cool off in the waters of Mossman Gorge.
- 4 Mile Beach is always a great walk, whether for fitness or a stroll in Port Douglas Beach life.
Port Douglas Sunday Markets are a tradition for all visitors to Port Douglas, start with a refreshing tropical pineapple juice and then take a stroll under the rain trees for local arts and crafts as well as fresh produce.
Port Douglas is a paradise unlike any other, a place of relaxation and summer holidays.