Port Douglas is a small coastal town, 67 km north of Cairns. The beautiful scenic drive from Cairns to Port Douglas takes you from the city to the tropical relaxed atmosphere that is typical of Port Douglas. There are no high rise buildings in Port Douglas and when you take a stroll along the world famous 4 mile beach the view from the palm trees to the sky is uninterupted.
Port Douglas offers accommodation ranges from luxury and exclusive 5 star resorts, boutique resorts, private villas, bed and breakfasts, self contained accommodation to several budget options.
You can book tours and activities through your accommodation, online or the several tourist information shops along the main street of Port Douglas. Port Douglas is close to two World Heritage listed National Parks. North of Port Douglas you can visit the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park, swim in the Mossman Gorge, further north across the Daintree River visit the Visitors Centre, it will provide you with an insight to the unique tropical rainforest and learn about the extraordinary biodiversity, go crocodile spotting and hopefully see the rare species of birds that inhabit the area.
Port Douglas is also the gateway to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, options to go out on the water are plenty. Diving, snorkelling and/or taking a cruise on a glass bottom boat are a few ways to see the Great Barrier Reef. Fast catamarans, sailing yachts, luxury motor yachts can take you to the reef daily, the trip includes morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea. Professional qualified dive and snorkel guides will brief and guide you while under water. For those interested in game fishing, there are plenty of possibilities in that field too – exclusive or shared charters.
The Sunday market in Anzac park is a fantastic place for finding unique gifts from the region. Most stall holders offer home made gifts, art, pottery, paintings, plants, fruit and vegies, organic produce, home made soap, unique jewellery, gemstones, etc.