About Port Douglas

Port Douglas, North Queensland,  located between the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest and one of the greatest natural wonders on earth, the Great Barrier Reef.


About an hours drive from Cairns, Port Douglas is so full of natural beauty and tourist attractions, it isn’t any wonder that it’s dubbed the playground to the celebrities.

Ranked number 3 on the Australian Traveller Magazine’s list of the 100 best towns in Australia.

Shopping and eating in Port Douglas’ village-like setting is second to none.

It features speciality shops to browse through on Macrossan Street, the town’s main thoroughfare and higher-end, more tourist-like shops at Marina Mirage by the harbour.

This small tropical town boasts 60 eateries that offer the freshest possible seafood as well as exotic wines made from tropical fruit native to the area.

From local favourite dishes to Asian and Mediterranean fare, chefs are quite able to please the palate of even the most discriminating diner.

The Salsa Bar & Grill is a must do in Port Douglas its certainly our favourite restaurant in Port, so make sure you don’t miss out we recommend that you make a reservation.

There are so many must-dos and must-sees in Port Douglas it can be difficult to know where to begin.

A good start would be a stroll across the sugary-white sand of Port Douglas’ world famous 4 Mile Beach surrounded by lush, green rainforest, taking pleasure in the sensation of warm tropical waves as they wash over your feet.

Port Douglas is the perfect place to snorkel or dive under the sea to discover the incredible and diverse marine life that inhabits the great reef system.

Two celebrations draw tourists to Port Douglas by the droves, sometimes doubling the small town’s population.

First is Carnivale that begins in May with a parade and carries locals and tourists through 10 days of food, wine, art, entertainment and exciting family fun.

Then, there is Porttoberfest, Port Douglas’ very own beer festival that is fast becoming a tourist favourite. (You may want to contact one of the babysitting services to keep the kiddies occupied for this one.)


Port Douglas Marina is where all tours to the Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas start
Port Douglas Marina

These are just a few of the many wonderful things to do and see in Port Douglas.

Whether holidaying with the family, retreating with the one you love, or attending one of Port Douglas’ increasingly popular festivals.

Port Douglas is a place where you can slow down, relax and get reacquainted with your loved ones… and yourself!


Getting to Port Douglas


The best way to get to Port Douglas is to fly into Cairns Airport, which is serviced domestically by Qantas, Jetstar, Tiger and Virgin