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Port Douglas, QLD

From glamorous Four Mile Beach to the wilderness of Dickson Inlet, picturesque Port Douglas (see video below – 3:38) has become an international holiday mecca – just 70 kilometres north of Cairns. Development is low-rise, low-key and relaxing.

It is regarded as the most popular base from which to explore the northern areas of the reef and rainforest coast of Daintree and Cape Tribulation.

Aerial of Port Douglas, Australia

Despite its popularity and sophisticated five star accommodation, it retains a close community atmosphere. Sharing the same tropical latitude as Tahiti, Port Douglas still attracts visitors for its old fashioned charm, wide streets shaded by trees and superb holiday attractions. There are more than 100 day tour options which depart Port Douglas daily.

Discover Port Douglas

Port Douglas is located in 71km north of Cairns. It is a base point for accessing to Great Barrier Reef and Daintree. Set on a lush peninsula between the Dickson Bay and Four Mile beach, the Port Douglas area has beautiful white sand, resort hotels, holiday apartments, yacht harbour and a number of golf courses. This shopping and dining area of “Marina Mirage” offers good restaurants and plenty of luxury & clothe shopping.

As a popular starting point to explore the Daintree and Cape tribulation Port Douglas is an easy place to hire 4WD for day trips or longer touring routes into the rainforest.

If visitors don’t want to venture too far from the beach The Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary is worth a visit to see koalas, kangaroos and crocodiles up close and in their natural environment.

Nearest Airport: Cairns International and Cairns Domestic Airports

Where to stay?


  • Active
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Farm/Station
  • Homestay
  • Romance
  • Cultural
  • Eco Tourism
  • Environmental
  • Honeymoon
  • Indulgence/Luxury
  • Mountain
  • Nature based
  • Relaxation
  • Remote
  • Soft Adventure

Popular Activities

  • Off Road Driving
  • Mountain Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Bush Walking
  • Canoeing
  • City Sightseeing
  • Cruising
  • Cycling
  • Driving
  • Golfing
  • Horse Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scenic Flight
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • National Park
  • Adventure
  • Fishing
  • Rainforest
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife
  • Fishing - Game
  • Outback
  • Quad Bike Riding
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Fishing - Beach
  • Beach
  • Fruit Picking
  • Fishing - Deep Sea
  • Fishing - Trout/Fly
  • Fishing - Estuary
  • Diving
  • Seakayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Reef
  • World Heritage

About Port Douglas

  • Locality: Urban locality
  • Port Douglas Postcode: 4877
  • State: Queensland
  • Region: Cairns & Great Barrier Reef
  • Latitude: -16.48399
  • Longitude: 145.46582
  • Elevation: 13m
  • Population: 3504
  • Median Income: $39260
  • Area (Sq/km): 10.171
  • Timezone: Australia/Brisbane

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