Just one hours drive north of Cairns, you’ll find the buzzing township of Port Douglas. Sophistication and elegance in paradise, Port Douglas is an internationally renowned holiday destination in it’s own right. The ‘Village’ is home to the famous Four Mile Beach and offers visitors an abundance of first-class luxurious holiday accommodation, resort style shopping and unique dining options to die for. Port Douglas is the closest departure point to the Great Barrier Reef and on your doorstep is the magnificent World Heritage Listed Daintree and Cape Tribulation Rainforests.
Port Douglas is a natural stepping stone to the Great Barrier Reef as well as the Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation. The hour long scenic drive from Cairns to Port Douglas is arguably one of Australia’s most beautiful. Let the wind rush through your hair and breathe in the fresh tropical air, all the while taking in the breathtaking views over the coral sea and the Great Barrier Reef.
Port Douglas Cairns is a boutique township which offers visitors from all walks of life something to tickle their fancy. From the Sea Side street markets, magnificent marina, rustic heritage listed buildings, historic port, luxury through to budget accommodation, fantastic range of dining with every international cuisine catered for, Port Douglas is truly a charming mix of all things decedent in life.
Daily tours depart your hotel accommodation in Port Douglas to the Great Barrier Reef, Kuranda Village in the Rainforest, Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge, and Cape Tribulation Rainforest.
Port Douglas originated as a township as a result of the booming Hokinson gold fields and this development saw the population swell to 12000 people in 1877. Having gone through a number of name changes in it’s History it was finally settled on and named after a Queensland Premier John Douglas.
Be sure to check out Four Mile Beach when you visit Port Douglas as it is one of the Tropical North’s most iconic seascapes.
Helicopter tours that depart Port Douglas afford visitors the best views in the region as you can take in the Vast and expansive views over the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the Magnificent ancient rainforest systems of the Daintree National Parks and it’s flowing waterfalls.