Port Douglas & Cairns

Port Douglas and Cairns lie about an hour apart on the coast of Far North Queensland. This part of Far North Queensland is a very popular holiday destination and most visitors staying in either Port Douglas, or Cairns, will visit the same local attractions, including The Great Barrier Reef, Kuranda, Daintree Rainforest, and our beautiful beaches.

Cyclone/Tropical Storm Jasper caused damage in December 2023, in January 2024 the road to Port Douglas was closed, but it has now opened. The road to Cape Tribulation and the main Daintree Rainforest remains closed but Daintree tours are still running to parts of the rainforest south of the river. The water supply has been restored to Port Douglas at the time of writing.

Port Douglas and Cairns Holiday information

You'll find a lot of content on our site about this part of the world because we've lived there for over a decade in total. You'll find things to do, places to go and where to stay in the Port Douglas and Cairns area of Queensland.

We also include nearby places of interest and day trips in the region. This area was home to us as expats and as locals. Our archives and collected blog posts in the Far North of Australia (includes The Great Barrier Reef, Atherton Tablelands, Daintree, Cape Tribulation, and Cooktown)

Key posts and great information you'll need for planning your Cairns or Port Douglas vacation, include:

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If you'd like to see, and book, available activities and tours in the Cairns and Port Douglas region, you can do that here. This link opens in a new tab.

See Wild Platypus Near Cairns

We saw an Australian animal that less than 10% of all Australians have ever seen near Cairns, the fantastic, and ...
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Living With Port Douglas Crocodiles. Salties in Port.

Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas, was closed a while ago by a 4-meter saltwater crocodile. He didn’t do much, just swam ...
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