Port Douglas

Port Douglas Australia. Things to do in Port Douglas, activities, dining, hotels, what to see, where to go. Our Port Douglas holiday information is here to help you plan the perfect Port Douglas trip.

Port Douglas holiday guide

Firstly a quick Port Douglas overview to help you decide if Port Douglas is for you.

Facts about Port Douglas

  • Port Douglas has a tropical climate with the summer months being our “wet” season.
  • Reef boats, fishing boats, and pleasure cruises depart the Port Douglas superyacht marina pretty much every day of the year.
  • People can and do visit Port Douglas year-round.
  • You can visit the Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas, for the outer reef, or for Low Isles.
  • Sailing, scuba diving,snorkelling, glass-bottom boats, kite surfing, SUP, there are many activities in Port Douglas.
  • The Daintree Rainforest and Mossman Gorge are very close to Port Douglas.
  • You can visit Cairns, Palm Cove, Kuranda and the Atherton Tablelands from your Port Douglas base.
  • If you're flying to FNQ, you'll likely arrive at Cairns International Airport, approximately an hour south of Port.
  • There are campsites, luxury hotels and backpacker accommodation in Port Douglas.
  • Port Douglas has an abundance of restaurants featuring Australian and international cuisines.
  • The Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas now has its own crocodile encounter tank.
  • There are many ways to see crocodiles nearby.
  • Be aware of stinger season. Visitors still swim and go to the reef during stinger season, with reasonable precautions.
  • Port Douglas is a historic town built around the sugar industry. Tourism came later.
  • Possibly the two best hotels in Port Douglas are the Sheraton Mirage and Sea Temple. Both are outstanding hotels with huge pools.

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