The best time to visit Port Douglas is of course, when you can visit. Never let the weather put you off too much, but should you choose summer or winter, wet season or dry and should you factor in stinger season? A lot depends on which of the things to do in Port Douglas appeal to you most. Do you need the best time for visiting the Great Barrier Reef or to take a tour to the … [Read more...]
Port Douglas is a resort town in Tropical Far North Queensland. It is popular as a beach holiday destination for Australian and International tourists and travellers, and as a departure point for visiting the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree National Park. Port Douglas is on the Coral Sea in the tropical far north of Queensland, Australia. Its main street, Macrossan Street is home to many restaurants, bars and boutique shops along with essentials such as Cole's supermarket and Target. Four Mile Beach is popular with holiday makers and curves south, lapped by the Coral Sea.
Much of Port Douglas's accommodation providers are in the luxury bracket, but Port does also have backpacker accommodation, hostels and camp sites.
We have the priveledge of calling Port Douglas, population around 4,000 people, home. Collected blog posts below from our Port Douglas archives.
Cairns has numerous great attractions within easy reach of the CBD but there are also loads of things to do in the surrounding area. We're local travel bloggers, we live just outside Cairns when we're not travelling the world, so we really enjoyed putting this Cairns travel blog section together for you. In this post we'll cover things to do in Cairns first, then add nearby day … [Read more...]
The only way to get from Cairns to Port Douglas is by road ( unless you want to take a helicopter or charter a boat ) and it's officially one of the most beautiful drives in the world. The Captain Cook Highway between Cairns and Port Douglas hugs the coast offering stunning views of the Coral Sea. Along the way there are beaches and tourist attractions that you may like to … [Read more...]
Hiring a car in Port Douglas can be quick and easy but during the high season the availability of cars will be limited so book ahead if you want a particular type of car. Cars available range from budget small hatch backs to convertible, 4wds and people carriers. There are far more car hire companies in Port Douglas than you would expect from such a small town. We live in … [Read more...]
To the north of Cairns and Port Douglas you will find the oldest rainforest in the world. Daintree Village, Daintree River, Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation are areas you will most certainly want to see during your time in Far North Queensland. A look at everything the Daintree has to offer and how to get there from Port Douglas ( or Cairns) by private car or by tour. … [Read more...]
and If you're looking for Great Barrier Reef Tours from Port Douglas, congratulations, you picked a great place from which to explore the reef. Port Douglas Australia is a stunning holiday town in Far North Queensland, home to beautiful 4 Mile Beach, close to Mossman Gorge and the Daintree Rainforest as well as the cooler Atherton Tablelands, but the reef is a huge draw for … [Read more...]
Yes, you read that right we have a stinging tree in Queensland. It's not just a bit "ouch" it's more searing blinding agony that can persist for months. It's not going to kill you with venom, but suicide could sound like a good option, yes, it's that bad. First up, I'll tell you not to worry, I lived in Far North Queensland for 7 years and only met one woman who had been stung. … [Read more...]
If you're visiting the Cairns and Port Douglas region is summer, you absolutely must check out some of our fresh water swimming spots as well as the iconic Great Barrier Reef. These are where the locals go to cool off and some, like Mossman Gorge, receive large numbers of tourists too. Families visit these jungle swimming holes because they are safe, there are no … [Read more...]
Are you thinking of visiting Port Douglas? Good choice! Port Douglas is a beautiful part of the world and a top holiday destination. The town and region are rich in natural beauty, amazing wildlife and good hotels. There are dozens of diverse things to do in Port Douglas and surrounding area and we'll try to point you in the right direction from our Port Douglas travel blog … [Read more...]
As a former long-term Port Douglas residents turned professional traveller, we know the local accommodation from hotels to hostels very well indeed. Readers often ask where to stay, which is the best hotel in Port Douglas, what hostel is most affordable and what accommodation is best for families? They need recommendations for backpackers, family holidays, for budget … [Read more...]
I get a lot of emails from people asking me for ideas on things to do in Port Douglas and trips to take from there. I lived there for 7 years, I know the area well and I own a large global travel blog. It's what travel bloggers do, help people with travel plans. So, rather than answer each email individually as I normally do, here are a few ideas on things to do in and around … [Read more...]
This is my last week in Port Douglas, Queensland. Regular readers will know we are British expats and have been living in paradise here for almost six years. They will also know that it hasn't always been paradise for me. I suffered badly with culture shock and found it hard to adjust. But goodbye Port Douglas, hello new adventure, we're off to travel for a year or three. … [Read more...]