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About Port Douglas

Founded in 1877 the town of Port Douglas in tropical far north Queensland is situated 67km north of the town of Cairns and the Cairns International Airport. Port Douglas boasts the laid back atmosphere that befits the region and the village style atmosphere of the township.

The population of Port Douglas is just shy of 1000 people and most of the residents work in or are associated with the tourist trade.


Port Douglas is fortunate that it is surrounded by all of the natural assets of the region. The Great Barrier Reef to the east, world heritage rainforest to the north and Australian outback to the west.

Port Douglas is a world class tourist destination and has often played host to international celebrities and with such a regular clientele the township is geared to provide visitors with the type of service and level of attention to detail that our guests expect.

Port Douglas is also a frequent holiday destination for Australian's who want to escape to paradise. Being an isolated part of Australia (The nearest major city, Brisbane, is almost 2000km away) Port Douglas appeals to tourists who want to escape the busy metropolitan lifestyle and get away to the tropics.

Port Douglas Weather

Port Douglas has a tropical climate with hot summers and warm winters, with heavy rainfall primarily occurring from January through March, the wettest month of the year typically being February.

Port Douglas Tours & Activities

Port Douglas has heaps of things for tourists to see and do. From visiting the Great Barrier Reef on a diving or snorkelling trip, visiting the ancient beauty of the nearby world heritage rainforest including the mystical Daintree and Cape Tribulation, sailing the beautiful blue waters surrounding the low isles, fishing from one of the prestigious sandy beaches or going out to the reef on a charter to fish in one of the world's largest sea life eco systems - everything is right on your door step from Port Douglas.

Port Douglas has a range of tour operators who can get you to these locations or visitors can opt to self drive with our various car rental options.

Port Douglas Accommodation

Port Douglas has a range of accommodation to suit different requirements and budgets. From the camping and caravan parks right through to 5 star penthouses and apartments. Port Douglas appeals to a range of different visitors and has evolved to cater to the differing accommodation requirements of travellers.


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Douglas Restaurants & Dining

Port Douglas has over 50 restaurants and cafes to choose from and all are generally within walking distance from accommodation. Boasting great street food, local produce from the nearby farming communities and world class restaurants offering Michelin Star quality cuisine all within the tropical atmosphere and style of tropical Queensland.

Port Douglas Shopping

Port Douglas has a range of shopping options on hand that are on par with what visitors would expect to find in capital cities. There are weekly markets where locals and farmers from throughout the region spruce their wares and produce as well as offerings from the indigenous Australian's such as artworks, crafts and collectables.

If you are looking for a fabulous fresh food offer, convenient parking, great stores for your everyday fashion and gift buying needs, or you'd like to watch the world go by in relaxed tropical settings whilst enjoying a coffee or freshly squeezed juice then look no further than Port Village Shopping Centre boasting a supermarket, cafes and all of the other staples you would expect from shopping.


For a more upmarket shopping experience a visit to Marina Mirage is a must. Situated on the marina amongst the super yachts and reef trip operators, Marina Mirage is a shopping complex that has the designer labels on offer such as Polo, Ralph Lauren and Versace as well as some local offerings that fit within the luxury shopping sector.

There are also some great local boutiques scattered throughout the township of Port Douglas including more local and international fashion, art galleries, gift shops and more.

 

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