About Port Douglas

An hour north of Cairns along the scenic Great Barrier Reef Drive, Port Douglas has evolved from early days as a quaint fishing village to a sophisticated and upmarket resort town.

With a distinctive ‘laid-back’ tropical lifestyle, it is a refreshing contrast to the hectic tourist scene of Cairns. Experience fine dining and shopping at the excellent cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques along the main street and indulge in an assortment of local produce and crafts at the Sunday Markets. Port Douglas is surrounded by World Heritage-listed scenery, with the Daintree Rainforest as a backyard and the Great Barrier Reef not far from the shores of Four Mile Beach. The idyllic location is also an accessible gateway to Low Isles, Cape Tribulation ‘where the rainforest meets the sea’ and Mossman Gorge. For the adventurous and casual traveller alike, Port Douglas provides a beautiful backdrop to explore and unwind.