Port Douglas

Port Douglas, in stunning Tropical North Queensland, Australia is a picturesque seaside village,  set alongside the spectacular Four Mile Beach, which holds a vibrant atmosphere of tropical style and sophistication. Port Douglas holidaymakers relish the natural beauty and warm, balmy climate that attracts visitors at any time of the year. It captures visitors by the heart and has made Port Douglas a favourite international destination.

Nestled at the end of a peninsula, the tranquil waters of a natural harbour on one side of the village lead to the The Reef Marina. Along the other side of the peninsula stretches the breathtaking sandy sweep of beautiful Four Mile Beach.

Port Douglas activities

There are a range of Port Douglas tours, attractions and activities to suit all visitors. Soak up the sunshine on Four Mile Beach, stroll Macrossan Street among the village shops, galleries, historic buildings and the seaside Port Douglas Sunday market. Play a round of golf, visit a rainforest wildlife centre, relax over sun downer drinks at a boardwalk café, or dine on a delicious tropical dinner at one of the many fine restaurants. Find things to do
Port Douglas is the closest gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. There is a Great Barrier Reef tour to suit all ability and experience levels, whether you want to go diving and snorkelling, fishing, or perhaps staying dry on a reef pontoon, our tours are so easily accessible that everyone can experience this extraordinary underwater world. Search Reef Tours.
The World Heritage Daintree Rainforest is also within easy reach of Port Douglas. The lush green coastal strip of the Daintree, Cape Tribulation region to the north of Port Douglas is home to some of the oldest forests in the world and is a treasure trove of rare plant and animal species.  Go to the Rainforest

Getting here

Port Douglas is 70km north (approx 1 hour drive) north of Cairns Airport, along a spectacular scenic drive called the Great Barrier Reef Drive. Hire a car from the airport and stop along the way at secluded beaches and a photo at Rex Lookout, all you need to do is turn right onto the Captain Cook Highway from the airport and then right at Port Douglas. Easy! For an even easier option, jump on a coach transfer so you don’t miss out on the view (our tip is to sit on the right hand side of the bus for the best view!).  The coaches meet every flight into the airport and will take you directly to your accommodation. If you want to arrive in style, book a limousine or heli transfer and set the scene for your luxury Port Douglas holiday.