About Port Douglas

Port Douglas

Port Douglas is a first class international holiday destination. Just a scenic one hour drive north from Cairns, it is framed by the clear blue waters of the Coral Sea and the Great Barrier Reef on one side, and the verdant green of the World Heritage Rainforest on the other.

The village in Port Douglas boasts great restaurants, sidewalk cafes, boutiques and galleries, along tree-lined streets, historic North Queensland architecture and with the laid back casual atmosphere of a beach-side resort.

As many visitors before you have found, you will need plenty of time to relax and fully sample everything the destination has to offer. Port Douglas is a Tropical Paradise you may never want to leave.

Tours and attractions

Port Douglas has a wide variety of attractions, and there’s over 100 different tours departing Port Douglas daily catering to all ages and tastes, and making the most of our unique location.

From a Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Adventure to a tranquil walk through the Mossman Gorge Heritage listed Rainforest, there are tours for all paces in the Far North.

Helicopters are at the ready to give you a bird’s eye view of the pristine reef and rugged ranges. Take a drive up to the Tablelands and indulge in a food and wine tasting tour or immerse yourself in the beauty of Cape Tribulation, where the Rainforest meets the Reef.

And make sure there’s time to relax on the beach, or stroll the popular Port Douglas markets on a Sunday morning.

Safe Swimming in Tropical Waters

During the warmer months of November to May marine stingers may be present in tropical waters, but by taking a few simple precautions you can minimise risks associated with these jellyfish.

Lifesavers patrol the beaches for your safety and enjoyment, and we recommend swimming at the patrolled beaches and between the red and yellow flags where the stinger enclosures are located.