"Port Douglas is a tropical village just a scenic one-hour drive away from Cairns. The restaurants here are spectacular and the sunrise at Four Mile Beach is absolutely amazing!"
-Amanda, Aussie Specialist Ambassador, Live Well Travel, MN
The tropical town of Port Douglas, roughly a one-hour drive north from Cairns, has it all: the aquamarine waters of the Great Barrier Reef, the breathtaking canopy of the Daintree Rainforest, the crystal creeks of Mossman Gorge, and the palm-fringed golden sands of Four Mile Beach. It is the only place on Earth where two World Heritage-listed sites – the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest – meet.
There are several lookout points along the route.
Great Barrier Reef
Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation
Dining & Shopping
Port Douglas is well known for its fabulous selection of restaurants, cafes, pubs, and boutiques.
Festivals & Events
For a laidback, palm tree-lined tropical village, Port Douglas knows how to party.
Port Douglas features a variety of accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes.
The village itself has many self-catering apartments which often feature in-room laundry and cooking facilities.
Some noteworthy properties include:
Port Douglas enjoys a tropical climate and as such, there are two main seasons:
November through March; hot & humid; tropical rain; average maximum is 90⁰F
April through October; mild & pleasant; drier; average maximum is 90⁰F