Port Douglas

With pristine wilderness, total tranquillity, superb golf courses and a wealth of activities including the magnificent underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef, this is a magnetic destination for travellers of all ages and all walks of life.

Port Douglas sits on an isthmus beside the sparkling waters of Dickson Inlet and the rolling waves of the Coral Sea. Overlooking ‘Port’, as everyone calls it, is Flagstaff Hill, which is the best place to capture the striking views of the town and its superb Four Mile Beach.

Port Douglas is just an hour’s drive from Cairns and is the gateway to the area. A winning combination of a cosmopolitan township and a friendly village, it has world class resorts and shopping, award winning restaurants and superb galleries and craft stores.

Proximity To
The Great Barrier Reef

One of the reasons for Port Douglas popularity is its proximity and access to the Great Barrier Reef. From the Marina, all kinds of reef trips leave daily. Reef operators travel daily to the Low Isles, Agincourt Reef and other renowned sites like the Cod Hole near Lizard Island.

Since marine tourism was first pioneered in the 1970’s, Port Douglas has been established as the closest destination to visit the amazing Great Barrier Reef. The choice of how to experience the amazing Great Barrier Reef is extensive.


A short scenic drive 15 minutes north of Port Douglas will take you to Mossman, a picturesque township set amongst the cane fields and gateway to the Mossman Gorge, a stunning natural beauty in the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park.

Enjoy the friendly Mossman hospitality exploring country stores and historic pubs in the tree-lined main street. Take a guided rainforest walk with the native Kuku Yulanji indigenous people. Stop by the tropical fruit winery and sample some of the award winning mango, pineapple and passionfruit wine.

Five minutes west of Mossman you will discover Mossman Gorge, a very accessible and scenic section of the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. Here the Mossman River tumbles its way over and around huge granite boulders that line the gorge creating cool clear freshwater swimming holes.



Casual light clothing is suitable year round. From mid June to mid September, a light sweater and long pants may be needed in the evenings.

Port Douglas is very relaxed; smart casual wear is accepted in all restaurants and bars. Beach towels are available for hire from reception.