Port Douglas is a coastal town in Far North Queensland and is ideally located for touring the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. The Daintree Rainforest is a haven of tropical wildlife ready to be explored through a river cruise, hiking, canyoning or ziplining. The Great Barrier Reef has an even larger range of experiences available, from the underwater to the airborne. Port Douglas itself is refreshingly sophisticated, offering upmarket shopping and dining experiences on the edge of idyllic Four Mile Beach. Great views, historical sites and five-star resorts abound.
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Fast facts about Port Douglas
Where is it? Port Douglas is on the coast of Far North Queensland, in north-east Australia.
How do I get there? Fly to Cairns from a number of cities and regional airports around Australia, or take a train to Cairns from Brisbane or interstate, then travel by car or bus to Port Douglas. Alternatively, you can drive, or catch a bus from a range of stations across the country.
When should I go? For warm, humid weather, visit during the wet season from November to March. For mild, dry weather, visit between April and October.
What should I do? Scuba dive or snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, explore the coast by boat or helicopter, hike in the spectacular Daintree Rainforest, go whale watching, enjoy the town’s shops, restaurants and galleries, spend a day on the water sailing, kitesurfing and fishing, and spot a crocodile on a river cruise.