Port Douglas is a gorgeous coastal town that is situated on the North East Coast of Queensland Australia. Port Douglas surrounds are definitely surreal, on one side you can have stunning coastal views with the great barrier reef in sight and on the other you can see sights of the captivating rainforest.
Cairns to Port Douglas by car is just a little over an hour, and peak season is in May – September when marine stinger season is at its lowest.
Port Douglas is great holiday destination for families and couples looking to relax, unwind and to also take part in wonderful outdoor activities. Every day can be as peaceful as another or it can be a unique adventure every day. Besides swimming, paddleboarding, rafting, horse riding or hot-air ballooning, here are 5 other top things to take part in when at Port Douglas.
Bask At Four Mile Beach
Voted as one of the best beach in the world time and time again, Four Mile beach is the star attraction of Port Douglas. The scenery is gorgeous and the water is divine. There is a handful of water activities in the area as well. Though do keep in mind that during the stinger season that the beach may be closed off from swimming.
Shop Reef Marina
Known as the Port Douglas gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, it is a wharf that acts a hub where most of your adventures may begin. Besides the usual shops, restaurants and cafes, you can book boat charters and tours for fishing, scuba diving, sailing and voyaging the Great Barrier Reef.
Dive In The Great Barrier Reef
If you have not explored the Great Barrier Reef, this is your chance. Explore one of the natural wonders of the world. This attraction is stunning above surface and that is without even talking about the underwater wonderland waiting to be explored. Scuba diving and snorkelling is well prized here.
Explore Daintree Rainforest
You can choose to getaway from the coastal views and seascape scenery and explore the majestic Daintree Rainforest. There are many attractions within the forest that will captivate your interest. Mossman Gorge and Daintree River lies within the national park. The Daintree Rainforest is 20 minutes from Port Douglas and you can hike, watch wildlife, swim and more.
Relax At Rex Smeal Park
Make sure to visit Rex Smeal Park when the sun sets or at dusk. With a picturesque mountain in the background, it makes it a relaxing place to have a picnic or lie down and soak in the ambience. Trinity Bay Lookout is also further along the path and showcases serene views.
Port Douglas is one of many great holiday destinations in Queensland. There are plenty of other Queensland packages deals out there to suit each traveler’s taste.