uncover A true tropical wonderland in port douglas
Originally the home of the Yirrganydji people, Port Douglas has grown from a mining town into the super-perfect holiday destination for families, backpackers and fun-lovers alike.
Along with the spectacular natural beauty, epic adventure activities and first-rate places to stay and play, Port Douglas also hosts some great festivals, the GBR marathon, fishing comps and the Quicksilver Port Douglas Race Week plus plenty more.
Who doesn’t want spectacular sunrises and tropical sunsets, four miles of beach and award-winning restaurants and bars, and to top it all off the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest on your doorstep?
We’ve put together the very best of Port Douglas just for you: the best day trips and stays, the best places to eat and drink, the best insider info. Whatever it is you need, we’ve got it uncovered.
We love how child friendly Port Douglas is! We also want to make it easier for you to actually enjoy your holiday with the kids - that’s why we’ve sourced the best spots and activities to keep everyone entertained while you lie back with a cocktail or two.
Port Douglas has dozens of resorts and heaps of private holiday houses with their own pools.
There are also stacks of tours and activities that are great for kids – scenic trains, jungle surfing, markets, cable cars, art classes and more water sports than you can poke a stick at - you can even book snorkeling lessons at your accommodation!
While Port Douglas provides awe-inspiring, Insta-worthy beaches, there’s so much more to explore in and around this chilled-out town. From rainforest adventures, to secret waterholes, wildlife reserves, a local brewery and cooking with local chefs. We’ve sorted all the must-see-and-do's for your holiday.
Do you like holidays hot and palmy or calm and balmy? No matter the date, the weather, or the mood, we’ve got you (un)covered. Summer months see heavy rainfall and oceans as warm as a bath – ideal for those who like adventure and smaller crowds. For those peeps wanting perfect weather, come between May and October for sunny rays and balmy days.
Look out for stingers from November to April/May (OK, so it’s only 99.9% perfect).
Why not try our curated tripguides! We have put together the perfect guide for your next trip - whether it be a honeymoon or family escape, we’ve uncovered the very best of Port so you can spend more time enjoying and less time searching.
Looking for a tropical fix? There's no better place than Port Douglas.
It’s where the rainforest meets the reef and relaxation meets degustation. About an hour’s drive from Cairns, PD also sits next to two World Heritage areas – the Great Barrier Reef and The Daintree Rainforest. With all it has going on, it's no wonder this paradise was voted No. 3 on Australian Traveller magazine's list of 100 Best Towns in Australia.