there's so much to SEE & do in Port Douglas

so we’ve put together these quick tips to help make the most of your stay.


Getting around port douglas

  • There's so many ways to get around Port Douglas – Hire a car, get a transfer, hop on the bus. Our preferred company is Elite. From 1 to 12 ppl. They’re always friendly & that’s what it’s about in FNQ

  • Best way to get around is definitely on bike – Hire from Port Douglas Bike Hire behind Coles in Warner street - Port Douglas Bike Hire >

  • Don’t want to pedal? Chat to our mates at K Stars for their electric bikes 

  • Bus Service (When staying out of town). There are few different companies but if you know you’re going to be in & out of town buy a 5 day pass – Just remember which company you bought it from as all the vans looks the same at certain hours of the night!

Food tips for pd

  • Spoil yourself and get all your shopping delivered before you arrive in PD – Please shop for me

  • Dan Murphys Run at Smithfield – Pick up your booze on the way to Port with a pit stop at Smithfield Dan Murphys.

  • Sunday Market – Get their early especially on the hot days. Make sure you get a Fresh Coconut & a Captains Crepe!

  • Book your restaurants early. Especially in peak season.

  • Be sure to have a pie at Mocca’s bakery (known to cure any hangover!)

  • Best fresh seafood for you to cook yourself, visit Seashells Seafood & they will take care of you & also give you tips on how best to prepare your seafood. 

  • We all love a barbie, if you need some of the most DELICIOUS prime cuts, croc sausages or butterfly lamb go & see the crew at Malones Butchery opp Coles.

  • If you walk past a Dukes Doughnut…stop, turn around & get amongst it! Best doughnuts ever!



  • Don’t lug it! Hire your baby equipment - whatever your needs, Port Resort Baby Hire have you covered. 

  • Babysitting  - Look no further than Busy Bees Babysitting - Busy Bees Babysitting We can’t recommends this company enough!

  • Get Tropical strength mozzie repellent & make sure you lather the kids before you venture anywhere near the inlet. Those midgies love little peeps.

  • Surf club playground – don’t put the kids in good clothes or light colours. Whilst the playground is a godsend it’s sandy. They’ll go in clean & come out happy as a pig in….

  • Sunday Market – Get their early especially on the hot days. Make sure you get a Fresh Coconut & a Captains Crepe


  • Boyzzz if you want to get into the Iron Bar bring one pair of closed toe shoes & a winning smile.

  • Plan ahead – Especially your dinner reservations. In peak season May-Oct you will struggle to get in anywhere without a booking.

  • 2 Panadol & a hydralite before bed for the revellers

  • Best hangover cure - get back on it!

Girls  - For the little black book

General words of advice

  • Never smile at a crocodile - Be croc aware

  • Get Tropical strength mozzie repellent!