Located in Tropical North Queensland, Port Douglas is a wonderful holiday destination with so much to see and do. From natural attractions such as the beach and rainforest, to manmade attractions including restaurants and shops, there are many great things to discover. In addition, the Port Douglas art and crafts scene is a charming part of any holiday to the region.
Inspired by the sheer beauty of the landscape, Port Douglas' arts and crafts are showcased throughout a number of studio and galleries where you can view and even purchase some beautiful artwork. There are also a number of workshops you can take part in and get creative to take a piece of your Port Douglas holiday home with you.
Some of the popular artists and galleries in Port Douglas include:
Jeff Whitehill Art: A South Australian native, Jeff trained in his home state but moved to Port Douglas in 1982 to practise his craft. His work is featured in private collections all over the world.
Cara Stevens Art: Cara uses an interesting combination of photography, paint and natural textures such as leaves, stones and shells to create beautiful collages depicting her personal interpretation of the landscape around her.
Arthouse Port Douglas: is a studio that showcases some of Port Douglas' leading artists and is a favourite attractions amongst visitors.
Every Sunday, the Port Douglas Art & Craft Markets offer a lovely way to spend the morning in Anzac Park. Discover the array of beautifully designed fashion, jewellery, pottery, art and craft and gourmet food and enjoy soaking up the local culture. Street performers, buskers and even theatre performers add to the atmosphere and there's plenty of entertainment for the whole family. Some of the most popular market stalls include:
KRI-Pottery: Handmade artisan cups, bowls, plates, tagines, oil burners and more.
Up North Skin Care: A carefully researched skin care range using therapeutic natural plant extracts to nourish, replenish and care for your skin.
Works of Heart: Unique handmade garments inspired by the rich textures and vibrant colours of far north Queensland.
Saphira: A skin alchemy brand offering natural products.