Sharing a tropical latitude with Tahiti, Port Douglas enjoys a charming tropical atmosphere and a relaxed accommodation setting. Together with a wonderful range of shopping and dining options, Port Douglas town is brimming with things to do. Renowned as the heart of the reef and rainforest coast, Port Douglas features many nature-based activities and attractions for all to enjoy.
There are a spectacular range of tours which depart from Port Douglas. As the closest mainland town to the reef, Port Douglas offers the perfect selection of Great Barrier Reef tours that allow you to get up close and personal with this World Heritage listed natural wonder. From snorkelling and scuba diving to sailing and submarine tours, there are so many ways to discover the Great Barrier Reef
On land, there are a wonderful array of Port Douglas attractions to discover. For instance, the Cotters Markets are a great way to spend your Sunday morning with a wonderful range of local arts, crafts and produce available by the seaside. The Sunday Markets are open from 8 am to 1.30 pm in Anzac Park and are a great way to get to know the local artists, craftsmen and farmers and are the perfect place to pick up a bargain or a holiday memento.
One of the more renowned Port Douglas attractions are the outstanding array of art galleries that line this seaside village. Some of the most popular include Candlenut, Archiart Tropical, The Marina and Mowbray Galleries where you can pick up an amazing work of art to remember your holiday by.
Port Douglas has a wonderful range of beaches, gorges and swimming holes that offer the perfect place to soak up the sunshine. Four Mile Beach is Port Douglas' main beach and is one of the most famous beaches in North Queensland. A popular attraction with families, the beach is located on the eastern side of Port Douglas.
On top of the beautiful beaches, Port Douglas also has a great range of lookouts and walking trails. Offering spectacular views of Four Mile Beach, Flagstaff Hill is the best vantage point for viewing beautiful Port Douglas and offers a gentle and relaxing walk cooled by gentle ocean breezes.
Enjoying views of the Mossman Ranges and Dickson's Inlet, The Reef Marina offers a large waterfront boardwalk home to shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and tour operators and is a hub of Port Douglas attractions.
Another attraction which continues to grow in popularity is kite surfing, in particular throughout June to August when perfect conditions are created by southerly Trade Winds.
Possibly one of the most well-loved Port Douglas attractions is the Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary where you have the opportunity to explore rainforest, wetlands, grasslands and woodlands home to more than 180 species of insects and animals. You can also enjoy a rare tropical breakfast with the birds.