Port Douglas

Port Douglas is a celeb-favourite holiday destination and you only need to visit once to see why. With access to the Great Barrier Reef, award-winning dining and a variety of luxury hotels, there’s so many reasons to holiday here with your family, partner or solo. Regardless, you’ll always find something exotic and fun to do.

And, here’s how you could spend 48 luxurious hours in Port Douglas.

Great Barrier Reef

Snorkel or scuba-dive on the Great Barrier Reef to see tropical marine life in full action. You can also sail to the Low Isles or join a liveaboard boat to sleep on the reef.

And, if you’re visiting between July and September, you can even swim with minke whales on the Ribbon Reefs.

Plan your holiday

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Reef to Reef MTB

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
8 – 11 August 2019
For four days in early August, Reef to Reef brings mountain biking goodness to the home of the one of the worlds most famed and fabled natural playgrounds. Around 200 kilometres of riding and 4000 metres of climbing on the kind of trails and scenery you normally only read or dream about.

Mt Carbine Bull and Bronc Ride

Mount Carbine,
From AU$5 - 10
10 August 2019
The Mt Carbine Bull and Bronc ride is an annual event held on every second Saturday of August. Action starts at 5pm with the Calf rides, Junior and Juvenile Steer, Junior, Novice and Open bull. Bushman’s Saddle Bronc and Men’s Saddle Bronc.

Protecting the Reef's Coastal Frontier expedition

Daintree, Cairns Area
From AU$550 - 550
5 – 11 September 2019
Be part of one of the longest running mangrove forest studies in Australia. Mangroves are one of the world’s most underrated coastal ecosystems. They help us deal with the increasing CO2 emissions accumulating in our atmosphere.

Port Shorts Film Festival

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
25 – 26 October 2019
Port Shorts Incorporated is dedicated to promoting screen culture and Port Douglas and Daintree as a destination and potential film location with the Port Shorts Film Festival. The Port Shorts Film Festival has been developed to showcase the best emerging filmmakers in Australia, attract film enthusiasts to the destination, promote Port Douglas as a premier location far film enthusiasts and provide pathways for participants to further develop their careers in the Australian film industry.
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Four Mile Beach

A stretch of sand so beautiful, you’ll pull the car over instantly. Four Mile Beach remains largely undeveloped, so you can spend the day frolicking on the beach, have a picnic or wade in its warm waters. There are rock pools at the northern end of the beach, so little ones will love exploring as well.

Things to do

Boutique Shopping

Port Douglas offers relaxation and a therapeutic environment. If you’re in need of some retail therapy, it’s got that too. This compact shopper’s Nirvana has everything from large department stores and retails chains to surf shops and souvenir outlets. If you need a hand finding where to shop, check out this retail guide.

Restaurants and Cafes

Head straight for Macrossan Street, the beating heart of Port Douglas where you can taste the tropics at over 60 restaurants and cafes. From alfresco seafood dining to delectable international cuisines, there’s so much on offer and everything is fresh.

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