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Holidays To Port Douglas

You may know it as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, but Port Douglas is worth a visit in its own right too! 
With a historic steam train, art galleries, Four Mile Beach and Mossman Gorge, there’s plenty to see here before you set off to visit two of Queensland’s biggest icons. Make Port Douglas your first port of call with one of our Port Douglas hotels.

History

A one-hour drive from Cairns, Port Douglas was founded in 1877 after the discovery of gold at Hodgkinson River. By the early 1880s it was in a boom period, but in 1911 a cyclone devastated the town. When the 1960s came, Port Douglas was a tiny fishing village with a population of 100. But in the 1970s, tourists began to discover its quiet charms.

Things to do

Stay in one of our Port Douglas hotels and you can walk to Four Mile Beach! Port Douglas’s main attraction, this four km stretch of sand and sea curves gently as far as the eye can see. You’ll spot rocky headlands in the distance and maybe even yachts setting sail in the sunshine. There’s a stinger net in place during stinger season so you can enjoy the refreshing water without being bothered by those pesky little creatures.
Take a ride on the Bally Hooley steam train, a historic coal-powered locomotive that takes you from the Marina Mirage to several locations in Port Douglas, through areas of mangrove and rainforest.

Pay a visit to one of Port Douglas’s art galleries, like Studio 49, Ngarru Indigenous Fine Art Gallery and Hoglund Art Glass Studio and Gallery. You’ll find local art and handmade jewellery too.

Mossman Gorge, 20 minutes’ drive from Port Douglas, is part of the Daintree National Park and home to the Kuku Yalangi people. Here you can take a “Dreamtime walk” through the rainforest and picnic at one of the many swimming holes as you watch the river roll over granite boulders.
And while you’re here, you’ll naturally want to spend time at the Great Barrier Reef and in the Daintree Rainforest. Take a scuba dive, snorkel or boat tour of the Reef to see all that beautiful coral and marine life for yourself. Explore the Daintree for tranquil rainforest hikes, mountains, streams and beaches.

Shopping and dining

Do your shopping by the sea at the iconic Port Douglas Sunday Market. This market is a little bit different, because the stallholders are only permitted to sell items they’ve cooked or made themselves. Purchase some boutique art, jewellery or fresh food. You can find more shopping at Port Village, a pleasant open-air shopping centre. Port Douglas’s dining scene is a mix of award-winning seafood restaurants, beach cafes, bar and grills and heaps of other tasty choices.

Getting here

To get here, bundle up your flights to Cairns and Port Douglas hotels in the one package. You can hire a car in Cairns or catch a shuttle bus from Cairns Airport to Port Douglas. Stay in our Port Douglas accommodation and you’ll be close to Cairns, the Reef AND the Daintree. What could be better than seeing three of Far North Queensland’s most famous places in one holiday?

Top Port Douglas Hotels

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Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas

Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD
    4.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.4 out of 5 (81 reviews)

    Between the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas is situated along the white sands and warm blue waters of Four Mile ...

    Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port DouglasNZ$249

    10 May - 11 May

    Oaks Lagoons

    Oaks Lagoons

    2 Langley Road, Port Douglas, QLD
      4.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.2 out of 5 (388 reviews)

      Situated by the ocean, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Four Mile Beach Park and Four Mile Beach. Wildlife Habitat and Crystalbrook ...

      Oaks LagoonsNZ$151

      27 Apr - 28 Apr

      Ramada Resort by Wyndham Port Douglas

      Ramada Resort by Wyndham Port Douglas

      316 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.3 out of 5 (289 reviews)

        Situated near the beach, this resort is within a 10-minute walk of Four Mile Beach Park and Four Mile Beach. Macrossan Street is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) away.

        Ramada Resort by Wyndham Port DouglasNZ$127

        30 Apr - 1 May

        Peppers Beach Club

        Peppers Beach Club

        20-22 Davidson St, Port Douglas, QLD
          5.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.6 out of 5 (390 reviews)

          Located in Port Douglas, this beachfront resort is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of Four Mile Beach, Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, and Sugar ...

          Peppers Beach ClubNZ$222

          28 Apr - 29 Apr

          Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa

          Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa

          Mitre Street, Craiglie, QLD
            5.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.6 out of 5 (573 reviews)

            Offering direct access to the beach, this Craiglie apartment building is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Four Mile Beach and Wildlife Habitat. ...

            Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and SpaNZ$207

            20 May - 21 May

            Mantra PortSea

            Mantra PortSea

            76 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, QLD
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.1 out of 5 (210 reviews)

              Situated in Port Douglas, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Four Mile Beach and Macrossan Street. Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina and Port Village Shopping ...

              Mantra PortSeaNZ$191

              20 May - 21 May

              Paradise Links Resort Port Douglas

              Paradise Links Resort Port Douglas

              Nautilus Street, Craiglie, QLD
                4.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.6 out of 5 (161 reviews)

                Situated near the beach, this luxury apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Four Mile Beach Park and Four Mile Beach. Wildlife Habitat is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) ...

                Paradise Links Resort Port DouglasNZ$139

                7 May - 8 May

                Mandalay Luxury Beachfront Apartments

                Mandalay Luxury Beachfront Apartments

                Corner Garrick and Beryl Streets, Port Douglas, QLD
                  5.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.7 out of 5 (69 reviews)

                  Nestled on the beach, this Port Douglas resort is within a 10-minute walk of Four Mile Beach and Macrossan Street. Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina and Port Village ...

                  Mantra Aqueous on Port

                  Mantra Aqueous on Port

                  3-5 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, QLD
                    4.5 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.4 out of 5 (226 reviews)

                    Situated in Port Douglas, this luxury aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Macrossan Street and Four Mile Beach. Port Village Shopping Centre and Court House ...

                    Mantra Aqueous on PortNZ$163

                    6 May - 7 May

                    By The Sea Port Douglas

                    By The Sea Port Douglas

                    72 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, QLD
                      4.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.8 out of 5 (112 reviews)

                      Offering direct access to the beach, this Port Douglas apartment building is in the city center and within a 5-minute walk of Four Mile Beach and Macrossan Street. ...

                      By The Sea Port DouglasNZ$155

                      30 Apr - 1 May

                      *Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on Wotif.co.nz from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.