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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

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 (119 reviews)

    Offering direct access to the beach, this Port Douglas resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Four Mile Beach, Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina and Sugar Wharf. Wildlife ...

    from NZ$306

    Oaks Port Douglas Resort

    Oaks Port Douglas Resort

    87 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD
      4.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.5 out of 5 (997 reviews)

      This family-friendly Port Douglas aparthotel is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Four Mile Beach and Wildlife Habitat. Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina ...

      from NZ$125

      Mantra PortSea

      Mantra PortSea

      76 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, QLD
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.1 out of 5 (234 reviews)

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

        from NZ$121

        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 (581 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. ...

          from NZ$265

          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 (318 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.

            from NZ$126

            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 (236 reviews)

              Situated near the beach, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Macrossan Street and Four Mile Beach. Port Village Shopping Centre and Court ...

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              Silkari Lagoons Port Douglas

              Silkari Lagoons Port Douglas

              2 Langley Road, Port Douglas, QLD
                4.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.2 out of 5 (409 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 ...

                from NZ$185

                Peppers Beach Club

                Peppers Beach Club

                20-22 Davidson St, Port Douglas, QLD
                  5.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.6 out of 5 (406 reviews)

                  Nestled on the beach, this Port Douglas resort is within a 15-minute walk of Four Mile Beach, Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina and Sugar Wharf. Wildlife Habitat ...

                  from NZ$220

                  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 (172 reviews)

                    Situated near the beach, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Four Mile Beach Park and Four Mile Beach. Wildlife Habitat and Mowbray ...

                    from NZ$210

                    Thala Beach Nature Reserve

                    Thala Beach Nature Reserve

                    Private Road. 5078 Capt Cook Highway, Oak Beach, QLD
                      4.5 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.8 out of 5 (217 reviews)

                      Nestled on the beach, this Oak Beach resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Oak Beach, Macalister Range National Park and Macalister Range National Park. Wet Tropics ...

                      from NZ$259

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