Located in Far North Queensland, Port Douglas is one of Australia’s most popular tourist towns and prime location for beach holidays. The tropical destination is known for its impressive beach resorts, biodiverse rainforest, streets lines with restaurants and boutique shops, and of course, the miles of pristine white sand beaches. The world-famous 4 Mile Beach is the ultimate location for your upcoming holiday. If you’re planning a beach holiday to Port Douglas, Australia, here are just a few things you will want to know.
Direct flights are available from Sydney to Cairns daily and take about three hours. After landing in at Cairns Airport, you’ll want to have transportation ready. You can find yourself a seat on a shuttle which will take you to Port Douglas, a one-hour drive north, or you can hire a car. While the roads can be a little unpleasant due to the many twists and turns, the incredible views of the ocean will make up for it. If you choose to drive yourself to Port Douglas, remember in Australia you drive on the left side of the road.
Where to Stay
Port Douglas offers plenty of amazing places to stay. When you’re not out exploring the town or participating in an adventure, you’ll want to enjoy the peaceful, luxurious surroundings of a boutique hotel or resort. Whether you prefer an upscale hotel with ocean views of a hidden treehouse in the Daintree Rainforest, you won’t be disappointed with your accommodations. Some notable options include Peppers Beach Club, Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort, Silky Oaks Lodge, and Niramaya Villas and Spa.
Things to Do
There’s never a dull moment while in Port Douglas. Whether you prefer lounging on the beach all day in the sun, or want to engage in other activities while in Australia, there is truly something for all interests. Be sure to leave time in your schedule to explore the natural surroundings of the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef comprising of more than 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands. Also go to the scenic Daintree Rainforest, take a guided tour of Mossman Gorge, or unwind at the Niramaya Day Spa.
What to Eat
After a long day of rest and relaxation, you’ll want to enjoy a bite to eat at one of the local eateries. Start breakfast at The Little Larder Café on Macrossan St. where you’ll find fresh and tasty seasonal plates. For lunch, hit up the Salsa Bar and Grill on Wharf St. which showcases local produce in nearly every meal. The service is also impeccable. When dinner rolls around, stop by Nautilus Restaurant. While a bit of a splurge, the upscale eatery offers a tropical rainforest setting with a diverse and delicious menu.
Planning a Trip?
With so much to do, see, and experience, there’s nothing quite like a visit to Port Douglas, Australia. If you’re planning an upcoming beach holiday and are looking for the ultimate tropical destination, consider Port Douglas.
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