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Port Douglas

About Port Douglas

Whether you’d like to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, take a cruise down the Daintree River, walk through the oldest rainforests on Earth or watch the sunrise over Four Mile Beach, we’ll do out best to ensure your experience provides the best holiday memories ever!

Just a 70km (44 miles) spectacular scenic drive from Cairns by sealed road skirting the Coral Sea, Port Douglas is totally unique. From the stunning sweep of Four Mile Beach to the wilderness of Dickson Inlet, the world famous seaside village of Port Douglas has become an international holiday mecca.
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A scenic coastal drive from Cairns (70kms), Port Douglas retains a close community atmosphere yet is regarded as the most popular base from which to explore the northern areas of the Great Barrier Reef and rainforest coast of Daintree and Cape Tribulation.

Port Douglas offers extensive touring and cruise options from its magnificent Marina Mirage and its close proximity to World Heritage-listed rainforests. In Port Douglas itself, you can also chose from activities and attractions such as bicycle riding, swimming and relaxing on magnificent Four Mile Beach, the exotic and colourful Sunday markets, the award winning Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary with its unique native flora and fauna, and on Sundays and public holidays, taking a ride on the steam train, the Bally Hooley.

The Port Douglas hinterland extends to the sugar cane town of Mossman with its picturesque golf course, rainforest walking tracks and swimming in the cool mountain streams of the Mossman Gorge.
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North of Mossman, between the long sandy beaches and mist capped mountains, are more well concealed resorts, lodges and hostels. Also to be found are sugar, fruit, tea and coffee plantations, a rainforest theatre, walking tracks and mangrove board walks.

The Port Douglas Restaurant and cafe district is world renowned for serving mouth watering and eye catching dishes.

A visit to the region would not be complete without sampling the fine range of cuisine on offer. With such an extensive selection of Port Douglas Restaurants, all tastes and budgets are catered for.

Whether you are after the perfect place for a lazy lunch, a late night dinner and drinks, or a unique fine dining experience in the rainforest there is an eatery that will satisfy your palate.

A real highlight of dining in tropical Port Douglas is the natural relaxed atmosphere of the restaurants and cafes and the use of fresh local produce particularly the seafood.

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