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Top 6 Reasons To Visit Port Douglas

Sep 14

Top 6 Reasons To Visit Port Douglas

Port Douglas is a tropical oasis wedged between two world heritage listed gems - The Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.  Whether you are looking for a chilled, relaxed holiday lounging by the pool or an adventurous holiday exploring the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas has lots to offer. Here are six great reasons to stay at Port Douglas for your next holiday...

1. The world famous Four Mile Beach

Four mile beach would have to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It offers four miles of palm tree lined white sand to enjoy.  The water is pretty shallow and warm, so great for paddling with kids.  Impressive looking mountains provide a stunning backdrop to this sunny, tropical beach.  Take a walk along the beach or relax under a palm tree, the choice is yours!

Port Douglas Four Mile Beach

Image: Courtesy of Tourism Tropical North Queensland

2. The amazing selection of restaurants, cafe's and shops

Home to more than 50 cafes and restaurants, dining in Port Douglas is a culinary delight. With most Port Douglas restaurants located within easy walking distance of the most popular holiday accommodation, you can enjoy cuisine from all over the world. Macrossan Street is the place to go to eat and shop in Port Douglas, with lots of great restaurant and shopping options.  There is something for everyone, from takeaway shops, to cafe's to pubs to fine dining restaurants, you're sure to find what you're looking for.

Port Douglas Restaurants

Image: Courtesy of Tourism Tropical North Queensland

3. The accommodation

Port Douglas has a relaxing pace and out-of-this-world beauty that has turned it into a popular holiday spot for both international and local Australian tourists.  Guests to this coastal town are spoiled for choice when it comes to accommodation. Self contained apartments which are available as one, two or three bedroom are a popular choice for many visitors to this region.  Many of these apartments have a pool and spa and are either on the beach or very close to the beach.  Some people prefer to stay in a hotel or resort and enjoy all the facilities on offer such spa, gym, room service, swimming pool, concierge, wifi, restaurants and bars.  There are a large number of private holiday homes and villas available in Port Douglas.  Most of these places with have their very own private pool or spa and have a great location close to the beach. They are a popular choice for people travelling with kids or in large groups.  In Port Douglas, the accommodation can range from budget style to ultra luxurious and from family friendly to adults only. Imagine lounging in your bedroom or by the pool with spectacular views of the beach!   If you are looking for accommodation in Port Douglas, contact Cairns Holiday Specialists on  07 4059 5959 or international +61 7 4059 5959.  We can offer friendly, local advice on accommodation in Port Douglas.

Port Douglas Accommodation Peppers Beach Club & Spa

Image: Peppers Beach Club Port Douglas

4. The balmy weather

Port Douglas has warm, tropical weather all year round.  This means guests can swim and enjoy the glorious sunshine and outdoors at any time of the year. There are two seasons in Cairns, the tropical summer and the tropical winter. The tropical summer is between the months December to April.  It is also known as the wet or green season.  Generally, Port Douglas has less tourists during this season so it is a great time to visit and avoid the rush!  Summer is a spectacular time of year in Port Douglas, with warm sunny days and afternoon thunderstorms. The tropical winter or dry season is between the months May to November.  This is typically a busier time of year in Port Douglas with alot more visitors to the region. There is less rain and less humidity during winter, but the climate is still warm enough to enjoy the outdoors!

Port Douglas Balmy Weather

Image: Courtesy of Tourism Tropical North Queensland

5. The spectacular scenery

The place where the reef meets the rainforest, Port Douglas is a beautifully tropical and relaxed holiday destination on a 200km stretch of Coral Sea coastline, just 67km north of Cairns.  There is so much natural beauty in Port Douglas, it is hard not to fall in love with the place and never want to leave. There is beauty to behold in every direction.  Four Mile beach is a broad strip of palm-fringed, white sand. In the distance there are many majestic looking mountains, stunning freshwater creeks and lush rainforest.

Tropical North Queensland Stunning Environment

Image: Courtesy of Tourism Tropical North Queensland

6. Great tours, sites and local attractions

Port Douglas is renowned for its World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef  and the incredible nearby Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. Visitors that are feeling adventurous, can hop on a Great Barrier Reef cruise or jump on a 4WD safari and explore the rainforest coast. A trip to Port Douglas isn't complete until you've taken a trip to the Great Barrier Reef! For those that want to stay closer to town, there is the wildlife habitat to visit where you can see lots of local animals. A little further out from Port Douglas is Hartleys Crocodile Farm where you can take a boat trip through crocodile infested waters and watch croc feeding shows!

Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef Low Isles

Image: Wavedancer Low Isles Port Douglas

If you are travelling to Port Douglas, contact Cairns Holiday Specialists on ph 1300 780 806 or 07 4059 5959 or international +61 7 4059 5959


Posted on September 14, 2017 at 10:58am by Christina James