Travel Information for Port Douglas

Port Douglas is one of Australia’s top international tourist destinations. It is located in tropical north Queensland about 50 kilometers north of the city of Cairns. This region is close to the Great Barrier Reef as well as being the jumping off point for the Daintree rainforest, Cooktown and the Cape York peninsular. Port Douglas is set on an inlet from the Coral Sea and is the centre for accommodation and tours into the hinterland as well as having a great village like atmosphere that is filled with chic cafés and boutique as well as some sensational restaurants.

There are many tour and charter operators that run from Port Douglas. The marina is the bustling centre of town when it comes to exploring the Great Barrier Reef or going on a fishing trip. Quicksilver tours are based here and their day tours to the reef are well organized and popular. Dive and snorkel lovers will find that their hobby is very well catered for here as there are many options. Well run tours will also take you to the Daintree rainforest or Cooktown in the north and return via Cape Tribulation. Here you can see in person some of the worlds best untouched rainforest and if you are lucky see some of the regions wildlife. Cassowary, Kangaroo, Crocodiles and unique birdlife all help to make this the paradise that it is.

Port Douglas accommodation leaves nothing to be desired. You can choose from a range of products that include Backpacker Hostels, Hotels, self serviced apartments, quality resorts and golfing resorts. Products here range from 1 to 6 star so you can choose according to your budget. Many of the resorts are in the MacCrossan St region and are within walking distance of the towns centre. Some of the best resorts include the Sea Temple resort and spa, The Sheraton Mirage and Bale Resort however there are literally dozens of other choices in this website so have a good look before you decide.

Port Douglas is connected to Cairns by one of the most magnificent coastal drives imaginable. The trip is a tourist attraction in its own right and travels ight along the tropical coast line via Trinty beach, Palm Cove and Ellis beach. Cairns is the regions centre and home to an international and domestic airport. It is the entry point for the tourism industry into the region. Shuttle buses and limo services will transfer you from Cairns to your chosen holiday accommodation in Port Douglas. If you need any assistance when booking into the Port Douglas region don’t hesitate to call or email us as our staff are long time experts in booking into this magnificent region.

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