Regularly voted one of the best places to visit in Australia
With the Great Barrier Reef on one side and the Daintree on the other, Port Douglas' natural assets are second to none. Resort town Port Douglas is warm and welcoming with all the comforts you could need on a weekend holiday in Tropical North Queensland. From corporate retreats to honeymoons, Port Douglas has something for every traveller. Head out to the reef and marvel at thousands of species of flora and fauna with deep water diving, snorkelling or spectating from the comfort of a glass-bottomed boat. Experience luxury at sea by sailing through the crystal clear waters of the Low Isles where you can swim with turtles and take in glorious sunsets over the Coral Sea.
For more World Heritage adventures on your Port Douglas holidays, tour the Daintree National Park, the oldest living rainforest on earth – yes, even older than the Amazon! Mangroves meet wetlands and eucalypt forests in this biological heartland, inviting you to spot crocodiles (on a guided Daintree River Cruise, of course) or spoil yourself with a rainforest spa treatment at Daintree Village. Cool off with a swim at the stunning Mossman Gorge, enjoying the eco rainforest walks to the ambient sound of birds and trickling creeks.
If you are seeking a relaxing weekend away to work out any lingering tension, Port Douglas has a number of resorts offering luxurious massage therapies and poolside bliss. Port Douglas restaurants take full advantage of the balmy sea breeze with al fresco dining serving up a smorgasbord of the freshest locally caught seafood imaginable. Spend your weekend escape in Port Douglas exploring the boutiques along Macrossan Street, feeling the sand between your toes on Four Mile Beach or breaking out of your comfort zone with a quad bike trek through the mud.