It is easy to see why Port Douglas‚ with its charm and laid-back atmosphere‚ is the hub of the region's flourishing tourism industry. Its popularity also comes courtesy of its proximity to two of Australia's most popular tourist destinations — the Daintree–Cape Tribulation rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef. A wide variety of trips and excursions set out from Port Douglas to explore these stunning natural attractions.
The things to see and do in Port Douglas are only limited by how much time visitors have to spend. World-class restaurants offer everything from international cuisine to delicious fresh seafood. Enjoy shopping at Marina Mirage on Macrossan Street; go bargain hunting at the Sunday markets; wander around art galleries and century-old hotels; jump on a cruise‚ day or night; play a round of golf on a five-star golf course; or simply laze on Four Mile Beach.