Just an hour’s drive north from Cairns Airport, it has a more relaxed and less touristy vibe then Cairns. Port Douglas is the perfect starting point to explore the tropical landscapes of north-east Queensland and is gradually becoming the resort of choice amongst travellers in the state.
Relax in Port Douglas
Upmarket hotels, restaurants, and shopping boutiques are characteristic of Port Douglas and give the town a classy atmosphere. Popular with honeymooners and couples looking for a relaxing getaway, there is plenty to indulge in during your stay.
Be sure to book an evening at Port Douglas’ Flames of the Forest Aboriginal attraction. Offering a unique, memorable experience it does a fantastic job of capturing the essence of indigenous Australia. Enjoy an evening of storytelling and traditional music and dance all accompanied by a carefully chosen menu.
Explore the Area
Queensland is the only place in the world where two UNESCO sites lie next to each other – the Barrier Reef and Daintree National Park.
The Great Barrier Reef is the main attraction here. Head out on a boat and see one of the world’s greatest wonders for yourself. Strap on a snorkel and meet the underwater wildlife. Marvel at the vibrant colours and delicate shapes that make up the coral reefs.
From here, journey to Cape Tribulation. Caught between the corals and the rainforest, it really is heaven on earth. Explore the coastline in a kayak and enjoy total relaxation.
When you’re done with the water, head to Daintree National Park and trek through the stunning Daintree Rainforest. Filled with a vast variety of plantlife and animals, you’ll discover another side to Australia.