Port Douglas is the beautiful stepping stone between two of Australia's most famous natural icons - the Great Barrier Reef and the Greater Daintree and Cape Tribulation National Parks. Port Douglas is one of the very best holiday destinations in Australia. Located just 1 hour's drive along the Coast from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, Port Douglas is safe, clean, friendly & ideally located to visit the Great Barrier Reef and The Tropical Rainforest.
It is a cosmopolitan and sophisticated resort town focused on providing the visitor with a wide variety of accommodation and adventure activities. Port Village is proud to be a member of the PDDT Association (Port Douglas and Daintree Tourism). The town prides itself on balancing the often conflicting goals of tourism development and environmental sensitivity - a reason visitors come back again and again, or choose never to leave.
It has none of the gaudiness often linked with big chain takeaways, traffic lights and parking meters, but offers an Eden-like pristine pocket perfect for forgetting the cares of the world. The sea-side peninsula port is snuggled between forest clad mountains and the warm tropical waters of the glorious Coral Sea which lap a palm-lined Four Mile Beach. Port Douglas has become the hub of the region's tourist industry with its huge array of shopping experiences (from five-star boutiques to the effervescent weekly Cotters Markets), first-class restaurants and eateries, laid back lifestyle and historic sites. It offers something for every traveller, with accommodation ranging from five-star resorts to budget backpacker accommodation, and makes no distinction between the two groups who can find themselves commending the menus over tables at the street-side cafes on Macrossan Street.
This is a town where the dress of the day, every day of the year, can be as simple and relaxed as thongs, singlets and sarongs. With a year-round average minimum temperature of 20.51C, many people not only visit Port Douglas, but go on to make it their home. Located just 60 klms north of Cairns International Airport, is on the same latitude as Fiji, Tahiti and Acapulco. Year round warm days and balmy evenings are all part of the tropical experience. There is no better climate to enjoy the two wonders of the natural world - the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.