About Port Douglas
Port Douglas weather averages 29 degrees (celsius) over the Summer / Autumn and a balmy 26 degrees over Winter/Spring. Are you sold?
Current Weather in Port Douglas
Two World Heritage listed areas
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Port Douglas provides access to the most pristine reef systems. The northern ribbon reefs tour operators visit have been lucky to escape much of recent reef bleaching events. The Daintree Rainforest is the world’s oldest Rainforest with the single first plant origin being found inside the now national park in the late 1990’s. Browse the tours and experience page to find the most suitable experiences for you.
Home to over 50 restaurants and cafes Port Douglas offers a range of culinary delights fresh from the Great Barrier Reef or straight from the farms of the Atherton Tablelands. Amongst them are celebrity chefs, national award winners but most importantly a passion for serving the best food in the tropics. Here you can browse the menus of these amazing restaurants before you arrive.
Dine around *Friday night – RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
– Onsite dining at Sheraton Mirage – FEAST Bistro, Harrisons by Spencer Patrick
Macrossan Street is the main street of Port Douglas and connects the Port (Dickson’s Inlet) and Four Mile Beach. Lined with flowering trees, Macrossan street is a simple combination of alfresCo cafes, restaurants, boutique retail and accommodation.
Established as a port in the gold rush of the 1800’s Port Douglas’s story continued with the export of sugar cane through the 1900’s. Over this time a small fishing fleet thrived but it wasn’t until the late 1970’s that tourism began to unfold. As you can imagine this pioneer way of life has created a kaleidoscope of historical stories, buildings and people. The charm is something hard to bottle when inviting visitors to the region but it’s something you certainly won’t leave behind.
Relax, it’s safe
I’m going to Port Douglas to relax is one of the most popular terms we hear. Port Douglas works mostly on ‘island time’. Nothing happens in a hurry and you will love it. However unlike many of the destinations we share our tropical latitude with, Port Douglas offers a first world sense of safety and security. Port Douglas enjoys access to an international first class hospital within 30 minutes helicopter.
Four Mile Beach
Click here after you read this. Port Douglas is host to one of Queensland’s premier beaches – Four Mile Beach. In Port Douglas it is the central feature of every map, so you won’t have any trouble finding it. We like to refer to it in the mornings as peak hour in Port Douglas. Walkers take to Four Mile Beach in their tens and hundreds but you will never feel crowded. On low tide the beach can be over 100 meters wide. As you stroll along the crescent shaped beach time stands still. We often enjoy the presence of dolphins, turtles and dugongs on our morning walks. Port Douglas transport will get you there with a minimum of fuss on board a local shuttle bus, taxi or perhaps you might like to try a bicycle adventure?
Visiting Port Douglas is an experience in itself thanks to the character of many of the locals. Always happy to assist with information and a local yarn the residents of Port Douglas help you capture the charm of this little pioneer fishing village.
Discover the essence of a Port Douglas holiday with a morning stroll along Four Mile Beach before enjoying a scrumptious breakfast at a local Port Douglas restaurant. Port Douglas information providers encourage you to learn the history of Port Douglas before you enjoy one of the many guided or self guided tours.
* Information from Tourism Port Douglas. Please visit their website for more information.