Port Douglas attractions things to do & see on holiday.
Surrounded by lush rainforest and the pristine Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas can give travellers a wonderful holiday base for exploring tropical North Queensland, while offering a posh atmosphere. DISCOVER AUSTRALIA offers a comprehensive selection of Port Douglas holidays at great rates so book now and start looking forward to your vacation.
Port Douglas offers a wide range of exciting activities to enjoy on your holiday; treat the golf-lover in you to a round at Mirage Country Club or Sea Temple Golf Club, both world class golf courses. Kids and adults alike will enjoy exploring the Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary; visit the Court House Museum, the quaint and historic St Mary's by the Sea church or the Ballyhooley Steam Railway. At night, journey to Flagstaff Hill lookout on the steep Island Point Rd for stunning views of Four Mile Beach and perfect family pictures.
For those in search of a more relaxing holiday, Sundays can be spent perusing the Port Douglas Markets or the main dining drags found on Macrossan St and along the waterfront; the food in town is diverse and ranges from great value cafes and quite pricey fine dining featuring the regions abundant fresh seafood and produce. During the day, Four Mile Beach will likely take up most of your time; it has white sand, towering palms and stretches far off in the distance making for hours of beachcombing. The beach is patrolled and features a stinger net making it family-friendly and you may even be delighted to discover that the Munch Buggy which roles through each day offers drinks and snacks.
Adventure seekers will love Port Douglas' close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, offering shorter boat trips and longer dives; snorkel or dive to see the colourful marine life and fascinating coral and learn about our impact on this remarkable underwater world. When venturing out of town, visit the lush rainforest region via the quaint Daintree Village where you can hire a guide to take you along the river for croc spotting; or explore the world's oldest living tropical rainforest by foot or 4WD to see rivers and mangrove habitats which are home to a diverse array of flora and fauna.
Is your family in serious need of a vacation? Pack up the kids and enjoy a holiday away to Queensland's tropical Far North without spending all your hard-earned savings. DISCOVER AUSTRALIA's exclusive range of Port Douglas Family Getaway Packages allow you to plan the family holiday you want with customisable flights, accommodation and exciting bonuses all bundled together for very affordable prices. Kids and adults alike will relish in the opportunity to explore different Australian habitats at the Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary. Wander through the rainforest, grasslands and wetlands areas where you can examine captivating creatures such as fish, amphibians, colourful birdlife, fruit bats and macropods such as Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Parma Wallaby and the rare Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo. You may also enjoy taking a ride along the miniature Ballyhooley Steam Railway that leaves from Marina Mirage and stops at various locations throughout town.
Unlike some of its neighbours, Port Douglas is spoiled with its own beautiful beach close to town centre which may prompt you to indulge in a holiday full of fabulous sand, sun and surf. With DISCOVER AUSTRALIA's superb range of Port Douglas Beach Holiday Packages you can be on the beach before you know it, enjoying cheap flights, central accommodation and other exclusive bonuses that will likely tempt to you stay a little longer. Four Mile Beach can easily fill you days with its white sand, towering palms and shoreline which stretches far off in the distance making for hours of beachcombing. The beach is patrolled and features a stinger net making it family-friendly, and you may even be delighted to discover that the Munch Buggy which roles through each day offers drinks and snacks. If you just can't peel yourself away from the beautiful ocean at night then stay close by dining at one of many premier restaurants situated along the waterfront and perhaps even select a suite that will allow you to relax to the sound of the tumbling surf.
With the remarkable Great Barrier Reef snaking quite close to the shores of Port Douglas, your holiday can also include easy exploration of this natural wonder with shorter boat trips and longer dives down to the Reef. Book a Port Douglas Reef Package and spend your days getting up close and personal with Australia's strange and wonderful marine life and astoundingly colourful gardens of coral. Regular boat tours leave from town and offer an opportunity to learn about the Reef and what makes it so extraordinary, as well as offer lessons to those who are first time snorkellers or divers. You can also see the Reef from a completely different perspective by booking a scenic flight through DISCOVER AUSTRALIA and witnessing the breath-taking sight of coral from above the waves.
Moving away from the water, Port Douglas also features close proximity to the lush Daintree Rainforest. Book an exciting Daintree Explorer Package with DISCOVER AUSTRALIA and plan a holiday that will allow you to explore the rainforest along with the spectacular Daintree River and quaint villages. Head north into the lush and untamed world of the Daintree Rainforest; on your journey you will pass the sugar town of Mossman great stretches of sugar-cane farmland. Close to Mossman you will discover Mossman Gorge National Park where you can explore walking tracks deep into the forest, mountain vistas and cool swimming holes. Continuing north you will be able to glimpse into Australia's colourful past in the sleepy Daintree Village. From the village you can access cruise tours of Daintree River from which you can observe crocodiles, beautiful birdlife and interesting flora that are unique to this region of the world. From land and water, Port Douglas and its surrounds offer you memorable holiday experiences and with DISCOVER AUSTRALIA's exclusive vacation packages, great rates and value-added bonuses you can enjoy those experiences even more.