Nestled at the end of a peninsula, Port Douglas, population around 3700, is surrounded by lush vegetation, pristine rainforests and the tranquil waters of a natural harbour embracing a lively marina. Along the other side of the peninsula stretches the breathtaking sandy sweep of beautiful Four Mile Beach, where the lush Daintree Rainforest forms a tropical backdrop.
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The intrinsic character of this seaside village has been wonderfully preserved. With nothing taller than a palm tree, and development is low-rise, low-key and relaxing.
Its relaxed seaside village ambience blends superbly with the vibrant atmosphere of tropical style and sophistication. It captures visitors by the heart and has made Port Douglas a favourite international destination.
An old can train is a fun alternative to walking between the marina and the village centre.
Port Douglas, or Port as the locals know it, is the most popular base from which to explore the northern areas of the reef and rainforest coast of Daintree and Cape Tribulation.
In spite of its popularity and sophistication, the village retains its close-knit community character, and is a popular getaway destination for incognito superstars and even US Presidents.
With the same tropical latitude as Tahiti, holidaymakers relish Port Douglas excellent year round climate.
Port Douglas hosts a unique rainforest habitat where you can experience life in a tropical forest at birds-eye level, observing native wildlife from treetop walkways.
See the endangered cassowary, the Victorias riflebird, the orange-footed scrub fowl, numerous wetlands waders, parrots, crocodiles and kangaroos.
The Great Barrier Reef is a mere 13 kilometres, 8.1 miles offshore at Port Douglas. Cruise, dive and fishing boats leave from Port Douglas daily for the alluring reefs, islands and cays.
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