A resort/yachting town. Very nice stuff to do in the surrounding area, so a good base. Many excellent dining choices, all expensive by Australian standards; two mains and a bottle of Oz wine will easily break $100.
Port Douglas is a beautiful destination. It has a lot of lovely restaurants, spas, boating activities etc, but it is the type of place that you could spend as little or as much money as you want.
Plenty of great inexpensive or free activities to do. Great tropical climate, but mild enough to enjoy all day outside. We didn't find insects or anything to be a problem and the surroundings are diverse and local produce is fantastic. The sunday markets are really enjoyable with a lot of original and local products
Port Dougles is busy city with lots of holiday makers and lots a good restuarants and retail shops, the great walking tracks around the beach areas, the 4 mile beach was beautiful.
Mossman gorge is a must do also, walking tracks and swimming areas, allow at least half a day there.
Loved it. Great beaches, parks etc. Easy access to the reef and islands. Central to visiting north areas of Mossman and Cape Tribulation, west to tablelands and south to Cairns.
Port Douglas has a bit of everything. It has great restaurants and a lot of variety, plus it also has lots to do; for example reef tours, rainforest walks, wildlife parks, etc.
It's a relaxing place to visit and the local people are so friendly and welcoming. Why people go to Cairns and don't continue north the additional 40 minutes is beyond me. Cairns has nothing on Port Douglas. Nautilus restaurant is AMAZING. It is fine dining and set amongst the rainforest. The food is delicious (especially the souffle!) and the service is always fabulous. A reef tour is a must and is well worth the spend. I cannot recommend a trip to Port Douglas highly enough!
One of most beautiful towns I've stayed in in Australia. while tourism has obviously made a enourmous impact on the town, it has managed to keep a lot of its charm.
i just hope it continues to.
Lovely drive from cairns airport, places to visit mentioned previously, many great restaurants, the marina and associated trips available like the low isles
Lovely area with plenty of restaurants. Hire a car and make a few day trips to the Daintree, Mossman Gorge, Skyrail, Kuranda Train and visit the beaches.
Relax by the pool in the resort and have a coffee and cake at Lure on the Port.
If you want sun and beaches then Port Douglas is a great place to visit. It is set up for tourists as has lots of accomodation restaurants and shopping.
It is not cheap and probably better to visit between April and September as the weather is cooler and you can swim at the beaches without worrying about stingers. There are plenty of options available to visit the Great Barrier Reef.
This was the Australia we were looking for when we came from the USA. Port Douglas has all the natural beauty and wildlife you could want to see.
It has a small village feel but caters to many different tastes for food and adventure. Can't wait to go back!!
Pleny of excursions available, very friendly tour staff and plenty to see if you have your own car. Really an enjoyalepalce to stay in August.
Fabulous flat beach with great sand and monitrd by lifesavers.
Friendly people who are always ready to help you with anything you need. The weather was perfect and the evenings were warm but not sticky.
I just loved everything about it.
Not a lot to do in Port Douglas itself, travel to the Daintree is recommended, and a visit to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures is a must.
I wouldn't stay in Port Douglas again - would prefer to stay in Cairns and do a day trip to Port Douglas.
There is a great market on Sunday mornings at the end of town, and also a Wednesday afternoon market at the marina, which is smaller.
Town seems to need a good spruce up. Lower end of town in particular.needs a movie theatre or a video shop access able almost 24/7.
Small tourist town with just one main street. No much to see or do by itself but good base to go to the Reef and the Rain forest.
Quiet and relaxing atmosphere
Upscale area -- very pretty and friendly -- perfect for catching boat to the Great Barrier Reef. Found it much nicer than Cairns
We've been there 5 times in 7 years... before and after kids. Amazing place to relax if you want or get active if you feel.
Port Douglas is about an hour drive north of Cairns. The town is fairly small, but has quite a number of places to stay.
Situated in far north Queensland, it is an ideal location for water activities on the Great Barrier Reef, or nature based activities in the Daintree Rainforest. I only stayed in Port Douglas for 2 nights and found that the meals I had were very good, but not cheap. I would definitely go back for a longer period of time
Port Douglas is great holiday destination. While a tourist destination it doesn't seem to have lost a small town feel.
Easy to get parking on main street seems locals may park of main street.
Visit to the Daintree is a must. Bit disappointed that Mossman Gorge is now restricted to shuttle bus and walking.
Beaches great between Cairns and Port Douglas.
We traveled during jellyfish season but since we stayed in this wonderful hotel we had a large lagoon to swim in.
Good months to avoid families with little kids traveling if you like to relax and traveling as a couple.
Port Douglas is a beautiful, pretty location with lots of activities to do or just to relax if that's your thing.
It has something for everyone. The people are very friendly and helpful. The restaurants in Port Douglas were very impressive. The local seafood readily available and delicious to eat. Highly recommended place to visit and would stay a week next time.
Best place to access the Great Barrier Reef. Small town with lots of dining options. Easy to get around on foot.
I would definitely reccommend the tin shed and the sitting by St Marys by the sea church with a beer at sunset
Try the Siam Thai restaurant in the main street, great food and service. Toad racing is great fun too!