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Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 418 721 239
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Ranked #6 of 15 Attractions in Port Douglas
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Bodies of Water
Owner description: Port Douglas is the natural place to holiday in Australia. Port Douglas, once a sleepy fishing village, is 60km north from Cairns along the Captain... more » Owner description: Port Douglas is the natural place to holiday in Australia. Port Douglas, once a sleepy fishing village, is 60km north from Cairns along the Captain Cook Highway. The highway offers the first glimpses of this beautiful area, with stunning views across the water and along the coast. Visitors to this family-friendly, laid-back area can fish, golf, snorkel over the reef, walk through the rainforest or just relax on one of the many beautiful beaches the area is known for. The area is home to over 12,000, but during the tourist seasons the number can reach over three times this amount as tourists take advantage of the tropical climate and average temperatures of 26C. Whether you want to self-drive or take advantage of one of the many tours on offer the Douglas area is easy to navigate and full of interesting attractions. Whatever the holiday there is a hotel, resort, lodge, backpackers or caravan park to suit your budget and needs and most offer pools, kids play areas and beach access. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

amazing place, quiet and nice, enjoyed the sun, the beach, the food and everything. perfect location for vacation.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

everything its a great place to relax or explore the area, loved it, this is our 4th time staying at Port Douglas

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful holiday destination. I have traveled around the world and Port Douglas has become a favorite. Clean, well maintained, lovely tree lined streets, great shopping area, beautiful beach and so much to do.

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Corlette, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The thing that we like most about Port Douglas besides the reef and rainforest is the friendly smiling nature of everyone we came across. We have been twice and will in all probability go again

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Bendigo
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14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Port Douglas is a great place to chill out . Shopping is great. The village has it's own ambience with lots of quality shops and eateries . Will be back .

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Relaxed atmosphere, easy to navigate and get around, great shops and restaurants. Plenty of things to do, great walking on the beach.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We loved that there was a large range of restaurants plus a local Coles if you want to do things on a budget

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St Petersburg
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52 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

5 days will be enough if your intention is just to see around. Rent a car at Cairns airport and drive 70 km to reach Port Douglas. Everything is around Macrossan street, so try to be close. Sunday market is really interesting and many local goods can be found. Mossman Gorge is 20 minutes, Daintree forest is 45 minutes drive,... More

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Glen Waverley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The town has a beautiful feel. We enjoyed daily walks and cycles. There is enough to do around town, for a pleasant relaxing week away. Don't forget walks nearby such as the Bump Track.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Sunday market is great place to browse around. And the end side of the market there is the grassy and tree lined area where its so nice to read and relax and watch the beautiful scenery.

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