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Address: Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Phone Number: +61 418 721 239
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Description: Port Douglas is the natural place to holiday in Australia. Port Douglas...
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.
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Nice Place and if you would like to go out on the reef this is a good Place. But expensiv !! It´s a nice Town if you just walk like to take a walk.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Trollhattan, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Nice Place and if you would like to go out on the reef this is a good Place. But expensiv !! It´s a nice Town if you just walk like to take a walk.

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München
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very nice town on a peninsula. More quiet than Cairns-and this is a big plus! One street with restaurants and shops, 4 miles of beach and relaxed cafes are around. Great for a few relaxing days away from any hassle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We chose Port Douglass because my daughter and in-laws had been here 2 years ago and highly recommended staying here. She was right, the town is easily accessable from all the hotels. It's very easy to walk around to see everything. The marina is charming with some great shops too. It was a very easy place to relax and they... More 

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Nice little town with plenty of eateries etc, More laid back than Cairns but still near the main regional sites.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Visited out of season and really enjoyed the peace and quiet. So laid back ( Beatles /Eagles / Dylan playing in bars ). Most of resort on flat so good if you have mobility issues like me. Stunning scenery

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

One of my favourite towns in Autralia with easy access to the reef and the rainforest. Quite but with lots going on if you just ask around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

this is a lovely casual beach side town that makes for a great base for the reef. Lovely harbor. Not to be missed

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I stayed 5 days in Port Douglas and while it was the off-season when I went, it was very pleasant. The beach is beautiful, although you can't swim there in summer because of the jellyfish. It's a great base camp for attractions like the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, and Kuranda. It's much prettier than Cairns and I'm quite glad... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a lovely town with much to do. The markets are held on Sundays and are quite the experience. Be weary in the summer months, the heat and humidity will be great, so be sure to bring sunscreen and some water.

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Hopewell, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a beautiful area. In the winter I can see how it would be great. But in Feb it is too hot and humid. There are lots of nice restaurants and shops to browse. Lot of available trips out of this town rather than Cairns.

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