Port Douglas is a tropical tourist town. Everything in the main street is designed to suit the traveler. It is not very unique but suited me fine since everything I needed was right there. Port Douglas gives you very easy access to the ocean and the rainforest. I stayed in Cairns for 3 days prior to travelling further north and I prefer Port Douglas to Cairns any day. A day trip is not long enough. You must stay for a few nights and settle in.