Port Douglas is a popular coastal resort town north of Cairns, in far north Queensland, Australia. It is an ideal base from which to visit the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree National Park and nearby Cape Tribulation.
Port Douglas is fringed by the beautiful white sands of Four Mile Beach. The town itself maintains a village feel, where you can meander through the town to do some shopping, or enjoy a wide variety of cafes, pubs, restaurants & bars, ranging from those offering excellent value to world class cuisine.
At the Port Douglas Marina there are numerous companies that run daily trips from the marina to the outer reef and the Low Isles for scuba diving and snorkelling.
Things to See and Do
* Scuba diving & snorkeling
* Mossman Gorge
* Daintree National Park
* Four Mile Beach
* Cape Tribulation
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD$)
Language – English
Population – 3,000 approx
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 61
Port Location - Cairns Seaport is the closest port to the Great Barrier Reef and is located on Trinity Inlet. It is a picturesque port, with passenger terminals and marina facilities located virtually in the central business district.
Transport Links - The Cairns International Airport is located only several minutes drive north of the city centre. Direct flights are available to and from Cairns from most eastern states. Several international carriers serve Cairns from various Asian cities and New Zealand. Long-distance trains operated by Queensland Rail's Traveltrain, run from Brisbane several times a week. Greyhound Australia buses pull into Trinity Wharf Centre on Wharf Street in the center of town. Buses travel from the south via all towns and cities on the Bruce Highway, and down north from Darwin and Alice Springs.
Port Douglas can only be reached by road (it's about one hour drive from Cairns airport). Shuttles are available from Cairns. Sun Palm run a shuttle from Cairns airport and downtown.