What was once nothing more than a fishing village is now one of the most charming tropical destinations in Australia. Port Douglas has become a truly magical town that radiates with an atmosphere of elegance and calmness typical of tropical havens. Once you’ve laid your eyes on its lush vegetation, crystal clear waters and captivating horizons, you’ll know that you’ve chosen a perfect destination that will turn your getaway into an out-of-this-world experience.
The Great Barrier Reef
As one of the most beautiful wonders of the natural world, the stunning and diverse Great Barrier Reef is definitely worth the visit. Since it’s easily accessible from Port Douglas, the Reef is one of its major and most breathtaking attractions. Consisting of more than 3,000 individual reef systems and a variety of marine species, the Great Barrier Reef will delight you with its spectacular views. The beauty of the world’s largest coral reef visible from space can be explored by snorkelling, cruising in a glass-bottomed boat, or swimming with dolphins.
Four Mile Beach
Its white sand, pristine blue waters and lines of palm trees make the Four Mile Beach one of the most popular attractions in Port Douglas. It’s located just a five-minute walk away from the town centre, and despite its popularity, it’s not very crowded; thus, you’ll be able to soak in the beautiful atmosphere of serenity and tranquillity. If you take a walk to Flagstaff hill, you’ll be able to enjoy the scenic view of the entire beach.
The Daintree Forest
Another natural haven in Port Douglas is the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest where you can reconnect with nature and admire some of the most beautiful wildlife species in Australia. Whether you go with a guided walk tour, join a safari or opt for a river cruise, the oldest tropical forest in the world will delight you with its beauty. If you’re brave enough, join a guided night tour through the jungle, or look for crocodiles by cruising along the Daintree River.
This tropical destination is perfect for a dreamy getaway where you can admire natural life and enjoy the laidback Aussie lifestyle. Explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Forest, have a piece of a classic Aussie pie, and relax in the exotic town of Port Douglas.