Port Douglas, QLD
Port Douglas is a short one hour drive north of Cairns along one of the most scenic coastal roads in Australia. Home to golden beaches and some of Tropical North Queensland's most exclusive resorts, the quiet former fishing village of Port Douglas is both sophisticated and relaxed and the perfect place to escape and unwind.
Stroll along Macrossan Street, the central hub of the village, and enjoy the variety of stylish restaurants, bars, cafes, boutiques, bookshops and galleries. Take advantage of designer shopping or pamper yourself at one of the luxury day spas.
At one end of Macrossan Street is the magnificent palm-fringed Four Mile Beach, which is a spectacular place to enjoy the sunset. Anzac Park is located at the other end of the street, where the picturesque St Mary's by the Sea Chapel stands and the weekly Sunday markets are held.
Port Douglas also offers a family vacation filled with fun and adventure. Learn to dive, snorkel, jet-ski or water ski or go kayaking to secluded beaches. Cruises to the Great Barrier Reef depart daily from the Marina Mirage, visiting sites considered to be among the best and most pristine on the reef. Visit the Low Isles on a sailboat; or spend a few days on a luxury yacht cruising to the outer reefs. Fly over the whole stunning panorama on a helicopter or sea plane scenic flight.