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About Port Douglas

Port Douglas is located just an hour north of Cairns and is the only place on earth where two World Heritage listed attractions exist, with the spectacular Great Barrier Reef on one side and the beautiful Daintree Rainforest on the other.

Port Douglas is known for its laid-back atmosphere, while offering an air of sophistication with many beautiful resorts and award winning restaurants found here. Every year Port Douglas' population doubles during the peak season, with a heavy influx of tourists who come from around the world to see what this beautiful area has to offer.

The Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree are two such attractions which make this seaside town famous. Boat rides out to the islands and spectacular reef are offered daily from Cairns and Port Doulas, which is also a gateway to the beautiful Daintree. The oldest rainforest on earth the Daintree is home to millions of plant and tropical animal species making for spectacular viewing, with the treetop walk offering the best vantage point.

More than just World Heritage listed attractions, Port Douglas is also famed for its dining, with over 50 cafes and restaurants with everything from pub fare to gourmet meals. Also lining the streets visitors will find great shopping including casual market stalls to boutique fashions, so you'll never be stuck for entertainment.