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Highlights in Port Douglas
- Eye-catching colourful reefs
- Tropical surroundings
- Fun encounters with wildlife and marine life
- Unique jungle restaurant
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Does your dream holiday include a tropical setting, crystal clear waters, white sands and jungle adventures? If so... Port Douglas is the ideal destination for you! The seaside town offers the perfect holiday climate, with cool nights and hot days warming the waters of the beaches near the luxury holiday rentals. Port Douglas has it all for you to relax and have the time of your life! From jungle adventures, crystal clear rivers to 5-star dining and exotic animal encounters, it's a paradise that will give you everything!Dream holiday rentals with tropical swimming pools
Seen as a piece of heaven with palm trees, Port Douglas accommodation offers the best setting of all for an unrivalled stay. You'll find resorts with swimming pools that mimic a river, ocean-view flats and luxurious villas with tropical pools and gardens filled with towering palm trees that create the perfect oasis! Inside the holiday rentals, on the other hand, you'll find stylish, fully equipped kitchens, rooms with balconies overlooking the reef and modern, spacious bathrooms. In addition, some of the rentals also include a hot tub to relax in after a jungle or sea excursion.
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The area and getting around
The town is situated next to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, two of the most beautiful heritages in Queensland and the world! Explore the rainforest from the northern entry point at Mossman Gorge, a 56,000 hectare area within the Daintree National Park. The place is rich in indigenous culture, so you can visit the Kuku Yalanji people and soak in the freshwater wells as you hike through the rainforest. Alternatively, you can also discover the underwater wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef with excursions departing from Port Douglas. The reef offers shallow grounds and a myriad of colourful coral gardens teeming with turtles and scurrying fish.Port Douglas' most popular trail
The Flagstaff Hill walking trail is the only one in the township. The trail circles the Port Douglas peninsula and starts from Four Mile Beach in the north to Flagstaff Hill at the top of Island Point Road. To start, head to the southern end of the beach and walk about 1.5km to the Flagstaff Hill trailhead and then to the lookout point. Once you climb the stairs you will have the best views of the beach and the Coral Sea. On the way back, after a sweaty walk, cool off with a mango smoothie at OTZ Café and enjoy the turquoise waters and white sands that line the beach.
Travellers and activities
If you enjoy being in the water all day, there are several companies in Port Douglas that offer snorkelling and scuba diving activities so you can explore the crystal-clear waters of the coast. Ocean Safari offers you the chance to snorkel on a unique half-day excursion surrounded by a variety of marine life. You will swim in the crystal clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef and visit two different dive destinations: Mackay Reef and Undine Reef. And for a snorkelling experience in the Lower Islands, Calypso offers trips on a glass bottom boat where you can explore the beautiful coral cay in just two hours - It's a perfect excursion for those short on time- Regardless of who you go with, you'll have a great chance to see tropical fish, sea turtles, rays, starfish and possibly touch the friendly Maori fish of the Opal Reef.Port Douglas for families
For a fun day out with the family in Port Douglas, the award-winning Wildlife Habitat offers the opportunity for children to interact with a range of beautiful Australian animals in their natural habitats! Experience rainforest, savannah, wetlands, woodlands and see animals come to life in the nocturnal habitat. Have your photo taken as a koala hugs you, pass over the crocodile estuary, see friendly wallabies and feed kangaroos. At the end of the day, you can enjoy a tasty lunch surrounded by tropical birds at the Curlew Café and Bar. But if you're not much of an animal person, another great activity for families is to climb aboard the Bally Hooley, a steam locomotive that circles the tropical mangroves to St Crispin's Station.
The Great Barrier Reef located just 15 minutes from Port Douglas is the largest coral reef system in the world with over 2,900 reefs
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Experience the hidden wonders of a safe rainforest river! With Back Country Bliss Adventures you will relax and have fun as you float through the crystal clear waters of a 100 million year old tropical environment. Explore life above and below the river, feel the gentle current carry you, enjoy a swim in paradise and experience a unique ceremony where you will have body paint applied and bad spirits cleansed with smoke.2. Visit one of Australia's most famous wildlife attractions!
Located south of Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures is one of Australia's most popular ecotourism attractions and the best place to see the wildlife of tropical north Queensland. Surrounded by lush wilderness, you'll experience a tour that takes you through rainforest, forests and Hartley's lagoon teeming with huge crocodiles. Watch these prehistoric looking reptiles jump out of the water to be fed, have close encounters with other reptiles such as snakes, dragons and lizards, enjoy breakfast with a koala and feed a saltwater crocodile with a pole.3. Have a unique dinner at Flames of the Forest
Flames of the Forest, Australia's only Aboriginal bush restaurant, is located just 10 minutes from Port Douglas and offers a fresh menu with vibrant tropical flavours in a candlelit and candelabra-lit setting amidst the mysterious bush. If you're looking for a special place out of the ordinary for an intimate evening... this is definitely the place to go! Be transported to a world beyond your imagination and be entertained with dances, special effects, sounds and stories while enjoying a glass of Australian sparkling wine.4. See the jungle from Skyrail
Prepare to embark on an iconic journey above the rainforest! Known as a must-see attraction, the Skyrail offers a unique bird's eye view of this prehistoric environment that will add an unforgettable memory to your holiday. To reach the station you will need to embark on a 50-minute journey from Port Douglas. Once you arrive, you can immerse yourself in the sounds and smells of this incredible ecosystem in just a few hours. Descend through the 60 million year old treetops, admire the mighty Barron Falls and finish your experience with a cold drink and a souvenir gift at the Kuranda Terminal.5. Taste the best food in town
On your holiday in Port Douglas, don't miss a meal at Zinc, one of the city's most iconic restaurants! The venue offers a stylish space on Macrossan Street overlooking the Four Mile, where you can enjoy an Australian menu of seafood and fresh fruit mixed with a fantastic European twist. Another spectacular seafood restaurant you should visit is On the Inlet, located in the heart of Eat Street. Here you'll find creative seafood dishes and stunning panoramic views of the Coral Sea. Finally, Sassi La Cucina + Bar serves handmade pasta, authentic Italian pizza and juicy grilled steaks that will blow your mind if you are a lover of Italian flavour.
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Port Douglas
The coronavirus has severely impacted the travel industry. Based on our 2020 data, Port Douglas has an annual average price of £251.00 per night.
According to our most recent historical data, the months that are the cheapest in Port Douglas are November, December, and October, with average prices of £193.82, £199.71 and £236.64, respectively.
It can be concluded, analysing the data for the year 2020, that the cost per night for accommodation is usually higher, on average, during the months of August (£291), July (£280.59), and September (£278.69).
Considering the figures observed in 2020, it is an excellent city for an impromptu getaway, since it has an average annual availablity of 65%, which is relitavely high.
The best months to find available accommodation in Port Douglas are May (the average amount of properties that are free reached 74.6% of the total in 2020), February (73.2%), and June (70.75%).
According to data from 2020, the months with the fewest housing options available in Port Douglas are, in order, August (with 53.4% of available rentals), July (54.5%), and September (58.5%).
In Port Douglas we work with 3 different providers to give you a choice of 670 properties, so you will not be short of options!