Port Douglas Holidays
Port Douglas Holiday Ideas
Adventures and relaxation in this sandy paradise
Port Douglas is a perfect holiday destination for those looking to go whale sightseeing, surfing and just enjoy the natural beauty of the area. If you holiday in Port Douglas you're only an hour away from Cairns, the northern capital of Queensland.
Enjoy New Adventures
Port Douglas is renowned for its scenic backdrops and fun adventures. So why not enjoy both at the same time?
- Go jungle surfing through the Daintree Rainforest. Fly through trees on flying fox ziplines and as you fly through the incredible rainforest.
- Sail a catamaran to a lush secluded island. Low Isles offer various activities that will keep you excited while surrounded by this incredible natural masterpiece the entire time.
- Travel over the region in style via a hot air balloon. See the landscape in all its glory and watch the world by from above.
Great Barrier Reef
Port Douglas claims the closest proximity to the Great Barrier Reef. Tour the underwater natural display of colourful coral and fish through a guided dive or snorkelling expedition. Spend an afternoon flying over the top of the Great Barrier Reef from a helicopter, or seaplane to see the worlds natural beauty from above. A trip to Port Douglas is not complete without a visit to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.
Port Douglas also hosts two major events each year, including The Port Douglas Carnivale held in May, and the Porttoberfest, North Queensland’s Beer Festival that is held in October. These events offer even more reasons to visit this stunning area of Queensland.
History of Port Douglas
Gold was first discovered at Hodgkinson River in 1876 and Port Douglas was soon established a year later as a township in 1877. The then United States of America President Bill Clinton and his First Lady, Hillary Clinton, holidayed in Port Douglas in 1996, highlighting the importance and international appeal of this extraordinary part of Australia.
Wellness and Health
Holidays in Port Douglas offer you the complete holiday package. Stunning landscapes, adventurous attractions and once in a life time experiences, as well as a haven for reconnecting your mind and body through spa and massage. There are plenty of treatments available at spas in the area, tailored to help you, your mind and body relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with your inner self.
Where to Stay
The tropical paradise of Port Douglas provides you with exclusive properties and accommodation that will more than meet your getaways needs. Holidays in Port Douglas offer an opportune time to relax in a holiday rental where you can enjoy space, privacy and independence on holidays.
Choosing to spend your holidays in Port Douglas will be an everlasting moment in your life where you can enjoy the beauty of nature through the world famous Great Barrier Reef and participate in extreme adventure attractions. The tropical rainforest will make you feel like you’re a lifetime away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, and the relaxation of the local spirit and landscape will de-stress your worries as soon as you arrive.