Coastal views of Australia from Port Douglas

Port Douglas Vacations: Reefs & Rainforests

Outdoor adventures abound in Port Douglas. Hike the Daintree Rainforest and soak in hidden swimming holes surrounded by exotic flora and fauna. Take a cruise or catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef and explore one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems. Stroll Four Mile Beach’s pristine coastline. In Port Douglas, the wilderness is never far from the comforts of indulgent all-inclusive resorts and restaurants serving exquisite cuisine. Whether you want to spend a night in the rainforest or experience nature while sleeping in luxury, your Liberty Travel vacation consultant can take you there.

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Port Douglas at a Glance

Currency: Australian Dollar ($)

Tipping Customs: While Australians don’t generally tip, it has become customary to tip for exceptional service

Language: English

Popular Drink: Try shiraz and local beers

Must Eat: Eat local seafood and produce

Power Up: Type I (three-prong type) 240 V


Weather: Port Douglas has a wet season (November – April) and dry season (March – October).

Best Time to Visit: Port Douglas is beautiful year-round, but if you want to swim in the sea, avoid November through March where the deadly box jellyfish are present.

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Swimming hole in the rainforest of Port Douglas Australia

Top Things to Do in Port Douglas

Bask on Four Mile Beach
Walk or swim at Four Mile Beach, a pristine beach with no human development.

Snorkel or SCUBA the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is just a short cruise from Port Douglas’s marina; tours that leave from the marina can take you into the heart of this natural wonder.

Hike the Oldest Rainforest in the World
Daintree Rainforest is home to unique plants, like the King Fern, and animals like the cassowary and crocodile.

Waterfront Art
From waterfront art markets to charming local galleries, Port Douglas brings artisans, indigenous artists, and photographers to its vibrant cultural landscape.

Take the Railroad or the Skyrail
Explore the rainforest at a relaxing pace on the famous Kuranda Railway or the spectacular Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

Tree frog native to Port Douglas, Australia

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