Port Douglas in review
Located in Far North Queensland, Australia, Port Douglas is a true “vacation destination”. In fact, the small town’s population nearly doubles during the summer months!
Port Douglas is a dazzling jewel for visitors – in part because it is the only place in the world that is home to two World Heritage sites. Just off the coast of Port Douglas, you can go snorkelling and scuba diving through the Great Barrier Reef. Or, if you’re looking for some fun back on dry land, take a tour of the Daintree Rainforest. You can get the lay of the land either by car or by floating through the air in a skyline gondola.
Surrounding the rainforest, you will find a full wildlife habitat, where you can see native creatures like Lorikeets, Wallabies, and Kangaroos. If you’re lucky, you will even get a chance to hand-feed some of these animals – which can be an once-in-a-lifetime thrill for both kids and adults!
Because it is such a big haven for tourists, there are plenty of great hotels in Port Douglas. And, since the area is so close to the Coral Sea, it is relatively easy to find a room with a view.
If you want to take in some of the sights that are off the beaten path, head about 30 minutes south to Wangetti. There, you will find great beaches, gourmet restaurants, and plenty of sporting activities – like kayaking, snorkelling, fishing, and even skydiving. Plus, Wangetti also offers several cruises that will give you a great chance to spot crocodiles!