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Port Douglas - Cities, Towns and Localities
If you want to find 'Paradise' you've come to the right place. Just 1,822 km north of Brisbane, on the east of Cook Highway, is Port Douglas, just a stone throw from Mossman.

Port Douglas is also only a 40 minutes drive from Cairns airport on the shores of the Coral Sea, a magnetic destination for travellers of all ages.

With the lush tropical rainforests sweeping down into the coral and fish filled ocean, both with World Heritage status due to their pristine wilderness state, it offers abundance of recreational activities, with the Daintree National Park on one side and the Great Barrier Reef on the other.

First settled in 1876 as a port to deliver goods to the local goldfields the town was first surveyed in 1877 and named after then Premier of Queensland  John Douglas 1877-1879. The Kuku Yulariji tribe first inhabited the area and quickly came into conflict with the white settlers around this time. It was reported that the tribe had been decimated by the 1890’s. What was left of the tribe were moved several times to different locations then finally to the Mossman Gorge Reserve where they still live today.

Four Mile Beach - Port DouglasPort Douglas and surrounds has a huge variety of adventure and passive activities to experience, here is just a sample, Golf at the Mirage Resort, 4WD safari to Cape Tribulation, explore World Heritage Daintree rainforest, Skyrail to Kuranda, ride the Lady Douglas Paddle Wheeler, sailing, find miles of unspoilt beaches, see the Coral Reef, swim with huge reef fishes, take a helicopter tour, or just go shopping at the many boutique shops, then finish the day at a classic Queensland style pub.

The treasures of this location can be yours whether your travelling first class or backpacking up the coast.

Check out our range of Port Douglas accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Port Douglas Tourist Information Centre
23 Macrossan Street
Ph: 07 4099 5599

Port Douglas Daintree Tourism

Port Douglas Tourism Association
40 Macrossan Street
Ph: 07 4099 4588

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