Port Douglas is one of Far North Queeensland's tourism capitals, aptly reknown for its easy access to the Great Barrier Reef, sandy golden beaches and its beatiful scenic rainforest. You can get magnificent postcard views of the coastline and sparkling sea.
It was once just an old goldfields port and fishing village and at one stage dreamed of becoming the queen city of the north after 8000 people horded there during the Hodgkinson gold rush. Unfortunately when Cairns was awarded the vital railways from the diggings, Port Douglas began to decline, hastened by damage from a 1911 cyclone.
Today Port Douglas is becoming a popular town again with the explosion of tourism creating it into a holiday extravaganza. Although Port Douglas has become a popular tourist attraction the town has still managed to keep its laid-back lifestyle. Resorts in the area are amongst the best in tropical Australia.
Tender Port - Wheelchair access limited and some mobility may be required to board tenders.