Port Douglas, Queensland, may be a playground for the sophisticated traveller, and an alternative to its busy southern neighbours, but it’s more than just a pretty face. It’s got the Great Barrier Reef, Australia’s biggest rainforest and a four-mile beach called, you guessed it, Four Mile Beach.
OK, maybe it is just a pretty face, but who cares? Book car hire in Port Douglas from Wotif and explore every beautiful corner.
You may not need Port Douglas car rental to explore the Great Barrier Reef, but you do need it to cruise along Port Douglas Road with the breeze in your hair, get to the cuddly koalas at Wildlife Habitat, and pack your boot with local art.
First, the koalas: Motor 5km south to Wildlife Habitat, where you can feed wallabies and of course, hug everyone’s favourite marsupial. When you’re done filling your cuddle quota, cruise back into town along Port Douglas Road, stopping to dip your toes in the water at Four Mile Beach.
When you hit Macrossan Street, park that Port Douglas car hire and hit the art galleries to find the perfect painting of the Great Barrier Reef. You won’t even have to visit the reef itself, although you definitely still should.
You don’t have to venture all the way to the Amazon to see one of the world’s best tropical rainforests—just travel 20km west of your downtown Port Douglas accommodation to Daintree National Park.
Here, it’s all about adventure, so channel your inner Survivorman with archery lessons and fishing tours. There’s nothing quite like eating your very own catch of the day to make you feel like a renegade.
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Need insider tips on must-see attractions in Port Douglas? Check out our Port Douglas travel guide!