Port Douglas

Port Douglas marks the spot where the rainforest meets the reef. Discover two World Heritage-listed treasures side by side in this coastal town in Tropical North Queensland.

Plunge into the kaleidoscopic waters of the Great Barrier Reef on a diving or snorkelling trip or explore the ancient forests of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation. Port Douglas has some pearls of its own, too: beautiful beaches, pristine waterways and luxurious resorts set this town apart.

Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia   |   View Google Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Port Douglas

How far is Cape Tribulation from Port Douglas?

Cape Tribulation is a headland located within Daintree National Park in northern Queensland. It's 85km (1 hour and 50 minutes) from Cairns, and a great place to enjoy a picnic.

When is jellyfish season in Port Douglas?

Port Douglas' jellyfish season is between November and May, and it's highly advised to avoid the open water during these months unless you're suited up.

Can you swim at Port Douglas?

Yes, but swimming unprotected at Four Mile Beach during the height of the stinger season is not recommended. Stings from box jellyfish and the microscopic Irukandji will really put a damper on your holiday! In safe conditions, stick to the patrolled beaches and netted areas, and watch out for the updates from the lifesavers each morning.