Drive an hour north from Cairns along the Captain Cook Highway past sugar cane fields and arrive at the charming seaside resort town of Port Douglas.
With the Outer Barrier Reef offshore and the pristine Four Mile Beach onshore, Port Douglas is an upmarket beach resort town that offers a tonne of activities, as well as upmarket resorts, stylish bars and excellent restaurants.
Wander down Macrossan Street and discover boutiques stocked with clothes, souvenirs and crafts. Dining here is a real adventure, with fine dining restaurants rubbing shoulders with exciting international cuisine.
Port Douglas is the closest town to the Great Barrier Reef, and cruises to the world’s largest coral reef depart from here. Naturally, there’s amazing snorkelling and diving to be enjoyed, with a diverse range of fascinating marine life to be spotted.
Nearby, visitors have the chance to admire the natural wonders of the Daintree; the only place in the world where two UNESCO World Heritage sites – the reef and rainforest – meet. The rainforest is estimated to be more than 130-million-years-old, and offers visitors over 900,000 hectares to explore. Head north to Cape Tribulation to discover yet more perfect stretches of sand, lush forests and a relaxed atmosphere.
Peppers Beach Club is an elegant beach resort ideally located in the heart of Port Douglas on Davidson Street, less than 10 minutes’ walk from lively Macrossan Street and just a few minutes from Queensland’s famous Four-Mile Beach. The 75 tropically inspired rooms here comprise Spa and One Bedroom suites perfect for couples, and two and three bedroom suites ideal for families and groups of friends...
This upscale boutique resort comprises 112 stylish and modern accommodations in a variety of room types from Studios to self-contained One to Three Bedroom Apartments. The centre-piece of the resort is its 3,000 square metre lagoon pool, its edge dotted by lofty palms, next to the Sea Temple Pool Bar; some selected apartments provide direct access from their private terrace. Vie Spa is a tranquil ...
This private sanctuary has been accredited with the highest level of Advanced Eco Certification and is a home to an abundance of flora and fauna with over 190 different species of bird and 116 varieties of butterfly sighted within the grounds and beaches here. The resort is surrounded by water on three sides and comprises 83 individual private timber bungalows in four room types. Each bungalow is ...
If travelling to Port Douglas with a partner or friends, then the adults-only Peninsula Boutique is an ideal bolthole during your time here in north Queensland. Four Mile Beach is just steps away, so too Macrossan Street and the bustle of Port Douglas for when you’re ready to explore. Although, with its open-air restaurant, pool, patios and hot tub, that might be trickier than you think. The Hi T...
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