Scuba Diving in Port Douglas

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Scuba Diving Port Douglas

Port Douglas is a fantastic place for scuba diving with several boats taking divers to the Outer Reef and some sensational dive locations. You also have the option of taking liveaboard dive trips nearby. In this post, we present your options for Scuba Diving trips (including learning to scuba dive) from Port Douglas, and consider … Read blog

Map of Port Douglas Accommodation

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Port Douglas Accommodation Map photo

Port Douglas Australia has multiple accommodation options, as you can see on our map, below. There are campsites, hostels, motels, luxury resorts, holiday lets and rentals. You will find them all on our accommodation map, further down the page. We’ll also give you a few recommendations for the best Port Douglas accommodation to suit your … Read blog

How To Get To Port Douglas From Cairns

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The drive to Port Douglas from Cairns

In January 2024, the Captain Cook Highway (the main coastal road between Cairns and Port Douglas) was closed because of landslides during Cyclone Jasper. It is due to be open today, 20th January 2024. Various boats have been transporting people between Cairns and Port Douglas (the boats charge about $50, comparable to the usual fee … Read blog

Port Douglas Nearest Airport

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Port Douglas Airport

Port Douglas does not have its own international airport. The nearest airport is Cairns International Airport (airport IATA code CNS) but international flights to and from Cairns are minimal. You can usually only fly to or from Cairns directly from Singapore, Bali Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Japan. Other international destinations come and go and … Read blog

Best Breakfast in Port Douglas

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Best Breakfast in Port Douglas

Port Douglas has plenty of breakfast options, including hotel buffet breakfasts open to non-guests, cafe and restaurant breakfasts, cheap eats, and takeaway food. As a Port Douglas resident and lover of a good breakfast, and former head chef in one of Port Douglas’s best hotels, I’ll break down your options, with photos and opening times, … Read blog

Australian Fruits

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Australia has suitable climates for growing all kinds of fruits and fruit is a very popular food in Australia. From snowy highlands to tropical and subtropical areas, Australia has the right climate for most of the world’s fruit to flourish and indeed, Australia produces no end of fruit commercially. Numerous settlers from the Europeans to … Read blog

Where To See Crocodiles in Port Douglas 2024

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Best Places To See Crocodiles Port Douglas

Where are the best places to see crocodiles in Port Douglas? There are wild crocodiles in Port Douglas, and there are several ways to see them on your Port Douglas holiday or vacation. We give you the best way to see (or swim with) crocodiles from Port Douglas. Saltwater crocodiles and freshwater crocodiles can be … Read blog

Port Douglas Pubs and Bars, Best Pubs in Port 2023

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port douglas pubs and bars best the courthouse hotel pub

Port Douglas Australia, an hour or so north of Cairns in Far North Queensland, has a great selection of pubs for such a small town. If you’re looking for a historic country-style Australian pub, a modern bar, or somewhere family-friendly with great pub food, you should be able to find it in Port Douglas. Port … Read blog

Where is Port Douglas?

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Port Douglas is a beautiful resort town popular with domestic and international tourists in tropical north Queensland. Cruise ships stop in Port Douglas and a fleet of boats depart Port Douglas marina daily for Low Isles and The Great Barrier Reef. Other visitors take day trips to the Daintree Rainforest and Tablelands. This post is … Read blog

Best Port Douglas Accommodation

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 Port Douglas accommodation ranges from campsites and hostels to luxury 5-star resort hotels, villas, rentals, and apartments. Port Douglas‘s accommodation choices cater to all sorts of holiday-makers and visitors and if your budget is big, you could easily spend it here on a stunning place to stay. This post covers the best accommodation in Port … Read blog

Where to Eat in Port Douglas 2024

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prawns on the deck

Where to eat in Port Douglas? The best restaurant for you in Port Douglas depends on the time of day, your budget, and what type of food you’d like to eat. Port Douglas has pub food, relaxed dining and quite a few top-end restaurants. You can feast on prawns, steaks, seafood platters, real Italian pasta … Read blog