Port Douglas Travel Guide

Introduction

Port Douglas is a town in Far North Queensland, Australia, approximately north of Cairns. Its permanent population was 3,205 at the time of the 2011 census. The town's population can often double, however, with the influx of tourists during the peak tourism season May–September. The town is named in honour of former Premier of Queensland, John Douglas. Port Douglas developed quickly based on the mining industry. Other parts of the area were established with timber cutting occurring in the area surrounding the Daintree River and with settlement starting to occur on lots around the Mossman River by 1880.

Previous names for the town included Terrigal, Island Point, Port Owen and Salisbury. The town is situated adjacent to two World Heritage areas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.

Port Douglas was No. 3 on Australian Traveller magazine's list of 100 Best Towns In Australia.


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  • Best Western Lazy Lizard Motor Inn

    Best Western Lazy Lizard Motor Inn is one of the ideal places to remain in Port Douglas and a three and half star hotel. Nicely located close to Four Mile Beach, Australi...

  • Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa

    Located within Craiglie, Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa is a premium hotel comfortably positioned around Go Ape at Rivington, Abc Queensland Adventures - ...

  • Martinique on Macrossan

    Martinique on Macrossan is among the top, premium places to lodge in Port Douglas. Beautifully located nearby Paddy's Irish Pub, Windswell Kite Surfing and Hot Air Balloo...

  • Port Douglas Motel

    With Li'Tya Spa Dreaming, Hot Air Balloon Port Douglas and Back Country Bliss Adventures conveniently found in the vicinity of the three and half star hotel, Port Douglas...

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