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Best Holiday Attractions in Port Douglas – The Beauty of Nature

Port Douglas is in the enviable position of being able to offer some of the most fascinating holiday experiences in Australia being in the proximity of several world heritage listed extraordinary natural sites.


Great Barrier Reef

Port Douglas is the closest town and departure point to this world heritage listed site comprising of 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands spread over 2,600 km. It is home to 6.600 species of marine plant and animal species including coral in every shape colour and form. Snorkeling, scuba diving and sightseeing tours depart Port Douglas for varied reef locations several times a day. Stay at Oaks Lagoons one of popular Port Douglas resorts to have easy access to the area's great attractions and to come back to the comfort and luxury of its well designed accommodation and excellent facilities.


Low Isles

Located 8 nautical miles off Port Douglas, Low Isles are two separate islands. Uninhabited Woody Island, the bigger of the two is a coral island with mangroves while Low Island is a sandy coral cay. These protected islands are offered as the perfect spot for inner reef adventures.


Daintree Rainforest

On the north east coast of Queensland Daintree Rainforest is the largest area of continuous tropical rainforests in Australia that offers an amazing diversity of flora and fauna in an eco system that is among the most complex in the world. The landscape also offers diversity with mountain ranges, streams, waterfalls, deep gorges and forest lined sandy beaches.


Mossman Gorge

The gorge located in Daintree National Park is part of the traditional homeland of the Kuku Yalanji people. More than 500 varieties of lowland tropical plants grow in the gorge and among the fauna are 430 species of birds and several species of reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and fish.


Four Mile Beach

This great wide sandy beach that runs along the eastern side of Port Douglas is among the famous beaches of Queensland and is the ideal place for families to enjoy the sun and sand.


Flagstaff Hill

Visitors climb up here to have the best views of the area, especially of four mile beach.


River Cruises

Boat trips through the mangrove wetlands near Port Douglas take visitors up several kilometers along Dicksons Inlet right up to its mouth where there are fascinating sights of estuarine crocodiles especially during the dry season and of birds such as ospreys, sea eagles, kites, kingfishers, herons and waders. The trip also takes visitors past the Port Douglas waterfront, its harbour and rainforest clad mountains and beaches.