Only 70km north of Cairns in Queensland, Port Douglas is a tropical haven that you will never forget. Port Douglas is truly blessed with its location as it sits between two World Heritage sites, the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. The tropical climate in far-north Queensland means Port Douglas has hot summers and warm winters. This temperate climate is part of the reason Port Douglas has become such a popular place to visit. Come see for yourself what else attracts so many travellers to Port Douglas.
Arguably the most iconic natural landmark in all of Australia, the Great Barrier Reef is an absolute must see experience. The reef stretches for over 2300km and is so expansive that it can even be spotted from space! Depending on what type of experience you are looking for, there are many different tours that depart from Port Douglas. The reef is home to world famous snorkelling and scuba diving. Here you’ll see a world of animals and colours like you’ve never before experienced. Take a trip out to the Great Barrier Reef for an experience that will last you a lifetime!
When the motto is “kick back and relax at Dougies”, you know you’re in for a stress free stay. Dougies has built a reputation of having a relaxed atmosphere that perfectly suits the tropical surroundings. The hostel itself is run by former backpackers who know what it means to have a fun, relaxed time. Dougies has heaps to offer all the while being only 300m from the beach. For a great time in Port Douglas, be sure to check out Dougies Backpackers.
After experiencing one World Heritage Site, the next stop will be Port Douglas’ second World Heritage Site. Here you will see an important natural habitat home to a diverse range of plants and animals. There are numerous tours you can take to experience the Daintree Rainforest. The Daintree Rainforest has an extremely diverse landscape which allows for multiple features to experience. These include: mountains, gorges, rainforest and waterfalls. The Daintree Rainforest is a place you truly need to see to have an appreciation for the complexity and importance of this ecosystem.
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