Located along the coast of Far North Queensland, Port Douglas is a coastal town known for its tropical climate and casual charm. It thrives on tourism thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, and is loved by locals because of its village vibe.
Port Douglas offers a laidback, outdoorsy lifestyle. Four Mile Beach is a local attraction, as are the creeks and trails of Mossman Gorge. There are plenty of parks, as well as clubs for golf, bowls, cricket, soccer, rugby league, AFL, athletics and so on. Watersports like sailing, diving and snorkelling are also popular pastimes. Macrossan Street is the main hub, with a string of fine dining restaurants, cafes and boutiques. Port Village Shopping Centre and Portico Shopping Centre serve locals well, and residents have easy access to medical facilities. The events calendar is diverse, with cultural festivals and markets held year round. Cairns is an hour’s drive away, and home to the airport plus more shopping options.
The suburb attracts a mix of age groups, including young couples, retirees and families. Parents can choose from a number of primary schools in the area, and high schools in Mossman and Cairns. As for property, low-rise buildings and homes with outdoor spaces dominate the market.
Alexandra Bay State School
Daintree State School
Miallo State School
Mossman State High School
Mossman State School
Port Douglas State School
Smithfield State High School
68km from Cairns
While most residents drive, Port Douglas has reliable bus services for those travelling to nearby towns as well as Cairns and the tourist spots