There’s something for every kind of traveler at the tropical Port Douglas. Thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, this remote port on the Coral Sea has transformed into a vibrant vacation spot over the years. Once home to the local Yirrganydji community, this region to the north of Queensland has outgrown its fishing village roots. From beachcombers to nature lovers to those in need of a little retail therapy, the beautiful beaches and boulevards of this resort town beckons them all. One of the star attractions of this charming town is the Daintree National Park, the world’s oldest rainforest and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Angling and sightings of saltwater crocs are spectacular at the Dickson Inlet as are sightings of koalas and other animals at the Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Views of the rainforests from the beautiful Four Mile Beach and sunset cruises along the marina are experiences that will remain etched in one’s memory for years to come.
Great Barrier Reef
Daintree National Park
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
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