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Destination guide

Why people love visiting charming Port Douglas

The rainforest and beaches provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in Port Douglas. Well known for its coral reefs, diving and snorkelling, this romantic city won't disappoint. Great Barrier Reef and Mossman Gorge are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Port Douglas

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Port Douglas a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Wildlife Habitat (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Mossman Golf Club (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Daintree Wild Zoo (15.1 mi / 24.2 km)
  • Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (16.1 mi / 26 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Port Douglas

Travellers enjoy Port Douglas for its snorkelling. If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, January, December, February and November are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°F.

Natural features

Exploring the coral reefs and other natural features in Port Douglas

Travellers appreciate the lush rainforest and pristine beaches, which is just a taste of what Port Douglas has to offer. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Port Douglas. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Great Barrier Reef (16.3 mi / 26.3 km)
  • Mossman Gorge (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Rex Smeal Park (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Anzac Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Four Mile Beach (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Four Mile Beach Park (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Port Douglas

Fly into Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.), the closest airport, located 33.3 mi (53.6 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Port Douglas?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 586 holiday lettings around Port Douglas. From 176 flats & apartments to 115 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Port Douglas?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Port Douglas. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Four Mile Beach Park: 594 holiday lettings
  • Macrossan Street: 611 holiday lettings
  • Port Village Shopping Centre: 609 holiday lettings
  • Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina: 611 holiday lettings
  • Anzac Park: 606 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Port Douglas listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Port Douglas?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 176 Flats in Port Douglas. Our other popular types of Port Douglas holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 115 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 228 self catering accommodations
  • Resorts: 8 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Port Douglas?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 512 holiday homes with pool available in Port Douglas. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.