Where to stay around Port Douglas?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 553 holiday lettings near Port Douglas. From 223 houses to 141 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Port Douglas is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Four Mile Beach Park: 560 holiday lettings
  • Wildlife Habitat: 560 holiday lettings
  • Court House Museum: 578 holiday lettings
  • St Mary's by the Sea Chapel: 578 holiday lettings
  • Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina: 578 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Port Douglas listed on HomeAway 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 houses in Port Douglas?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 223 houses in Port Douglas. Our other popular types of Port Douglas holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 141 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 114 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 5 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including cabins 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 454 holiday homes with pool available in Port Douglas. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Port Douglas, Australia your home away from home

    Anyone looking for a fantastic holiday by the coast should pay a visit to the lovely Port Douglas in Australia. Located in the state of Queensland this amazing area offers many exciting things for visitors to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments and B&Bs.

    Things to do on holiday to Port Douglas, Australia

    Holidaymakers staying in Port Douglas can enjoy numerous activities and with the sea on the doorstep, watersports are especially popular here. The world renowned Great Barrier Reef is just minutes away and can be observed close up by diving and from the sky by taking a plane ride or sky diving. Other watersports available off Port Douglas include swimming, fishing, sailing, wind surfing and water skiing. There are beautiful sandy beaches for holidaymakers to relax on and soak up the sun. Golfers will be able o enjoy a round or two at the Mirage Golf Club, while tennis enthusiasts will find several courts situated in the area. Hiking, horse riding or cycling are great ways for holidaymakers to explore the area too. Port Douglas has some fine bars and restaurants as well as many stores and a Sunday market for self catering holidaymakers to buy food and drink from.

    Places to visit on holiday to Port Douglas, Australia

    In addition to the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas is conveniently located close to some other brilliant tourist attractions. For example a very popular destination is Mossman Gorge, where tourists can see fruit orchards, art galleries and glass blowing studios. Daintree River is popular with visitors looking to see the crocodiles. The city of Cairns is about an hour and 10 minute’s drive further south and features many more attractions such as the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park as well as some wonderful sports stadia, Birdworld Kuranda, the Botanical Gardens and the Wildlife Safari Reserve.

    Weather in Port Douglas, Australia

    This region of the country has a sub tropical climate with temperatures tempered by the sea. Average coastal temperatures range from 22 to 28 degrees centigrade in December and 14 to 21 degrees centigrade in July, although it can be more extreme inland away from the coast. Highest rainfall is experienced in February with an average of 130mm, whilst September is the driest month with just 36mm of rain on average.

    Travel to Port Douglas, Australia

    Cairns Airport (CNS) is just over an hour’s drive from Port Douglas. Flights arrive in Cairns from various Australian cities and some international airports including Auckland (AKL), Brisbane (BNE), Hong Kong (HKG), Melbourne (MEL) and Sydney (SYD). Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Redspot and Thrifty are car rental firms located at Cairns Airport. Overseas visitors can fly to Sydney and get a connecting flight to Cairns. The airport at Sydney receives flights from various international airports including Beijing-Capital (PEK), London-Heathrow (LHW), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Tokyo-Narita (NRT) and Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) amongst others.

    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)

    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.

    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)