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  Address To Cairns International Airport
Cairns Convention Centre Corner Wharf & Sheridan Street, Cairns, 4870, Queensland, Australia 9km

Business Overview

From humble beginnings back in 1877, the village of Port Douglas was a shipping and supply port to service the local gold fields.

Port Douglas over the years has flourished in to a tourist mecca. Today the village is known for its laid back but sophisticated atmosphere, and year round warm tropical climate welcoming many tourists and business delegates from around Australia and the world.

The village is made up of a main street, Macrossan Street, running the length of the village from the famous Four Mile Beach to the Sugar Wharf. Port Douglas is popular for its chic atmosphere and charm. The many art galleries, cafes and boutique shops gives this special village a tropical resort atmosphere.

The Marina with luxurious yachts is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and is a hive of activity every morning with the many boats departing for regular day trips to the Great Barrier Reef and Game Fishing.  A great place to soak up some sunshine whilst relaxing with a meal and or a refreshing beverage. To truly appreciate all that Port Douglas has to offer take a photo opportunity at the famous look-out, at the top of Flag Staff Hill. This is a true postcard photograph of the famous Four Mile Beach. Even an amateur photographer will look like a professional once they take this shot! 

 

See & Do

The range of adventure activities in Port Douglas and the Tropical North is extensive.  Indulge in some diving or fishing on the Great Barrier Reef, journey through the magnificent Daintree Rainforest encountering the local flora and fauna at the nearby habitats and zoos. Or why not take it up a notch and have some excitement whitewater rafting or take an exhilarating and scenic helicopter flight over the pristine surrounds. Calm it down some and take a leisurely horseback ride along the beach or see some outback and cattle mustering, only a short 30 minutes from Port Douglas village. End the day enjoying a sunset sail or simply rest and take in the magical view of the Coral Sea from Rex Smeal Park watching the boats return after a day at the Great Barrier Reef.

 

  • Great Barrier Reef: The Great Barrier Reef is the largest natural wonder in the world, stretching 2,300 kilometres along the Queensland Coast. Off the coast of Port Douglas there are some spectacular reef systems, including the Agincourt Ribbon Reef, Opal Reef, Tongue Reef and Low Isles. There is a reef adventure to suit everyone, from sightseers to snorkellers to avid divers.
  • Daintree Rainforest: The Daintree Rainforest is a World Heritage Listed Area, it is a spectacular and very important ancient landscape and is the oldest living rainforest on earth.  The Daintree Rainforest contains 30% of Australia's frog, marsupial and reptile species, 65% of bat and butterfly species, also 13 species of birds that are found nowhere else in the world, as well as many rare and endangered plants and animals such as the Southern Cassowary. Walk along Cape Tribulation beach-where the rainforest meets the reef- visit Mossman Gorge, take part in a crocodile and wildlife watching cruise, and enjoy lunch in the forest, all in one day. There are many tours that depart from Port Douglas and they vary to suit all ages and interests.
  • Cooktown: Cooktown is a beautiful, unspoilt, small historic coastal town surrounded by stunning countryside and filled with history and aboriginal culture. Enjoy a 4 wheel drive journey via the 'road less travelled', the Bloomfield Track, through amazing rainforest and outback. With it's laid back atmosphere and friendly people, it's the perfect place to explore the rugged beauty of the lower cape, from the James Cook Museum, the Cooktown Cemetery, Grassy Hill to simply relaxing and soaking up the rich scenery.  
  • Flames of the Forest: Flames of the Forest transports you into a world beyond your imagination so relaxing and uplifting for your soul you will never want to leave. A completely intimate natural feast for your senses. They offer a very different experience to a restaurant being in a pristine natural setting in the rainforest near Port Douglas. It is like no other dining experience in Australia. Flames is also a magical, private and very exclusive venue for private parties and corporate groups with tailor made event theming, entertainment and menu design from their award winning catering team.
  • Australian Muster Experience: Experience a genuine portrayal of the daily life at an Australian working cattle station. Set in a traditional 19th Century inspired Australian Outback Shed, with comfortable theatre seating overlooking the stockyard. Be amazed by a mini muster with real Aussie stock men, see the working cattle dogs and meet an array of station animals. ‘The Stockman's Lunch Muster' includes an Australian BBQ Lunch with a fully licenced bar available. ‘The Grand Outback Muster At Night' is an evening show extravaganza. Be entertained with cattle mustering, whip cracking demonstrations and dry outback humour.
  • Wildlife Habitat: Visit Australia's leading environmental wildlife experience, the award winning Advanced Eco-accredited Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary. It provides visitors with a chance to observe up close and personal a large range of Australian and rainforest animals. Experience the wildlife from the surrounding environments peacefully enjoying their own habitats. A totally unique concept and unlike any "Zoo" you've ever been to. You can even enjoy "Breakfast with the Birds" or "Lunch with the Lorikeets"!
  • Four Mile Beach: What really sets this tropical paradise of Port Douglas Australia apart from the rest is it's famous Four Mile Beach... kilometres of sand lapped by the waves from the Coral Sea and overhung by palms and tropical forests. As you walk the length of Four Mile Beach from Flagstaff Hill behind Macrossan Street to the Mangroves of Dickson Inlet, you see no sign of the sleek well-planned development nestling neatly on the peninsula behind. You can have your own secluded walk in nature with civilisation far out of sight and mind. The sea of Four Mile Beach Port Douglas is turquoise, the sun is warm, the palms sway, and you have the feeling that you are a million miles from anywhere. Sunbathe, swim, sail, windsurf or simply relax on one of Australia's most beautiful unspolit beaches.
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Getting There

Travel Distance from Cairns Airport:

Distance: Approximately 68 km/42 miles

Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

Helicopter

Travel Time:  25 minutes

Reservation Required

Rental Car

Travel Time:  1 hour

About:  Most national companies are available. All car rental desks are located in the arrivals hall of Cairns Airport. 

Reservation Required

Sun Palm Transport

Hours:  24 hours; The shuttle runs on a schedule and makes additional stops along its route.

Travel Time: 1.5 hours

Reservations required

About: Please check-in at the Sun Palm Desk upon arrival at Carins Airport. Baby/child seats can not be accommodated on the bus.

Luxury Limousines - Chauffeured

Hours:  24 hours

Travel Time:  1 hour

Reservations required

Taxi

Hours:  24 hours

Travel Time:  1 hour

About:  A taxi rank is located at Cairns Airport. Taxis can not be pre booked.

Getting Around

By Bus - Port Douglas Public Bus Service  

Hours: Service runs every 30 minutes from 8:30 AM - 12:00 AM.

Travel Time: 5 minutes to and from Port Douglas town.

Rental Car

Nationwide car rental companies close by.

Essentials

Water: Tap water is safe to drink in Australia.

Safety: Australia has a low crime rate, but visitors should take routine safety precautions. Be aware of surroundings and events.

Health: There are no vaccinations required prior to visiting Australia.

Money: Australian Dollars (AUD) is the currency of Australia. All major international credit cards are widely accepted. Automatic Teller Machines (ATM's) are widely available.

Tipping: Tipping is becoming more common place and is expected if the service has been good.

Language: English is Australia's official language.