Looking for what to do in Port Douglas? A popular destination for backpackers and honeymooners, if you’re after a carefree beach holiday, Port Douglas at the tip of Queensland, Australia has got it all. Taking less than an hours drive to get from Cairns to Port Douglas, it is a perfect base to explore Australia’s natural landscape. After checking into your Port Douglas accommodation, waste no time and head out to the Great Barrier Reef for snorkeling scuba diving and boat cruises. The Kuranda Rail is a must do experience, taking you past rainforest and waterfalls.
A visit to the world heritage Daintree rainforest Cape Tribulation and Low Isles are essential to understanding the beauty of Port Douglas and the region. If you haven’t organised car rental in Port Douglas there are plenty of tours in and around the area. Simply browse our catalogue for all things to do in Port Douglas. If a Port Douglas luxury experience is more your style, be prepared for pampering with deluxe spas, villages and resort style accommodation. In addition, if you're looking for more information on what to do in Queensland as a whole instead of just what to do in Port Douglas, or even an efficient Port Douglas Itinerary for stays of varying lengths, be sure to check out our detailed information pages!
Port Douglas Shopping
In Port Douglas you can shop for exclusive brand names, boutique clothing, exquisite jewellery and locally designed arts and crafts. There are shops for all kinds of shoppers! The following describes three popular shopping areas in Port Douglas.
With spectacular views of the water, this is an experience not to be missed. Enjoy this exclusive shopping experience and indulge in some fine dining to pamper yourself. This shopping haven offers everything from international designer labels to quaint shops selling interesting souvenirs. You will come across a variety of specialty stores, health and beauty shops, the latest fashions and some exquisite restaurants and cafes to unwind in. This is also the closest mainland access point to the Great Barrier Reef. Pencil in a good few hours to spend exploring this area and uncover a number of delights.
Wharf Street, Port Douglas
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This is essentially one of the main streets in Port Douglas. You will find interesting cafes and restaurants as well as a number of shops to keep even the most discerning shopper happy. Stroll down the street and discover a plethora of shops selling clothes, books, jewellery, shoes, souvenirs, surf and beachwear, and much, much more. Walk into the Port Village shopping centre to enjoy some retail therapy as well. This is also a great place to find some classical pieces of handmade jewellery as well as some spectacular aboriginal art.
The Sunday Markets
Held every Sunday from 8am till 1.30pm, these markets are not to be missed. With over 100 stalls, you will come across a wide variety of handmade jewellery and clothes, delicious local delicacies, homemade foods, interesting art, fresh produce and much more. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as you stroll through the stalls and enjoy the entertainment and great bargains that are on offer.
Anzac park, End of Macrossan Street, Port Douglas
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