As the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, Port Douglas is one of Australia's premium tourist destinations. With a population of just a few thousand and located just an hours drive from the Cairns International Airport, Port Douglas opens it's doors to the world to showcase it's unique beauty and attractions. Once a sleepy fishing village, Port Douglas is now an adventure playground, complete with 5 star accommodation, award winning restaurants and is a chosen favorite as a hideaway for the rich and famous.
Just a 20 minute drive north of Port Douglas is Newell Beach, a small residential beach with stunning views across the bay to Port Douglas and Low Isles. Featuring an 18 hole Golf Course and fishing jetty, Newell Beach is in popular demand for relaxing and fun filled tropical holidays.
Located 40 minutes north of Cairns and 10 minutes south of Port Douglas, Oak Beach is a quaint residential beach perfect for relaxing holidays in the tropics.
35 minutes north of Port Douglas is beautiful Whyanbeel Valley. A lush, green valley filled with orchards and freshwater creeks nestled against a backdrop of tropical rainforest. One of Queensland's most sought after holiday locations, Whyanbeel Valley is also home to Australia's Best Backyard at The Botanical Ark, Diane Cilento's Karnak Playhouse, the famous Hoglund Glass Blowing Studio and more.
A pristine residential beach, 40 minutes drive north of Port Douglas and 20 minutes north of Mossman. Wonga Beach offers fun filled family holidays within close proximity and access to Daintree and Cape Tribulation. Check out Snapper Island, just off the coast...what does it look like from the mainland?
Daintree and Cape Tribulation
The Daintree Rainforest is the oldest continually survivng rainforest on earth and once covered the entire Australian continent. So rich in diversity, the Daintree Rainforest is listed as a World Heritage area and attracts the eco-consious traveller to it's beauty and includes the township of Daintree Village and Cape Tribulation. The Daintree Village is located 50 minutes drive north of Port Douglas. The Daintree Ferry operates non stop trips between 6am and midnight across the river to Cape Tribulation and is located 45 minutes north of Port Douglas. Cape Tribulation is a further 45 minutes drive north.
Cairns and Northern Beaches
The tropical city of Cairns is home to the north's only International Airport. With a population of around 152 000, Cairns is a much sought after destination attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists and sea changers to it's tropical climate and lifestyle each year. The northern beaches of Cairns through to Palm Cove include Trinity, Machans, Clifton, Kewarra, Yorkeys Knob and Holloways.
Relaxing Palm Cove. A charming seaside village just north of Cairns. Stroll through the village shops and boutiques, dine at one of the many restaurants or just laze away your days down at the beach! Palm Cove is just a 15 minute drive north of Cairns City and the International and Domestic Airports.
Bedarra Island is home to a small handful of private resorts and holiday villas. Bedarra Island is located along the northern Queensland coast, neighbouring Dunk Island. Access to the island can be gained from Cairns Airport via Dunk Island or from Mission Beach via Dunk Island.
Kangaroo Island is located 16km off the coast of South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula, Cape Jervis - which is 80kms from South Australia's capital city and gateway, Adelaide. Kangaroo Island is Australia's third largest island with over 32% of the island preserved as National or Conservation Parkland. The island's diverse landscapes provide habitation for sea lions, fur seals, endemic kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, echidnas, platypus, goannas, 243 separate bird species (many rare or endangered), possums, bandicoots, seahorses and even a pod of resident dolphins.