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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, Vrbo 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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Port Douglas?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 555 vacation rentals near Port Douglas. From 183 flats & apartments to 104 villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Port Douglas for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Port Douglas?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Port Douglas. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Macrossan Street: 578 vacation rentals
  • Port Village Shopping Centre: 580 vacation rentals
  • Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina: 578 vacation rentals
  • Flagstaff Hill: 578 vacation rentals
  • Anzac Park: 583 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Flats in Port Douglas?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 183 Flats in Port Douglas. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Port Douglas include:

  • Villas: 104 rentals available
  • Houses: 337 rentals available
  • Resorts: 8 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Port Douglas?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 488 vacation rentals with pool available in Port Douglas. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.