Port Douglas is a very special tropical paradise. A blend of the old and the new, and four miles of palm tree-lined beach for a daily walk with nature. Here in Port Douglas, high rise is banned. Building is not permitted above coconut-tree height.
Port Douglas is different because this exciting, vibrant, delicious resort village is also an historic and quaint northern Australian port still with its working fishing boats and prawn trawlers mooring along the inlet. With its classic "Queenslander" hotels, its wooden church beside the sea and its historic buildings Port Douglas has a history and a spirit.
Today the Port is a blend of the best of the old and the most exciting of the new: exotic shopping, the local Sunday Market, dozens of street-side cafes and outdoor restaurants offering fantastic local seafoods and tropical delights. The dazzling marina lined with its luxury fleet of cruising yachts, the superb game-fishing boats with their quarter horse like speeds and the array of adventure boats plying the waters to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The World Heritage listed Daintree National Park and the Cape Tribulation Rainforests. The magnificent Mossman Gorge.
But what really sets this tropical paradise apart from the rest is the famous Four-Mile Beach, stretching from Island Point the entire length of the peninsula....four miles of sand lapped by the waves from the Coral Sea and overhung by palms and tropical forests with the nearby mountain range as a background beyond.
As you stroll the length of the beach, you see no sign of the sleek, well-planned development nestling neatly behind. You can have your own secluded walk with nature oblivious to the civilisation nearby.
Is this what they mean when they say "This is Paradise"?