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Places to Visit in Port Douglas


Attractions in port douglas


Port Douglas War memorial is a popular monument of Port Douglas. This memorial which includes a ‘Digger’ statue, was built in memory of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the Great Wat 1914-1918.


As the name pretty much says it all, this sanctuary is a must visit places while holidaying in Port Douglas. The sanctuary will offer you a variety of 1500 butterflies, which are reared with passion in the place. You can also get a guide here who can take you across the sanctuary and share exciting bits of information about some species. There are also documentaries on the life cycle and behaviour of butterflies that are screened.


Spread across 100 acres of land, this nature park is a World Heritage Rainforest. You can avail shuttle busses or hired cars to reach the destination. The tour to this park can be sub divided into three parts. The first is the Army Duck Rainforest Tour, where a guide explains the plants and wildlife and then enters a tropical fruit orchard. You can find as many as 40 different varieties if exotic tropical fruit trees.

The second tour is Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, where the experience in the rainforest would include a performance by a Dance Troupe by the Pamagirri Aboriginal Troupe, in an amphitheatre. This trip also has games where tourists can learn to throw a boomerang, and also learn to play a didgeridoo.

The third trip is the Koala & Wildlife Park. Tourists are taken for a walk on a specific track, from where they can see the native Australian wildlife species, like snakes, crocodiles, wallabies, kangaroos, lizards, dingoes and more.


This is a zoo, and is spread over 53 hectares of land. Here, you can see lions, rhinos, tigers, cheetahs, hippos, besides many other species of the native animals.

Activities in port douglas

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There is no dearth of adventurous activities in Port Douglas. Go snorkelling, scuba diving and several other water sports while you are here. Hell, you are in one of the top Australian beaches. Hire a bike and roll the wheels on. You can also choose to play golf. Go for small hikes. Bush walking and trekking are also activities that you might want to get into.

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Visitors come here to forget all the hustle and bustle of the daily life. When in Port Douglas, allow yourself to relax in the pristine beach town. Knock the door of any spa centre and just walk in for a relaxing time. Pamper yourself with a foot massage. A full body massage can be equally soothing too.


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You are in the lap of nature when you are in Port Douglas. Anywhere you see, you find nature around you. Beaches and sea are one of the top choices of most tourists over the world.

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Kite surfing is a special and unique activity in Port Douglas. It a spectacular sight to watch kite surfing along southern end of the Four Mile beach. You can also partake in the activity if you want and get to experience something new.

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No, you just cannot afford to miss this at any rate. Take a helicopter ride over the entire Port Douglas and catch a birds’ eye view of the picturesque place. The stretch of green land surrounded by cobalt coloured water is a stunning thing to watch as you fly over it.

Night Life in port douglas


Bars and restaurants of the town keep the night owls entertained and engaged. Good ambience with music and a refreshing drink of your choice is the best combo in the bars here. What else could you have probably asked for?


Hit the clubs and discos at Port Douglas. Australia, overall, is a place for clubs and discos. So, just get into any of them and shake a leg to the tune of the jazzy music.

Shopping in port douglas


There is a flea market in Anzac Park, in Port Douglas. You can get loads of stuff to pick up from. The casual attires are perfect for your touring in the place.


Quite a few departmental stores are in the place for you to pick up your things in peace. You will find departmental stores in Macrossan Street, Captain Cook Highway and other places. 


There is no denying the fact that street shopping has its own charm. Apart from just shopping, it gives you a chance to communicate with the local people. The main long street, running from the beach to the inlet of Port Douglas is your place for street shopping. Choose and buy whatever catches your eyes.

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