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Jun - Aug

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Dec - Feb

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Know before you go
Port Douglas is famous as the only place on the planet where two UNESCO World Heritage Sites meet: the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree National Park. Snorkelers and divers should consider luxury lodgings at the world-famous Four Mile Beach, the ideal base for boat tours to the low-impact reefs like Opal and St. Crispin. For Sunday shopping and local bites, Macrossan Street is a bustling strip that leads you to the tallest panoramic lookout points in town, like Trinity Bay Lookout and Four Mile Beach Lookout. Most of Port Douglas is walkable, so don't bother renting a car until you're headed to Daintree Rainforest or Cape Tribulations.
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Locals call this the “Waterhole Holiday Period,” and for good reason. The humidity means that the rainforests are thick and green, while the frequent rainy spells mean truly thunderous waterfalls. The Coral Sea is calmer than ever, with barely any winds to disturb its pristine waters, so it’s a great time for snorkelers and divers to catch a glimpse of decorator crabs, slipper lobsters, or paleo worms.

Days can be sweltering, especially if you’re in the sun. Go heavy on sunscreen and light on clothing for maximum comfort while immersed in outdoor activities.

Stinger nets go up around the beaches in November, but there’s no avoiding these jellyfish as you snorkel in the open ocean. Stinger-resistant wetsuits are provided by tour companies.

Take a leisurely stroll past Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina to marvel at the multi-million-dollar cruise ships, some as long as half a football field.

Mar - May
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Monsoon season is in full swing, with evening thunderstorms getting darker and heavier in March. The torrential rainfall—called “curtain rain” by locals—brings out the incredible tropical splendor of the rainforest. Meanwhile, the Coral Sea sits calm and still on sunny, windless days. The reef is teeming with fish, including schools of brightly colored clownfish.

Hiking in the rain is a favorite activity in these parts. Join the locals puddle-stomping along the bush trails past streams and rivers at full force. You’ll get soaked, so waterproof your belongings.

May brings the town's biggest fair: the Port Douglas Carnivale. That’s a weekend bonanza featuring local foods and wines, live performances, and parades under the swaying palms of Port Douglas.

Jun - Aug
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There’s so much to savour in winter, the middle of what locals more commonly refer to as the dry season. Balmy temperatures, clear skies, and fresh breezes make this prime beach season. This is one of the most popular times to visit the Great Barrier Reef, so remember to book your lodgings several months in advance.

Catch singing humpbacks or dancing minkes on their annual migration north while aboard a sailboat in the Great Barrier Reef. Don’t forget to drop by Low Isles, a sandy cay surrounded by the pristine turquoise waters of the Coral Sea.

Snorkeling and diving are especially popular because calm waters means great visibility for sweetlips and other colorfully named fish.

Weekends are made for cafe hops and bar crawls along the seaside Macrossan Street, where the local Sunday Market awaits. It’s a treasure trove of handcrafted jewellery, tropical souvenirs, and local delicacies.

Sep - Nov
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Beach season continues into spring, when there are still plenty of sunny days. Watch out for occasional cloudbursts as the wet season approaches in November.

One of nature’s most awesome displays, coral spawning looks like an “underwater snowstorm.” When conditions are perfect, coral releases clouds of eggs that slowly float to the surface to be fertilized. It starts in October and extends to November or sometimes December.

Dangerous jellyfish haven’t made an appearance yet, making spring the safest time to go for a dip. Lifeguards patrol the beaches that are clearly marked with distinctive red-over-yellow flags.

Cool days are perfect for hikes through nearby Daintree Rainforest, where the thick tropical forests extend all the way to the water’s edge. Barron Falls Lookout Track and Mt Sorrow Ridge Walk are great places to start.

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Hotels near the sights

  • Four Mile Beach
    With fine white sand stretching for miles, Four Mile Beach looks out onto the catamaran-dotted Coral Sea. Staying in any of the low-rise luxury resorts gives you ocean views, afternoon dips, and smoky evening barbecues. You might even spot curious mudcrabs and the odd sunbathing crocodile. The town’s best restaurants are less than a 10-minute walk away.
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  • Flagstaff Hill Lookout
    At Flagstaff Hill Lookout, the villa-style lodgings put you closest to the town’s high-altitude hiking trails and viewing platforms. In one direction, beach bums relax on the sand at Four Mile Beach; in the other, the Low Isles Light twinkles over the Coral Sea.
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  • Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
    Near the bustling entrance of Port Douglas is the town’s rainforest zoo, the family-friendly Wildlife Habitat. Just a short walk away are pretty parks, Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course, and the northernmost tip of Four Mile Beach.
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  • Rex Smeal Park
    Located at the end of bustling Macrossan Street, Rex Smeal Park is a perfect spot for palm-shaded picnics. It’s near the vibrant Sunday Markets, where local artisans and jewellers peddle their handcrafted wares every weekend. Shopping, food, views—this area has it all.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Port Douglas hotels

Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, Pink Flamingo, and Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort - Port Douglas are some of the most popular hotels for travellers looking to stay near Four Mile Beach. See the full list: Hotels near Four Mile Beach.

Pink Flamingo, Martinique on Macrossan, and Peninsula Boutique Hotel are all popular resorts for travellers staying in Port Douglas. See the full list: Port Douglas Resorts.

Popular hotels close to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas include Paradise Links Resort, Pool Resort Port Douglas, and Titree Resort Holiday Apartments. See the full list: Hotels near Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

Popular luxury hotels in Port Douglas include Mai Tai Resort, Thala Beach Nature Reserve, and Peppers Beach Club Port Douglas. See the full list: Port Douglas Luxury Hotels.

Popular hotels close to Cairns Airport include Jack & Newell Holiday Apartments, Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, and Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort. See the full list: Hotels near Cairns Airport.

A few of the most popular hotels near Agincourt Reef are Paradise Links Resort, Silkari Lagoons Port Douglas, and Pool Resort Port Douglas. See the full list: Hotels near Agincourt Reef.

Popular cheap hotels in Port Douglas include Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, Beach Terraces, and Silkari Lagoons Port Douglas. See the full list: Cheap Hotels in Port Douglas.

Saltwater Luxury Apartments, Thala Beach Nature Reserve, and Hibiscus Resort & Spa have a spa and received excellent reviews from travellers in Port Douglas. See the full list: Spa Resorts Port Douglas.

Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, Mowbray By The Sea, and Freestyle Resort Port Douglas all received great reviews from families travelling in Port Douglas. See the full list: Family Hotels Port Douglas.

Popular hotels by the beach in Port Douglas include Mowbray By The Sea, Peninsula Boutique Hotel, and Thala Beach Nature Reserve. See the full list: Port Douglas Beach Hotels.

Mai Tai Resort, Pink Flamingo, and Martinique on Macrossan received great reviews from travellers looking for a romantic hotel in Port Douglas. See the full list: Romantic Hotels Port Douglas.