When you talk about favorite holiday destinations in Australia, Port Douglas in Far North Queensland would have to be near the top of the list. Port Douglas is situated right on the coast about 45 kilometers north of the city of Cairns and along one of the most spectacular coastal roads in Australia. The road hugs the coast and provides spectacular vistas from a number of lookouts along the way. When you get to Port Douglas you will be struck by the unique holiday village like atmosphere that the town center has. The tropical atmosphere adds to the appeal.
Port Douglas is the resort lover's paradise. Here you can choose between hundreds of superb resorts all vying for your business. There are two great golfing resorts, Resorts where you could take a boat to sea in their swimming pools and resorts where the gardens resemble the hanging gardens of Babylon. Other resorts feature swim outs from the balcony. Luxury is the keyword in Port Douglas and there is plenty of it on offer. Port Douglas is also a great place to hold a wedding with a magnificent chapel right on the ocean front that can be hired for the occasion and plenty of restaurants who will be delighted to cater for the reception. All the guests will appreciate being able to take a short break away to celebrate the occasion.
Port Douglas is really easy to get to. You can fly into Cairns airport from almost anywhere in Australia and from some overseas destinations as well. Shuttle bus services or Limousines will transfer you to your chosen local places to stay. There are many day trips you can do as well to see some of the local attractions in the region. The Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation are located just to the north. To the south is Cairns and the Atherton tableland and to the east is the Great Barrier Reef. Port Douglas is a popular jumping off point for divers and day trippers wanting to see the wonders of the reef. Lizard island lies just to the north and this region is home to some of the best diving and fishing locations in the country.
Port Douglas is the ideal place to relax and spend a few days on your next Australian holiday.