Port Douglas & Palm Cove are two of north Queensland’s leading beachside resort towns.

Palm Cove

This paradise town is perfectly situated between Cairns and Port Douglas.

It is a unique village located on the shores of  the Coral Sea where centuries old “paperbark” Melaleuca trees line the casual esplanade. Numerous high class and award winning resorts, restaurants and spas span the length of the gorgeous esplanade. Palm Cove is the ideal holiday hub when planning your Great Barrier Reef trip, Rainforest excursion or a simply day on the beach.

If a spot of shopping is your pleasure then you’ll find great retail resort wear, fabulous galleries and boutique shops for gifts and holiday essentials. You will also find hair and beauty spas, tour and travel bookings, hire cars and a fabulous range of restaurants, cafes and bars for all tastes and budgets.

Port Douglas

The tropical town of Port Douglas, roughly a one-hour drive north from Cairns, has it all: the aquamarine waters of the Great Barrier Reef, the breathtaking canopy of the Daintree Rainforest, the crystal creeks of Mossman Gorge, and the palm fringed golden sands of Four Mile Beach. It is the only place on Earth where two World Heritage-listed sites – the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest – meet.

Port, as affectionately known by locals, is enjoyed by everyone. Families, couples, singles and celebrities are all inspired by the laid back lifestyle, superb natural attractions and effortless sophistication which blend together to create the unique flavour of Port Douglas.

Whether it’s the enchantment of experiencing the magical world of the Great Barrier Reef through snorkeling, diving or in a semi-submersible at the spectacular outer reef, or seeing the timeless rainforest by hiking, 4WD safari or though the eyes of an Aboriginal guide, nature’s charms here delight everyone.

Hotels In Port Douglas & Palm Cove

Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Thala Beach Nature Reserve is located on a private headland between Cairns and Port Douglas, Australia. Deluxe eco accommodation options are sensitively positioned amongst the resort’s 145 acre property.
Niramaya Villas & Spa
Luxury Self Contained Accommodation nestled in lush tropical surrounds.

Activities In Port Douglas & Palm Cove

Great Barrier Reef Adventure
Visit the wonders of the outer reef and travel by high speed catamaran run by eco conscious company with Advanced Ecotourism and Climate Action Innovator Certification.

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