Fun, affordable and with something for everyone, Port Douglas is an ideal destination for a family vacation or quick getaway with friends. From rainforests and reefs to beaches and wildlife, Port Douglas leaves you spoilt for options when it comes to enjoying the great outdoors.
Experience Port Douglas’ laid-back, small-town vibe at its best with a visit to the Sunday market. Farmers and families from the community and surrounding areas set up small stalls offering a colourful variety of homemade goods and fresh produce. After checking out the market, you can make your way to one of the cafes scattered along cosmopolitan Macrossan Street to enjoy a leisurely lunch and some people-watching.
Forming a beautiful arc of white sand between rocky headlands, Four Mile Beach is one of the top attractions in Port Douglas. You can get your adrenalin fix with some kite surfing if the wind is blowing or keep things relaxed with a leisurely dip in the pristine waters.
Four Mile Beach is just a short stroll from Rendezvous Reef Resort Port Douglas.
Famous the world over for its incredibly diverse marine life and colourful corals, the Great Barrier Reef is a must-see attraction for visitors to Port Douglas. There are plenty of ways to experience this natural wonder, from snorkelling and diving to sailing on a catamaran.
Our friendly tour desk staff at Rendezvous Reef Resort Port Douglas can help with all the arrangements for an unforgettable excursion.
Explore the unspoilt beauty of Daintree Rainforest with a hike along the walking tracks through Mossman Gorge. Lush tropical greenery lines both sides of the steep-sided valley, making this a great spot for bird watching and spotting some of the diverse local wildlife.
With a picnic basket and swimsuit, you can easily spend a day enjoying the area.
A full-service marina offering a wide range of maritime services, Marina Mirage is the closest point of access from the mainland to the Great Barrier Reef. Drop by to check out the charter tour options for exploring the Great Barrier Reef by boat or simply enjoy some retail therapy at the marina’s various boutiques.
You can make the short trip to the marina via the shuttle bus services that depart Rendezvous Reef Resort Port Douglas approximately every 15 minutes.
An hour’s drive from Rendezvous Reef Resort Port Douglas will bring you to Kuranda, a picturesque town nestled in the middle of the rainforest. Hop on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to enjoy incredible panoramic views while soaring high above the forest canopy.
The nearby Barron Falls are well worth a visit to see the Barron River thundering 260 metres into the gorge below.
Dating back to 1911, the quaint St Mary’s by the Sea church is one of the oldest buildings in Port Douglas. Step inside to enjoy panoramic views of the Coral Sea through the church’s picturesque altar window.
The church is located in Port Douglas’ Anzac Park – a great place for a stroll and a picnic on a sunny afternoon.
Located on a coastal headland within the Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation is a tiny community that is small on people but big on activities. Depending on the time of year, you can choose from activities such as horseback riding along deserted beaches, kayaking along the coast or going on a guided crocodile tour.
If you visit, be sure to try some of the exotic tropical fruit grown in the area, such as soupsop, breadfruit and salak.
Get up close and personal with some of Australia’s most famous critters at Wildlife Habitat. Guided tours are available throughout the day, providing a great way to see koalas, kangaroos, crocodiles and more in action, while also learning about their behaviours and habitats from knowledgeable guides.
Open 8:00am to 5:00pm daily.
A day trip to Cairns is an easy way to get your urban fix of shopping and coffee shops if you suddenly find yourself missing city life. You can likely find everything you’re looking for and more under one roof at the Cairns Central mall, which boasts more than 180 stores.
To cool off after a busy day of shopping, go for a dip in the massive saltwater swimming lagoon at Cairns Foreshore Promenade in the heart of the city.