Things to do in Port Douglas
The traditional bohemian lifestyle is well complimented by the cosmopolitan edge found in the areas restaurants and shops. There is something for everyone, from water based activities – fishing, diving, snorkelling and swimming – to the unlimited land options including rainforest and bush tours with lots of opportunities to interact with our native wildlife – eating breakfast with the birds, spotting our rare, native cassowary or watching the local crocodiles being fed.
The Port Douglas Markets is colourful and vibrant and a do not miss. The markets are held on the waterfront with a stunning back drop of the Coral Sea and rainforest mountains. You can find an impressive array of products ranging from fresh and exotic produce, tropical plants, unique hand made jewellery, paintings, glassware and other artistic items, as well as homemade foods, including locally branded chocolate, coffee and tea! The Port Douglas Markets are held every Sunday at Anzac Park from 8am until 2.00pm.
4 Mile Beach
4 Mile Beach begins at the northern rocky headland – great for kids to explore and play with the small crabs that make the beach their home. Then the 4 miles of beach unfold in a gentle curve that continues as far as the eye can see, without a hint of development. Perfect for walking, jogging or hire a bike and cycle along the sandy beach for hours. A perfect way to start or finish the day
George The Groper
On The Inlet restaurant has a resident fish called ‘George the Groper’ who visits regularly in the afternoon at approximately 5pm. George weighs about 250kg and is one of the largest fish that inhabits our waters! His favourite delicacy is a tuna frame and he delights the crowd as he performs his dinner routine most evenings!
Port Douglas Historical Walk
In 2008, the Douglas Shire Historical Society erected 17 stylish photoposts around our village of Port Douglas, pinpointing historic sites and explaining their significance with photos and text. You can join a member of the Douglas Shire Historical Society on a two hour stroll around the village, or pick up a brochure and take the walk yourself.