Fancy a holiday? We can recommend Port Douglas as a destination which is as relaxing as it is exciting.
Once you have made the difficult decision to go to one of the world’s most gorgeous spots, the next challenge will be what you want to do during your stay. Lucky for you, we have rounded up some of the things you will definitely not want to miss out on your next trip to the coast.
1. Four Mile Beach
One of Port Douglas’ most beautiful beaches, Four Mile Beach boasts everything you can imagine. A short, five minute walk from the main district, you reach the soft sand on which you can wander for hours under the sun.
For the young at heart, the rocky headland provides plenty of opportunity to discover the homes of the local crab population. After you pass the crabs’ abode, Four Mile Beach offers a view of silky sand to the horizon and beyond. Since the area is also home to stingers in summer, you should stay within the protective barriers put up from November to May.
2. The Wildlife Habitat
The animal world is full of wonders. So, what better way to appreciate the natural world than by immersing yourself right into it at Port Douglas’ Wildlife Habitat?
One of the best things about this prime spot is that you can have breakfast with the birds – literally. Enjoy your cup of coffee and egg on toast whilst listening to the sounds of colourful birds bobbing around you and the other morning visitors.
Feel more like a tropical lunch but don’t want to miss out on the birdlife? You can devour in some delicious foods including homemade soup, steaks, smoky chicken, salads or even simply juicy fruit. However much you want to eat, your senses will be satisfied with the cacophony of sounds that is the combination of parrots, herons, cockatoos, lorikeets and many more exotic birds
3. Tjapukai Park
Take a day-trip down the coast and feed your hunger for culture at one of Cairns’ most popular attractions. Only a bit over an hour’s drive, Tjapukai features everything from dance, food and arts. No matter the weather and for all ages, this park is an absolute must-do if you want to get an understanding of Australia’s diverse Aboriginal roots.
During the day you can be mesmerised by a live performance of how the Tjapukai people imagined the world’s creation. Then, by night, you get to experience the signature fire of the indigenous people. You even get your face painted traditionally to connect you to the land of the local people – a truly unforgettable experience!
4. Salsa Bar and Grill
If you want to have a culinary experience that rejuvenates the senses, look no further than one of the local favourites: the Salsa Bar and Grill. A focal point of the town for over two decades, the restaurant has been recognised with awards throughout the years.
Regularly winning Best Contemporary Restaurant, you are set for a night of delight for your taste buds if you book a table at this gem. From your seat, you are likely to have a gorgeous view across the Dickson Inlet, the park to St Mary’s by the Sea, right to the Daintree Rainforest.
Regardless of where you go, spending time at the seaside at Port Douglas is sure to be a memorable holiday.