PORT DOUGLAS SUNDAY MARKETS
The Port Douglas Sunday Markets are held on the breezy shores of the Coral Sea at Rex Smeal Park, next to St. Mary’s Chapel on Wharf Street. The iconic markets have been a permanent fixture in both visitor and local ‘must do’ activities if you happen to be in Port Douglas on a Sunday.
Follow your market visit with brunch and coffee at one of the cafes close by or settle in on a long lunch and watch the world go by.
TOP SPOTS FOR A BITE TO EAT
Port Douglas is a world class destination for high quality food and wine offered at over 60 restaurants and cafe’s scattered throughout the region. Dine amongst the Port Douglas restaurant precincts to secluded restaurants and cafes in the Daintree Rainforest and along hidden beachfronts.
All taste buds are catered for, from elegant fine dining restaurants to cafe’s, counter meals, takeaway and delivery options to suit the most discerning diner.
DAINTREE BUSH WALKS
The Daintree National Park holds the site of the oldest living rainforest on earth, the Daintree Rainforest. It is the only place in the world where two World Heritage-listed sites meet, the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.
Enjoy beautiful nature walks among some of the oldest trees & habitats on earth. For more information of sites & walking tracks, click here.
SHOPPING IN PORT DOUGLAS
Port Village Shopping Centre is located in Macrossan Street the heart of Port Douglas approximately 60 km north of Cairns. With the convenience of undercover parking which provides easy access to the one level of outdoor shopping, Port Village is the one stop shopping destination, catering for all your everyday and holiday needs.
Taste Festival Port Douglas
From the 11th - 13th August, Celebrate the food culture & lifestyle of Tropical North Queensland with the best chefs in Australia!
Experience the best of the region's produce, farmers and restaurants with an inspiring line up of guest chefs and industry influencers from some of the most prestigious restaurants and publications in the country. Indulge in cocktail parties, lunches, dinners and the bustling epicenter of activity, Festival Village at Rex Smeal Park.
For more information check out: www.tasteportdouglas.com/
PORT DOUGLAS FOOD
Port Douglas boasts over 60 restaurants and cafes in total, all of varying budget levels and with differing outlooks, with the majority situated around the hub of Macrossan Street and others sprinkled throughout the region.
Renowned for incorporating seafood with a dash of tropical influence, but also covering a range of cuisines, Port Douglas‘ restaurants are varied enough to make for a new and refreshing dining experience each night, with the overall vibe being “upmarket casual”.
EXPLORE PORT DOUGLAS
Soak up the history of a once-remote frontier town filled with itinerant seamen and gold prospectors, browse the local art galleries, play a few rounds of golf or simply relax, and let your days slip lazily away on the beautiful white sands of Four Mile Beach. Just a short drive back from the coast, the spectacular rainforests of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation offer a verdant world brimming with open air adventures.
Set off into the jungle on an eye-opening night-time jungle adventure, challenge yourself to an invigorating hike or cool off with a dip in a natural pool under a cascading waterfall. Of course, there’s nowhere closer to the breathtaking world wonder of the Great Barrier Reef. The Low Isles — a lovely coral cay where you can snorkel and swim with green turtles — is within easy reach of our Port Douglas holiday rentals.