Port Douglas Holidays - 10 Things to Do in Port Douglas This Summer

in Location & Attractions

 Sep 16th 2019 2:05pm


Four Mile Beach Image Courtesy Of Tourism Queensland

Discover Port Douglas This Summer with Sanctuary Stays
If you’re yet to experience Port Douglas in Far North Queensland, make it your destination this summer. The hottest season of the year presents the best time to discover everything Port Douglas has to offer, home to breathtaking Four Mile Beach, Macrossan Street and the Great Barrier Reef.

Here at Sanctuary Stays, we offer your ideal stay in Port Douglas with a choice of fully self-contained studios, apartments, villas and holiday houses - all situated in the heart of Port Douglas. With us, here is everything you can enjoy:

1. Four Mile Beach

Our Port Douglas accommodation is a short walk from Four Mile Beach, the premier tourist spot in Port Douglas and one of the best beaches in Tropical North Queensland.

This curved four-kilometre beach is a must-visit Australian paradise that doesn’t disappoint when it comes to oceanfront strolls, sunbathing and swimming, lined with tropical rainforest and offering a relaxed coastal atmosphere that will see you return over and over for both recreation and relaxation on your Port Douglas holiday.

2. Flagstiff Hill Lookout

To view Four Mile Beach in all its glory, visit Flagstiff Hill Lookout - the number-one lookout spot that shouldn’t be ignored in Port Douglas.

Located north of Four Mile Beach and reachable within a short uphill walk, this unmissable Port Douglas vantage point offers spectacular views that encompass the full curved stretch of Four Mile Beach, complete with a view of Snapper Island and Daintree Rainforest in the north.

3. Four Mile Beach Surf Club

After visiting Flagstiff Hill Lookout, return to Four Mile Beach for a memorable beachfront dining experience at Four Mile Beach Surf Club.

Find Four Mile Beach Surf Club at the top of Four Mile Beach on Mowbray Street, where you can enjoy a fantastic meal, snack or cocktail with views of Four Mile Beach and the Coral Sea. The Surf Club Bar & Bistro has something for all, ideal for a time out just a quick walk from the sand.

4. Macrossan Street

In the heart of Port Douglas and just a stone’s throw from Four Mile Beach, Macrossan Street Port Douglas is the premier location for holiday shopping and dining.

Home to big fashion names from around the globe, independent Australian retailers, gift shops and more, Macrossan Street has it all, including a wide choice of world-class restaurants and cafés to find and discover on your Port Douglas holiday.

5. Port Village Shopping Centre

Port Village Shopping Centre is located on Macrossan Street and is not to be missed if you’re looking for the complete indoor shopping experience with all your everyday holiday needs under one roof.

Open all week from morning to late in the afternoon, Port Douglas Village Shopping Centre has various juice and coffee chains, a Target, Coles, as well as several fashion and souvenir stores to browse over a free morning or afternoon.

6. Port Douglas Sunday Markets

On a sunny Sunday morning in Port Douglas, don’t miss the famous Port Douglas Sunday Markets in Anzac Park - just a quick walk from Macrossan Street.

From 8 am to 2 pm, find this popular weekly market to browse and purchase unique fashion and jewellery, books, handmade crafts, art pieces, vintage items and lots more. It’s the best way to integrate with the friendly Port Douglas community, as well as pick up a few bargain holiday souvenirs and gifts to take home.

7. Rex Smeal Park

Unwind this summer with a change of Port Douglas scenery at Rex Smeal Park. Located on the waterfront, this picturesque Port Douglas park is the best location after Four Mile Beach for slowing down the pace and soaking up the sun.

Pack a picnic to enjoy with friends and family, read a book under a shady tree and, if you’re bringing the kids, find the small Rex Smeal Park playground at the water’s edge to keep them occupied while you take in the view.

8. Mossman Gorge

Part of Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge is a must-visit bushwalking location if you’re looking to immerse yourself in nature and wildlife on your Port Douglas summer holiday.

There are lots to see and explore through Mossman Gorge, a lush rainforest adventure with scenic picnic areas to discover, water holes to swim and plenty of wildlife to encounter firsthand. Take one of the popular walking tracks - such as the lower river track, Rex Creek Bridge track or rainforest circuit track - or improvise at your own pace.

9. Wildlife Habitat

For more wildlife discovery, take a short drive to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas - an award-winning Port Douglas attraction home to enough wildlife species to keep you busy over one whole day out.

Explore the Wetlands, Woodland, Savannah and Rainforest areas, offering the exciting opportunity to see koalas, kangaroos, crocodiles and more. Firsthand feeding experiences are available, as well as daily animal presentations and a wide range of onsite eateries to enjoy.

10. Great Barrier Reef

The world-famous Great Barrier Reef is just off the coast of Port Douglas with various daily tours to take near our central Port Douglas holiday accommodation. This summer, your best experience waits at the Great Barrier Reef!

From Low Isles and Woody Island to Opal and Agincourt Reef, the Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef is an unforgettable ocean adventure that guarantees to take your breath away. Dive in with your snorkelling gear or take a glass-bottom boat tour to see its world-renowned underwater beauty without getting wet.

Save with Our Port Douglas Accommodation

Summer marks the ultimate time to visit Port Douglas, so make sure to secure your Port Douglas holiday today.

Here at Sanctuary Stays, we offer the best choice of self-contained Port Douglas holiday apartments near Four Mile Beach and Macrossan Street, including budget-friendly studios, houses and luxury Port Douglas villas.

View our full choice today then save by booking directly with us - just visit Sanctuary Stays Port Douglas Holidays.


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