Port Douglas will undoubtedly fit your idea of an ideal tropical paradise in North Queensland. Port Douglas is approximately 1 hour away from Cairns by road or 15 minutes away by helicopter or light aircraft. There are beautiful beaches along the way that you must not miss to see and experience. The beachside town has a reputation for upscale resorts and hotel getaways suitable for every budget.
The best beaches of Port Douglas
- Four Mile Beach – the beach is actually four kilometres long of perfect white sand, not four miles. It starts from the Island Point and ends at the rocky mangrove reef of Mowbray River. It is one of the best beaches in tropical Queensland that is considered special because of its lack of development and commercialization. You won’t see any signs of commerce anywhere you look; all that you will see is the unrivalled natural beauty of the Coral Sea and the Daintree Rainforest.
You can relax in the warm sand and watch the boats sail by. You can also hike in your running shoes through the rainforest into the white sandy beach or try a game of beach cricket or touch football along the beach. Winter months are perfect for kite and windsurfing because of the south-easterly winds.
- Wonga Beach – is a 10-kilometre stretch of deserted sand with landscape views of Port Douglas, Snapper Island, and the Daintree River. Behind the sand dunes at the northern end, you will find the Melaleuca forest where the mangroves and the wetlands of the Daintree River system beings. The overhanging trees, mangroves, and coconut trees make Wonga Beach a perfect place to relax with a glass of wine and be inspired to create a music video. However, be careful when swimming because locals have reported sightings of crocodiles during certain times of the year.
- Palm Cove – is a tiny beachside village that is lined with 500-year melaleuca trees and considered home to some spectacular boutique hotels and resorts. You can walk barefoot along the beach, buy fresh seafood from a sunset barbeque by the beachside, hire a kayak to paddle, or take a tour to the nearby Double Island. The Palm Cove jetty is an ideal place to fish for the Spanish mackerel, cod, whiting, stripeys, and flatheads.
- Dickson Inlet – is known for its clear, blue waters but do not be tempted to swim no matter how you find the waters alluring. There are crocodiles that have made the inlet their home. Rivers cruisers are suggested as a great way to watch wildlife and the notorious crocodile or simply enjoy the view of the sun going down on the beaches. The river cruise will also allow you to experience the view of the beautiful coastline, the rainforest, and mountains.
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