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  • 27-31 Davidson Street
    (PO Box 458) Port Douglas, Queensland, 4877, Australia
  • 1800 427 100
    (Intl: +61 7 4084 1400)
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    Saturday 9.00am to 5.00pm
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Things to do in Port Douglas

Here is your luxury accommodation Port Douglas. Nestled in the centre of the Port Douglas isthmus is Shantara Port Douglas, designed for couples to relax in unbounded luxury and privacy.

For such a little town, Port Douglas packs a lot in. Cafes, restaurants and a fascinating lineup of shops and studio galleries. The Whileaway Bookshop is so eponymously named for what you end up doing. Whileaway an afternoon browsing for your holiday reading. Literature stokes a keen and active imagination, and helps makes your holiday at Shantara Port Douglas that much more richer and interesting.

Port Douglas is an idyllic township surrounded by ocean with the marina on the western side and the lovely Four Mile Beach running the eastern neck of the township. This beach is the ideal spot for a picnic, but for an intriguing and freshwater picnic experience, the Mossman Gorge is a refreshing change in scenery.

Things to do in Port Douglas — The Mossman Gorge

Imagine dipping your toes into the crystal clear waters of an ancient swimming hole that is not so far away from Port Douglas, surrounded by huge granite boulders and the lush Daintree Rainforest. The stress of modern life melts away as you take in the natural beauty and history of Mossman Gorge in the Daintree Rainforest.

Mossman Gorge is located 20 kilometers north of Port Douglas and 2 kilometers from the township of Mossman. Day trip tours are available from Port Douglas or you can self-drive. The easiest way to access the Mossman Gorge is with the Mossman Gorge Centre. They offer parking and an electric shuttle bus to the Gorge entranceway. The small fee for the shuttle service is well worth taking for the time it saves you.

There’s also the guided Dreamtime Walk tours with local aboriginal guides. The commentary is a unique way to experience the local cultural history of the area. The walking tracks are well maintained, but sturdy walking shoes and insect repellent are recommended. Bring your camera and your swimming gear. On a hot day, a dip in the cool freshwater swimming holes is indescribably delicious. Take care on the rocks, they can be slippery, and be sure to read, and follow the signs.

For your next romantic holiday, here is your luxury accommodation Port Douglas. Book Shantara Port Douglas accommodation, for a very enjoyable holiday.