Port Douglas is famous for its location between two of the world’s greatest heritage sites – The Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Visitors of all ages and origins can’t help but fall in love with Port Douglas because of its tropical climate, charm and culture. After soaking in the sun in the Four Mile Beach, you can visit one of the more than 50 restaurants that offer culinary delights fresh from the Great Barrier Reef and the farms of Atherton Tablelands.
Satisfy the passion for shopping on Macrossan Street
Macrossan Street is home to exclusive-to-Port Douglas boutiques, souvenir shops, indigenous arts and crafts, Australian and international designer labels alongside alfresco cafes and restaurants. Feel free to wander along the tree-lined shopping centre and find that perfect bikini and sundress for a day at the beach or the ideal outfit for a tropical night out. Some specialty stores have great surf wear for riding the waves of Port Douglas. After satisfying your passion for shopping amidst the beautiful tropical environment, you can stop and chill out at one of the cafes.
Port Douglas Sunday market
Every Sunday, Market Park and ANZAC Park hosts the Port Douglas market on a space that sits on the waterfront with a stunning view of the Coral Sea and mountain ranges. The market which was established 20 years ago continues to grow and support an eclectic mixture of locally made souvenirs including fresh produce directly from the farmers. You can spot a bargain or two or a perfect souvenir to take home and remind of your Port Douglas adventure. The iconic market that is also called Cotters Market requires stall owners to ensure that they grow, produce or make the goods they are selling. People from as far as Far North Queensland migrate to the market to sell their arts and crafts, jewellery, glassware and other Australian goods. You can enjoy a little picnic of homemade food while watching street theatre performers and colourful artists.
Mossman Saturday market
Mossman Market is located under the canopy of ancient giant rain trees in the garden of the historic St. David’s Anglican Church. Locals who have been living and farming on the area sell giant exotic fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices from their own gardens. There is also a vast array of handmade kitchen linens, tea towels and aprons to bring home to your friends and family.
Some local producers like Kefir Queen have a full stock of kombucha, kimchi and water kefir. At Shannonvale Chevon, you will find a unique range of goat chorizo, kransky sausage and salami. Make sure to arrive early so that you will have time to relax under the trees and enjoy the delightful ambiance of the country market.
In the recent past, travellers to Port Douglas have been choosing the Cairns Airport to Port Douglas transfers because it is more convenient and comfortable. A vehicle will be waiting for you as soon you land and the driver will gladly take care of your luggage past the terminals. You can choose the type of vehicle that you want particularly if you are travelling with a big group.