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Port Douglas Travel Guide  

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Port Douglas, around 70 km north of Cairns, is situated in Queensland, Australia.
With a population of 4,500, Port Douglas is the meeting point of two of the greatest natural world heritages, the Great Barrier Reef and the Tropical Rain Forest.
The town is characterised by a pleasant tropical climate with temperatures ranging between 14°C to 33°C. Owing to the soothing tropical climate and the revitalizing landscapes, Port Douglas has become a popular international tourist destination.
Port Douglas was named after the then Premier of Queensland John Douglas in 1877. It thrives mainly on the tourism industry and sugarcane farming, Mossman being the major sugarcane cultivating region.

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Reviews Port Douglas

Robert Bale
Level 100     6 Trophy   
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Port Douglas is a nature lover’s paradise. The Great Barrier Reef, on the coast of the Coral Sea, is a rarity, nurturing beautiful coral gardens and numerous other forms of marine life. Snorkelling and scuba diving are the best ways... more to explore the reef. The Tropical Rain Forests are protected in an enclosed area of around 17,000 ha which is known as the Daintree National Park; it is best explored on a 4WD Safari. Mossman, a small town surrounded by mountains, has picturesque scenic beauty and is a must-see destination. Mossman Gorge is home to the area’s traditional kuku yalanji people. Art lovers will enjoy their day at the Port Douglas Court House Museum featuring the age-old traditions and art forms of the region. There are also a number of other historical sites in Port Douglas. Port Douglas also boasts of numerous markets where one can shop for local produce, including handicrafts.
Jeffrey Bienduga
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Beautiful, Gorgeous, Paradise. These words are the only inescapable things in Port Douglas, QLD. AUS. A definite "MUST STAY" during your holliday to the Great Barrier Reef. One hour north of Cairns, and host to the only place on Earth... more with TWO World Heritage "JEWELS" the G.B.R. in the Coral Sea & the Daintree Rainforest on the Cape of Tribulation. Whether on the picturesque palm lined Four Mile Beach, hiking along the crystal clear creeks of Mossman Gorge, or snorkeling amidst Giant Clams of Bait Reef. Port Douglas is home to Wonderful people, great food, excellent golfing and resorts all wrapped in an underwater treasure chest of fun, beauty, relaxation, & emancipation.
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