Port Douglas (Photo:Martin Valigursky/Shutterstock)
Port Douglas (Photo:Martin Valigursky/Shutterstock)
4.0 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating

Angie Kelly
Cruise Critic Contributor

Port of Port Douglas, Australia

Sandwiched between reef and rainforest, this tropical seaside village is an upscale playground for nature lovers, foodies and water babies. Located an hour north of Cairns in Far North Queensland, Port Douglas is the gateway to that World Heritage-Listed double act: the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

Shore Excursions

About Port Douglas, Australia


Ideal starting point for discovering the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest


Tours can be expensive

Bottom Line

Tick off two World Heritage-listed natural wonders in one stop

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Currency & Best Way to Get Money

The currency in Port Douglas is the Australian Dollar. Credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted. Cash can be exchanged in nearly every bank. Use your banks currency converter to access latest rates.


English is spoken across Australia.

--By Angie Kelly, Cruise Critic contributor

--Photo: Martin Valigursky/Shutterstock