Revered for its biodiversity and the breathtaking beauty of its landscapes, Port Douglas is no ordinary beach holiday hotspot Down Under. Having been a popular fixture in Australia’s tourist hubs for a quarter of a century, Port Douglas’ reputation as a vacation hotspot which combines both natural heritage as well as recreational possibilities remains unchallenged. With two World Heritage Sites occupying its borders, those based in Port Douglas apartments accommodation from establishments the likes of Oaks Lagoons to other resorts have plenty to see and do when in town.
Four Mile Beach is not only one of the area’s top natural highlights but also top activity hubs. The pristine beach which has been voted among the country’s top beaches also offers a variety of beachfront activities for visitors. The Reef Marina in Port Douglas is no less impressive with its sprawling dining and retail outlets where visitors can not only wine and dine and shop for souvenirs, but also sign up for tours. Known as the entrance to the Great Barrier Reef, the marina is not the only shopping hotspot in town as the Macrossan Street shopping district offers shoppers two streets lined with some of Port Douglas’ best boutiques and fashion outlets. The Port Douglas Sunday Market is another great local retail space for both cultural as well as a shopping encounters.
Tourists should also explore the lush, green environs of Rex Smeal Park where visitors and resident alike can enjoy an evening stroll or take Instagram-worthy photographs with the Anzac Mountains at one’s back. When in Port Douglas visitors can also explore a Great Barrier Reef Island dubbed the Low Isles just off the coast. Home to green turtles and exquisite flora, the island is not the only venue in Port Douglas where one comes face to face with the bounty of nature as the Rainforest Habitat offers visitors the chance to enjoy Breakfast with the Birds. Kangaroo feeding sessions are also available at the Rainforest Habitat which is home to 120 varieties of wildlife.
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+