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Port Douglas

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Things to do: adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life. Cycle, scuba dive, and explore along one of the stretches of sand or the nearby national park. The low buildings and tall palm trees give Port Douglas a lovely village-like feel, and the town's many cafes, pubs, restaurants, and bars range from affordable fare to choice coastal cuisine. Only accessible by road, Port Douglas is a destination on a number of bus routes; alternatively, rent a car at Cairns Airport. Plan your tour of Port Douglas and Australia travel itinerary using our Australia trip itinerary maker.
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There are numerous accommodations to choose from in Port Douglas, many within the town center or just a stone's throw away. The numerous hotels and bed and breakfasts in the area range from welcoming, communal, and budget-friendly, to four- and five-star luxury resorts with spa treatments included. The solid set of options in Port Douglas means you need not look to neighboring towns for lodgings.
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