3 Reasons to visit Port Douglas.

I’ve become a little inspired obsessed by  Port Douglas lately.  I’ve only ventured as Far North as Hervey Bay, but there’s something about the true Tropics of North Queensland that is calling me.  As I won’t be able to get there in the next few months, I’ve had to settle for a google holiday, planning the trip for when I eventually get there. This is what’s inspiring me about Port Douglas – be careful, you might get ‘inspired’ too especially since I’m letting the images do lots of the talking!

Nature – Colourful, Peaceful, Raucous and Alive!

Culture – The Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people are indigenous to the region and they are actively involved in the Tourism industry in the area.  Set your own pace – from a rainforest tour with an Indigenous guide to a stroll around the art galleries.  I’ve got my heart set on visiting Flames of the Forest on a Tuesday or Thursday for their Aboriginal Cultural Experience menu.  Adventurous food and hosted by two local indigenous brothers who share stories and music of their culture.

Ramada Renovations – I’ve seen some pics of the refurbished apartments and they’re looking good! Your WorldMarkSP apartments look airy, spacious and clean! Perfect base for all your Port Douglas adventures!

Is Port Douglas on your to do list this year? If you’ve been, what’s your favourite place?


Jacqi has become part of the furniture at WorldMark South Pacific Club over the last nearly 10 years.  She has worked in various teams, including Customer Service, Systems and Owner Marketing & Solutions.  “Being involved with WorldMark has inspired me to take regular family holidays, and I look forward to sharing these experiences with you, including some of the tips I’ve learned along the way”


  1. Jacqi, I haven’t yet stayed at our resort in Port Douglas – but have stayed at other properties in the town, and can highly recommend it as a holiday destination.

    Keep an eye out for cheap airfares to Cairns ($99 fares from Brisbane come up regularly) and flex off for a couple of days on either side of a weekend.

    Then get thee to the Far North 🙂

    Port Douglas is truly beautiful, and is a great location to see the surrounding areas.

    If you like walking, there are some amazing rainforest bushwalks (http://short-walks.com.au/category/queensland/port-douglas-cape-tribulation/), there’s also Breakfast with the Birds at the Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas (http://wildlifehabitat.com.au/breakfast.html) and of course, there’s also the Daintree River just to the north .. a trip in a tinny along the Daintree is a truly extraordinary experience.

    And I haven’t even mentioned snorkeling or diving the Great Barrier Reef …

    Port Douglas itself also has excellent food, entertainment and shopping options – and although it can be wet during the season (and particularly in February) rain in Far North Queensland is more like a warm shower than a cold bath 🙂

    Oh – one caveat: if you DO go in February, many of the businesses (as much as 50%) will be closed for the entire month … its when the locals take annual holidays 🙂

    But take my advice – if you haven’t been to Far North Queensland, take the first opportunity to head there (and don’t forget, we also have an older, but still delightful, property at Trinity Links in Cairns)

    • Jacqi Holloway

      Thanks for all your suggestions and advice Graham – feeding my obsession 🙂

      Rainforests bushwalks are right up my alley, so I will definitely check those out – right after I check the latest flights to Cairns!

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