Port Douglas family accommodation

family friendly Port Douglas hotels and resorts...

Port Douglas is a sea-side village located on Queensland's Far North Coast, around an hour north of Cairns. It is a great base for visiting the Great Barrier Reef with plenty of day trips available. Just north of Port Douglas is the World's oldest living forest, the Daintree. Explore this ancient rainforest by yourself or take advantage of the abundance of tours available. Port Douglas has a warm climate year round. Average winter temperatures are from 17 degrees Celsius to 25 with low rainfall, and summer temps range from 23 degrees Celsius to 30 with high rainfall and humidity. Accommodation is plentiful in Port Douglas, with some world class resorts to choose from, many offering family facilities.

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BIG4 Port Douglas

Located at Glengarry, 7km from town, the BIG4 Port Douglas offers large sites and first class amenities and is set among tropical gardens with plenty of space for families to relax. Accommodation includes ensuite cabins, standard villas and family villas, ensuite powered sites and camping sites. For kids there is a waterpark with 5 slides, a heated pool with toddler wading area, adventure playground, pedal carts and games room.

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Reef Resort Villas

Situated on 15 acres of lush tropical gardens, Reef Resort Villas has 80 villas and is located just south of town. There are 2 lagoon pools, a kids gamers room, Junior Reef Club, playground and a poolside cafe and bar. Accommodation includes large 1, 2 & 3 bedroom two storey villas which provide plenty of space for the whole family. All of the villas have a spacious outdoor balcony or patio area and are surrounded by tropical gardens.

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Mantra PortSea

Located just a few metres from the beach, and 15 minute walk to the heart of Port Douglas and Macrossan Street. This family-friendly hotel has all the features of a modern beach resort including three stunning pools, a gym and tennis court. Facilities include a waterslide, swim-up bar, bbq's, bike hire and tour desk. Hotel rooms, one bedroom studios and two bedroom apartments available.

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Silkari Lagoons

Located near Four Mile Beach just south of town. Silkari Lagoons Port Douglas is one of the most affordable Port Douglas hotels, combining spacious light filled family-friendly rooms with pool access or spas. There one, two and three bedroom apartments to choose from, some with plunge pools and others with direct lagoon pool access. All units have air conditioning, king-size beds, internet access and balcony.

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Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort

Located on Four Mile Beach just south of town. The resort features over two hectares of swimmable, saltwater lagoon pools complete with cabanas, a swim-up bar and sandy beaches. There are a choice of guest rooms and studio rooms to choose from as well as two, three and four bedroom villas. Facilities include a golf course, fitness centre, tennis courts and bike rentals. The resort also features 3 restaurants and a cafe.

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Nimrod Resort

Nimrod Resort is located at Four Mile Beach set amongst 5 acres of lush tropical gardens featuring many different varieties of bird life. Accommodation consists of one, two and three bedroom fully self-contained apartments. Nimrod Resort Apartments facilities include a vast pool with landscaped waterfall, spa, full sized tennis court, children's playground, entertainment areas and BBQ.

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port douglas things to do

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

The spectacular Great Barrier Reef comprises of over 3,000 individual reefs along the Queensland coastline spanning almost 350,000 square kilometres. Port Douglas is a great base to explore the reef with a number of cruises offering day trips. Agincourt Reef is the most accessible outer reef location from Port Douglas, with a large pontoon featuring an underwater observatory, snorkel platform and restaurant and bar. There are plenty of other ways to see the reef from helicopter tours to sailing trips and scuba diving.

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Port Douglas Markets

Port Douglas Markets

The Port Douglas Markets were established almost 35 years ago and are famous for serving up a wide variety of hand-crafted goods, locally produced food and seasonal fresh produce. The markets are open every Sunday from 8am to 1.30pm at Market Park on Wharf St near Anzac Park. You can expect to find exquisite gem stones and hand crafted jewellery, tropical giftware, fresh local fruit and veg, clothing, homewares and a variety of food stalls. Mossman Farmers Markets are held every Saturday morning.

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Mossman Gorge

Mossman Gorge

A visit to Mossman Gorge is a must-do for anyone travelling to the beautiful Far North Queensland region. Explore the Daintree Rainforest - the oldest continually surviving rainforest on earth - during a guided tour, or discover its wonders on your own. The Mossman Gorge Centre has a cafe and restaurant, parking, a shuttle service, an Indigenous art gallery and gift shop. A half day tour is available which includes pick-up from Port Douglas and features a Dreamtime Gorge Walk.

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Daintree Rainforest

Daintree National Park

The world heritage listed Daintree Rainforest begins a short drive north of Mossman then continues northwards between the coastal ranges and the Coral Sea towards the Bloomfield River. You can explore places like the beautiful Daintree Village and catch the car ferry north to Cape Tribulation and beyond. There are plenty of tours to choose from including cruising the Daintree River, 4WD tours, nature tours and walks.

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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Around 25 minutes drive south of Port Douglas. The Crocodile Show adventure features a a huge estuarine (saltwater) crocodile hand fed in a presentation and learn about Australia's indigenous Freshwater crocodile. In the Crocodile Atttack Show experienced keepers demonstrate the notorious death roll and head shake. The adventure park also has a Crocodile Farm tour and snake show. Open daily from 8.30am - 5pm.

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Wildlife Habitat

Wildlife Habitat

Divided into five distinct environments, the Woodland, Wetlands, Rainforest, Savannah and Nocturnal, Wildlife Habitat is unlike any other zoo or wildlife experience you have ever encountered. Hand-feed wallabies and kangaroos, experience crocodle feeding, have your photo taken with a koala plus many more experiences to choose from. Enjoy Breakfast with the Birds or Lunch With The Lorikeets at the Curlew Cafe and Bar.

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port douglas family resources

Quicksilver Pontoon

Quicksilver Pontoon

Floating platform on the Great Barrier Reef - perfect spot for passengers to snorkel, dive and view the coral.
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Bally Hooley

Bally Hooley

The historic Bally Hooley rail takes you on a sight-seeing journey through town.
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Wildlife Habitat

Wildlife Habitat

Award winning and advanced eco certified wildlife sanctuary allows guests to interact with Australian animals.
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Hot Air Balloon Port Douglas

Hot Air Balloon Port Douglas

Take a ride with Hot Air Balloon Port Douglas, where you'll drift over the world's oldest rainforest.
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Crocodile feeding and presentations. Take a logoon cruise and get up close to the crocs.
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Birdworld Kuranda

Birdworld Kuranda

Birdworld Kuranda replicates the natural habitats of almost 60 native and exotic species.
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Kuranda Koala Gardens

Kuranda Koala Gardens

Kuranda Koala Gardens is home to an amazing array of Aussie animals. Have your photo taken cuddling a koala.
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Rainforestation Nature Park

Rainforestation Nature Park

Explore the rainforest on an authentic World War 2 Army Duck and learn about local rainforest flora and fauna.
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Crocodile Express

Crocodile Express

The Daintree River is the best location to see crocodiles in their natural habitat in Nor th Queensland.
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Mossman Gorge Centre

Mossman Gorge Centre

The Mossman Gorge Centre is the gateway to the world's oldest rainforest, the Daintree Rainforest.
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Lady Douglas River Cruise

Lady Douglas River Cruise

The Lady Douglas takes you searching for estuarine crocodiles and other wildlife, on a calm water river cruise.
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Walkabout Cultural Adventures

Walkabout Cultural Adventures

Japanese and Asian fusion restaurant with an extensive, ever changing selection of dishes.
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River Drift Snorkelling

River Drift Snorkelling

This family friendly tour is the perfect way to stay cool. Drift with the current as you explore life under the water's surface.
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Port Douglas Carnivale

Port Douglas Carnivale

Local canival with abundant fresh produce and world class wines, talented local artists, musicians and performers.
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Daintree Food Trail

Daintree Food Trail

Celebrate the produce and people of the Daintree and Douglas Shire.
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Bike Hire Port Douglas

Bike Hire Port Douglas

Port Douglas bike, ebike and scooter hire. We have bikes for the whole family and every riding style.
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Sweet Farm Tours

Sweet Farm Tours

Australia's First Cocoa and Sugarcane Experience. Take a farm tour through a working cocoa & sugarcane farm.
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Rex Smeal Park

Rex Smeal Park

Rex Smeal Park is located on the peninsula and is a popular spot for people to take in the daily sunset.
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Mason's Cafe

Mason's Cafe

Located at Cape Tribulation. Mason's Cafe offers lunches near a beautiful crocodile/ stinger free swimming hole.
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Choo Choos Port Douglas

Choo Choos Port Douglas

Located at the end of the Crystalbrook Marina and has one of the most beautiful dining views in all of Port Douglas.
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St. Crispins Cafe

St. Crispins Cafe

St. Crispins is located along the iconic Bally Hooley railway system offering all-day classic Australian dining.
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Zinc Port Douglas

Zinc Port Douglas

Located on the vibrant Macrossan street with a large open air al fresco layout.
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Port Douglas Yacht Club

Port Douglas Yacht Club

Located in the Port Douglas Yacht Club. You can enjoy an cold drink and a meal while taking in the stunning views.
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Cape Trib Horse Rides

Cape Trib Horse Rides

Experience the unrivaled beauty of Cape Tribulation like a true explorer with a guided horse riding tour.
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Hemingways Brewery

Hemingways Brewery

Hemingway's Brewery is a local, independent craft brewery that produces outstanding craft beers.
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The Tin Shed

The Tin Shed

Local dining at the Douglas Community & Sports Club with fantastic water views.
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Rattle N Hum Bar & Grill

Rattle N Hum Bar & Grill

Steaks, burgers and pizza in an easygoing, wood-lined pub with long tables and big-screen sports.
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Janbal Gallery & Art Classes

Janbal Gallery & Art Classes

Come and learn about Aboriginal art and share Aboriginal culture through hands-on painting and storytelling experiences.
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Busy Bees Babysitting Services

Busy Bees Babysitting Services

Our small team of qualified and experienced babysitters are available to help you enjoy your family holiday.
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Court House Hotel Port Douglas

Court House Hotel Port Douglas

The Courty is the oldest pub in Port Douglas and one of the most iconic pubs in Australia.
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Daintree Ice Cream Company

Daintree Ice Cream Company

Local ice cream made in the Daintree from fruits grown on site. We also offer a free self guided orchard walk.
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The Daintree Village Hotel

The Daintree Village Hotel

Daintree Village is a peaceful little village nestled on the banks of the majestic Daintree River.
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Port Douglas Surf Club

Port Douglas Surf Club

The Port Douglas Surf Club Bar and Bistro os right on the beach. Great for families with a playground on site.
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Watergate Restaurant

Watergate Restaurant

Restaurant located in the heart of Port Douglas offering both indoor and outdoor dining.
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Port Douglas Markets

Port Douglas Markets

Every Sunday from 8am to 2pm at Market Park, Port Douglas. Hand-crafted goods, local food and seasonal fresh produce.
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Chilly's Pizza & Trattoria

Chilly's Pizza & Trattoria

Homestyle Italian cuisine in an unpretentious restaurant with outdoor tables and a leafy outlook.
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The Mexican Port Douglas

The Mexican Port Douglas

Fresh Mexican dishes highlighting Tropical North Queensland ingredients. Located at 43 Macrossan St.
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