Port Douglas is one of the most popular travel destinations when backpacking around Cairns and the rest of Far North Queensland. Renowned for it’s stunning 4 mile beach, resorts, markets and shopping, it’s a must-see for backpackers when visiting Cairns and the region.
Port Douglas is around 1 hour drive north of Cairns. Many backpackers will choose to stay in Cairns and then spend some time in Port Douglas and further north in the Daintree and Cape Tribulation.
Port Douglas is a popular stopover destination for people taking live-aboard dive trips and also day diving tours out to the great barrier reef off Port Douglas