The charming town of Port Douglas is situated just 67kms to the north of Cairns, which makes this a great place to relocate to for people who want to be close to the convenience and vibrancy of the city without having to live right in the heart of the metropolis. The population of Port Douglas is a little under five thousand, which gives the town a strong community feel.
In addition to offering a good number of schools, hospitals, shops and restaurants, Port Douglas is also situated conveniently close to several stunning natural attractions. Both the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rain Forest are just a short drive away from the heart of Port Douglas, while the town itself boasts several beautiful stretches of golden sand.
Nature lovers will also be able to take the time to explore Cape Tribulation National Park, and several of the companies in Port Douglas offer special four-wheel-drive safaris of this large and lovely national park. The clear waters of the Coral Sea border Port Douglas to the east and scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing are popular activities here. On sunny days, many of the residents of Port Douglas head to Four Mile beach to spend time soaking up the sun.
Most of the best real estate in the town can be found along the long and winding Port Douglas Road, while the town also offers a good range of attractive beach front houses and apartments to choose from. In addition to offering plenty of stunning houses and apartments, Port Douglas Road is also lined with stylish shops as well as trendy restaurants. Macrossan Street also boasts a vibrant handicrafts and fresh food market on Sundays throughout the year and this is another popular place for the residents of Port Douglas to meet.