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About Port Douglas
The Aussie sun, stunning beaches and a fab list of things to do in Port Douglas, we won’t be shocked if you find yourself wanting to extend your stay once you gaze your eyes on the beautiful coastal town of Port Douglas. Located along the Great Barrier Reef, there’s a special vibe about this town that screams tranquillity and adventure, both opposites we know. Don’t believe us? Guess you’ll have to go test it out for yourselves…
Backpackers Hostels in Port Douglas really do portray the laid back, ‘no worries’ vibe that the land down under is so well-known for. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself lazing by your Port Douglas hostel’s great pool soaking up the sun with your new hostel mates.
You’ll find hostels located right in the heart of the town for those of you looking to explore the town in depth and its attractions (aka nightlife). For others who are looking for more of a beach getaway, yet still central, a hostel that’s located a bit further away from the bustling inner town will do the trick for you.
While you’re backpacking in town a trip along the Great Barrier Reef is a must-do to add to your bucket list. Choose from a variety of options when it comes to swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving along the reef. There’s nothing like seeing incredible scenery from a different perspective and while it may be a bit pricey, if you’ve made it all the way to the land down under we’d say it’s worth the extra cash to hop on a scenic helicopter or seaplane flight. A day trip to the Daintree Rainforest is also an adventure worth seeking out. Spending a bit of R&R with walks around the port that offer incredible views is something that should also be on your list to do, not to mention if you’re in town for the weekend markets along the beach.
Thanks to Port Douglas’ relatively smallish size, getting around is pretty easy as most places are within walking distance from major attractions. An Eco-friendly and efficient way to get around and explore the town is to hire a bike. You’ll find a lot of independent coaches servicing the town too.