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Our visit to Tropical North Queensland was for 6 days during July 2011. We were lucky to have 4 nights in Port Douglas during mid winter when the weather is perfect with no humidity and maximum temperature of 26C.
Upon arriving at Cairns International Airport at 5am we picked up our hire car and and enjoyed our day with overnight accommodation in Cairns. Refreshed the next morning we then drove to Kuranda in the highlands where we stopped for a few hours before continuing the short drive to Port Douglas where we enjoyed the next 4 days.
Our last visit to Port Douglas was in 1990 and on arrival we were amazed with the number of Resorts which have been established. The town is the major point for day trips to the Great Barrier Reef with numerous boats catering for visitors who wish to snorkel or dive the reef.
Our final night was at Palm Cove, one of the more recent tourist destinations located approximately 40 minutes drive south of Port Douglas and close to Cairns Airport.
Port Douglas is also the gateway to the Daintree National Park and many other tropical rainforest parks proving countless guided tours, river tours, balooning etc etc.
Nature abounds with crocodiles, magnificent birdlife, amazing fishing , either ocean or river and some excellent wildlife parks.
Four Mile Beach was on the doorstep of our resort and is very popular with visitors.
- Pros:Sunny Days, Beautiful Beaches, Tropical Rain Forest
Whilst visiting Kuranda you must not miss the beautifull Barron Falls, only 3km from Kuranda. We drove there but there... more travel advice
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