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Flying to North Queensland: Cairns International and Domestic Airports are your first port of call when starting to plan a visit to Port Douglas. Once you arrive, there’s a wide range of on-road services which will deliver you safely to your Port Douglas accommodation.
The small town centre of Port Douglas means it is effortless to walk around the main streets.
Many of the large resorts are along the main road into the town centre, and shuttles move between the resorts, the town and the marina.
Public transport is limited, though there is a regulated taxi service and Uber.
Hire cars are available if you are travelling distances, but if you are venturing off the beaten track you will need a 4WD vehicle, or better still, join a tour.
If you are staying in Port Douglas, the best way to get around is to walk or hire a bike. Tour operators often include pick-up from and drop-off to your accommodation in their ticket prices, so check this when planning your itinerary.
Travel to Port Douglas
Cairns is the first port of call for international and domestic visitors to Port Douglas, whether by the airline, rail or road, into the Far North Queensland region. The only way from Cairns to Port Douglas is along the coastal road, an hour’s journey in a hire car or bus. Larger cruise vessels also dock at Port Douglas Reef Marina, and there are also helipad services.