Travel The tropical gateway of Port Douglas.
Gateway to the northern Great Barrier Reef
You’d be forgiven for thinking Port Douglas has had an identity problem in the past. What started as a gold-rush town in the 1870s retreated to a sleepy fishing village in the 1960s, before exploding as a glitzy playground for the rich in the late ’80s. Some 30 years later, it’s finally come of age as a more sophisticated resort destination.