The ideal base for your Port Douglas escape is Dreamcatcher Holiday Apartments, 12 spacious multi-award winning holiday apartments in a secluded beachside location just metres from pristine Four Mile Beach and minutes from the town centre of Port Douglas.
At Dreamcatcher Apartments, you can choose from Standard or Luxury Studio Apartments, in single or twin configurations.
These award winning apartments are stylish, spacious and comfortable, with all of the conveniences needed to ensure your Port Douglas holiday is a pleasure.
indigenous interior design
designer fixtures and furnishings
private patio or balcony
private laundry facilities (washer and dryer)
air conditioning and ceiling fans
lock-up storage area
direct dial STD/ISD phones
private undercover carpark
cable and free-to-air television, video and stereo
dedicated fax / modem line for PCs
insect screens throughout
secluded seaside location
50 metre walk to Four Mile Beach
walking distance to 2 restaurants
five gourmet restaurants within 2km
saltwater swimming pool with spa and laplane
pool pavilion and barbecue
tropical landscaped gardens
tour and regional information
fax service via office (8am-6pm)
close to two golf courses
5 minutes walk to shopping centre (home delivery available)
half hourly bus service to town (high season)
hourly bus service (low season)
taxi fare to town $8~$10
Fringed by the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Daintree rainforests and just 50 metres to the golden sands of 4 Mile Beach. Dreamcatcher Apartments in Port Douglas Australia is your holiday vacation rental escape - a place where you can delight in the natural wonders, adventure and spectacular scenery for which Northern Queensland Australia is renowned. All that just a scenic 40 minute coastal drive from the Cairns International Airport, Cairns, Australia.
Port Douglas is Australia at its finest. Fringed by the spectacular Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage-listed rainforests, the township is a delightful blend of modern style yet tradition charm.
Shops and galleries are interspersed with chic roadside eateries, stylish a-la-carte restaurants and cosmopolitan bars.
Add two international standard golf courses, the diverse Marina Mirage and magnificent Four Mile Beach, and it is obvious why Port Douglas has become the holiday hideaway of the rich and famous.
Hosts John and Annie have lived in Port Douglas for years and are extremely familiar with the region and its diverse tours and attractions. They are more than happy to provide information and guidance on the most appropriate activities to help you make the most of your Tropical North Queensland holiday.
Popular local attractions include:
Visit the worlds oldest rainforest—Daintree Rainforest—located in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. This 894,000 hectare rainforest is the home to thousands of species of birds and animals, as well as a spectacular array of flora. A range of tours is available.
Great Barrier Reef
Arguably Mother Natures greatest marvel lies on Port Douglas doorstep. It is of course the Great Barrier Reef, on of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring features of the world. A wide range of vessels make daily trips to the reef, allowing guests to snorkel, swim, sail or just view the delights through a glass bottom boat.
Four Mile Beach at Port Douglas is renowned for its tranquil beauty but Tropical North Queensland also boast many other diverse beaches. The 40 minute drive from Cairns to Port Douglas takes in a number of beachside towns, each with its own individual feel and attractions. Choose from a wide range of watersports and activities at these beaches or just browse among shops, galleries and eateries.
Aboriginal traditions are an important part of the history of this region. The Aboriginal culture is presented for visitors at the multi-award winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, just north of Cairns. Visitors can interact with the members of the Aboriginal community, learn about bush foods and medicines, and see a corroboree. Kuku Yalanji people of the Mossman George guided tours are also available to gain an insight into local Aboriginal culture and traditions.
Wildlife parks and tours
Tropical North Queensland is well known for its fauna, and the regions native species are showcased at many parks, farms and sanctuaries throughout the area. Two of the most prominent are wild World between Cairns and Port Douglas, and Rainforest Habitat at Port Douglas. Both offer varied experiences for visitors.
Skyrail Cable Cars and Scenic Rail
Skim over the rainforest canopy on the Skyrail cable cars from Cairns to the village of Kuranda, then enjoy the spectacular sights as you meander back down the mountains on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway. Both are musts for the visitor who wants to experience the true beauty and incredible scenery of this amazing area.
Beyond Port Douglas
The regions thriving sugar industry has its heart at Mossman, just north of Port Douglas. Mossman also boasts the closest and most accessible rainforests to Port Douglas - Mossman Gorge, with its swimming holes and walking tracks. Beyond Mossman is the township of Daintree where guests can cruise the Daintree River and view its diverse flora and fauna.
A drive to the picturesque Atherton Tablelands is like a step back in time - rolling green hills dotted with charming villages and lush farmlands. A wide range of crops as well as cattle are farmed on the Tablelands so the landscape is diverse. Ideal for a leisurely drive and the chance to browse in the shops and galleries and sample some fine local fare.
Sports, fishing and adventure
Sports—adventure and otherwise—are plentiful in the North. Port Douglas has tow high class golf courses while the Cairns region has others. Game fishing is a northern speciality as are other sports such as white water rafting, bungy jumping, parasailing and other water sports. Hire bicycles for a closer view of this region, go horseriding, kayaking, or take the easy way on a motorcycle tour, hot air balloon ride, helicopter or tiger moth flight.
Historic Cooktown and Cape Tribulation
Just south of Daintree, a car ferry will take you across to Cape Tribulation National Park which features spectacular rainforest, pristine beaches and boardwalks. The Daintree World Heritage Rainforest has been likened to an ever-changing, living museum.