Discover a selection of 500 holiday home rentals in Port Douglas, QLD that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Stayz holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and private pool. Prices start at AU$ 123 per night, and holiday houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Port Douglas. Either way, you'll find holiday accommodation for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Enjoy the outdoors with Port Douglas luxury getaways

Port Douglas is a fascinating town on the Far North Coast. It’s been through many different iterations, but it is best known as the gateway to 2 World Heritage Sites: the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree rainforest. Luxury accommodation in this part of Queensland comes in several varieties, from resorts to holiday homes. You can actually stay inside the rainforest in a cabin or house, tucked away beneath the leafy canopy. If you prefer to be in Port Douglas proper, a beachfront retreat may be just the thing – luxury beach escapes in Queensland never disappoint. They often feature tranquil settings, outdoor living space and short walks to serene white sand.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Port Douglas holiday rentals

You might recall from geography class that the Great Barrier Reef is the largest in the world. Dive in with a snorkel or take a helicopter tour to feast your eyes on the colourful coral and tropical fish. You'll probably be spending a lot of time at Four Mile Beach, which is just as perfect as it sounds. The aquamarine Coral Sea and wide beaches make this a premium place for water activities like kite surfing, swimming and sailing. Drive an hour up the coast to the Daintree Rainforest, where you can zipline and take a canopy tour.


What to do near Port Douglas holiday homes

At the northern tip of the peninsula, Macrossan Street is the ace place for yummy food, fun souvenirs and lively pubs. The seafood here is top notch, so sample some scallops and tiger prawns, and get your daily vitamin dose with tropical mangoes and pineapples. For some sports, it's a breeze to find a golf course and tennis courts near most Port Douglas vacation rentals, and when you wanna explore, you can rent mountain bikes or saddle up for a horseback riding tour. And of course, the Coral Sea begs you to swim in its blissfully warm and crystal clear waters.


Local weather near Port Douglas holiday homes

If you're booking Port Douglas vacation rentals during dry monsoon season, which is May to September, be ready for crowds. The idyllic tropical weather is hot and dry, with refreshing breezes that make perfect sailing and kite-surfing conditions. Temps are in the mid to upper 20s during winter, autumn and spring. The flip side of high season is the wet monsoon, which brings heavy rain from January to March. That's also when it's hottest, around 30 degrees, but the temperature doesn't vary too much from month to month.

Natural highlights

Look but don't touch; them's the rules of the Reef

While Port Douglas is indeed a spectacular destination itself, the geographical highlight of this area is the Great Barrier Reef. Here's a fun fact about the reef: it's the world's biggest single structure made of living organisms. These corals support unfathomable amounts of marine life, including tropical fish, whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sea snakes, crocodiles, mollusks and, of course, birds. So many birds. This sensitive ecosystem is a crucial habitat and 1 of the world's 7 wonders, so always respect the preservation rules and choose a high-standard tour guide when you're exploring.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Port Douglas

Fly into Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.), the closest airport, located 33.3 mi (53.6 km) from the city centre.

Family friendly

Family-friendly activities near Port Douglas holiday rentals

Port Douglas has an array of family-friendly attractions to explore. Holiday homes are available near places like Wildlife Habitat, an interactive zoo with guided encounters of koalas, kangaroos, birds, reptiles and more, and Bally Hooley Steam Railway, a historic narrow-gauge railway with excursions in vintage locomotives. You’ll also like the Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary, a lush sanctuary with exotic birds, mammals and reptiles.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Port Douglas holiday homes

Couples can enjoy plenty of romantic sightseeing experiences in Port Douglas. Holiday homes are available near locations like the Trinity Bay Lookout, a vantage point with a dramatic view of the beaches and Coral Sea, and Rex Smeal Park, a picturesque park with open, grassy areas, palm trees and unobstructed views of the water. You’ll also like Rainforestation Nature Park, a park within a nature reserve with lush tropical gardens and outdoor barbecue areas.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Port Douglas?

Our 2021 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 514 holiday rentals around Port Douglas. From 328 holiday houses to 98 villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Port Douglas is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Port Douglas?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Port Douglas. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Flagstaff Hill: 536 holiday rentals
  • St Mary's by the Sea Chapel: 538 holiday rentals
  • Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina: 537 holiday rentals
  • Port Village Shopping Centre: 538 holiday rentals
  • Sugar Wharf: 538 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Port Douglas listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Port Douglas?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 328 Houses in Port Douglas. Our other popular types of Port Douglas holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 98 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 170 holiday houses
  • Resorts: 7 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Port Douglas?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 452 holiday homes with pool available in Port Douglas. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.