Port Douglas is located 1767 km north of the state capital of Brisbane and 70km north of Cairns in Far North Queensland. The town is a tropical paradise, nestled between two World Heritage Listed areas – The Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. With gorgeous beaches, ancient untouched rainforest and luxury accommodation it’s no wonder Port Douglas is a favourite destination for people wanting to escape the rat race and relax. During peak tourist season the town’s population swells to nearly twice it’s normal size so visitors to the region hoping to rent a car should book nice and early. The town is serviced by several car hire agencies, all of which can be booked right here through Skedaddle.
Things to see and do
For those keen to immerse themselves in the Port Douglas cultural and social lifestyle then experiencing one of the several festivals and events the town hosts is a must. Annual celebrations include The Port Douglas Carnivale, The Sunset in the Park Music Festival and Porttoberfest. Visitors eager to escape the confines of modern comfort and explore the beautiful surrounds can take their rental car for a scenic coastal drive along the Captain Cook Highway south to Cairns, stopping at places like Four Mile Beach along the way. Both the reef and the rainforest are able to be explored at your own leisure or by booking in with one of several guided tours. From the comfort and convenience of your hire car you can take a short drive north of Port Douglas to the town of Mossman where you can get a taste of local Indigenous culture or explore the gorgeous Mossman Gorge, taking a refreshing dip in a fresh waterhole. Holidaying in Far North Queensland is a truly spectacular experience, making the most of your tropical adventure with a rental car has never been easier with Skedaddle’s compare and save service.