Port Douglas is a small town with about 1,000 inhabitants, about 60 km north of Cairns , Queensland , Australia .
Due to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef , she lives mainly from tourism . There are numerous hotels and resorts , and many restaurants. About 30 minutes north of Port Douglas is the Daintree National Park , which is accessible via a small ferry. Further north you can with a normal vehicle to Cape Tribulation continue. From there, it is possible to Cooktown to reach with a four-wheel vehicle. With one of the many sailing boats or motor boats leave from the port in about an hour to reach the low Islands surrounded by reefs. In the evenings, the small town has to offer something for everyone. Particularly well known is the Iron Bar in Macrossant Street. After a year of renovation time for the popular Cane Toad Races are experiencing three times a week.
On 4 September 2006, the Australian “Crocodile Hunter” died Steve Irwin during filming of the animal documentary The Ocean’s Deadliest on the coast of Port Douglas by the sting of a stingray .