Relax on the beautiful golden sand whilst watching the sun rise over the Great Barrier Reef; the lush greenery of the Daintree Rainforest ascends to the west, creating a verdant backdrop.
Port Douglas is one of those towns where time seems to stand still. The gem of Far North Queensland, it’s steeped in tropical old world charm; not one soul moves quickly in this part of the world.
Only a short stroll from the world famous Four Mile Beach, Peppers Beach Club draws in the ambiance of the area. With beautiful water features and a leafy, tranquil garden, the open-air Mediterranean-style villa provides guests with the most impressive accommodation in Port Douglas.
If you’re searching for Port Douglas resort-style accommodation at its finest, you've found it.
Activities & Attractions
One of Australia’s most desirable tourist destinations, Port Douglas is a place that you must visit at least once in your lifetime. The golden sands of Four Mile Beach, the crystal clear waters of the Coral Sea, and the thriving rainforests that blanket the landscape as you step away from the coast; Port Douglas is a place of natural beauty where stress is a foreign word.
When you visit Port Douglas, there is no shortage of things to do and see; it’s a destination where experiences are made.
The region is unique in the fact that it’s home to two World Heritage Listed sites; the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. When you visit the area, these two natural wonders are likely to be at the top of your ‘must-see’ list.
The Great Barrier Reef follows the Far North Queensland coastline, and from Port Douglas it’s possible to explore its northern sections. With more than 100 tour operators departing the area on a daily basis – many of which cover the reef – visitors are spoilt for choice. Whether you choose to cruise the reef by boat or experience truly breathtaking views from the air, the beautiful turquoise waters will remain etched in your mind for many years to come.
Just forty minutes north of Port Douglas, the lush greenery of the Daintree Rainforest awaits. Daintree Village is a quaint little township with a relaxed, tranquil atmosphere. Hosting travellers from all over the world, it provides visitors with a glimpse of Australia’s colourful past. The Village features an array of eclectic shops bearing local art and craft, produce, souvenirs and clothing. From the Village, visitors can head out on walks through the picturesque national park, or cruise down the Daintree River in search of wildlife.
Another must-visit part of the Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge is only a fifteen minute drive north. This natural wonder provides visitors with a chance to gain an insight into Australia’s indigenous people; their way of life, beliefs and connection with the land itself. Immerse yourself in this ancient culture through the Ngadiku Dreamtime Walks; conducted by the local Indigenous people, it’s the perfect way to gain a deeper understanding of the area’s cultural significance. If you prefer to explore at your own pace, wander along the rainforests tracks and refresh your mind, body and spirit in one of the cool, clear waterholes.
When it comes to food and wine, Port Douglas effortlessly merges fine food with the beauty of nature. A local icon, Nautilus Restaurant is a dining experience too good to miss; like stepping into another world, it takes outdoor dining to a whole new level. Other notable restaurants in the area include La Marina Ristorante Italiano, Cactus Bar & Grill and On the Inlet Seafood Restaurant and Peppers’ very own Sublime Bar & Grill. If you’re looking for a glass of fine wine or a cocktail, Sublime Bar is open from 10am until late and can deliver refreshing beverages to your sunlounge. Alternatively, you can head out to Estilo for a change of scene and choose a glass from their extensive drinks menu.
The peak season in Port Douglas extends over the winter period, as the weather remains delightfully warm from May through to September – averaging a balmy 26 degrees.
Over the summer months it’s warmer with increased humidity – although Port Douglas still attracts its fair share of visitors during this period. Reef charters operate all year round and stinger suits are an effective way for visitors to enjoy the sparkling blue waters. When the humidity levels soar, guests generally spend their days relaxing in the pool or sipping cocktails in the air-conditioned comfort of the resort or local bar.
Accommodation in Port Douglas
Port Douglas is an hours’ drive north of Cairns Airport. The scenic drive along the coast provides travellers with stunning views of the Coral Sea, as well as the untouched rainforests that span the region.
A leading Port Douglas resort, Peppers Beach Club is located in the heart of town – only a minutes’ walk to the golden sands of the coast. If you’re searching for an opulent accommodation option that complements the truly wondrous nature of the area, book your stay at Peppers Beach Club today.