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Port Douglas, Australia

Port Douglas


Port Douglas is a small town on the Australian east coast and is a jumping off point to the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns is 40 miles to the southeast.

Where You're Docked

Cruise ships tender to the marina on the western side where there is a small shopping center. The main town is around the corner.

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Money and Tipping

Australia's currency is the Australian dollar (AUD). Bills are plastic with coins for $2 and under. Australia has eliminated the penny and cash transactions are rounded up or down to the nearest nickel. Taxes are inclusive on sticker prices of items and tipping is not common. Money exchange can be done at any bank. When changing money, make sure you get a good rate and don't pay commission. ATM's are readily available. Tipping is not customary in Australia.

Local Transportation

The town is small and can be accessed by walking


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The main thing to do in Port Douglas is to arrange a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef. There is not much in town other than a long beach on the eastern side.

Shopping & Restaurants

The main street is Macrossan St with plenty of restaurants and shops. There is a Coles supermarket here. Sunday markets are held at Anzac Park between 8am and 1:30pm.


Cafes and restaurants may provide free wifi to customers.



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