Port Douglas, north of Cairns, located on the Coral Sea in Australia’s North Queensland is a perfect location for a beach vacation with an adventurous twist.
Here are a few things to note before embarking on your vacation to this beautiful location:
Pack appropriate clothing
As a relaxed beach town make sure to pack casual, comfortable and lightweight clothing. No need for formal clothing or jackets all year round. Make sure you pack a bathing suit, walking shoes, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses.
Bring a Camera
Don’t forget your camera to capture the beautiful scenery of the marina, mountains and long white sand beaches.
Rent a Car
Getting around is quite easy, the shops, restaurants and activities are mostly all located on the main strip. It is recommended to rent a car to explore beaches and mountains further out for a day trip.
Beware of stingers and crocodiles
Make sure to check the swimming conditions depending on certain months of the year. It is warm enough to swim year round however from November to June stingers live in the waters, it can be quite painful to get stung so its important to be aware of the swimming enclosure. You should also be aware of crocodiles in rivers and streams. Most hotels have swimming pools for the guests to cool off and enjoy clean waters.
Visit the Great Barrier Reef
A highly recommended activity, which draws a lot of tourists to Port Douglas, would be to discover the Great Barrier Reef. Port Douglas offers several boat tours that take you out to the reef for the day and provide activities such as snorkeling, glass bottom boat tour and supplies lunch for the day.
Visit the international currency converter website
Before travelling make sure you visit the international currency converter website for exchange rates and budgeting for your trip.
Have the right adapter
Pack the right adapter necessary to be able to charge your electronics. Electricity is supplied throughout Australia at 230/240 volts.