Port Douglas is easily accessible from within Australia and from all over the world.
How to get to Port Douglas is easy once you arrive at the tropical city of Cairns in Far North Queensland. Once you arrive in Cairns the Captain Cook Highway is your final destination to get you to Port Douglas.
Cairns International Airport is a one hour scenic drive along the spectacular Captain Cook Highway. The road out of the airport takes you to an intersection on the Captain Cook Highway. Just turn right and follow the signs for Mossman along the dual stretch of highway. You will pass Cairns Northern Beaches before this iconic stretch of coastal highway begins to wind its way further north hugging the steep cliffs and meandering along this most beautiful coastline.
You’ll pass mile after mile of pristine tropical beaches until the land levels once again as you enter the cane field country of the tropical far north.
Passing through Craiglie turn right into Port Douglas Road and take the next left turn after the fire and ambulance stations (about 2km along) and then turn immediately right parallel to Port Douglas Road. Your accommodation at The Mango Tree is then on the left about 500m along.
How to get to Port Douglas without a car
If you need transport to Port Douglas from Cairns we can arrange this for you. There is no public bus service but coach transfers from Cairns International Airport run regularly seven days a week with operators meeting every flight.
We can also arrange transfers from Cairns hotels and for passengers arriving on the Sunlander with Australian National Rail.
Learn more about airport transfers.
Use the link below to view Google Maps.
Getting around Port Douglas
Port Douglas has well designed and maintained footpaths all over town and it’s only a short walk from The Mango Tree to many of the main places of interest such as the Marina (20 mins), Four Mile Beach (5 mins) or Macrossan Street (15 mins). There is plenty of shade from the many trees that line the footpaths and the short stroll will give you the opportunity to see some of the many beautiful gardens.
The local Port Douglas bus service
several transport operators provide a local shuttle service around Port Douglas. They stop right outside the front of The Mango Tree at the bus shelter on the main road, opposite our driveway. Or, you can call and book them to come and pick you up.
They operate from around 7:00am till midnight seven days a week.
Port Douglas Day trips
BTS is our preferred choice for a day trip to Cairns or to visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. BTS have scheduled services and will pick you up from The Mango Tree and safely drop you back at our doorstep on your return.
Bike Hire in Port Douglas
Local bike shop has bikes for hire at great rates for half day, full day or even a week.
Car Hire in Port Douglas
There are several car hire places in Port. Hire for a day or for your whole stay and enjoy the flexibility of coming and going where you like when you like.
Port Douglas Reef and Rainforest Tours
All tour operators with one or two exceptions will pick you up from your accommodation at The Mango Tree so there is no need to be concerned about connecting with a tour. Pick up and drop off with most tours is included in the price.