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Travel Guide Oceania Australia Queensland Port Douglas

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Introduction

Four mile beach, Port Douglas, Qld.

Four mile beach, Port Douglas, Qld.

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Port Douglas is a smart resort town 70 kilometres north of Cairns. There are plenty of nice, if pricey, places to stay and eat here, and good upscale shopping. Many Great Barrier Reef tours start from Port Douglas.

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Sights and Activities

Port Douglas is well-regarded for being one of the best spots to access the snorkelling and scuba diving sites of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Getting There

By Plane

There is no airport in Port Douglas, the nearest is in Cairns, an hour south.

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
At The Mango Tree91 Davidson Street Port DouglasApartment81
Club Tropical ResortCnr MacrossanApartment87
Coral Sea Retreat Bed and Breakfast7-11 Bruce Ave Oak Beach Port Douglasguesthouse-
Dougies Backpackers Resort111 Davidson StreetHostel83
Global Port Douglas38 Macrossan Street Port DouglasHostel81
Parrotfish Lodge37/39 Warner StreetHostel66
Port Douglas Motel9 Davidson StHotel-
Port Douglas Retreat31 Mowbray StreetApartment-
Port Douglas Sands ResortCnr Mahogany & Port Douglas Rd Port Douglasapartment-
Lychee Tree Holiday Apartments95 Davidson StreetApartment-
Ti-Tree Resort1-5 Barrier StreetHostel82
Port O'Call YHA7 Craven CloseHostel83
Coral Sea Villas68 Macrossan St Port DouglasApartment-
Eclipse Port Douglas36 Macrossan StHostel-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet caf├ęs are very common in the larger Australian cities and popular tourist destinations. However, once you leave the major population centres, you might have trouble finding somewhere to log on. Free wifi is getting more and more common (either with or without a code) in places like restaurants, some bars and coffee places and hotels. Sometimes a fee is required.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

Australia is on a GSM 900/1800 network, so if you have an unlocked phone that works on those frequencies, you will be able to buy a prepaid SIM-card and stick into your phone when you're in Australia. You will receive a new Australian phone number with the SIM-card.

To dial out of Australia use the prefix 0011, followed by the calling code of the country you are trying to reach, followed by the area code of the city/town (without the 0!) and finally the phone number.

Within Australia, it is necessary to add an area code to the phone numbers if you are calling from outside the area. Below are Australia's area codes:

  • 02 - New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory (Sydney, Canberra)
  • 03 - Victoria & Tasmania (Melbourne, Hobart)
  • 07 - Queensland (Brisbane)
  • 08 - Western Australia, South Australia & Northern Territory (Perth, Adelaide, Darwin)

000 is the emergency telephone number in Australia, but the international GSM mobile emergency telephone number 112 also works on mobile phones.

Post

Australia Post is the government's postal service. Most suburbs will have at least one post office. Opening times are mostly from around 8:00 or 9:00am to 5:00pm though larger ones keep longer hours sometimes. A standard letter or postcard sent within Australia will cost $0.70. Internationally, it costs $1.70 to send postcards anywhere in the world. Letters cost $1.85 to send within the Asia Pacific region and $2.60 to anywhere else in the world.[1]. It is also possible to send things as parcels or by express mail. You can also use use private courier companies like TNT, UPS or DHL as they are competitive and reliable.

References

  1. 1 Australia Post. Sourced 10 May 2013

Quick Facts

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: -16.483986
  • Longitude: 145.46582

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