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TOP 5 VIEWS to adore when you visit Port Douglas

The Port Douglas Daintree region is famed for its palm-fringed beaches, ancient rainforests and village lifestyle, and of course, being the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. So we know it’s a pretty picturesque place, no matter which way you look, but we do have a few views to be sure you take a moment to adore when you visit Port Douglas.

Whether it’s for the photo album or your Instagram, shots of these spots will leave your family, or followers, green with tropical holiday envy!

1. Rex Lookout 🪂

Quite possibly the first vista you will encounter after leaving the airport for Port Douglas so it has to be included, the home of hang-gliders! This stop between Cairns and Port Douglas is a breathtaking coastal line view of the Coral Sea, from the Northern Beaches to the Daintree Rainforest, and this is where you’ll close your eyes, feel the tropical breeze and say “ahhh, we’re on holidays!” (for the first time).

2. Flagstaff Hill 🌴

The iconic Flagstaff hill Lookout, located at the summit of Island Point Road has sweeping, majestic views of Four Mile Beach and the rainforest-clad mountain ranges to the south. It’s a short but challenging uphill trek from the end of Macrossan Street or an easy one minute drive to beat the walkers.

3. Viewing platform at the Flagstaff Hill Walking Trail 🌊

Walk up the many stairs from the north end of Four Mile Beach to find this cantilever viewing platform. Walk the plank to take in the stunning 180 degree views of the Coral Sea, including Low Isles and Snapper Island to the North. It’s especially breathtaking at sunrise.

4. The Secret Lighthouse 💡

Find the hidden Low Isles Lighthouse viewing area located on the corner where Wharf and Island Point Roads meet. It’s just a small secret rainforest pathway that opens out to a small clearing with a viewing bench and a baby lighthouse with superb views over the Coral Sea. Blink and you’ll miss the pathway.

5. Rex Smeal Park 🌅

Rex Smeal Park is located on the north pointing peninsula of Port Douglas and it’s no secret that it’s a special spot at sunset! With views of the rainforest-clad Daintree mountain ranges, the inlet, the Coral Sea, Low Isles and Snapper Island it's the perfect place to lay out a blanket, sip a cold drink and perhaps nibble on some prawns from the local seafood shop. Watch the boats come in from a day exploring the Great Barrier Reef, the yachts heading out for a sunset sail and enjoy the fresh, tropical air under the coconut trees and watch the sun set over the ocean.

How many of these spots can you tick off?

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