Four Mile Beach Attractions

Take time to discover these sightseeing attractions close to Four Mile Beach…

Port Douglas

This tropical seaside village manages to combine a laid-back, relaxed ambience while offering a range of world-class accommodation, dining and shopping options.

Stroll down wide, tree-lined Macrossan Street, browse various boutiques, relax at a variety of bars and cafes, visit the charming Sunday market in Anzac Square for arts and crafts or head to Marina Mirage for designer-label clothes, jewellery, shoes and Cuban cigars.

Catch the cane toad races at The Iron Bar, admire the beautiful whitewashed timber church of St Mary's by the Sea (built in 1911), climb up Flagstaff Hill for stunning views of Four Mile Beach and watch native animals at the fascinating Wildlife Habitat.

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Wildlife Habitat

Watch a variety of animals in their natural habitat from the boardwalks of three unique environments – rainforest, wetlands and grassland – at this wildlife sanctuary in Port Douglas.

See more than 180 different species of birds, butterflies and native animals, including koalas, tree kangaroos, crocodiles, lorikeets, cassowaries and jabirus.

Try breakfast or lunch here – a unique buffet experience as birds and other wildlife wander among the tables while you dine!

Great Barrier Reef

Ride a fast wave-piercing catamaran from Port Douglas to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, home to more than 400 varieties of coral and 1500 species of tropical fish that inhabit the fringing reefs of 500 islands and 2100 individual reefs.

The Great Barrier Reef stretches for more than 2000km and covers an area of more than 23 million hectares. Snorkel or dive among colourful marine life at the Agincourt Reef or stay dry and see various marine animals from the comfort of a semi-submersible or glass bottom boat.

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Daintree National Park

Experience a 140 million-year-old tropical rainforest at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park at Cape Tribulation, just north of Port Douglas.

At around 2600sq km, the Daintree is the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest on the Australian continent.

Choose from a network of trails that includes the Gorge Circuit, a 3km track that snakes past strangler figs and epiphytic plants in the lush Mossman Gorge and beside the Mossman River.

Spot eastern yellow robins or blue Ulysses butterflies as they flitter through the canopy above clear water cascading over large granite boulders. Then cool off with a refreshing swim in a nearby rock pool and perhaps spy a Boyd's rainforest dragon sunning itself on a mossy rock.

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Oak Beach

Relax on this quiet and unspoiled 2km-long white-sand beach that is perfect for swimming, snorkelling and enjoying a sunset beach stroll.

Visit on a day trip or stay longer at the five-star Thala Beach Lodge, perched on a headland amid rainforest canopy overlooking the Coral Sea, just a 10-minute drive from Port Douglas.

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Latest update: Four Mile Beach Attractions: 14 May, 2022