Stay in the heart of Port Douglas

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas is the presenting and principal accommodation partner of Taste Port Douglas. Not only does the resort host of all our industry leading festival talent, but it is also home to Signature Experience, the Festival Village.

Nestled between the warm sands of Four Mile Beach and lush, tropical gardens, this iconic luxury resort takes full advantage of its location. Just moments from Macrossan Street, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort is also perfectly situated to explore the region including the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.

Relax in serenely styled guest rooms and villas, some of which you can step from your suite to your balcony and slip into endless saltwater lagoon swimming pools.

Getting to Port Douglas

Arrive into Cairns by plane, train or bus.  The nearest airport to Port Douglas is Cairns Airport, located approximately 70 kilometres south of the town.  You can rent a car from the airport, book a shuttle service, or take a taxi to Port Douglas.  

The scenic drive from Cairns to Port Douglas takes about one hour along the spectacular Captain Cook Highway.  Port Douglas is at the centre of the Great Barrier Reef Drive, the most picturesque stretch of highway in the region. It hugs the coast from Cairns to Cape Tribulation, winding along with rainforest on one side and the ocean on the other. It’s also the closest town to Tropical North Queensland’s twin UNESCO World Heritage sites – the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.

In August you can expect average temperatures between 17-27°C (63-80°F), low rainfall (26mm / 1in) and moderate sea conditions with water temperatures between 22-24°C (71-75°F).  Overall, there is great marine life activity with plenty to see, Minke and Humpback Whales typically migrate through Port Douglas between Jun-Aug.

For more information about the region and tours see Visit Port Douglas & Daintree | Tropical North Queensland (


From 5 stars to sleeping under the stars, you’ll find Port Douglas accommodation to suit your style and budget.

The region has it all, from the sheer indulgence of being pampered in the lavish surroundings of a fully-serviced international resort to a beachside bungalow far away from phone service. Stay in the heart of the village or slip away to a rainforest retreat – or why not do both?

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