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Why Winter is the Worst Time to be in Port Douglas

Scarves, beanies, mugs full of hot cocoa – sounds like winter is on its way!

But if you think you’ll find a chill in the air in Port Douglas, you’re in for a rude surprise.

Instead, think sun-kissed skin, ice-creams, and swimming amongst the blue hues of salty goodness while the rest of the southern hemisphere shivers in their boots.

It’s a sad excuse for winter here in Port Douglas, so if you’re not one for a tropical paradise – here’s why winter is the absolute worst time to be in Port Douglas:

YOU'RE SURE TO CATCH A CASE OF THE WINTER BLUES RIGHT HERE

Port Douglas in Winter -Ocean Safari

SERIOUSLY, IT'S CONTAGIOUS!

Port Douglas in Winter - Beach
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Make the most of these winter blues and explore the depths of the Great Barrier Reef. Go from the pristine beaches that frame the fringing reef in Cape Tribulation out to one of the Great Barrier Reef islands or pontoons where you can snorkel, dive and paddle in a glass-bottom boat all over the dreamy palette.

Keen to get out on the water and cast a line? Get hooked with this formula one fishing guide to Port Douglas.

IT'S PICNIC WEATHER ALL YEAR ROUND - UGH!

Port Douglas in Winter - Picnic
Photo by @meandmytravelbugs via Instagram

THE WINTER COMMUTE IS SUCH A DRAG

Port Douglas in Winter - Great Barrier Reef Drive
Photo by @reubennutt via Instagram


Think you can wade through traffic-less mornings like this? Check out this 72-hour itinerary that’ll have you cruising the streets like a local.

I MEAN, WHO'D WANT TO SPEND THEIR DAYS HERE?

Port Douglas in Winter - Family on Four Mile Beach

NO HOT COCOA FOR YOU - ONLY FRESH TROPICAL JUICE ON THE MENU HERE

Port Douglas in Winter - Fresh Juice
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Just kidding. These spots also offer sundowners.

You’ll also have to be okay with dining on fresh tropical produce at these local favourites, or at these best spots for seafood in Port Douglas.

COLD SHOWERS IN WINTER? NO THANK YOU!

Port Douglas in Winter - Daintree
Photo by @mycolourfulworld_ via Instagram

Carrying swimwear around with you at all times is sooo tiring!

Port Douglas in Winter - Friends at Four Mile Beach

WINTER HIBERNATION DOESN'T EXIST IN THE TROPICAL NORTH

Port Douglas in Winter - Morning Yoga at Rex Smeal Park
Photo by @riancope via Instagram

There’s no excuse to be a couch potato – it's adventure time 24/7

Port Douglas in Winter - Daintree Walkway
Photo by @sarinadodhia via Instagram


Chase waterfalls and spot native animals in the oldest rainforest in the world, take these tours around Port Douglas, connect with the Indigenous culture surrounding the land, or make your way through this Daintree to-do list.

We promise you won’t be bored this winter in Port Douglas.

BECAUSE PALM TREES ARE SO #LASTSUMMER

Port Douglas in Winter - Rex Smeal Park Hammock at Sunset
Photo by @bananesophie via Instagram

Your winter wardrobe shades will be looking glum next to these colourful hues.

Port Douglas in Winter - Reef Meets the Rainforest
Photo by @riancope via Instagram

YOU'RE GREETED WITH BRIGHT CANDY-COLOURED LIGHTS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING THAT NO ALARM CAN SWITCH OFF.

Port Douglas in Winter - Sunrise at Four Mile Beach
Photo by @mycolourfulworld_ via Instagram

As you can tell by these downright depressing images, from sunrise to sundown, winter in Port Douglas is colourful, adventurous, and refreshing.

But who would want that?!

Feature Image by @executiveretreats via Instagram

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