Written by Emily Robertson. Originally published 05-Jun-2018

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 here

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Seriously, it’s contagious!

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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!

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The winter commute is such a drag

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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 would want to spend their days here?

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No hot cocoa for you – only fresh tropical juice on the menu here

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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!

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

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Winter hibernation doesn’t exist in the Tropical North

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

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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

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

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You’re greeted with bright candy-coloured lights first thing in the morning that no alarm clock can switch off.

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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?!

Have you been to Port Douglas in winter?

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Post by: Emily Robertson

Despite moving to the big smoke of Brisbane after growing up on the coast of Central Queensland, Emily is still a small country town girl at heart. A lover of sunshine and all things sweet, on...




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