Transport & Getting Here

Transport, transfers and car hire to Port Douglas made easy. Port Douglas and Daintree is just a short journey along the ocean-hugging Great Barrier Reef Drive from Cairns – squeezed between rainforest-cloaked mountains and reef – and is easily accessible.

Arrive into Cairns by plane, train or bus, and you’ll quickly find a suitable transfer, hire car or luxury arrival statement to deliver you straight to paradise.

The Great Barrier Reef Drive Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation is one of epic proportions that you'll not soon forget. A dramatic backdrop enters your view with forest-clad mountains tumbling down to meet the Coral Sea that laps gently against isolated beaches. This journey is one we suggest you are the passenger for, whether it's a shuttle bus, private car or hire car. But if you pulled the short straw and get to drive the bends of the Great Barrier Reef Drive, be sure to stop along the way at the number of beaches and lookouts to really take in the view. And don't forget to check out our Great Barrier Reef Drive itineraries, with suggested activities and places to stop along the way.

When it comes to planning the perfect Port Douglas and Daintree holiday, it all starts from the very beginning of the journey north. Sign up to our newsletter here for all the up-to-date local information and holiday deals, so you can get from where you are to tropical poolside in the shortest time possible.

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