Port Douglas is a city in Far North Queensland, Australia, about 70 km north of Cairns. In the 2016 census, Port Douglas had a population of 3,504 human beings. The city's population can frequently double, however, with the inflow of travelers for the duration of the peak tourism season from May to September. The town is known as in honour of a former Premier of Queensland, John Douglas. Port Douglas developed quick based totally on the mining industry.
Other components of the location had been hooked up with wood slicing going on in the place surrounding the Daintree River and with settlement starting to occur on lots across the Mossman River through 1880. Previous names for the metropolis protected Terrigal, Island Point, Port Owen and Salisbury. The metropolis is located adjacent to two World Heritage areas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.
Port Douglas changed into No. 3 on Australian Traveller mag's list of one hundred Best Towns In Australia. The Port Douglas township changed into installed in 1877 after the discovery of gold at Hodgkinson River via James Venture Mulligan. Port Douglas Post Office opened on 1 September 1877. It grew fast, and at its top Port Douglas had a populace of 12,000 and 27 accommodations. With the construction of the Mulligan Highway it serviced cities as a ways away as Herberton.