Duration: 30 mins to 1 hour
Price Guide: $0
Port Douglas is located 70kms north of Cairns, and is a popular tourist retreat to enjoy the tranquil surroundings of Far North Queensland and admire the breathtaking scenery.
Seeing as Port Douglas is so small, Macrossan Street is hard to miss, near enough impossible to miss, as you can’t really go anywhere without crossing it! If you enter Port Douglas by car, chances are you’ll be driving through this street. The second main street at the far end of Macrossan Street is Wharf Street.
From whichever point you enter Macrossan Street, it basically runs straight for about 10-15 minutes. It is bracketed at each end by Wharf Street, and by the Esplanade (which leads to Four Mile Beach).
For those who love their tacky souvenirs, Macrossan Street won’t fail to disappoint – from classic Aussie memorabilia to ‘naked chef’ Port Douglas aprons, you’ll find everything you need to remember your time here! On to more serious fashion, there are some great surf stores here, such as Tript, also some incredible little boutiques selling one-offs, such as Mermaids and Moonshine Bay.
Should you need to know, the Post Office is on the corner of Owen Street and Macrossan Street.
There’s also heaps of eating options as you continue to wander along Macrossan Street.
In true Aussie fashion, cafes are in abundance – Zinc is a perfect chillout for those who love extravagant cakes with their lattes, whilst Whileaway combines books, art and coffee all under one roof. Those with a sweet tooth should head to Shakes, a gelati bar that offers some superb flavours, or Wendys, a wonderfully sickly ice cream store, which has the added bonus of cheap internet for $3 an hour. (However it is a little slow – if you want something faster head to Wicked or the Kodak store.)
For eating out in the evenings, those that have come highly recommended are the Rattle and Hum Bar Pizzeria and Grill, the Mango Jam restaurant, and the Star of Siam (Thai).