Cairns is the more renown city of the two, especially with international travellers as afterall it is the city with the airport, so a lot of travellers fly into and out of the country. Port Douglas though is only an hour away on one of the most beautiful coastal drives in the country.
We have been to Cairns a few times as I usually fly home with Jetstar from Osaka to Sydney via Cairns but have only stayed a day or two each time. I was there in March last year for a couple of days. We have only been to Port Douglas once in which we stayed five days.
Which city do we like best, where would we recommend you to holiday between the two if you only had to choose one. Continue reading to see which we think is the best. Continue reading