Eat and Drink

Visitors may come for the reef and the rainforest but fall in love with the local food and flavours. You can find it all in Port Douglas with relaxed cafes, open-air dining on the main promenade, 5-star restaurants, innovative ventures and long-standing institutions, all beckoning tourists.

Tuck into traditional Australian cuisine, ranging from delectable seafood to the best-priced and flavoursome pub grub to more exotic flavours such as kangaroo, crocodile, and macadamias.

There’s also a full range of international menu options, all using the freshest tropical produce.

Locals and visitors head to local icons like the Court House Hotel, Iron Bar Hotel, Sassi Cucina e Bar, On the Inlet, the Salsa Bar and Grill and Harrison’s. The real gems include smaller outlets like The Little Larder, Origin Espresso and Betty’s Bohemian Beach Cafe. A visit to Port is incomplete without popping into long-standing Mocka’s Pies, whether for a classic meat pie or a slightly more adventurous filling of kangaroo with red wine or spicy crocodile laksa.

The food is so great. A whole host of operators is keen to help you sample the delights of Port Douglas and its surrounds. From tropical fruits to chocolate and coffee, to beer, wine and spirits, to unique Australian flavours in seafood and meats, nuts and spices, and of course, desserts!