Festivals and Events

Tropical North Queensland is the perfect location for a family friendly Port Douglas holiday. There's so many amazing things to see and do in Port Douglas that draws visitors in the thousands from all over the world. Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef; spotting endangered species in the oldest rainforest on earth, the Daintree; relaxing on the pristine sands of Four Mile Beach and holding a baby crocodile at a near by zoo ... just to name a few.

But there's nothing better than immersing your family in the activities and events that the locals enjoy, after all, they know the best way to enjoy Tropical North Queensland! Check out the calendar of events to all the amazing experiences not often had by visitors on the #portdouglasdaintree website.


Taste Port Douglas Food & Wine Festival


Experience the best of the region's produce, farmers and restaurants with an inspiring line up of guest chefs and industry influencers from some of the most prestigious restaurants and publications in the country. Indulge in cocktail parties, lunches, dinners and the bustling epicenter of activity,
Festival Village at Rex Smeal Park.

Port Shorts Film Festival

October 27 - 28

A breathtaking location and some of Australia’s most accomplished film exponents sharing their knowledge with emerging filmmakers – the Port Shorts Film Festival is a feast for the filmmaking senses. Port Shorts is staged under the stars in Port Douglas, Far North Queensland, Australia, where the Daintree Rainforest meets the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, The 2018 event will be held on October 26th & 27th.

Tropical Journeys Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival

Sunday October 28, 2018

The Tropical Journeys Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival is rapidly becoming one of the 'must do' events on the Australian Running Calendar. Hosted in the tropical oasis of Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland, the Festival offers something for everyone - the icing on the cake ... you get to recover right here in paradise.