Dougies Backpackers ResortDougies Backpackers Resort
111 Davidson Street, Port Douglas Queensland 4877, Australia
Phone: Freecall 1800 996200 or +61 7 40996200 Fax: or Email
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How do you get to Dougies?
There are numerous ways to get to Port Douglas. Here are details of the main ways of getting here.
Free Cairns Pick-up
Our bus cruises down to Cairns every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 8:30am and can pick you up from anywhere in Cairns between 11:00 and 11.30am. Places are limited so please book early.
There are several coach companies that run services to/from Cairns and Port Douglas. Costs are between AUD$25.00 - AUD$35.00 one way depending on the company and the time. If you would like to make a booking you can either ask your Cairns accommodation or we can arrange it for you at the time of booking. When you jump on the bus tell the driver that you are going to Dougies and they will kindly drop you off right out front.
Take the main road north out of Cairns past the airport and follow the signs to Port Douglas. The drive along the Captain Cook Highway takes about 45 minutes and is one of the most scenic coastal drives in the country. The Port Douglas turnoff is 15kms before Mossman, take this road and travel towards the village for about 3kms. Just past the fire station you will see Dougies on your left.
So you really want to blow the backpacker budget. Contact us and we can arrange a helicopter transfer from Cairns airport to Dougies via the reef and rainforest. Now that is backpacking in style!