Port Douglas (+Craiglie) Suburb Snapshot

Port Douglas is a laid back tropical coastal town on the Coral Sea approximately 60 km north of Cairns. It's known for its beach resorts and it’s a getaway to two UNESCO World Heritage-listed natural wonders; the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree National Park.

The adjacent locality of Craiglie is 6 kilometres south of Port Douglas and has 954 inhabitants with a surface of 65.34/km2 (169.2/sq mi).

It is the access point to Port Douglas and it functions as a service centre for businesses serving the highway and Port Douglas as well as being an extension of the suburban areas in the south of Port Douglas.

LGA & Postcode:
Shire of Douglas, 4877

18.0 km2 (6.9 sq mi)

Population: (census 2016)
3,504 (The town's population can often double with the influx of tourists during the peak tourism season from May to September)

Living in Port Douglas:
If you're looking for a laid back lifestyle then Port Douglas is the right place. The town has been designed to alleviate as much stress as possible for its residents.

The main street is lined up with inviting restaurants, the weather is (almost) always warm and the tree-fringed sands of Four Mile Beach give you an all-year-round holiday feeling.

Superyachts from around the world berth at Port Douglas’s CrYstal Brook Marina, where tour boats depart for sightseeing cruises to nearby coral cays and expeditions to spectacular diving- and snorkel spots on the outer reefs.

Port Douglas is a desirable place to relocate for many. Older couples love to spend their retirement years in this tropical paradise, adventurers couldn’t ask for a better place to live away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and some families prefer living in the quieter streets of Port Douglas while making the one-hour commute to Cairns for work.

Real estate market statistics:
The median property prices over the last year (January 2022-January 2023) range from $1,032,500 for houses to $363,750 for units. On average, houses spend 51 days on the market. Based on five years of sales, Port Douglas has seen a compound growth rate of 14.7% for houses and 25.4% for units. The median price for a 4 bed house is currently $920,000.

(Information retrieved from realestate.com.au)

The predominant age group in Port Douglas is 30-39 years. Households in Port Douglas are primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2399 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Port Douglas work in a community and personal service occupation. In 2011, 43.1% of the homes in Port Douglas were owner-occupied compared with 48.2% in 2016.

(Information retrieved from CoreLogic)