One hour drive north of Cairns City is Port Douglas, the second largest centre within the region. Known for its many very up-market resorts and regularly visited by the rich & famous - including Movie & Tv Stars and even a US president it is definately one of the premier holiday destinations of this part of the world known for it's Golf courses, fine dining & sumptuous accomodation. Port Douglas is also a great jumping off point to visit the Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and the Mossman Gorge. As well the hinterland is home to a number of very luxurious & secluded live in conference venues.
In May (just prior to the start of High Season) the town comes alive for the annual Carnivale - a 9 day long fesitval celebrating life in the tropics - a feast of entertainment and tempting tastes.