The best time of year to visit Port Douglas depends on what you’re looking for in your trip.
Winter in Port Douglas
If you’re looking for warm and dry weather, then the best time to visit Port Douglas is between May and October. During these months, the weather is usually sunny and warm with low humidity, around 25 degrees celcius (77 fahrenheit).
Summer in Port Douglas
On the other hand, if you want to experience Port Douglas during its wet season, which is from December to March, you will see lush, green vegetation and beautiful waterfalls.
Expect temperatures around 30 – 35 degrees Celcius (85-95 Fahrenheit and high humidity. Perfect for a day on the reef, relaxing around the pool, and a refreshing swim in one of the many beautiful natural swimming holes in Far North Queensland.
The rainfall during this season can be heavy, but it usually doesn’t last long, and with the warmer temperatures it is very pleasant.
Busy times in Port Douglas
Australian school holidays are traditionally busy in Port Douglas, with many families enjoying a tropical holiday in their own country.
Another busy period to keep in mind when planning your Port Douglas trip, is around Christmas and New Years.
Our favourite time of year in Port Douglas
Our personal favourite month in Port Douglas is October. With temperatures in the high 20’s (82 Fahrenheit), many sunny days and a light breeze, it is simply paradise.