The Douglas Shire is a unique environment and is renowned nationally and internationally as a premier tourism destination. The region attracts thousands of domestic and international visitors each year and is the only place in the world where two World Heritage-listed areas meet, the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest.

The region also boasts some of the most beautiful parks and beaches in Queensland, with a swimming enclosure provided at Four Mile beach during marine stinger season – typically from November to May (subject to seasonal variability).

For information on tours and travel, climate, accommodation, dining and things to see and do in the region, please visit or

For regional information travelling throughout Tropical North Queensland, including the Atherton Tablelands, Cairns, Cape York and beyond, visit Tailored information on road trips throughout North Queensland can be found at Drive North Queensland.