Words Jamie Jansen


There’s no doubt that Port Douglas’ sunrises and sunsets are just something magical. But what if we tell you that you can make these phenomenal experiences even better? These are the best ways to see the coolest colours of the sky in our tropical paradise. 

Sunrise SUP

This is definitely one of the most peaceful activities to start your day.

Getting the paddle board on the water at first light you can hear the birds waking up and the water gently lapping against the shore.

As you paddle your first strokes there it is. The sun peaks its rays out over the horizon and hits your face.

If you’re lucky you’ll spot some more early risers like turtles or even dolphins on your paddle adventure.

Lay back and enjoy the beautiful landscape of coconut palms and the Great Dividing mountain range.

Anything is possible for the day ahead.


Hang in there

What better way is there than watching the sunset from the comfort of a hammock?

With so many palm trees in Rex Smeal park there is always a front row spot available to ultimately relax while watching the sun set over the ocean and the rainforest.

Take a two-person hammock to make it a romantic evening and gaze at the stars after the sun has gone down.

It doesn’t get more comfy and cosy than this!


Million dollar views at this sunset deck

This is undoubtedly one of the best spots in town for a sundowner drink.

The Bacardi Bar at The Tin Shed offers the most stunning views overlooking the Coral Sea.

It is the perfect spot to meet up with friends, sit back and enjoy a cocktail while watching the boats sail by.


Sail into the sunset

Soak up the stunning twilight atmosphere from the comfort of a boat. This is the perfect way to wind down from a busy work week and appreciate the beautiful nature we live in.

There are many different sunset cruises to choose from. Whether you are looking for something more private and away from the crowds or you prefer sailing on a unique vessel or you rather experience pure luxury.

The only thing you need to do is take a sip from your favourite drink and make sure you soak up the views. Cheers!