5.5 out of 10

MacRossan St, Port Douglas

Ranked 1st best street in Port Douglas
-16.4832938164 145.4650112822
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Childcare
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+
4/5
2yrs+
4/5
2yrs+
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Macrossan Street in Port Douglas is amazing!"

Macrossan Street in Port Douglas is the heart of the thriving city. There is so much to do here from having beautiful dinners at Nautilus in the trees or haveing a good pub lunch, to shopping from one of the many boutique shops that line Macrosson Street. Fantastic ice cream shop near Zinc closer to the beach and a great overall vibe. A must for anyone going to Port Douglas!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"The Heart of Port Douglas"

When people talk of Port Douglas, e.g. accommodation in Port Douglas, they are often referring to Macrossan Street. This is where a lot of the shops and restaurants of this tourist town are located.

The street has been developed over the years, and is still being developed with the latest block of apartments Coconut Grove now rearing as a concrete block from where an old-style motel set in, yes, a coconut grove used to be. A "rush of testosterone", to quote the local paper, led to the trees being smashed down, and apparently some vegetation has to be replanted by the developers, although that was months ago.

However, there are still (some) trees remaining and the development has been low-rise, so there remains some feel of the tropics, with Four Mile Beach down one end, and the park where the Sunday Markets are held down the other.

Whether you would want to stay in this street is a matter of personal preference
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
soutarm
soutarm Nice review... sounds sad about the development in the area. When I visited a few years ago it still felt like a tiny town in amongst the tropical greenery. Do you have any photos of what it currently looks like?
2yrs+
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Main street of Port Douglas"

MacRosson St is the shopping and dining heart of Port Douglas. Port is a sleepy tourist town but Macrosson brings some sense of civilisation to the area. Some of the best restaurants including Nautilus (where President Clinton dined when in town). The Ironbar is a great pub (Matthew Mcconaghy was there partying last time we were there). If you need a break from the beach, MacRosson St is nice just to stroll up and down for a few hours and have a drink along the way.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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-16.4832938164 145.4650112822

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