Getting To Port Douglas Valley Retreat
Port Douglas Valley Retreat is nestled beneath the prominent landmark, Black Mountain, at the head of the picturesque Mowbray Valley. The Mowbray Valley was the hunting ground for the Chabbuki (Tjapukai) tribe of aborigines who moved through the valley on hunting trips between Port Douglas and Mona Mona camp near Kuranda.
The Retreat is the site of the original Black Mountain Joinery - indeed many of the building’s timber features had been harvested and hewn in situ.
If your journey begins at Cairns International Airport or Cairns City you will head north along the Captain Cook Highway. The Captain Cook Highway is a scenic highway that winds alongside the coast heading to Port Douglas and Daintree National Park.
Port Douglas Valley Retreat is a leisurely 50 minute drive, punctuated by rocky headlands and boulder-strewn points, pristine sandy beaches and tropical rainforest – in a sense an experience just getting to your holiday destination.
You may, however, wish to stop and shop for your provisions/essentials enroute. The Smithfield and Clifton Beach shopping centres are conveniently located on the highway just 10 and 20 minutes (respectively) north of Cairns Airport.
4 kilometres before the Port Douglas turnoff, turn left into Tresize Road (which becomes Spring Creek Road) and continue on for another 3 kilometres to Grays Creek Terrace.