Port Douglas in the far north of Queensland is a playground for reef seekers, boat lovers, hiking enthusiasts, and those who wish to ride a bicycle along the famous Four Mile Beach. During the wet summer months (November to April), you may have to dodge stingers and crocodiles in the sea, plus at times torrential rain. However, winter in Port (May to October) brings a new perspective to being in the tropics. The sun constantly shines on the warm sand, the stingers have left, and you realize you have found paradise. Add in some fantastic food—you are in heaven.