Flagstaff Hill Lookout

Free experience
Flagstaff Hill Lookout

What you can expect

Flagstaff Hill is an easily accessible summit that serves as Port Douglas' ultimate viewing point, providing majestic, sweeping views of the sandy Four Mile Beach below as well as the surrounding mountain and sea panorama. It's a wonderful cross-section of scenery that sums up what Tropical North Queensland's environment is all about, with the rainforest-draped landscape contrasting with the beach and ocean to great effect. Situated just a short distance from the town's main street, Flagstaff Hill can be walked, driven, or ridden up, whichever option you choose you'll be treated to the same, incredible views. The rewards at the top are well and truly worth the effort and as the view stretches as far as the eye can see on clear days the scene extends all the way out to Fitzroy Island in the distance. The lookout is accessed via steps at 4 Mile Beach's north end, and is both the most beautiful spot in the region from which to take in a sunrise, or to watch a full moon casting its glow over the waters of the Coral Sea. On the return trip down from the lookout, you'll also be able to see the actual "flagstaff" from which the hill derives its name - an object used to signal ships in years past.


What you need to know

  • Getting There
  • Walking trail via steps on 4 Mile Beach (north end)
  • Cycling Trail
  • Drive up the hill Best Time To Visit
  • Sunrise or sunset
  • During an event on 4 Mile Beach
Best possible viewpoint in Port Douglas
Sweeping views of 4 Mile Beach
Beautiful at both sunrise & during full moon
Accessible by car, bike or foot
Popular walking trail
Must-do attraction
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