Things To Do
Port Douglas Things To Do
If you are thinking of coming to Port Douglas for a holiday and you are trying to find out the top 10 best things to see and 10 best things to do whilst here on holidays for yourself and your fellow travelling companions then take a peek at our list below for starters. We could actually write a list of the Top 100 things to do and things to see in Port Douglas but let’s leave that for another day.
Port Douglas and Tropical North Queensland are known as the adventure capital of Australia for all age groups. Even the little one’s are well catered for out on the Great Barrier Reef or in the wildlife parks. The real adrenaline junkies can get up to all sorts of antics and the grandparents can cruise along with the flow.
The Great Barrier Reef, an icon that Australia and the world can be proud of. Visitors come from the world over to snorkel, scuba dive and see the coral and marine life. When you venture out on a day tour to the Great Barrier Reef you cannot help but ooh and ahh at the colours of the water and the coral bommie’s underneath the boat. If you are looking for one of the best reef locations on The Great Barrier Reef then you cannot go past the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs. This body of water is said to be the most pure clean water in the world and as such is home to a huge array of marine life and beautiful colourful coral.
If you had to tick a list of specific requirement for the most perfect of romantic places to go for an adults only romantic holiday then Port Douglas would certainly tick them all. From the white stretching sands of Four Mile Beach to the leafy sanctuary of the Daintree & Cape Tribulation Rainforest and the amazing underwater world of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef your romantic holiday for two will be packed with adventure and discovery. Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland Australia is a mecca for honeymoons and weddings due to its perfect year round weather and the magnificent scenery that “Mother Nature” has provided. This region of Australia is a priceless natural jewel that has been the perfect backdrop to many photos embracing a couple’s love for each other and the start or continuation of their romantic journey together.
The fight to save the rainforests of Cape Tribulation came on the world’s radar in 1983 when protestors chained themselves to trees and dug themselves into holes in the ground to stop the bulldozers from destroying the region forever. Thankfully they were successful in their stance and the Federal Government finally made Cape Tribulation a protected region and listed it as a World Heritage icon so that today we all get to appreciate it and prosper from its medicines and water that it provides.
The world famed Daintree National Park is defined as two regions and they are the Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation. The Eastern Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people are the traditional owners of this region and you can enjoy walks thru the rainforest with them and learn their bush secrets or you can take a boat ride down the river to spot crocodiles and a huge array of wildlife. The Daintree Rainforest holds the secrets of medicines not yet discovered and animal species yet to be found. This region is already known to be home to 30% of the frog, reptile and marsupial species of Australia and is a mecca for bird watchers and entomologists. The Daintree National Park has well planned hiking and walking trails that are designed to suit all fitness levels.
Port Douglas is one Australia's most desired locations for a destination wedding high on that list of tropical regions that couples wish to hold their nuptials. The constant temperate climate of Port Douglas makes the planning of an outdoor wedding very easy and the backdrop just glorious.
The country township of Mossman is known as the gateway to the Mossman Gorge and the Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime Walk and Cultural Centre. Here you can walk in the rainforest with the local Aboriginal people and learn the elders stories and see how they learned to live a happy life in the abundance of what the rainforest offered.
When going on holidays it is always best to pre-book a time for you to pamper yourself for a relaxing spa session for yourself and your partner or friends. Port Douglas offers a good range of health spas each offering their own individual style and each one using unique products. Your choice of day spa may come down to the location of the resort, hotel or holiday apartments you are staying at and the convenience of accessibility, or it may come down to the style of treatments or the actual products that the day spa uses. It’s all an individual choice.
The surrounding region of Port Douglas is such a diverse pristine offering that hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers come to witness and experience it annually. Most of the lush green mountains that surround Port Douglas are part of the World Heritage Listed Rainforests as is the Great Barrier Reef and both provide a veritable feast for the nature lover.
Whenever you go on holidays to a destination you have not been before you cannot help yourself from taking a peek at the shopping on offer and try out some of the local restaurants even if its only for an afternoon tea. Port Douglas has a terrific range of local handicraft shops and boutiques and some well- known restaurants.