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10 Top Things

Port Douglas 10 Top Things

1-Visit The Great Barrier Reef From Port Douglas

Due to its natural alluring beauty and massive marine diversity, the. Great Barrier Reef is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world and is an iconic tourist destination for guests that wish to come for a holiday to swim, snorkel and scuba dive the colourful coral gardens. All of the Port Douglas reef trips are suitable for excited children, hard to please teenagers, romantic couples and curious adults. Some of the day tour boats are also fitted with special equipment to assist guests with disabilities to access and enjoy this beautiful underwater world.

2-The Daintree & Cape Tribulation Rainforest From Port Douglas

Visit this oldest surviving rainforest in the world. Immerse yourself in the luxuriant foliage of vines trailing like a set from a Tarzan movie. Stand under ancient fern leaves spreading like a giant green hand above you. The sheer thickness of leaves and branches as the vegetation and skyscrapers of trees fight to reach the light and the precious water contained in the cloud rainforest canopy is awe inspiring. This tumbling foliage fills 1,200 sq. km and is the largest rainforest area on the Australian continent.

3-Scenic Flights Over Port Douglas

Leave the ground behind and view Port Douglas from the air in a scenic helicopter flight. A bird’s eye view of this majestic region will leave any trepidation behind as you soar over the dramatic mountain peaks of the Daintree Rainforest and the poker dotted Great Barrier Reef as it ink blobs its way in the clear azure water below. The feeling of complete and utter freedom as you cruise at a height of around 100-500 ft. (30-152m) is definitely an experience to tick off on any 'To Do List'.

4-The Mossman Gorge

The Mossman Gorge is the centre of discovering the Daintree Rainforest and is located only 15 km from the township of Port Douglas. Ideal for families, couples, singles whether as a learning experience or just as a great time to swim and soak up the beauty of the Daintree Rainforest it should be a ‘To Do’ on everyone’s list.

5-Get Up Close And Personal To The Indigenous Animals Of Australia

Due to its natural alluring beauty and massive marine diversity, the. Great Barrier Reef is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world and is an iconic tourist destination for guests that wish to come for a holiday to swim, snorkel and scuba dive the colourful coral gardens. All of the Port Douglas reef trips are suitable for excited children, hard to please teenagers, romantic couples and curious adults. Some of the day tour boats are also fitted with special equipment to assist guests with disabilities to access and enjoy this beautiful underwater world.

6-Get Out On The Water

There’s no better way to explore Port Douglas and surrounding watery areas than to get onto the water. Be the captain of your own boat, go on an adrenaline tour or just let someone else take the wheel, the choice is yours! Take the family out on your own rented boat (by the hour) , with a cooler and a fishing rod (can hire also) also on board, be your own captain as you head out on our own boat adventure into the backwaters and mangroves of Port Douglas. Keep a keen eye out to see the well camouflaged basking resident crocodiles on the banks.

7-Food And Wine Tasting In Port Douglas

Are you a real foodie who loves nothing better than sourcing and tasting all of the locally grown foods that you may have never seen or even heard of when you go on your holidays? The Port Douglas region and Atherton Tablelands are known as the “”Food Bowl of Asia”” due to our magnificent year round climate and fertile red soils that grow all sorts of spectacular fruits and vegetables that are freshly picked each morning and flown up to Asia to be on the market shelves the next day.

8-Discover A New Sport And Become An Adrenaline Junky

Since you have time on your hands why not take up a new sport. Just on the doorstep you can have lessons in Kiteboarding, Stand up Paddle Boarding or why just not go all adrenaline junky and hire a jet ski, go parasailing, bungy jumping or sky diving. Four Mile Beach is the best place in the country to learn how to Kiteboard. With shallow swell and the right wind direction kids from the age of 8 to adults can learn safely how to manoeuvre themselves and the techniques involved to ensure mastery of this sport.

9-Explore Port Douglas On Wheels

Why walk when you can ride! Port Douglas isn’t large but on wheels you can really explore.Find yourself riding a bicycle along the white sands of the iconic Four Mile Beach whilst the luminous turquoise waters lap gently on the shore. Above you, the waving branches of rustling coconut palms. When there is a wind you can watch the kiteboarders, skimming, jumping, turning and traversing across one of Australia’s best secret kiteboarding location (the season is from June to August). Take your towel and swim things and have a swim and a laze.

10-The Atherton Tablelands

What makes Port Douglas ideal as a location is that it acts as a central hub to visit your surroundings. Fancy visiting a totally different country and climate on your stay without a passport? The Atherton Tablelands are located on a plateau 600-1100 metres above sea level and just a short drive up the range from Port Douglas. Explore this greener and lusher rural landscape as the Atherton Tablelands is cooler than coastal Port Douglas.