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9-Explore Port Douglas On Wheels

Or for more two wheeled exhilaration take a mountain bike to the top of the Bump Track and find out why it’s called the Bump Track as you wend your way down.

For the less energetic you can hire an electric bike or a moped. By taking the road at the end of Port Douglas up to the top of Flagstaff Hill you can take in an almost 360 degree breathtaking panorama of the area.  Make it up there for sunset and watch the sun disappear in its kaleidoscope of colours behind the Coral Sea – just magical.

If you are interested in history then Port Douglas since its start in 1877 abounds with it.  Visit the former Court House that is now known aptly as The Clink Theatre which still has its original prison cell.  Visit the iconic St. Mary’s Church which is one of the oldest buildings in Port (1880) and was moved brick by brick in 1989. It is now is the main venue of weddings in Port Douglas and an iconic landmark. The Port Douglas Pioneer Cemetery is also worth a visit that houses the first headstone of a 21 year old cedar getter who died in 1878 and a murdered Billy Thomson “Who met his death by cruel and treacherous murder”.  The Douglas Shire Historical Society can provide information on points of interest and information on the town.

Electric Bike tours and Bicycle tours are also available in Port Douglas. For those who were born to be wild, go for sensory overload with a motorbike trike tour. For a pure adrenaline high and some serious 0-100 action experience this is a must do.  A drive along the coast road to Cooyal Beach with the view across to Snapper Island and Low Isles are just stunning.  There are a wide range of tours available from Port Douglas, even airport transfers!  With the throb of the engine between your legs it really is like being in the film Easy Rider.

If you prefer to go it alone and have your own motorbike rentals of motorbikes with a valid motorbike license is possible.

If you want to go it alone and explore something special why not go on a trail bike adventure tour?  With the creeks and rivers and rugged terrain of the area a trails bike tour will take you into an untouched world away from the stress and bustle of life with just you and your machine in perfect harmony.  This guided off road tour will take you on lush trails through the Daintree Rainforest and through rugged terrain to give you the ride of a lifetime.

Of course car hire is readily available in Port Douglas, hire a car for the day or for your whole stay to explore all Tropical North Queensland has to offer. You can rent a car from the moment you land in Cairns or select from the car hire places in Port Douglas