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Port Douglas Tours & Activities

Port Douglas – Great Barrier Reef Tours

The Great Barrier Reef is one of Mother Nature’s seven natural wonders of the world and it is listed as a World Heritage Icon. The reef is also home to the world’s largest species of fish and other unique and amazing marine animals so no wonder tourists from the world over flock to the Great Barrier Reef every year in their millions. It is also known as the cleanest body of water in the world and The Great Barrier Reef is a highly protected fragile eco system that is monitored by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park authority and for every guest that travels to the outer Barrier Reef on a commercial tourism vessel they are charged a Reef Tax that assists in paying for the protection of the Great Barrier Reef.

Port Douglas – Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest Tours

Recognised as one of the oldest rainforests on the planet the Daintree and Cape Tribulation region was saved from total destruction of bulldozers in 1983 by protestors occupying the trees. The region was finally given a World Heritage listing in 1988 after the government finally realised the value of such a natural asset to not only tourism but also to the highly endangered wildlife that it supports.

Port Douglas Family Tours and Attractions

Holidays with your family are special times with special memories that you will keep forever so you need to plan carefully to ensure the holiday destination that you choose will suit every member of the family from the little ones to the older grandparents and in between. Port Douglas in Queensland Australia offers a safe destination with that balmy tropical environment to put everyone in a good mood. All of the shops and restaurants cater for families and so do the tours and attractions. You will find your children will just want to spend most of their time in the swimming pool with a few tours here and there to see the attractions of Port Douglas and as a bonus most of the tours offer one child can travel free when travelling with the family.

Fishing in Port Douglas

The Great Barrier Reef is known the world over as one of the sports fishing capitals of the world for Black Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Dolphin Fish, Wahoo, Giant Trevally and the almighty fighting fish the Spanish Mackerel. Some of the prized table fish that are highly prized are the Coral Trout, Red Emperor, Nannygai and Trevally. For River and Estuary fishing you can expect to catch Barramundi the Holy Grail fish of Northern Australia, Mangrove Jack, Fingermark, Queenfish, Trevally and Javelin Fish.

Port Douglas Adrenaline Tours

Are you a fitness fanatic and an adrenaline junky? If so then Port Douglas is the holiday destination where you can go wild. You can zip line thru the trees in the Cape Tribulation rainforest or you can white water raft down a wild river, you can race around on quad bikes (or ATV’s) thru mud holes, streams and cane fields and you can ride a mountain bike downhill, you can swim with whales or you can cuddle a koala it’s all here in gorgeous Port Douglas for the adrenaline junky on tour.

Bally Hooley – Heritage Steam Train Trip – Port Douglas

There’s not many rail journeys left in the world where your nose is filled with the tendrils of smoke freshly made by the coal-fired engine of a historic steam train or where your ears are surprised by the shrill “toot” of an old fashioned train whistle. Your journey will take you steaming and tooting from the Marina Station, located just near the Reef Marina, through some of the most attractive lesser-visited areas along the outskirts of Port Douglas. Your trip will will take one hour and along the way you might see some of the local wildlife. A basking resident crocodile that sometimes lounges alongside the lake at St. Crispin’s, spouting archer fish, low flying squawking white cockatoos, the strutting figure of a quirky Curlew and the loud caws of squabbling, colourful rainbow lorikeets in the branches overhead are just some local natural wonders. This is a highly memorable and unique experience for adults and children of any age and one that will be remembered for years to come by all the family.

Exploring Port Douglas Queensland Australia

How would you like the treat of spending your holidays and vacations in a pristine World Heritage area? Then consider Cairns and Tropical North Queensland. The place is replete with destinations that will surely make it worth your time. One particular destination here that will make your holiday filled with priceless memories is the village of Port Douglas made famous by the movie stars and other celebrities that flock here annually for holidays and privacy.

Port Douglas Attractions

As if the destination Port Douglas is not enough of an attraction in itself then the year round perfect weather and the beautiful scenery and surroundings certainly is. As tourists you cannot spend your whole holiday just lazing around the resort in the hot sunshine you need to get out there and explore the region and enjoy some of the local tours and attractions with your family and friends. There are great walking trails and bicycle trails all over Port Douglas so it is really easy to get around to see it all on foot or just book some of the great local tours to see the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree and Cape Tribulation rainforests or even go Hot Air Ballooning there is so much to see and do from Port Douglas you will need to extend your holiday or make plans to come back and when you do bring along all of your friends so they too can discover this little piece of paradise in Tropical North Queensland!

Port Douglas Golf

There are some people that just cannot miss their weekly game of golf even when they are on a holiday. Luckily Port Douglas has some very good links courses, international standard championship courses and some just pretty little hacking golf courses. Chasing that little white ball around the grass meadows can be very relaxing and also very annoying but games like Ambrose, Stroke Play or four ball make golfing fun.

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit WInery

The Shannonvale Tropical Fruit winery is a small family-run winery that specialises in producing a delicious range of wines using their own organic, home-grown tropical fruits.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Cairns and Far North Queensland has an abundance of tours and activities that can occupy a visitor for weeks, if not longer. Even many Cairns and Port Douglas locals have not experienced all the attractions that this part of the world has to offer because there are simply so many to choose from.