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Adrenaline Tours and Attractions

Hot Air Ballooning

Tropical North Queensland is known as the destination in Australia for lots of action and adventure and the place to go for extreme sports, adrenaline pumping activities, tours and attractions and one of those activities that just may fit into this category is a Hot Air Balloon ride.

Soaring up high in the sky in the early morning mist to see the sun rise in the east you can watch all the animals wake up from their night’s sleep to begin their day of foraging around for their breakfast down below as you silently creep along on the wind currents without them even acknowledging your presence.

For your adventure you may choose from a half hour balloon ride or the one hours ballooning experience where you get to ride in the basket and have two take offs and two landings as new people come on board to partake in their half hour adventure.

Ballooning in Tropical North Queensland is said to be the best value saving you around $100 per person and one of the most scenic places in Australia as the air is so pure and clean you can see for miles and miles

 Call us to book on 1300 761 612 or 07 4059 5959

White Water Rafting

With two departures a day during the Green season you can be white water rafting down a beautiful river within 90 minutes from your resort in Port Douglas in a six man raft.

The Barron River operates on water releases from the top of the mountain and the rapids are classed as a grade 3. As you shoot thru the canyons in amongst the screams you will have time to take a good look around you to admire the beauty of the rainforests that hug the riverbanks.

Coach transfers are included in your tour price and you will need to pay an insurance and water levy on the day of departure. Always wear shoes and clothes that you are prepared to get wet in and bring along some dry clothes for you to get changed into for the journey back to your Port Douglas holiday accommodation.

You will be rafting down the river for about two hours and you will certainly be getting a little bit of a heart starter now and again. White water rafting is the perfect pre wedding activity for groups as it brings everyone together under an extreme situation which enables them to bond faster and relax in each other’s company.   

Call us to book on 1300 761 612 or 07 4059 5959

Jungle Surfing

Swinging thru the trees may have been one of your past time dreams as a kid when you were watching all those re-runs of me Tarzan, you Jane and now some other crazy people who had the same dream came up with this multi award winning tour in Cape Tribulation called Jungle Surfing.

Jungle Surfing has been operating for a number of years now and its popularity has grown and grown each year especially with the exposure it has gained from regular television exposure on holiday programs and from the tourism awards it is always winning.  

This adventurous activity sees you high up in the canopy of the ancient rainforest trees zip lining from station to station over a few hours. The tour guides will give you enough time to explore the views from each station and explain to you the ecological value of the rainforests and other interesting facts about them that you may just not know. This is also another great pre-wedding activity and also great for kids from 3 years old up to the grandparents as long as they have the courage and stamina.  

Call us to book on 1300 761 612 or 07 4059 5959

Helicopter Scenic Flights

Some people are terrified of flying in helicopters but in reality we think they should really be terrified of driving cars on our roads instead. From Port Douglas you can take a scenic helicopter flight to just fly over the township of Port Douglas to see the lay of the land and admire the mountainous scenery behind. As you fly over the rivers you may even see some crocodiles under the water or on the banks of the rivers just happily sunning themselves.

The best and most highly recommended tour is to take the scenic helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef out to a platform for a day of snorkelling and seeing the reef from above and below the water’s surface to give you the greatest experience possible encompassing all of the reef and its beauty.

If you have already been to the reef then why not take a helicopter and take in some rainforest scenery and outback scenery for the day and combine it with a beach landing or a waterfall landing to swim and enjoy a picnic basket for a few ours.

For those romantics that are planning a proposal taking a helicopter out to a secluded sand cay and getting down on bended knee to ask the one you love for your hand in marriage is always a sure winner. Who could say no when you have gone to so much thought and careful planning?

There are many scenic helicopter tour choices so it’s best to either give our Tour Specialists team a call and discuss your requirements or just browse thru our Port Douglas tours here to find what you may be looking for

   Call us to book on 1300 761 612 or 07 4059 5959

Bungy Jumping

Now if it’s a real heart starting adventure that you are after then Cairns Bungy Jumping definitely has to be on the very top of your adrenaline list of things to do whilst on holiday in Port Douglas. If you are travelling with a group you can arrange for coach transfers for approximately an extra $40 per person to pick you up from your hotel or resort and drive you down and back to the AJ Hackett Bungy platform at Smithfield otherwise it’s a 45 minute scenic drive south down the Captain Cook Highway.

This is a tour not for the faint hearted as you have to put your 110% faith in a rubber band that is wrapped around your ankles to hold you nice and tight and not let you go as you plummet head first to the ground at a great speed. As you are free falling they will be taking pictures of the terror that is written all over your face so you can reflect back on it each time you pick up that photograph.

Bungy Jumping really does take a lot of guts that’s for sure and even the parachute jumpers say Bungy Jumping is much more terrifying that the feeling of falling out of a plane!  If you are after a thrill ride that is not so terrifying then you can partake in the Minjin Swing harness that has you and a couple of other people swinging back and forth at high speed high enough to again have your heart racing and your lungs screaming with fright, just make sure whoever is next to you is known to you

Call us to book on 1300 761 612 or 07 4059 5959

Skydiving

Skydiving is definitely another heart and gut wrenching extreme sport that some folks seem to get their jollies from but I seriously still cannot bring myself to join in on this madness.

Whilst there are no skydiving departure points in Port Douglas itself you will be required to make your own way down to Cairns for an early morning departure to begin your ascension to the heavens to then just jump out of a perfectly good airplane and plummet to the ground hopping your parachute was packed according to the instructions and that your instructor is not as scared as you are.

If after reading this you are still prepared to partake in this extreme sport then you have a few choices to make the first one being check your life insurance. No just joking now seriously the safety records are near perfect in Australia as all the I’s are dotted and the t’s crossed when it comes to safety in this country of ours.

You can Jump The Beach taking off from the airfield then flying out over the Great Barrier Reef and then jumping out at Mission Beach down onto the sand at the main beach of this beautiful village or you can land in a cane field in Cairns which may be the better option for you if staying in Port Douglas as Mission Beach is quite a long distance away.

Call us to book on 1300 761 612 or 07 4059 5959

Port Douglas Adrenaline Tours and Attractions

If you are tired of lazing around in the sunshine by the pool at your Port Douglas Resort and being a bit soft, then why not leap into some action and adventure and try out some of the local tours and attractions in the region?

The rush and excitement of racing down a raging river, hand feeding a massive saltwater crocodile, parachuting from an aeroplane or jumping off a ledge with a rubber band around your ankle is sure to give you that adrenaline buzz you were looking for on your holiday in Port Douglas.

Call The Tour Specialists on 1300 761 612 (International: +61 7 4059 5959) or email info@thetourspecialists.com for all your Tour bookings and reservations.

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