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Port Douglas Family Tours and Attractions

Port Douglas Island Tours - Low Isles 

Take a sailing trip to Low Isles on our  big 30 metre luxury sailing catamaran that is part of the multi tourism award winning Quicksliver Group of companies. She sails daily to the idyllic group of tropical islands called Low Isles which lay approximately 15 klm north east of Port Douglas.

After a calm 70 minute cruise to the island we moor in the lagoon to begin your day of snorkelling and exploring the Great Barrier Reef with your family. This island provides the perfect reef tour for those people with either very young children or older grandparents so they can just amble in and out of the water as they please.

Low Isles is also very well known as the island to visit if you were hoping to come across some green sea turtles and a great place to take in the historical walk to the lighthouse with one of our Marine Biologists to learn all about its maritime history and the part it has played in our current knowledge of the Great Barrier Reef and it inhabitants. 

The other bonus of this Low Isles day tour is that guests can choose to book an introductory scuba dive with our boat being the only boat able to offer this extra at Low Isles reef so it’s a perfect day tour to satisfy everyone of all ages and capabilities in the family     

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

Wildlife Habitat

Enjoy a family day amongst animals at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas where you can hand feed Kangaroos, Ducks, hold a Koala, and get up close to Crocodiles and Snakes.  Spread over 8 acres Wildlife Habitat is home to over 1200 animals - with easy trails and informative tours to gain further appreciation of Australia's unique tropical environment. Experience a hot and cold buffet at Breakfast with the Birds or enjoy Lunch with Lorikeets - the kids will love it!  

Open daily from 8am - 5pm Daily

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

 

Skyrail Kuranda Scenic Train and Kuranda Village

The journey on the Skyrail gondola and the Kuranda scenic railway is one of the most popular and most requested day tours in Port Douglas. The children love the excitement of riding up high over the tree tops in a gondola that gives them a 360 degree view around the countryside to see the rainforest and the mountains. You can now even upgrade to a gondola with a see thru floor so you can look down into the forest below so when you book ask for an upgrade to these new gondolas that are called Diamond View.

From Port Douglas your coach will pick you up and take you to the Skyrail first for the one and a half hour journey up to the village of Kuranda where all the fun only just begins. In Kuranda you can fossick thru the markets, visit all the shops, dine in restaurants, cuddle a koala, hold a baby crocodile or have a black headed python snake draped around your neck. At various times of the year Kuranda has festivals and events that make it even more fun for the family to join in on all the celebrations.

In the afternoon you will board the beautifully restored Kuranda Scenic Railway for the one and a half hour journey back down the mountain thru a series of 15 hand cut tunnels, over deep gorges and past cascading waterfalls. On the train you can also upgrade to Gold Class where you have a car with club style seating and you are served alcoholic beverages and nibbles for the journey homewards.

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

Great Barrier Reef Helicopters - Port Douglas Scenic Flights

Getting around in a helicopter is one of our favourite things to do when we visit new holiday locations and taking a scenic helicopter flight from Port Douglas to explore Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage Rainforests is a definite must to put on that list of things to do and things to see in Tropical North Queensland.

No doubt you will be taking a trip out to snorkel and scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef and you may even travel out and back by helicopter which we would highly recommend as you get to see the reef from a totally different perspective and you will also have some awesome photographs.  Each helicopter can accommodate 3-6 passengers in total comfort in a modern and sleek fleet of helicopters.

There are many scenic helicopter flights you can choose from to view the region and even a 30 minute scenic flight above Port Douglas will have the jaws of your family dropping as they fly around and see the rainforest clad mountains, raging rivers and streams and fly over a lace like section of the reef. From above you can even spot the crocodiles lying on the river beds below. Choose your helicopter experience from either a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef or a wonderful journey across the World Heritage Rainforests of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation region.

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

Family White Water Rafting - Barron River

When you have children at an age when they are not quite old enough to be let loose and not be under the full supervision of mum and dads eyes it can be very hard to find some tour or activity that they would find fun and you would also find fun doing together as a family.

Why not try White Water Rafting on the Barron River. This is a half day activity with 2 daily departures depending on the season. This tour operates from Cairns however return transfers from Port Douglas accommodation are available - this is a 45 minutes coach transfer)

The Barron River operates on water releases from the top of the gorge which rush down thru the granite canyon and into the lovely lake at the bottom of the falls. This is where you and your young children can learn the skills of paddling and controlling a raft surrounded by the beautiful rainforests and mountains along the river

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

Daintree Aboriginal Walkabout Tour

Did you know that Australia has the oldest living culture in the world? If not then read on and learn a little about our ancient people right here in the backyard of Australia. 

Book your family on a wonderful day tour from Port Douglas to learn, hunt and explore the rainforests and beaches of the Daintree Rainforest with Aboriginal guides who will impart their ancient wisdom to you as they lead on a wonderous journey thru their lands.

Guests of all ages really enjoy spending time with our Aboriginal guides on this outdoor tour of two World Heritage listed locations.

This Port Douglas day tour consists of two parts, a 2 hour walkabout tour at Cooya Beach and then a visit to Mossman Gorge where you will be welcomed with a Welcome to Country Smoking Ceremony.

This Aboriginal Cultural tour is wonderful for all ages and it's a great way to educate our children about the history and heritage of Australia and it teaches them to be more mindful of the environment and the scenery around them.   

Mossman River Stand Up Paddle Boarding Tour

When staying in Port Douglas with your family it's a great idea to choose some tours and attractions that will suit all age groups and abilities.

Our Mossman River stand up paddle board tours are the perfect option for families with young children, and families that travel with various generations such as grand parents.

We collect you from your Port Douglas accommodation around 2.00pm and head into the cool lush green rainforests of Mossman Gorge for an afternoon of stand up paddle boarding down the tranquil rivers and streams. 

People everywhere are discovering the joys of stand up paddle boarding! It’s easy, great for core strength and yet so relaxing!

This unique Port Douglas SUP board tour has you gliding gently on your stand up paddle board on the crystal waters of the Mossman River as the boughs of rainforest trees hang like filigree décor above you.

With just the sound of your stand up paddleboard splashing in the clear water and the chirrups and tweets of tropical birds and insects serenading you, you will feel like you are a million miles away from ‘civilisation’.

This is you and nature as one… stress? What stress?

The current isn’t strong, so you will drift slowly and find you only need to paddle now and again for direction purposes.

The Daintree Rainforest is the oldest Rainforest in the world and you will see ferns and trees that have been there from prehistoric times. 

48 families of fish varieties, 33 species of aquatic amphibians and reptiles have been identified in the Mossman River alone and some are still unidentified, so you will likely paddle past new unknown species.

Your tour guide will also give you the history of the fruits. On the way back you’ll be drifting with the current so just lie back on your board and look up as the rainforest canopy passes you bye. This is ultimate chilling!

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Port Douglas Family Tours and Attractions

A holiday with your family to Port Douglas in Queensland Australia can be as busy as you like or as relaxing as you like.

With Four Mile beach as your playground you and your family can walk, run, play and swim for hours. You can even hire some fun beach equipment as well to keep everyone amused.

We have listed a few suggestions of Port Douglas tours and attractions for both the older children and the younger children for your Port Douglas family holiday.  We can assist you with family Great Barrier Reef tours and Daintree and Cape Tribulation Rainforest tours - and maybe even Crocodile Spotting!

For further information on Family Day Trips and to plan your Port Douglas Family Holiday, contact Cairns Holiday Specialists on   (International: +61 7 4059 5959) or by email.

 

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