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Port Douglas

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Port Douglas, is only 70 kilometres, or an hour's drive north of Cairns international airport along a scenic coastal drive. It is well worth the drive! Port Douglas is the closest gateway to the Great Barrier Reef . Click this link for Port Douglas accommodation.

Once a sleepy fishing village Port Douglas has a relaxed seaside village atmosphere whilst having an air of sophistication. In this tropical paradise, you can play golf, shop in world class specialty shops and dine in world class restaurants. Port Douglas offers a great selection of day trips. Dive or fish the Great Barrier Reef , take an escorted tour of the Daintree River and Rainforest. The World Heritage rainforests are within easy reach of Port Douglas.


The village of Port Douglas has a natural harbour on one side which includes Marina Mirage with its excellent shopping & restaurants and on the other side of the peninsula is the beautiful white sandy Four Mile beach. Port Douglas is renowned for its diverse range of fine restaurants, cafés & coffee shops where you can choose anything from inexpensive pub meals to gourmet dining at five star resorts.


Listed below is a selection of tours that can be taken from Port Douglas. Just click on the names to find out more information and to book.


Wavedancer Low Isles Reef Cruise (Port Douglas) 6 1/2 - 8 hours  
  Board a luxury sailing catamaran for a relaxing day out on the Great Barrier Reef. 'Wavedancer' will take you out to the Low Isles off Port Douglas, a coral cay island surrounded by 55 acres of reef. Snorkel in the tropical waters, explore the island with a marine biologist or simply laze on the beach in the sun. This is a leisurely and fun day for everybody  
Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Cruise (Port Douglas) 6 1/2 - 8 hours  
  Snorkel, dive, swim or perhaps even take a scenic helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef - all this and more on this landmark reef experience with Quicksilver. From Port Douglas, you cruise in comfort aboard the luxurious Wavepiercer catamaran to the Agincourt Reef, on the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Spend the day viewing the kaleidoscope of marine life and intricate colored coral formations before returning to land at the end of this very special day  
Kuranda Rail and Skyrail (Port Douglas) 10 hours  
  Departing from Port Douglas, travel to Kuranda weaving your way through the mountains on one of the worlds most scenic train routes. Spend your day exploring the 'Village of the Rainforest' and discover the amazing Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Then you'll glide across the canopy of this spectacular rainforest on a gondola cableway, stopping at a natural science center and Aboriginal cultural center in the mountaintop town of Kuranda.
Silversonic Dive and Snorkel Cruise (Port Douglas) 8 - 10 hours  
  Whether you are a snorkeler or a scuba diver, experienced or a novice, this day trip from Port Douglas aboard the luxurious 'Silversonic' is the perfect day out for all those wanting to visit the Great Barrier Reef in style. By visiting 2 separate dive sites, you can discover the amazing corals and abundant marine life that the reef is famous for. Experience the exhilaration of diving or snorkeling this aquatic playground today!  
Kuranda Rail, Rainforestation and Skyrail (Port Douglas) 10 hours  
  Departing from Port Douglas, just north of Cairns, your day begins on an amazing journey weaving your way to the mountain top village of Kuranda on a magnificent rail journey. We then embark on an adventure aboard the Army Duck, traveling over land and water, venture deep into the heart of the rainforest. Then you'll glide across the canopy of one of the world's great rainforests on a gondola cableway, stopping at a natural science center and Aboriginal cultural center in the mountaintop town of Kuranda.  
Kuranda Rail, Skyrail and Tjapakai (Port Douglas) 10 hours  
  Departing from Port Douglas, travel to Kuranda on a breathtaking journey through one of the worlds most beautiful rainforests, as you relax and enjoy the ride on one the worlds most scenic rail journeys. Arriving in the mountain top village of Kuranda, we take some free time to explore‚Ķ Moving on we discover the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and learn more about the fascinating, ancient Aboriginal culture.  
Cape Tribulation and Daintree 4WD Safari (ex Port Douglas) 8 - 9 hours  
  Enjoy an unforgettable day of fun, discovery and adventure exploring the majestic rainforests, pristine rivers and white sandy beaches of the World Heritage Listed Cape Tribulation and Daintree National Parks with professional, friendly and experienced guides. Cape Tribulation is the only place in the world where two World Heritage Listed regions live alongside each other.  
Hot Air Ballooning 5 hours  
  View a sunrise with a difference, whilst floating in a hot air balloon over the North Queensland tablelands. Spot Australian wildlife from the air as you float along above wide-open spaces and picturesque landscapes. After landing, enjoy a cross-country balloon chase followed by a hearty breakfast with champagne.  
White Water Rafting (from Port Douglas) Varies  
  Thrill seekers, you must experience white water rafting in Tropical North Queensland! Savor every moment as you raft down the Barron or Tully Rivers. Beginners may wish to tackle the 2-3 grade rapids of the Barron River, whilst the more experienced adventurer would prefer the thrill of the Tully River with rapids of up to grade 4. For an awesome day out, book your spot now and avoid disappointment!  
Cairns in a Day - Kuranda 9 - 10 hours  
  Cairns in a Day is the perfect way to experience the scenic highlights of Northern Queensland's rainforest and reefs. Ideal for visitors who do not want to miss enjoying the beauty of World Heritage Rainforest and the excitement and adventure of the Great Barrier Reef. If you only visit Cairns once in your lifetime, you truly do not want to forgo these sights, Cairns in a Day is the perfect tour for you.



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