Discover Port Douglas and the Daintree, where two World Heritage-listed wonders collide.
Ancient welcomes modern in Tropical North Queensland, where you can swim in cool jungle streams, hear traditional stories from Australia’s first people and experience some of the world’s best diving or snorkelling. Welcome to paradise...
An hour’s drive from Cairns Airport along the spectacular Great Barrier Reef Drive lies Port Douglas, where rainforest-clad mountains tumble into the sparkling turquoise Coral Sea and tropical coconut-strewn beaches, like popular Four Mile Beach, dot the coastline.
Port Douglas offers the excitement of ocean sailing combined with Great Barrier Reef snorkelling or serious diving on the outer reef with fully-equipped dive boats, including training and buddy divers.
After an exhilarating day on the water, enjoy the best of tropical produce and seafood back on land. Port Douglas’ dining scene reflects the region’s tropical lifestyle, with fresh local ingredients, low food miles and an Australian twist, all served up in style.
Port Douglas is the gateway to the one and only Daintree Rainforest, a primordial landscape where plants evolved from the food of dinosaurs and the smells of moist rainforest earth and delicate perfumes mingle to take you back millions of years.
Colourful cassowaries, flightless birds endemic to the northern Wet Tropics, pad their way through the Daintree Rainforest on the road to Cape Tribulation searching for the fallen fruit which only they can disperse to maintain the forest.
The scenic and natural values recognised with World Heritage status are highlighted in carefully curated displays and visitor attractions. Cruise on the wild side to see pre-historic crocodiles from the safety of a boat, and get up close to some of the native wildlife.
Enjoy locally brewed ales at one of the many Tropical North Queensland pubs, coffee and tea from Daintree plantations, or tempting taste sensations from rare fruits like durian and mangosteen. And when you require a bit of slow ‘me time’, indulge in massage and spa treatments, chill out by the pool back at your resort, or relax and reconnect in luxury and seclusion at a rainforest lodge. It’s all waiting to be discovered in one fabulous holiday adventure destination at Port Douglas and the Daintree.
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