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Port Douglas Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, March 2014

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Port Douglas: gateway to paradise. Or should that be paradises, plural. Because within ‘cooee’ of this little resort town lie some of the world’s greatest splendors: The Great Barrier Reef, Cape Tribulation, and the Daintree Rainforest.

Day 1:  The Reef

There’s no question that you’ve come to northern Queensland to see the famous Great Barrier Reef, one of the most accessible and beautiful coral reefs in the world, teeming with marine life who are happy to swim right up to the glass of your mask to say hello. Spend your first day out there, snorkeling, floating, or just looking through a glass-bottomed boat. Then you can decide if that’s in fact where you want to spend the next few days as well – it’s mighty tempting. But then there are so many other things to see and do as well…

Day 2: Forests and Trees

Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation are two of the most beautiful places in the world. No visit to north Queensland is complete without visiting these areas. From Port Douglas you’ll travel some of the most scenic coastal roads in Australia as you head north. Walk the beach of Cape Tribulation, experience the rainforest and the wildlife of the Daintree River (yes, that includes crocodiles). Also find out about the fascinating local foods, medicines and history. To really learn about the indigenous way of life, spend a whole day on an Aboriginal Cultural Tour into the Daintree.

Day 3:  Another Day in Paradise

In case all that wasn’t enough for you, spend your final day seeing it all from a different angle. Take a hot air balloon ride, or a scenic train ride through the rainforest out to Kuranda where you can wander through a heritage market, or learn about indigenous culture at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Combine that with a cablecar ride high above the trees. And for your final night, have dinner in the forest while listening to stories from the Australian Dreamtime. Or, if you still haven’t pet a kangaroo, head to Cairns Zoo for a typical Aussie barbecue.

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Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Set sail from Port Douglas for a day of snorkeling and relaxing on the Great Barrier Reef’s Low Isles. The sheltered white sands are surrounded by tropical ...  Read more

Location: Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $215.19

Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Port Douglas

4.5 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

Experience the rainforest beauty of Far North Queensland on a scenic day trip from Port Douglas. Ride the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and choose from a ...  Read more

Location: Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 7.5 - 10 hours

From USD $162.59

Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Port Douglas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

For a prestigious Great Barrier Reef experience, take a ride on an ultra-modern, high-speed, luxury catamaran to three Outer Reef sites for the best diving and ...  Read more

Location: Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $219.97

Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 139 Reviews

Take a day trip from Cairns along one of Australia's most scenic coastal roads to Daintree National Park. Along the way you'll visit Wildlife Habitat Port ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 10 - 11 hours

From USD $152.07

Sunset Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Experience a peaceful, tranquil sunset during a sailing cruise from Port Douglas. After being welcomed aboard a luxury catamaran with a complimentary drink of ...  Read more

Location: Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $57.38

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Visit the award-winning Wildlife Habitat and get up close to Australian native flora and fauna. This wildlife experience just outside of Port Douglas has been ...  Read more

Location: Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $31.56

Cairns Flames of the Forest Dining Experience

4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

Feel your senses ignite when you take a walk through the world's oldest rainforest to wine, dine and be entertained by candlelight in the Flames of the Forest ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $174.06

Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Experience Australia's rich Aboriginal history and culture on this hands-on full-day adventure tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. Learn traditional ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $209.45

Cairns Night Zoo Safari and Barbecue Dinner

4.5 star rating: Recommended 66 Reviews

It's all happening at Cairns Night Zoo when the sun goes down! You'll feast on a typical Australian barbecue, spot wildlife by torchlight, do some stargazing ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.42

Ultimate 3-Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise Pass

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

For the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience, grab an Ultimate 3-Day Great Barrier Reef Pass. Save money and see the reef from every angle on three cruises ...  Read more

Location: Cairns and Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $436.11

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