Things to Do in Port Douglas

The laidback marina town of Port Douglas sits alongside the ancient expanse of the Daintree Rainforest. Here, visitors can indulge in a range of activities, from canopy tours amongst ancient trees to classy dinners overlooking the fishing port. Here are some of the best things to do if you find yourself in town.

1. Explore the Underwater World

The waters surrounding the Daintree Rainforest are home to the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, so you can only imagine the incredible display of marine life that thrives here. Visitors can dip below the surface of the water on a scuba diving or snorkeling adventure and discover the unique ecosystem of the region – keep your eyes peeled for ancient sea turtles and colourful varieties of rare coral.

2. Discover Indigenous Culture

Port Douglas sits on a hotbed of Indigenous culture, which visitors are invited to explore through a series of evening events and storytelling activities. Unique experiences let curious onlookers take part in an after-dark ritual while a local tribe leader divulges ancient traditions and dream time stories to their mesmerized audience.

3. Experience the Reef from a Different Perspective

Getting below the water’s surface is one way to explore the Great Barrier Reef and its surroundings, but if you want to try something different why not hit the skies and experience the smattering of coral reefs from a helicopter? Ten-minute rides are a firm favourite with visitors who are keen to explore the region from a different perspective while taking part in an adrenalin-pumping adventure.

4. Wander Through Ancient Rainforests

The Daintree Rainforest is one of the oldest rainforests in the world and has been a World Heritage listed site since the 80s. Spanning more than 150 million years, it is home to a selection of plant species that once coexisted with dinosaurs. You can take a leisurely stroll beneath the canopies, picking out ancient plant life as you go, or you can try something more adventurous by taking a zip-lining tour through the canopies on a Jungle Surfing adventure.

5. Get to Know the Animal Life

The diverse array of habitats that the Daintree Rainforest and Port Douglas hosts mean there is a huge number of native animal species to spot while in the region. Keep your eyes peeled for crocodiles, cassowaries, pademelons, and a whole host of unique, colourful bird species. Port Douglas and its surroundings are teeming with wildlife, and there are a number of dedicated parks you can go to learn more about the unique habitats of some of Australia’s favourite critters.

Explore our Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest Tour with Port Douglas today.

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