Activities in Port Douglas
Port Douglas, Queensland is where to find two great natural world heritage sites, the Great Barrier Reef and the Tropical Rain Forest. These attract many visitors to Port Douglas situated only 70 km north of Cairns, throughout the year. Many tours operate from this area daily, so there is always something on the go for visitors to do.
Book a beautiful hot air balloon ride from Port Douglas here.
Discover the Great Barrier Reef from on board a glass bottomed boat with a large sun deck and spacious saloon. Marvel as you look at the coral gardens and fantastic sea life, which includes turtles. You can even learn how to scuba dive during your stay at Port Douglas.
Go on a walkabout tour of the Daintree Rainforest on the Cape of Tribulation, and interact with the birds and the butterflies in this World Heritage site. Experience an insight of indigenous culture at the clear water creeks of Mossman Gorge and learn about the rainforest and the historical cave paintings from an Aboriginal guide. The tour includes a cruise on the river were tree snakes crocodiles and plants unique to the area are found.
Experience the memorable wonder of a hot air balloon ride, as you rise and float at 6 to 8 km an hour over the expanse of the Atherton Tablelands while the sun is rising. Often there are several other balloons up as well, making the flight colourful, gay, and full of fun, as you all wave, and acknowledge each other. Hot air ballooning certainly is a highlight of your holiday.