Port Douglas Activities and Attractions
The holiday activities and attractions available in Port Douglas will keep the family occupied for the duration of your stay. Port Douglas is situated in the far North Queensland wetlands and close to the Great Barrier Reef so there are always plenty of tours to take. reef Diving enthusiasts will be able to go on day trips to the Low Isles or the Great Barrier Reef. Extended local tours depart for some of the world’s most spectacular dive locations like the Ribbon Reef or the Cod Hole, both near Island resorts. Four wheel drive enthusiasts can tour around the Atherton tablelands or head north along the Bloomfield track through the Daintree Rainforest in the Cape Tribulation area and on to visit the historic town of Cooktown.
In the Port Douglas town area there are plenty of great activities to participate in. There are several quality resort golf courses courses where visitors are welcome and the layouts are beautifully kept and manicured. A few local crocodiles sometimes interrupt proceedings but not for long. In the Port Douglas village area, all the restaurants and alfresco cafes do a continuous trade and the souvenir shopping opportunities are almost endless. There are several wildlife parks for those that want to experience a close encounter with the local bird, reptile or mammalian creature. The marina precinct also has a great holiday shopping village and several restaurants and cafes situated on the boardwalk overlooking the comings and goings of the charter craft and visiting yachts.
Almost every luxury resort in the district has a swimming pool, some of which are big enough to go boating in. Internet access is also provided so there is always something to keep everyone busy and entertained. Just to the south of Port Douglas are Palm Cove, Trinity Beach and Cairns. All of these have something special to offer in the way of activities. The beaches all have stinger nets for safe swimming enclosures. Cairns has activities like the Skyrail to take you to the quaint rainforest town of Kuranda. Some of the mountain streams in the region are also great for a day out. Just inland from Port Douglas is the Mossman Gorge which provides a fantastic picnic destination with excellent swimming available in the clear mountain water. Most of the larger resorts now provide fully planned wedding services and reception facilities, so if your special day is on the way, consider a wedding celebration here for your nuptials.
Port Douglas has a huge range of holiday activities to keep everyone in the family happy.