Port Douglas Day tours with so many wonderful destinations just a stone’s throw away from Port Douglas the options for Port Douglas day tours are endless
Great Barrier Reef Tours
Don’t miss the opportunity to explore this wonder of the world, whether by snorkelling, diving, staying overnight, or doing a day tour to the many islands.
Swim with unique fish between colourful coral reef outcrops in this amazing marine aquarium.
Port Douglas is the best and most convenient place to launch your reef experience whether by local reef trip organizers or on a helicopter tour.
Tropical Island Escapes
Port Douglas is the ideal starting point for visits to the nearby islands for a day tour or to relax and stay overnight.
Among the most popular are Low Isles and Agincourt Reef, both of which are short boat trips from Port Douglas and offer day-return activities or longer stays.
Snorkelling, diving and underwater reef viewing are must-do activities.
Daintree Rainforest Tours
The Daintree is the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest on the mainland and, coupled with the Great Barrier Reef, is easily accessible from Port Douglas.
Take the chance to walk between towering trees, swim under waterfalls, check wildlife with expert indigenous guides, or take a river cruise among the crocs and mangroves.
Mossman Gorge Tours
The lush tropical rainforest rising from the banks of the Mossman Gorge is a spectacular welcome to Daintree National Park a short drive north of Port Douglas.
It is the setting for an ‘other world’ experience where fresh waters cascade over huge granite boulders into crystalline pools, there are lush tropical vegetation trails, a magnificent suspension bridge and the opportunity to hear about
Dreamtime stories and Kuku Yalanji culture on guided walks.
Cape Tribulation Tours
Cape Tribulation is the meeting point of the turquoise sea hosting the Great Barrier Reef and the green jungle of the Daintree Rainforest.
It’s a 45-minute drive from Port Douglas and includes spectacular wilderness that is a feast for photographers and nature lovers in its uniqueness as a merging point for these two heritage-listed sites.
Thrill-seekers can access activities such as ziplining, snorkelling, diving, horseback riding, bungee jumping, and kayaking.
Bloomfield Track Tour
The Bloomfield Track, a scenic coastal and rainforest drive through the wilds of the wet tropics, is simply a ‘must-do’ mission for 4WD enthusiasts.
The surface has no gravel, it can be slippery on steep slopes, there are unimproved creek crossings, and being wary of setting out in the wet season is strongly advised.
But it is a unique experience, with stunning views, secluded beaches, a rainforest archway, majestic plants, and unexpected wildlife and history.
It can be done as a self-drive or you can book guided tours.
This village in the rainforest provides a welcome break from the warmer coast and a segue to a wonderland of native animals and birdlife.
Its markets offer a wide range of local products, indigenous street music performers add to the atmosphere, and the bird and butterfly sanctuaries are amazing.
Access is via road, the Kuranda Scenic Railway or Skyrail cable car.
Atherton Tableland Tours
This plateau about 1 hour from Port Douglas is a Garden of Eden whose arable lands yield exotic fruits and vegetables for export around the world.
Its major towns, Mareeba, Atherton, and Yungaburra, are full of character and local and military history.
Check out the Chinese influence in Atherton and don’t miss the vast waterways of Tinaroo Falls Dam and the Barron River.