Enjoying Nature At Its Best In Port Douglas
Port Douglas is an ideal base for tourists who want to explore the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. However, the seaside town, by itself, has an abundance of activities for couples, families, and solo travellers who want to enjoy nature at its best. Disconnect from the digital world and enjoy a few nights in the sights and sounds of nature.
A different kind of Great Barrier experience
There are pristine and untouched areas far out of the reach of the Great Barrier Reef that can be explored. You can take a tour from Port Douglas aboard a luxurious catamaran to witness the different wonders of the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs, the most pristine ecosystem within the Great Barrier Reef’s environment. The clean and clear water from the deep oceans washes over to outer barriers to promote the productive growth of corals and support marine life. A 5-hour day cruise will allow you to experience guided snorkelling, diving and sightseeing.
Port Douglas hot air balloon ride
One of the best activities offered by Port Douglas to visitors is the 40-minute hot air balloon ride that will allow you to experience the amazing scenery of the region including that of Cairns from thousands of feet above the ground. The absolute silence of the ride will heighten your sense of peace and solitude. The green rainforest and the vivid blues of the Great Barrier Reef is picture-perfect so make sure to bring your camera. After the exhilarating ride, you will be given a commemorative flight certificate to remind you of the once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
White water rafting adventure
White water rafting adventure in Barron Gorge offers 2 hours of rafting fun on Grade 3 rapids. Barron Gorge has ideal water levels for rafting all year round with alternating smooth and bumpy waters on the river. It is fun and exhilarating and highly recommended for families. Rafts can carry up to 7 passengers including the guide who will entertain you through this exciting adventure. Going down the rapids in a raft and actually riding the waves is absolutely safe because the guides know which routes to take through the rapids.
River drift snorkelling
The 3-hour river drift snorkelling is different from all the snorkelling adventures you have experienced because you will snorkel under a rainforest canopy. It is a unique way to enjoy the rainforest and all the wonderful creatures in the environment. If you stay quiet you may even spot a bounty of fishes, a few shy turtles and the platypus. When the water level is low the activity is suitable for 3-year olds and above with swimming abilities. When the water level is high and fast flowing, only adults with strong swimming skills, good fitness and mobility are allowed.
Travelling can be very easy and comfortable through Cairns to Port Douglas transfers because you are assured that there is a vehicle waiting to pick you up and bring you to your desired destination. If you are travelling with the family, you can get a vehicle that is spacious enough for the whole group.