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Barron Gorge: Half-Day Barron River White-Water Rafting

1. Barron Gorge: Half-Day Barron River White-Water Rafting

Experience white-water rafting in Barron Gorge National Park, known for its rugged rainforest mountains, steep ravines, and the falls carved out over thousands of years by the Barron River. Enjoy complimentary transfers from Cairns or Port Douglas before heading to the national park. Meet your guide at Lake Placid, and get ready for your river rafting tour on the river. Enjoy the area’s scenic beauty and a combination of calm water and a series of white-water rapids as well. Spend two hours navigating rapids up to grade three. No experience is necessary, making this a good choice for beginning rafters. There is also plenty of excitement for the more experienced.

Port Douglas: Daintree National Park Ziplining & Cruise

2. Port Douglas: Daintree National Park Ziplining & Cruise

Take in Daintree National Park from all angles with a tour on foot, through the trees, and across the water. Venture from Port Douglas to North Queensland’s wilderness to discover the species that thrive in Daintree and Cape Tribulation. Grab lunch at the park and take home photos from the zipline. Get picked up bright and early from your Port Douglas accommodation and let the adventure begin. Cross the Daintree River by ferry and make your first stop at Alexandra Lookout. See panoramic views of Port Douglas, Low Isles and Snapper Island out at sea, and the mouth of the river. Reach Cape Tribulation for a guided stroll along the beach where the rainforest meets the reef. Take a short drive to the adventure center and have some tea before gearing up for the zipline. Spend 2 hours of fun in the trees as guides take you through the canopy of the oldest rainforest on Earth. Having worked up an appetite, dig into lunch and share stories about the fun had in the trees. Fill up for your journey south and prepare for a wild cruise. Spend 1 hour on the water searching for crocodiles and more fascinating wildlife while learning about the incredible ecosystem of mangroves. Make a quick last stop at the Daintree Ice Cream Company for a chance to try ice cream made from tropical fruit grown locally. Head back on the Daintree River ferry and get driven back to Port Douglas, finishing up around 5 PM.

Port Douglas: Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Scenic Flight

3. Port Douglas: Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Scenic Flight

See the Great Barrier Reef in all its beauty from the air. Take off from Port Douglas and fly over 4 Mile Beach. See other sights, including Snapper Island, Cape Tribulation, and the Daintree Rainforest in the distance. Be treated to a picture-postcard view of Low Isles. Fly low over Batt Reef for opportunities to spot stingrays, manta rays, turtles, sharks, dugongs, dolphins, and even whales.

Port Douglas: Wildlife Habitat Swim with Crocodiles

4. Port Douglas: Wildlife Habitat Swim with Crocodiles

Take a swim with the mighty Estuarine Crocodile at Wildlife Habitat’s CrocArena. This incredible opportunity to dive into the territory of saltwater crocodiles, the only one of its kind in Queensland, allows you to look directly into the eyes of these apex predators and live to tell the tale. Visit CrocArena at the Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas to start your incredibly thrilling, but always safe, swim with saltwater crocodiles.  After getting ready in the convenient changing room, it’s time to dive straight in. You’ll be just inches away from these crocs, which have an average size of 4.5 meters. Watch in awe as these massive beasts display natural predatory behavior, while our keepers are above you, tempting the crocs' tastebuds with bait. The swimming pool provides a 180-degree clear underwater viewing of the crocodiles at a depth of 2.3 meters, giving plenty of opportunities for you to marvel at the sheer power and size of these giant reptiles.  After, you're free to take a walk with calmer aspects of nature at the 5 different wildlife habitats. Whether predatory or tranquil, you'll come away from your trip with a new respect for wildlife.

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What people are saying about Port Douglas

This is a great activity to do & is lots of fun. The tour guides are terrific (big shout out to Hemy who was our guide on the day) & everything is very well organised. This white water rafting has different grade falls (all easy for a first timer) & allows time to swim & float down Barron Gorge enjoying spectacular scenery. Highly rate this experience.

We enjoyed the activity very much. The river is so beautiful and seeing both side the bank rainforest when you are rafting. The instructor Himi is very good. I recommend it to everyone. We are 63 years old, fit and no problems at all for this activity.

Had an amazing time today with Jackie! Super thrilling and completely safe even for a non-swimmer. Thank you again Jackie!! The best

So.Much.Fun!!! This was an amazing intro to white water rafting, and the guides were great - especially Eli I'm ready for more!

Awesome guides, awesome rafting. Shout out to Dan for making it fun!