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  • Port Douglas: Outer Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise & Transfer

    1. Port Douglas: Outer Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise & Transfer

    Experience snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Snorkel at 3 incredible reefs sites and enjoy relaxing breaks in between.

    Your experience begins with a pickup from your hotel from where you will be transported to the Crystalbrook Marina. Arrive at the marina and be welcomed on board from 8:20 AM. Receive an outline of the day along with a safety briefing conducted by the crew.

    Depart the marina and venture to the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and at 10:15 AM arrive at the first reef site. Divers will be briefed while traveling to the reef. Once moored, divers are ready to go while all other guests are joined together for a snorkel briefing.

    See much of the reef’s colors and marine life, visible within just a couple of meters of the water’s surface. Snorkelling offers all swimmers, regardless ...

    Wow. Even before we were onboard we were welcomed with smiles. The safety briefing and snorkelling gear demonstration and fitting was thorough and very well presented. We were guided on how to snorkel, where to go and how to care for the reefs and coral. The first reef in particular had an large array of beautiful colours and shapes of coral as well as all sorts of tropical fish and then we snorkelled at 2 other reefs later. Just wonderful! The food and drinks were plentiful and tasty. In and out of the water there were opportunities to learn about the marine life. Everyone of the staff on board were friendly, approachable, helpful and looked like they really enjoyed their jobs. A big highlight during our travels! Thank you to all involved.

  • Port Douglas: River Drift Snorkelling Tour in the Daintree

    2. Port Douglas: River Drift Snorkelling Tour in the Daintree

    If you love nature and the water, then this is the perfect tour for you! Enjoy a complimentary pick-up from your Port Douglas or Mossman accommodation. A short drive north through historic sugar cane fields will see you arrive at the Daintree Rainforest's Mossman River; where your river trained guide will help you get fitted out with a wetsuit, boots and a snorkel mask. Step into the cool, crystal clear water and drift with the current as you explore life under the water’s surface. Watch fish dart in and around the river stones and keep your eyes out for the occasional turtle. Try to spot the elusive platypus that calls this river home- it is a rare sight! More than 30 species of fish live in this river, so you are sure to spot more than a few lizards, butterflies and rainforest birds are also frequently spotted on this river adventure. This amazing eco-immersion adventure can be fast ...

    Fabulous morning on the river-we got to do the long run due to the recent rain, so the trip was amazing. Lots of time to float/snorkel as well as go over some not-too-big rapids. Definitely a must & morning is best apparently

  • Daintree & Cape Tribulation Small Group 4WD Tour

    3. Daintree & Cape Tribulation Small Group 4WD Tour

    Explore Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation on a small group tour. Ride a 4WD vehicle as you spot wildlife, catch incredible views, and try regional food along the way.

    After being picked up in a 4WD around 7:00 AM, make your way north along the Captain Cook Highway. Stop first at the Daintree Cruise Centre for a cup of coffee and biscuits before setting out to explore the Daintree River on a 1-hour guided cruise.

    During your cruise, you may spot estuarine crocodiles, from youngsters to massive 4-meter adults. Learn about the birds and wildlife that make this area their home. Then, make your way to the Alexandra Range Lookout, located in the heart of the rainforest, to enjoy spectacular views of the rainforest, the ocean, its surrounding reefs, and the majestic Daintree River. At the Jindalba boardwalk, you'll go on an informative 45-minute guided ...

    It was informative. Guide Matthew was awesome. Huge knowledge. Kept the group on the move. Loved the cruise. Lunch was good. Swim was GREAT once I convinced myself to go under the water.lol. I loved learning about the whole area. Thank you.

  • N. Queensland: Kuranda Rainforest Full-Day Tour

    4. N. Queensland: Kuranda Rainforest Full-Day Tour

    Explore the depths of the Kuranda Rainforest with rides on the railway, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and 6-wheel-drive amphibious Army Duck vehicle! Experience this enchanting region of Australia and see its wildlife, lush scenery, and aboriginal culture. Board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a spectacular journey with stunning views of the Coral Sea, Cairns City, and more. Take the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over pristine rainforest and skim the forest canopy just beneath you! See kangaroos, wombats, koalas, and crocodiles up close and personal. Explore the rainforest on a 6-wheel-drive World War II Army Duck amphibious vehicle, over land and water. Your experienced Duck Driver will help you search for wildlife and teach you about the plants and trees that make up the surrounding rainforest. After your Duck tour, you can sample exotic fruits and locally made ice cream at the Tropical Tr...

    Great trip the train ride and the sky rail was the highlight for us. The rainforest sanctuary was a bonus it was nice to see all the local animals specially as they are rare to see in the wild. Lunch was huge and impossible to finish. We have really enjoyed the whole day and would recommend this tour to others

  • Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, & Mossman Gorge Tour

    5. Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, & Mossman Gorge Tour

    Following hotel pickup, the first stop will be at the renowned Mossman Gorge, where an introduction to this unique World Heritage Site awaits you. Embark on a guided walk, stopping for photos along the way, and then hop aboard for a river cruise on the Daintree River, home to a diverse ecosystem and the elusive estuarine crocodile. Observe stunning native and migratory bird life, butterflies, and breathtaking scenery. Crossing the Daintree River, journey to Alexandra Lookout to enjoy sweeping views extending from the Daintree River Estuary to the Coral Sea. Stop then for morning tea under the canopy of this prehistoric rainforest, consisting of muffin biscuits, plunged coffee, Daintree Tea, and water.  Continue on to Cape Tribulation, with a stop at Kulki Lookout for unparalleled views of the rainforest and beach, the only place in the world where two UNESCO-listed areas meet. The next...

    Well worth it. This is a fantastic day trip in a nice small group. Our guide Jans was extremely knowledgeable and the whole experience was well organised. You can tick off so many sites in this region in a single day and it doesn’t even feel rushed. 100% recommend.

  • Cape Tribulation Ocean Safari Tour

    6. Cape Tribulation Ocean Safari Tour

    An exhilarating ride to snorkel the pristine untouched Great Barrier Reef off the Daintree Coast at Cape Tribulation. This half-day eco-tour visits two different snorkel destinations, each with an extraordinary array of marine life and coral species. The tour begins at Cape Tribulation beach where guests board the vessel bound for the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The Ocean Safari vessel takes a maximum of 25 passengers allowing guests to experience tropical paradise and the pleasure of a small group. After a fast 25-minute ride, guests are ready to snorkel two fabulous locations at Mackay and Undine Reefs. On most days, the rainforest can be seen along the mainland beach whilst snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef alongside sea turtles, which are found in abundance swimming over reefs full of colourful coral, along with myriads of tropical fish, eagle rays, giant clams, and ...

    Scott and Bray were awesome taking us out to the reef. We had a fabulous afternoon. Quick fun trip out on the boat and the fish were amazing. The coral in this area was much more colourful than that we had seen on the reef off cairns or Port Douglas. Thanks for an awesome, informative trip!

  • Port Douglas: Morning Express Cruise to the Reef

    7. Port Douglas: Morning Express Cruise to the Reef

    Join a snorkeling experience in the water around a beautiful, secluded island. Enjoy some time aboard a comfortable and spacious vessel as you travel to the Low Isles with only 23 guests. Relax with plenty of space onboard during the journey and enjoy a light refreshment as you spot the Low Isles in the distance. Explore a picturesque coral bay, snorkel in the calm lagoon or view the reef from the glass bottom boat. The crew will provide tours for guests to learn and appreciate the incredible Great Barrier Reef. Access to the reef is very easy, either from the back of the vessel or from the beach as the reef hugs close to the island. Explore the coral reef and its inhabitants without the crowds. Walk through the sandy paths and through the vegetation. See first hand the historical lighthouse, the lighthouse keeper's home and the Weather Station where local weather data is collected.

    Friendly helpful guides, great snorkeling place. Extra bonus swimming with turtles!

  • Kuranda Scenic Railway and Palm Cove Tour

    8. Kuranda Scenic Railway and Palm Cove Tour

    Following pick-up from your accommodation anywhere in Port Douglas, commencing at 8:30 AM, journey in a small group of only 12 guests for guaranteed personal service and entertaining commentary. Travel down the Captain Cook Highway, known as the second most scenic highway in Australia, and learn the history of the region, along with local issues and stories about the wildlife.  Arrive at beautiful Freshwater Station and board the historic Kuranda scenic railway. Then, head through the rainforest and take in a breathtaking scenery of waterfalls and 15 dramatic tunnels carved through the rocks. Upon arrival in Kuranda, explore the 'Village in the Rainforest', famous for its colorful arts and crafts markets, open every day. Browse the wide variety of Aboriginal artifacts, such as handmade leather goods, wood and jewelry. Stop at a café for lunch and listen to the busker, or try some local ...

    Great way to see Kuranda. The guide was really informative and gave a great tip where to have lunch. Crocodile with green apple curry was great!

  • Daintree Wilderness & Cape Tribulation Full-Day Tour

    9. Daintree Wilderness & Cape Tribulation Full-Day Tour

    On this full-day tour you will discover the beautiful Daintree Rainforest. The remote natural magnificence of Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest is far from the glitz of civilization and brings both awe and peace, a true solace to the soul. Daintree is nature's kingdom, a gem in Australia's crown of natural icons. Here you will find fan palms, Flying Paradise Kingfishers, tree frogs, butterflies of every hue and color, Rainbow Lorikeets, entwining strangler figs, and rampant climbing vines set by crystal streams flowing into a tropical sea. On this tour you will visit the Wildlife Habitat to experience the 5 wildlife environments – the savannah, rainforest, wetlands, nocturnal, and grasslands. Cross the Daintree River on board a cable-driven vehicular ferry. You will travel deep into the Daintree Rainforest to the Cape Tribulation Resort to enjoy a tropical lunch. At Cape Tr...

    Excellent day trip. Lisa was a fantastic knowledgeable guide .She is a real asset to the company, The trip was well organised and timing for each activity was very good. We would thoroughly recommend this tour.

  • N. Queensland: Best of the Kuranda Rainforest Full-Day Tour

    10. N. Queensland: Best of the Kuranda Rainforest Full-Day Tour

    Start your immersion into the culture and nature of the Kuranda Rainforest with a ride aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Wind through the mountains and rainforest to the village of Kuranda, known for its heritage markets and colorful crafts, and enjoy free time in Kuranda Village.  Upon arrival, experience Australia's largest butterfly aviary at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary with 1,500 tropical butterflies, including the vibrant green Cairns Birdwing. Next, travel by shuttle to the Rainforestation Nature Park for a barbecue buffet lunch.  After lunch, explore the rainforest by 6WD amphibious vehicle as you climb aboard a World War II Army Duck that can driver over land and in water. Search for wildlife as you learn about the plants and trees of the surrounding rainforest. Then, sample some exotic fruits and locally-made ice cream at the Tropical Treats fruit orchard.  Learn abou...

    An amazing experience, go for the full day tour, lots of things included. Great place for kids, easy with infant as well.

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What people are saying about Port Douglas

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 48 reviews

Great trip the train ride and the sky rail was the highlight for us. The rainforest sanctuary was a bonus it was nice to see all the local animals specially as they are rare to see in the wild. Lunch was huge and impossible to finish. We have really enjoyed the whole day and would recommend this tour to others

Enjoyed every minute of this tour. Excellent guide. Yolland( not sure of spelling) was so informative. Very passionate about the Daintree. I learnt so much. We saw and did so much in one day . Would love to come back and see more, next time I visit. Definitely worth going on this tour.

Well worth it. This is a fantastic day trip in a nice small group. Our guide Jans was extremely knowledgeable and the whole experience was well organised. You can tick off so many sites in this region in a single day and it doesn’t even feel rushed. 100% recommend.

It was great day would sure do it again. Only problem was that the driver did not meet us at the station as was expected. We were lucky to see him in the village, when he seen our tour sticker. He then rung the office and organized the rest of our day.

Friendly helpful guides, great snorkeling place. Extra bonus swimming with turtles!