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Port Douglas: Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Full-Day Cruise

1. Port Douglas: Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Full-Day Cruise

Climb aboard a Quicksilver catamaran for a full-day cruise to Australia’s renowned Agincourt Reef, a jewel-like ribbon reef on the edge of the Continental Shelf. Showcasing unsurpassed coral formations, colorful marine life and exceptional underwater visibility, you can snorkel or view the sights from the comfort of a semi-submersible. The Quicksilver's stylish wave-piercing catamaran transports you in air-conditioned comfort. From the spacious activity platform, moored in a protected lagoon, enjoy the widest range of activities for swimmers and non-swimmers alike. A friendly and attentive crew, including professional marine biologists, are on hand to ensure you gain the most from your day. Snorkel among the coral gardens, or stay dry and explore the reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible. Enjoy an informative reef commentary and see the reef from an underwater observatory. Add on exciting optional activities for a complete adventure. Get an introductory dive of the reef, or enjoy certified diving, helmet diving and marine biologist-guided snorkel tours. You can even take a scenic helicopter flight and fly over the reef to see it from another perspective.

From Port Douglas: Kuranda Village with Scenic Railway

2. From Port Douglas: Kuranda Village with Scenic Railway

Following pickup from your accommodation anywhere in Port Douglas in the morning, 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 wildlife.  Arrive at the beautiful Freshwater Station and board the historic Kuranda scenic railway. Then, head through the rainforest and take in the 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, which are 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 snacks such as macadamia nuts, honey, mango wine, homemade sweets, or delicious homemade ice cream. Next, head up the coast to Palm Cove, where you'll be taken along the palm-fringed esplanade. Then, purchase a drink and enjoy some staggering views of the picturesque beach or take a walk along the beach and let the kids play in the playground. Return to Port Douglas with new friends and great memories, before getting dropped off at your accommodation or chosen restaurant on request.  

From Port Douglas: Small Group Rainforest and Kuranda Tour

3. From Port Douglas: Small Group Rainforest and Kuranda Tour

Discover the beauty of the rainforest on this day trip from Port Douglas. Ride on the Captain Cook Highway aboard an airconditioned bus, see the canopy from above on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and visit Kuranda Village. Return aboard the Kuranda Scenic Train. Be picked up from your hotel in the late morning and board an air conditioned comfortable bus. Head down the Captain Cook Highway to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Journey over the World Heritage Rainforest and stop for pictures at 2 stations along the way. Arrive in Kuranda and meet your guide who will show you the Kuranda Village. Visit the vibrant markets, see the best places to eat, and visit some small animal parks. Board the Kuranda Scenic Train and head down the mountain. Pass through tunnels and by stunning waterfalls along the way. On arrival at Freshwater Station, head to Palm Cove, a beautiful beach side village where you can stop for a cocktail (at own expense) or take a walk on the beach.  Head back to Port Douglas and arrive at your accommodation in time for supper.

Port Douglas: Breakfast with the Birds

4. Port Douglas: Breakfast with the Birds

Escape to a wondrous free-flight aviary and have a dining experience like no other. Breakfast among birds and other wildlife at the picturesque new Koala Habitat in Curlew Café, located at the heart of the Wetlands Habitat.  Enjoy comfortable banquet-style seating with up to 10 people on each table and interact with and feed koalas, kangaroos, colorful birds, and more in a relaxed spacious setting. Dine family-style in an exclusive seated area on fresh local produce from the surrounding area and food-rich Atherton Tablelands. Learn more about the diverse wildlife from the passionate gamekeepers and enjoy all the wildlife presentations!

Port Douglas: Wildlife Habitat Entrance Ticket

5. Port Douglas: Wildlife Habitat Entrance Ticket

The iconic and award-winning Wildlife Habitat is Australia’s leading environmental wildlife experience, provides visitors with a chance to observe a huge range of native animals and plant life up close in a spacious interactive setting. Situated at Port Douglas, Tropical North Queensland, the park is a leader in sustainable eco-tourism. With 5 distinct eco-systems - Woodlands, Wetlands, Rainforest, Nocturnal and Savannah - set over 8 acres of land. The natural habitat locations allow for an open and immersive experience allowing guests and wildlife the freedom and space to interact.  Showcasing over 100 Australian species and over 600 individual animals, take the opportunity to hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies, smile at a crocodile, observe living history with a visit to the cassowaries, or catch a glimpse of the rare Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroo. Walk the plank – the predator plank that is - a balance beam suspended over a billabong of saltwater crocodiles, join a variety of free guided tours throughout the day or visit the presentation and photo hut to learn about Koalas, pythons, crocodiles, and birds. Meet rare and elusive nocturnal animals under a "starry night sky" in the Nocturnal Habitat. Koala photo and holding opportunities are available, along with birds, snakes and baby crocs (all optional extra).  For something completely different, jump on the WildNIGHT Nocturnal Tour. A 2-hour guided evening tour by torchlight of reclusive after dark animals and their escapades. Have the opportunity to see the endangered Mahogany glider, observe scorpions under UV light and keeper feed quolls (minimum and maximum numbers apply).

Cairns: 4 Attraction 7-Day Pass

6. Cairns: 4 Attraction 7-Day Pass

This 4 park package includes one-time admission to each of the following parks; Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Rainforestation Nature Park and Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome. Get up close and personal with a range of iconic Australian animals at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Hand-feed wallabies and kangaroos, see the endangered cassowary and walk the world’s first Predator Plank over Estuarine Crocodile filled waters. Explore the Southern Hemisphere’s largest butterfly flight aviary at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. See the vibrant Cairns Birdwing Butterfly and join a guided aviary and laboratory tour to learn about butterflies and their life cycles. Enjoy an action-packed smorgasbord of activities at Rainforestation Nature Park. Explore the rainforest on land and in water on an authentic World War 2 Army Duck. Learn about Indigenous culture on the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience and enjoy a dance show, spear-throwing presentation, didgeridoo presentation and learn how to throw a boomerang. Meet Australian animals including dingoes,tree kangaroos and Tasmanian devils in the Koala & Wildlife Park. At Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome, meet adorable Aussie animals. Enjoy a range of presentations throughout the day, including the crocodile show with Goliath, the 4.5 meter Estuarine Crocodile.

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What people are saying about Port Douglas

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 136 reviews

The whole day was great. It was such a pleasure to sit back, relax and enjoy a well planned day. We were picked up on time by Grant, who kept us amused and streamlined all the day's activities. Our train tickets were collected for us and as promised, he was waiting at the end of the ride to transport us to the market and then the air rail.

My partner and I absolutely loved this tour! Our tour guide Dale was extremely knowledgable and made the overall experience very enjoyable. Would definitely recommend this as a must do tour for anyone visiting Cairns/Port Douglas!

What an awesome memory making trip from start to finish! Fantastic, attentive staff, nothing was too much trouble. An incredible experience snorkelling and seeing such amazing sights. Can’t recommend this trip highly enough.

An extremely well organized tour with great transportation to the reef and amazingly well coordinated snorkeling and other activities. Highest recommendation!

Our trip was amazing. Was definitely worth upgrading to Gold Class on the train, exceptional service.