1. Snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s most accessible and pristine reefs and offers excellent snorkelling to view sea turtles, sting rays, and a host of colour coral fish up close. Even if you have not snorkelled before, there are many day trip options that include instruction and often a guided tour.
2. Visit the Daintree Rainforest
The Daintree Rainforest is the oldest surviving rainforest in the world. Take the opportunity to go on a full day tour – it features a local guide, rainforest boardwalks and a crocodile cruise on Cooper Creek!
3. Dine at a huge array of Port Douglas restaurants
Port Douglas is world renowned for high quality food and wine offered at over 60 restaurants and cafe’s scattered throughout the area. Sample fresh seafood whilst watching the sun set over the water, try one of the numerous cafes dotted along the Macrossan, Wharf and Grant Street dining precincts or even have dinner IN the rainforest!
4. Visit Cape Tribulation
From camping to high end hotels, Cape Tribulation has something for every taste! For the active ones among us, there is bush walking, kayaking, horse riding treks and even 4WD safaris. For a more relaxed holidays, there are exotic fruit tastings, cruises and beautiful tropical beaches to unwind on.
5. Take an Indigenous Tour
Learn more about Aboriginal culture with tours by the Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people, who are indigenous to the region. From visits to local art galleries, lessons on traditional methods of hunting and foraging, to indigenous tours in the rainforest, this experience offers visitors an insight into their heritage.
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