Port Douglas Eco Tours & Reef Encounters

The Idyllic town with lots to explore - Port Douglas Eco Tours

The town of Port Douglas, in stunning Far North Queensland, is a picturesque seaside haven and the perfect tropical getaway with lots of Port Douglas eco tours to choose from. Visitors relish the natural beauty and warm, balmy climate that attracts people from all around the world at any time of the year.

Just an hour drive north from Cairns and its international airport, Port Douglas offers a huge array of natural experiences and Port Douglas Eco Tours. The aquamarine waters of the Great Barrier Reef lie just a boat ride offshore, the breathtaking 140 million year old Daintree Rainforestwaits to be explored, and learn aboriginal dreamtime stories at the the crystal creeks of Mossman Gorge just a 20 minute drive away.

In the village itself the palm fringed golden sands of Four Mile Beach offer a stunning setting for relaxing and on the opposite side of the village there is Dickson Inlet where cruises spot plenty of birdlife, huge mangrove systems and the the mighty estuarine crocodiles that live naturally here in Far North Queensland.

Port Douglas eco tours - choosing what to do:

Visit the Great Barrier Reef
One of the wonders of the world, who wouldn't want to see it! Visit the reef on a Full Day Cruise on premium vessels to the Outer Reef where you will experience three reef locations and between 4-5 hours to snorkel or dive this beautiful underwater world. Some fantastic reef locations are on offer like the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs, perched on the continental shelf itself and fringing the Coral Sea. There is also the Low Isles to visit too. Sail to these idyllic islands where you can snorkel over beautiful coral, spot turtles and explore the migratory bird life that calls the Low Isles home at different times of the year. (Scuba Divers can visit our Eco Scuba Page)
Daintree National Park & Cape Tribulation
The Daintree is the oldest existing rainforest in the world at over 140 millions years old. It shares the same flora and fauna as Papua New Guinea to the north including a huge prehistoric looking bird, the Cassowary. Visit the Daintree River spotting more ancient wildlife, salt water crocodiles, enjoy walks in the lush green forests and bathe in the pristine rivers and streams. If you have time we recommend staying at least 1 night in the Daintree at Cape Tribulation where you have 24 hours free time to explore this wonderful world. Port Douglas Eco Tours offer activities from Cape Tribulation, in the heart of the Daintree, that include canopy zip lining, night walks searching for nocturnal wildlife, kayaking trips and even half day reef trips.
Sunset, River and Wildlife Cruises
The Dickson Inlet offers an opportunity to explore the unique mangrove river systems of Far North Queensland. Birdlife is abundant along with the predatory Salt Water Crocodile, the largest crocodile species in the world. Sunset cruises depart the Port Douglas Marina Mirage where you can sit back and relax and sail into the setting sun.
Experience Cultural Tours & Activities
Before European settlement the Wet Tropics rainforests were one of the most populated areas of Australia, and the only area where Aboriginal people of Australia lived permanently in the rainforest with evidence dating back 40,000 years. Join a tour or activity and learn more about the 'First Peoples' of this land and how their culture lives on today.
Premium Small Group Adventures including Private Tours
Port Douglas also offers small group adventures and specialised tours to the surrounding World Heritage Listed Wet Tropics Rainforest. Experienced and highly trained guides take tours deeper into the Wet Tropics arena, offering exceptional knowledge and visiting off the beaten track locations that larger tours are not able to access. For travellers looking for a more personal and knowledgeable exerience, these premium small group and specialised adventures are exactly what you are looking for. Please contact us for more information and private tours: [email protected]
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