Port Douglas • Great Barrier Reef • Australia
Port Douglas & the Daintree offers hundreds of Reef Cruises & Rainforest Tours
Whether you want to sit back and relax or get out and explore, the options are endless from Australia's closest town to the Great Barrier Reef. Start with a day cruise to the reef on one of the many vessels that leave from local marinas. You can be swimming over the coral with fish and turtles in less than an hour.
The beauty of the rainforest meeting the reef starts here. Tour the Daintree National Park and World Heritage areas by sealed road which meanders through the lush rainforest to spectacular lookout points on the Alexandra Range. Laze on the glorious beaches of Cow Bay, Thornton's Beach, Cape Tribulation and Stingray Bay.
Your return trip can include a Daintree River or Cooper Creek's crocodile cruise, then a short walk through the ancient rainforest along mangroves boardwalks and tidal flats. After your day of adventure and relaxation, stroll from Mandalay Apartments to one of the many Port Douglas fine dining restaurants, bars and hotels for a relaxing tropical evening.
Things to do in Port Douglas include crocodile spotting with 'Waterbird' River Cruises.