See & Do

With two World Heritage listed natural attractions on your doorstep, the reef and the rainforest, Port Douglas and the Tropical North is one of the most exhilarating destinations.

The diversity of the region, and its year-round perfect climate, inspires some very adventurous ways to discover its beauty.

You may find yourself diving on the reef, white water rafting, sky diving, ballooning, game fishing, horseback riding or dining in the rainforest.

Whether you are visiting the reef or the rainforest, Daintree or Cape Tribulation, or exploring the near-by Cooktown or Cairns Highlands, you will not be disappointed.

It’s all here, waiting for you to experience, explore and enjoy – please see a list of tours and attractions below.

 

Shopping

No holiday is complete without some terrific shopping.

In Port Douglas and Mossman you can enjoy everything from the laidback markets to the designer boutiques. Take your time for some serious shopping, or just a stroll taking in the atmosphere.

The options are as varied as they are endless; you can satisfy your retail cravings at major supermarkets, chemists and other convenience stores, or visit smaller boutique malls, stores and art galleries, or explore the markets, which are open every Sunday in Port’s Anzac Park.

There is fine clothing, casual clothing, rare artifacts from the sea, indigenous and contemporary artworks, pottery, jewellery, books and bags, something for everyone.

Some of the many shopping options are listed below for your convenience.

  • Daintree Village Hotel

    Daintree Village is a peaceful little village nestled on the banks of the majestic Daintree River. The Village is a “must –do” for visitors to the iconic tropical north, as it is the stepping stone to the World Heritage Daintree rainforest, the most ancient rainforest in the world, as well as home to an impressive […]

  • Tropical Journeys

    Explore the unique area of Tropical North Queensland with Tropical Journeys. Choose from either snorkelling and diving the outer Great Barrier Reef with Calypso visiting three reef sites, sail in luxury with your own private charter to the outer Great Barrier Reef with Aquarius, half day tours to the picturesque Low Isles for snorkelling and exploring the island, stay on […]

  • GBR Helicopters

    Port Douglas, affectionately known as “Port”, is a sophisticated but laid back seaside village just 67 kilometres north of Cairns International Airport along the Captain Cook Highway. The closest town to the Great Barrier Reef with no traffic lights or parking meters in sight, Port Douglas is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle […]

  • Croctique

    Hartley’s has operated as a commercial crocodile farm since 1990 producing skins and meat for the export market.  The skin from the Saltwater Crocodile is highly sought after by fashion designers due to its comparatively small scale and lack of osteoderms (small bones within the skin). Adult crocodiles are kept in pairs or colonies for […]

  • Sweet Farm Tours

    Sweet Farm Tours is nestled in the Whyanbeel Valley on the edge of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest, about 20 minute’s drive north of Port Douglas. Our unique Australian Farm Gate experience offers an educational journey covering everything you ever wanted to know about Australian origin cocoa and a working sugarcane farm, Australian grown Vanilla and a Koala […]

  • Sailaway Cape Tribulation Mackay Coral Cay

    Sailaway based in Cape Tribulation, offers a luxury sailing and snorkelling day trip to Mackay Cay on the Outer Barrier Reef, a unique tropical Coral Cay.   Small numbers of guests ensures a premium Great Barrier Reef experience.  Luxury sailing vessel and first class customer service.   Nature activities will include snorkelling over the pristine […]

  • Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures – Paperbark Gift Shop

    The fully air-conditioned Paperbark gift shop is the place to purchase genuine Australian crocodile leather goods with export permits as well as many other Australiana souvenirs.   Plush animals including the popular kangaroos and koalas, plus there are games, educational toys, clothing and quality gift lines – you’re sure to uncover something perfect for a […]

  • Calypso Snorkel and Dive – Agincourt Reef

    Explore the very outer Great Barrier Reef in luxury and style with Calypso. Made up of four separate reefs that face out to the South Pacific Ocean, Agincourt Reef is regarded as one of the most significant sites of this natural wonder.   Explore rich, diverse coral gardens that help form these protective ocean walls, […]

  • Sailaway Port Douglas Sunset

    Experience an exhilarating twilight sail on board the luxury “Lagoon” sailed from France. Soak up the peace and tranquility of a tropical sunset over the Coral Sea with spectacular mountain views.   Departing from the Reef Marina in Port Douglas daily at 5:00pm and returns at 6:30pm, this Sunset Cruise is for adults to relax, unwind […]

  • Cairns Aquarium

    Cairns exciting, can’t be missed attraction is the Aquarium, located in the CBD, guests of all ages will have a guaranteed interaction with the spectacular beauty and grandeur of over 15,000 fish and aquatic animals.   Travel through nine amazing Tropical North Queensland ecosystems from the world’s most ancient rainforest to the world’s largest coral […]