At the Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat, you can cuddle a koala, meet pythons, crocodiles, and amazing Australian birds, and hand-feed kangaroos. Daily scheduled tours provide the opportunity to learn about native animals, or you can join a special behind-the-scenes or nocturnal tour for a more intimate experience.
If you’re in town over a weekend, drop into the Sunday markets, right on the waterfront overlooking the Coral Sea. You’ll find scores of unique locally-made or grown items, including original arts and crafts, jewellery, pottery, tropical clothing, fruit and vegetables, glassware, books, homemade foods, unique Australian goods, souvenirs and more.
Port Douglas is a launching point to Agincourt Reef, which is on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef and has several ‘ribbon reefs’, considered to be the most pristine ecosystems in the region. Choose from a range of tours to the reef offering both snorkelling and scuba diving.
If you prefer the rainforest to the sea, you can take a 4WD tour into the heritage-listed Daintree, go whitewater rafting, hiking and more. Or if the outdoors is not your thing, there’s no shortage of places to pamper yourself in Port Douglas — with numerous day spas, high-quality restaurants, cafes, or some retail therapy in the local boutiques.
Cruise from Brisbane to Tropical North Queensland on a seven-night Barrier Reef Discovery Cruise with P&O from $582pp quad share. For more information visit RACQ travel page or contact one of our friendly travel consultants on 1300 096 166.