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Arriving into Cairns, make your way straight to the laidback town of Port Douglas. The following day is yours to explore your slice of tropical paradise at your leisure before jumping aboard a sunset cruise on a luxury catamaran. Then, enjoy a full day guided tour through the Daintree Rainforest and the point where it meets the Great Barrier Reef - at Cape Tribulation. Enjoy your next day's breakfast alongside the birds and koalas at Wildlife Habitat, with the rest of the day to continue exploring Port Douglas from the land, or from the air on an optional scenic flight of the Great Barrier Reef. Quicksilver Cruises will take you to the outer reef, where you can experience this World Heritage site either from snorkelling beneath the water, or opting stay dry in a semi-submersible craft. Farewell Tropical North Queensland as you head back to Cairns airport, all the while mentally planning your next adventure.

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Flexible Touring

This suggested tour costs from AUD$2,561 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Cairns, finishes in Cairns

6 days/5 nights

Hotel 4 star

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 Viewed 4 times in the last 7 days

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Wonders of Port Douglas Tour - Day 1
Private transfer from Cairns Airport to your accommodation

A private transfer will meet you on arrival at the airport and transfer you to your Port Douglas accommodation.

Port Douglas

Welcome to the relaxed, tropical sea-side village of Port Douglas, the perfect getaway location. There are plenty of restaurants, bars and boutique stores, beach spots to relax, and tours of some of Australia's iconic natural wonders. With the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest on your doorstep, you can easily go snorkelling or diving, adventure on a mountain bike tour or learn about Indigenous country and culture through immersive experiences.

Your accommodation: Peninsula Boutique Hotel Port Douglas

Port Douglas accommodation offers a boutique style adults only hotel experience – enjoying an unrivalled beachside location overlooking Four Mile Beach and is the only hotel in Port Douglas with beach and ocean views. 40 metres to the beach and a 2 minute stroll to the heart of Port Douglas with its cosmopolitan boutiques, restaurants and entertainment options.

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Wonders of Port Douglas Tour - Day 2
Explore Port Douglas

Port Douglas is a chic, yet relaxed seaside village with a plethora of restaurants and bars, as well as fantastic boutique shopping. The village is also the ideal base to explore three of Australia's most iconic natural attractions - the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest, and Cape Tribulation with an abundance of tours and day trips available.

Walking Tracks Around Port Douglas

Flagstaff Hill lookout track
1.5km. Allow 15 minutes.
If you need a picture worth framing (or posting) look no further than the Flagstaff Hill Lookout. Located at the summit of Island Point Road, it is an easy walk, bike ride or even short drive to the lookout viewing area. From here you will witness sweeping, majestic views of Four Mile Beach and the rainforest-clad mountain ranges to the south. Venture along the Flagstaff Hill Walking Trail down to Four Mile Beach and walk the plank (or viewing platform) and take in the 180-degree views to the Coral Sea, Low Isles, and Snapper Island to the north. Find the hidden Low Isles Lighthouse viewing platform located on the corner where Wharf and Island Point Roads meet.
Mossman Gorge
Embark on your own adventure through the Gorge with a voyage through the lush green rainforest. Soak up the wonders of the national park at your own pace as you navigate walking tracks and trails, including the popular Gorge Circuit. Pack a picnic lunch to savour at one of the many water holes, where you can find a quiet place to sit back, catch your breath, and appreciate the wonders of your surroundings. Find yourself under the towering canopy of the rainforest, beautifully framed by the striking mountains.
All of the walking tracks are clearly signposted and maps are also provided upon entry. Seasonal track closures may occur from time to time due to localised flooding or track maintenance. Please note, shuttle bus fees apply to the below Mossman Gorge walks. For a guided experience, we recommend joining a Mossman Gorge Dreamtime Walk, where an experienced interpretive Indigenous guide demonstrates traditional plant use, identifies bush food sources, and provides an enchanting narrative of the rainforest and their special relationship with this unique tropical environment.
Baral Marrjanga
270 metres. Allow 5-10 minutes.
Baral Marrjanga leads through the rainforest from the shuttle bus stop to a lookout with views of the Mossman River and the mountain ranges beyond. The track includes two sections of elevated boardwalk that pass through the lower rainforest canopy. The track is suitable for wheelchairs, strollers, and the vision-impaired.
Lower River Track
300 metres. Allow 5-10 minutes.
This track starts at the shuttle bus stop and winds along the Mossman River before joining Baral Marrjanga. Several small lookouts along the track provide views of the river. Although most of the lower river track is easy walking, the steps can be slippery. Please take care and use the handrails provided.
Rex Creek Bridge
460 metres. Allow 10 minutes.
To reach the Rex Creek suspension bridge, follow Baral Marrjanga to the lookout and take the short, signposted track to the left.
Rainforest Circuit Track (from Rex Creek Bridge)
2.4km return. Allow 45 minutes.
This track begins on the far side of Rex Creek bridge. On the left, 80m from the bridge, a small lookout provides views of Manjal Dimbi (Mount Demi). A little way past the lookout, the track divides to form a circuit that meanders through the rainforest.

Low Isles Sailing Tour

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the Great Barrier Reef, filled with sailing, snorkeling and swimming. Immerse yourself In nature by swimming with turtles, taking a trip on the glass bottom boat, or relaxing on the white sandy beaches. As the sunsets take in the spectacular views as you sail back to the port. This is the perfect afternoon out to experience the absolutely stunning Great Barrier Reef in the most sustainable way!

Your accommodation: Peninsula Boutique Hotel Port Douglas

Port Douglas accommodation offers a boutique style adults only hotel experience – enjoying an unrivalled beachside location overlooking Four Mile Beach and is the only hotel in Port Douglas with beach and ocean views. 40 metres to the beach and a 2 minute stroll to the heart of Port Douglas with its cosmopolitan boutiques, restaurants and entertainment options.
Meals included: Breakfast

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Wonders of Port Douglas Tour - Day 3
Daintree Rainforest Tour - Lunch Included

A full day Daintree Rainforest tour including Daintree River cruise, Emmagen Creek, Cape Tribulation Beach and more.
Spot crocodiles on a Daintree River cruise, learn about flora, fauna, and the history of the Daintree on a guided boardwalk tour, take a 4WD ride through a World Heritage-listed rainforest on the rugged Bloomfield Track, savour a traditional Aussie barbecue, sample traditional ‘Aussie’ billy tea, damper and tropical fruits in the company of wallabies and enjoy a homemade Daintree ice-cream on the journey home.

Cape Tribulation

Here in Cape Tribulation, a destination seemingly untouched by urban development, you will want to disconnect from the world and be immersed in nature. Step right off of the white sandy beach into Queenland's Daintree Rainforest, a world heritage listed National Park estimated to be over 180 million years old. The Daintree Rainforest is a thriving and complex eco-system, home to Australia's most curious species such as the Southern Cassowary, Musky Rat-Kangaroo and Salt Water Crocodiles. Jungle zip-lining, 4WD tours and horse riding attracts adventure-seeking tourists, whilst boardwalks, swimming holes and the Great Barrier Reef makes Cape Tribulation the perfect holiday destination for all.

Your accommodation: Peninsula Boutique Hotel Port Douglas

Port Douglas accommodation offers a boutique style adults only hotel experience – enjoying an unrivalled beachside location overlooking Four Mile Beach and is the only hotel in Port Douglas with beach and ocean views. 40 metres to the beach and a 2 minute stroll to the heart of Port Douglas with its cosmopolitan boutiques, restaurants and entertainment options.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

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Wonders of Port Douglas Tour - Day 4
Wildlife Habitat - General Admission + Breakfast with the Birds Upgrade

Wildlife Habitat is an eco-certified wildlife sanctuary that allows you to interact with wildlife in five unique habitats. It provides a chance to experience the animals of Wetlands, Rainforest, Savannah and Woodlands environments. Today, you will start with the iconic Breakfast with the Birds, which has been a must-do for visitors who are seeking a unique breakfast experience. The Curlew Cafe team will be serving up scrumptious breakfast platters, and you can interact and feed Koala’s, colourful birds and more, whilst chatting with the friendly, knowledgeable keepers about their passion for wildlife and conservation. After that, explore the Rainforest Habitat from forest floor to canopy, as you make your way along the boardwalks and admire the wildlife that call this environment home, including the southern cassowary. Savannah Habitat offers you the opportunity to hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies, as well as admire emus and the Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo. If you are looking for an unforgettable Australian wildlife experience, this is the place for you!

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - 30 Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Heli Tour with Nautilus Aviation

A scenic helicopter flight over the reef is an opportunity not to be missed! You will be amazed by the stunning blue and green hues of these pristine coral sea waters and their thriving coral gardens. This flight includes incredible photo opportunities of picturesque Green Island, Arlington Reef and Upolo Sand Cay.
Many of the larger marine species can be most easily spotted from the air.  Inflight sightings have included Sea Turtles, Sharks, Manta Rays, Dolphins, Dugong and even majestic Humpback Whales (Jul-Sep) during their annual migration from Antarctica, stopping by briefly to give birth and raise their calves in our warm tropical waters.

Your accommodation: Peninsula Boutique Hotel Port Douglas

Port Douglas accommodation offers a boutique style adults only hotel experience – enjoying an unrivalled beachside location overlooking Four Mile Beach and is the only hotel in Port Douglas with beach and ocean views. 40 metres to the beach and a 2 minute stroll to the heart of Port Douglas with its cosmopolitan boutiques, restaurants and entertainment options.
Meals included: Breakfast

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Wonders of Port Douglas Tour - Day 5
Outer Barrier Reef Cruise with Quicksilver Cruises - Lunch Included

For your experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver’s wave-piercing catamaran and friendly crew will take you to a reef at the very edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf, to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance.
Choose to dive, snorkel, or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a Quicksilver semi-sub, just one meter underwater. Watch the fish feeding from Quicksilver’s unique underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory. Whichever way you choose, you’ll bring home a lifetime of memories from this living natural wonder.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Aboriginal Art and Culture with SEIT Daintree Dreaming - Lunch Included

Immerse yourself in a full-day Aboriginal Arts and Culture experience at Janbal Aboriginal Art Gallery, protected by the Tiki people. Learn skills from Brian 'Binna' Swindley and listen to his stories, passed down through generations, leaving you inspired and with an understanding of connections to Country. Translate your own story into a piece of artwork to take home, a lovely reminder of your travels through the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest.
Enjoy lunch at Mayi Cafe and Restaurant, operated by the local community within Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre. You will then be taken on a scenic drive through the Shannonvale Valley, where your guide will share stories of living in the area and the resourcefulness of the paper bark tree.

Your accommodation: Peninsula Boutique Hotel Port Douglas

Port Douglas accommodation offers a boutique style adults only hotel experience – enjoying an unrivalled beachside location overlooking Four Mile Beach and is the only hotel in Port Douglas with beach and ocean views. 40 metres to the beach and a 2 minute stroll to the heart of Port Douglas with its cosmopolitan boutiques, restaurants and entertainment options.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

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Wonders of Port Douglas Tour - Day 6
Private transfer from your accommodation to Cairns Airport

A private transfer will collect you from your Port Douglas accommodation and transfer you to the airport in time for your departing flight.

Farewell from Australia

Farewell Australia today. If there is more of Australia or New Zealand you would like to explore, talk to your sales consult about planning your next stop!

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