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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Port Douglas and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Port Douglas activities? We have 24 tour ideas.


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Cultural Tours

Brett’s Night Tour to ’NIGHT FIRE’ at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park from Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 128.66


Enjoy 'NIGHT FIRE' the dinner and show experience at Tjapukai Aborignal Cultural Park. Journey into the dreamtime for an unforgettable evening of delicious food and world-class entertainment. Take part in a welcome ceremony with drinks and canapes' and share in the celebration of authentic... Read More

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Day Trips

Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 7.5 - 10 hours
Priced From: USD 137.23


Experience the rainforest beauty of Far North Queensland on a scenic day trip from Port Douglas. Ride the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and choose from a variety of options including the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park or the popular Rainforestation Nature Park.

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Day Trips

Small-Group Kuranda Village, Skyrail Cableway and Scenic Railway Day Trip from Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 97.47


Enjoy a small-group tour of Kuranda departing from Port Douglas or Palm Cove (not available from Cairns) . Visit the multi award winning Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Enjoy a journey to Kuranda over some of the oldest rainforest on earth. Explore the 'village in the rainforest' colorful arts and... Read More

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Day Trips

Kuranda Day Trip from Port Douglas with Optional Skyrail Cableway or Scenic Railway

Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 97.47


Departing Port Douglas or Palm Cove (not available from Cairns) enjoy this small-group Kuranda day trip limited to 12 guests guaranteeing personal service and entertaining commentary throughout your day. Your first stop is Freshwater station to take a journey aboard the historic Kuranda Scenic... Read More

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Day Trips

Kuranda Day Trip from Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 50.68


Enjoy hotel pickup from Port Douglas or Palm Cove (NOT available from Cairns) at either 8.30am or 11am with a maximum of only 12 guests guaranteeing you personal service and great commentary along the way. Head straight to Kuranda Village up the Kuranda Range and travel through some of the oldest rainforest on earth. On arrival in Kuranda you'll be shown around this, 'Village in the rainforest' famous for its colorful arts... Read More

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Food Tours

Atherton Tablelands Small-Group Food and Wine Tasting Tour from Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 128.66


Enjoy this small-group food and wine tour featuring the tropical delights of the Atherton Tablelands from Port Douglas. Eat your way through the day starting with morning tea at Tjapukai Aboriginal cultural park followed by a stop at De Brueys Boutique Wines where you'll sip tropical fruit wines.... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Tour and Cruise from Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Australia
Duration:

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Priced From: USD 452.25


Explore Australia's Great Barrier Reef from the air and the water! A scenic helicopter flight or high-speed catamaran cruise from Port Douglas will take you to the Outer Barrier Reef platform on Agincourt Reef, a sheltered base for a day on the Great Barrier Reef. Explore the reef... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

Scenic Helicopter Tour from Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Australia
Duration:

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Priced From: USD 311.12


Take a scenic helicopter flight from Port Douglas over the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest or both. Fly high above two of Australia's greatest natural treasures -- enjoy magnificent views of the world's largest coral reef, or views of the amazing gorges, rivers and rugged mountains of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest. You can choose from a 30-minute flight over the Great Barrier Reef or a 40-minute... Read More

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Kayaking & Canoeing

Port Douglas Half-Day Kayak Tour

Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 85.77


Kayak along the palm-fringed coast of Queensland, gliding across the waters of the Coral Sea and taking in views of rainforest-clad mountains on this kayaking tour from Port Douglas. From the seat of your kayak, you'll have a prime opportunity to spot native marine life like green turtles, sea birds, rays, fish, and occasional dugongs and dolphins, if you're lucky. Hotel pickup and drop-off and all equipment are provided.

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Nature & Wildlife

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 27.29


Visit the award-winning Wildlife Habitat and get up close to Australian native flora and fauna. This wildlife experience just outside of Port Douglas has been created to provide a window into the natural environment. There are three different environments to explore – the Savannah, Rainforest, Wetlands and Woodland each with unique habitats.

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Nature & Wildlife

Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 155.17


Experience the magnificent and untouched World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest, the oldest living rainforest in the world at 160 million years on a day trip from Port Douglas. Spot crocodiles in the wild on a river cruise, sample locally made tropical fruit ice creams, marvel at the beauty of... Read More

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Nature & Wildlife

Daintree Rainforest Night Walk from Cape Tribulation

Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 35.09


Experience the majestic beauty of the Daintree Rainforest on a nighttime walking tour with an expert guide. Learn about the animals and plants of this ancient Australian forest as you walk along dirt trails and look for a variety of snakes, small mammals, insects, spiders and more. Enjoy the... Read More

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Night Cruises

Sunset Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 46.78


Experience a peaceful, tranquil sunset during a sailing cruise from Port Douglas. After being welcomed aboard a luxury catamaran with a complimentary drink of your choice, sit back, relax, and enjoy ambient music and a selection of hot and cold gourmet canapés in the friendly atmosphere. Sail along the coast of Port Douglas and admire a gorgeous tropical sunset over the Coral Sea, the Low Isles and the surrounding... Read More

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Rail Tours

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 137.23


Enjoy the tranquility of the rainforest as you soar above the canopy aboard the Skyrail on a day trip to Kuranda from Port Douglas. Choose from a variety of options including Kuranda Scenic Railway, Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park or the popular Rainforestation Nature Park.

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Sailing Trips

Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 198.83


Set sail from Port Douglas for a day of snorkeling and relaxing on the Great Barrier Reef's Low Isles. The sheltered white sands are surrounded by tropical waters filled with fish, turtles and coral for pristine off-beach snorkeling, just moments away from Low Isles . This smaller cruise is limited... Read More

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Sailing Trips

Mossman Gorge Dreamtime Walk and Low Isles Snorkeling and Sailing Cruise

Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 286.16


Experience two UNESCO World Heritage–listed natural wonders on a full-day tour that visits the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef. Within Daintree National Park, tour Mossman Gorge with an Aboriginal guide who shares local indigenous culture with your small group limited to 15 people.... Read More

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Sailing Trips

Afternoon Low Isles Snorkeling and Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 198.83


Sail to the Great Barrier Reef's Low Isles during a relaxing, afternoon cruise aboard a luxury catamaran. Moor at a secluded island with pristine white-sand beaches where you can admire colorful fish, coral and sea turtles while snorkeling or taking an included glass-bottom boat tour. You even get... Read More

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Snorkeling

Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise from Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 207.80


Great for beginners, non-swimmers and first-time visitors to Tropical North Queensland cruise to Agincourt Reef from Port Douglas. You can watch fish feeding, go on a snorkeling expedition, try scuba diving, view the coral and marine life on a semi-submersible submarine, and enjoy a tasty buffet... Read More

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Snorkeling

Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 167.25


Not a confident swimmer, but want to experience the Great Barrier Reef’ At Low Isles you can snorkel straight off the beach, enjoy coral viewing on a glass bottom boat, take a leisurely guided walk around the island or simply relax on the sandy beach. Do as much or as little as you... Read More

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Snorkeling

Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 189.09


For a prestigious Great Barrier Reef experience, take a ride on an ultra-modern, high-speed, luxury catamaran to three Outer Reef sites for the best diving and snorkeling out of Port Douglas. The cruise includes a seafood buffet lunch, a reef interpretation talk and a guided snorkel tour of... Read More

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Snorkeling

Mossman River Drift Snorkelling from Port Douglas or Mossman

Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 77.19


If you love nature and the water, then this is the perfect tour for you! Within an ancient rainforest, step into the cool, crystal clear water and drift with the current as you explore life under the water's surface. Watch fish dart in and around the river stones and keep your eyes out for... Read More

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Snorkeling

Calypso Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 187.14


Explore the very outer Great Barrier Reef in luxury and style with Calypso. The custom designed vessel will take you to Agincourt or Opal Reef, both regarded as some of the most significant sites on the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkeling is the easiest way to experience the reef or try an... Read More

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Snorkeling

AquaQuest Premium Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 179.34


Cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas aboard AquaQuest, the newest luxury dive and snorkel vessel in Port Douglas. Join the friendly and professional crew for an awesome day trip to the best of the Outer Reef. AquaQuest is a  brand new custom built luxury dive and snorkel... Read More

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Ziplines

Cape Tribulation Jungle Surfing Canopy Tour

Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 81.87


For unspoiled views of the world's oldest rainforest, head to UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest for a ziplining adventure. After a short drive from Cape Tribulation, strap into your harness and get ready to soar along a circuit of cables high above the forest canopy. But with no electricity in the park, how does one get to the start point some 65 feet (20 meters) in the air’ Group members can walk in a... Read More

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