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What to do in Port Douglas

Sailaway Reef & Island Tours

Great for
  • Beaches & boats
  • Luxury travel
  • Wildlife & nature

Discover the remarkable Great Barrier Reef on an exclusive sailing and snorkelling trip with Sailaway. Specialising in snorkelling with their expert marine biologists on board, Sailaway reef and island tours take only small groups and use mostly the wind power of the luxury catamaran - the most sustable way to see the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Book the Low Isles Tour and snorkel in the crystal clear lagoon and relax on the white sandy beach of the idyllic Coral Cay Island. Alternatively, join a romantic Sunset Tour and soak up the tranquility and spectacular mountain views with a refreshing drink, as you sail along and watch the sun melt into the Coral Sea.

The Low Isles day tour includes a guided snorkelling tour, Island Heritage Walk, glass-bottom boat trip, delicious meals, and of course the thrill of sailing on board a luxury catamaran.

Meridian Port Douglas

Daintree Walkabout Tour

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Great for
  • Wildlife & nature

After arriving at Mossman Gorge, you will be treated to a guided rainforest walk, visiting special places and culturally significant sites, past traditional bark shelters and over cool rainforest streams. Your experienced Indigenous guide will demonstrate traditional plant use, identify bush tucker sources and share the history of the cave paintings within this unique tropical environment. After your 1.5hr walk, enjoy tea, damper and question time with your guide before enjoying a cruise on the Daintree River.

From £132 per adult

Includes Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea. Tour departs at 7.00am and finishes at 5.30pm. Transfers are included from Cairns, Port Douglas or Northern Beaches accommodation. (DWA)

Coastal Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tour

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Great for
  • Culture & history

Just 22 minutes from Port Douglas is beautiful Cooya Beach, a special and traditional place home to the fishing grounds of the Kuku Yalanji people. After being welcomed to the beach by a homeland cultural smoking ceremony, learn traditional fishing techniques including spear throwing and handling as it is practised today. With spear in hand, join your guide for an informative walk along the white sandy beach and pristine waters. You will wander through coastal mudflats and mangrove habitat teeming with aquatic life in search of mud crabs, mussels and small fish. Along the way your guide will highlight some of the coastal mangrove plants which have long been used by for medicinal purposes and food by the Kuku Yalanji.


From £48 per person

Tour departs at 9.30am and 1.30pm from Cooya Beach Esplanade. Tour duration 2 hours.

Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours

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Great for
  • Adventure
  • Wildlife & nature

Travel north from Port Douglas into the heart of the Daintree rainforest, taking a cruise to spot wild saltwater crocs on the Daintree river. Arrive into Cape Tribulation and soar through the world's oldest rainforest on thrilling ziplines, as you travel high above the trees from platform to platform. This exhilarating tour includes morning tea and lunch, as well as the chance to see some of Queensland's most spectacular coastline.

From Port Douglas from £64 per adult

Also available is the option to add Jungle Surfing onto your self drive adventure - ask your expert Travel Designer for details.

Please note: Tour operates daily departing Port Douglas at 8.15am and is approx. 12 hours in duration. Includes transfers, Daintree river cruise, Jungle Surfing 2 hour zipline, morning tea and lunch.

Shantara Resort

Mossman Gorge Dreamtime Walk

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Great for
  • Adventure

Meander through stunning rainforest as your experienced 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. Stop off for a resfreshing swim at the waterhole and experience the views of the picturesque Mossman Gorge. Finish with a traditional bush tea and damper. 


From £41 per adult

Please Note: - Tour departs daily at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 3pm and is 1.5 hours in duration. Includes Bush tea and damper. Tour is subject to availability and weather conditions permitting. Please bring a comfortable pair of walking shoes.

Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef

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Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • Visiting friends & family
  • Wildlife & nature

Quicksilver’s high-speed, air-conditioned luxury catamaran will whisk you to their floating activity platform on Agincourt Reef. With activities for swimmers and non-swimmers, dive and snorkel in a kaleidoscope of coral gardens and marine life, or stay dry and explore the Great Barrier Reef from a semi-submersible and underwater observatory. 

Tour from Cairns from £163 per adult

Tour from Port Douglas from £149 per adult

Please Note: Tour includes the only day cruise operator to visit an activity platform on the Agincourt ribbon reef, cruise by fast wavepiercing catamaran, informative presentation by Marine Biologist, semi-submersible coral viewing rides, snorkelling equipment, facilities for swimmers and non-swimmers, underwater Observatory coral viewing, transfers to/from Cairns accommodation. Also includes buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea. Environmental Management Charge (EMC) of AUD 6.00 per person is not included in tour price and is payable locally.

Quicksilver Wavedancer Low Isles Cruise

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Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • Wildlife & nature

The Low Isles offers everything you can dream of in a tropical island paradise. Luxury sailing catamaran Wavedancer moors in the calm waters of the picturesque lagoon. Enjoy snorkelling, view the corals through a glass-bottom boat and join the marine biologist guided snorkel tour and island walk. Or if you prefer, just laze on the beach under a thatched umbrella. Visitors are limited to protect the reef’s ecology.

From £114 per adult

Please Note: Tour includes day sail aboard 30 metre catamaran Wavedancer to Low Isles, all snorkelling equipment and guided snorkel tour, glass bottom boat tour, beach walk with a marine biologist, 4 hours to enjoy the coral cay, transfers to/from accommodation, plus buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea. Environmental Management Charge (EMC) of AUD 6.00 per person is not included in tour price and is payable locally.

Thala Beach Nature Reserve

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