If you enjoy walking or jogging, then this is the thing for you. Circling Port Douglas, there are 15 signboards, labeled "Exercising Coastcare".
Walking the circuit may take 1h30 minutes. Jogging may take only 45 minutes.
The signboards give wonderful information about the local lands, habitat, animals, resources, etc.
They are situated along the perimeter of the town, so that you can run along the beach, above the town center, through some parks, past the marina and back to the beach. Its free. All you need is walking/jogging attire and possibly some water if you go in the heat of the day.
The Barrier Reef - Snorkelling & diving
As not a very confident swimmer it took a lot of courage for me to go snorkelling but I was so glad I did as I absolutely loved it, was on a high the rest of the day and I have to say it was one of the highlights of my trip. Chris went diving and took some underwater pics and really enjoyed it.
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
A fun day out. Take the cableway over seven kilometres up the mountains to Kuranda. It stops twice, so that you can hop out and take in the fantastic scenery. One stop is at the Barron Falls, a beautiful piece of Australia.The township of Kuranda offers lots of little eateries and some really great shopping. To top the day off, take the stream train down the mountain to go home.
Visited Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef
"Dont let the rain scare you"
When you visit Australia's Northern coast during the off season, your bound to get some tropical weather. Being from south Florida this is nothing that I am not familiar with. Wake up early if you plan on getting some sun because you can often set your watch to the afternoon showers.
"Driving from Cairns"
Driving to P.D. from Cairns you are treated to beautiful views of the rain forest meeting the ocean. The clouds just tumble off the mountainsides and bring that often unpredictable rain. The drive takes place on a two way road that often hugs the sides of mountain. Its best to do this with a confident driver as it can often be unnerving going round the tight curves
"Tony's Tropical tours"
This is a superb day out, Our day started at 7.20am and it included the Daintree Wildlife Cruise & River Cable Ferry Crossing, Alexandra Lookout, Cape Tribulation, Bloomfield Falls, swimming and lunch in the Noah Valley and a personalised guided walk, and it ended with a visit to the Ice Cream factory. What a day! Tony was our guide and was such a pleasant and interesting man which also added to the enjoyment of the day
Highlights include Cape Tribulation and swimming at Noah Valley, the guided walk was brilliant, no boardwalks, crowds, just us on the lookout for cassowaries.
The walk through the rainforest after lunch was probably our highlight, and we learned a lot about this incredible ecosystem, and how fragile it actually is. Again, Tony's knowledge and enthusiasm really showed, and was infectious. Overall a fantastic day, and one not to be missed.