Reflections Of Port Douglas

70 Macrossan St, Port Douglas, Queensland, 4877, Australia
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Family fun

by michellew2

We are going to port douglas in january and have a family of 6. what are the most family friendly activities and inexpensive eating places?

Re: Family fun

by Robachu1

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park was a lot of fun, especially having the chance to throw real boomerangs and spears.

http://www.australian-aboriginal.com/

SkyRail was great too. I think your family would enjoy it. SkyRail is much better than the Kuranda Railway which proved not as scenic as advertised.

http://www.skyrail.com.au/

We also enjoyed our visit to Kuranda Village. There was so much to see. I guess it's pretty common in Australia but we were really impressed by all the different kinds of meat pies. They were cheap and pretty good.

http://www.kuranda.org/

Re: Family fun

by JulesTwo

We loved the Port Douglas area. We did the most incredible tour with Pete Baxendell. He does interpretive tours and rainforest walks. We had a wonderful time with him. www.daintree-specialised-tours.com We ate at 2 Fish Seafood Restaurant. I do not remember it being very expensive. It is located at 7/20 Wharf Street. You can check out www.smallguide.com.au for some great information.
Have a great trip!
Julie

Re: Family fun

by samraj

Don't forget to go Barrier Reef, I suppose that's why you are going there?! We took the Quicksilver trip which is for a whole day to the reef where you have loads of activities. Explore other activities mentioned and if you are there on a Sunday definitely go to the markets which is there upto 3pm, we've met the aboriginal artist who handpainted the boomerang. Restaurants can be expensive here, but there is a very good, well stocked Coles supermarket on Macrossan street - they sell some fantastic range of cooked food as well as ready to cook fresh & frozen food. I wouldn't worry too much, just make sure your hotel/ accomodation has cooking facilities - you'll be fine!

Travel Tips for Port Douglas

Bloomsfield track awesome!!!!

by adelaidean

Take a four wheel drive trip to the Daintree and Cape Tribulation. Here you will see crocodiles on the river, and the beauty of where the rainforest meets the ocean at Cape Tribulation. This is where many tours end. Keep going and grap a tour that does the Bloomsfield track. You get to experience some real aussie beauty. Swim in the lovely clear creeks, and see some beautiful waterfalls. Its a beautiful rugged experience that is not worth missing.

The Great Barrier Reef

by clueless83

If you're in Port Douglas the chances are you are there for the Great Barrier Reef. The company we went with are part of the Quicksilver group and are called Silversonic (see my photos for a picture of the boat).

We were picked up from our hotel in the morning and taken to Marina Mirage where we were checked in onto our boat. From there you are briefed about the day and safety etc. All equipment is provided but bring your own towel, swimsuit, sunscreen etc. We chose to do snorkelling and because of the jellyfish risk we borrowed wetsuits for a small fee. We spent 5 hours at the reef and were taken to 3 different sites. A buffet lunch and afternoon tea are also provided on board.

There are guides on hand to help you as well as give you an optional guided tour of the reef. Don't worry if you're not a strong swimmer (i'm not) there are life jackets and flotation devices (noodles) that you can borrow. I found it pretty terrifying letting go of the boat at first but once i dipped my head down and caught my first glimpse of the reef it was amazing!

Take some money with you because there is an underwater photographer on board and you can purchase a photo of yourself in the reef. You may also want to bring an underwater camera as they are much cheaper on land than on the boat.

See website for more details.

Drive upto Tablelands

by percy961

Hire a car and take the scenic drive to The Atherton Tablelands is Tropical North Queensland’s highland getaway. This mountainous plain is nestled between the Bellenden Ker Range and the Great Dividing Range, at an altitude ranging from 600m to 1100m. The air is cool and fresh. The flora is perpetually green and lush. Despite being only 1 – 2 hours drive from the coastal town of Cairns, the Atherton Tablelands offer an escape from the modern hustle of city life. This is Australian countryside at its very best.

Port Douglas

by leighdave

"Area and surrounds"

This has to be one of the nicest areas in Australia to live.........
The surroundings are world-class. The Daintree rainforest and Cape Tribulation to the North, Cairns and Palm Cove to the South , The Great Barrier Reef out to the East and The Atherton tablelands to the West.
Port Douglas has so much to offer you would be hard-pressed to do everything in a month!!

Apart from the number of activities avaliable is the sheer beauty of the area and the friendliness of the local people.

"Top 3 Attractions"

Barrier Reef
Most people go out on the bigger boats but I personnally prefer to go out on the smaller ones. I find that it is a more personal experience and no where near as crowded, the food is better and thet usually go to 2 or 3 different sites.

Daintree Rainforest
Go with a small 4WD company if you want to go further than Cape Trip otherwise it's a great drive to the cape and look out for wild pigs and Cassowary. Great walks and waterfalls - go to the rainfortest tower.

Hartleys Creek Crocodile Farm
This place is awesome!!! I saw the biggest croc I have ever seen here!!
Loads to see and the displays and the boatride are well worth it. Best Croc farm ever I reckon!!! Lovely food as well. Go early though so you don't miss out.

"People and Lifestyle"

Port Douglas relys on the tourists to keep it going. The town shrinks in the low season (summer) due to the heat, the marine stingers and rain. If you want to come with no crowds then summer is for you!

The winter, after the annual carnivale to signal the start of season the town goes wild and gets really busy. All the restaurants are full and accomodation is booked out.

People up here live a laid back lifestyle and are very easy going.

De onderwater pracht van het Great Barrier Reef

by Alain_Smeets

"Snorkelen doet je de wereld gans anders zien."

Het Great Barrier Reef is een deel van het werelds grootste Marine park en omvat een oppervlakte van 345.000 vierkante km. Het rif is het grootste in zijn soort en het grootste bouwwerk dat compleet gemaakt is door levende organismen. Uitgestrekt doorheen het warme water voor de kust van Queensland over een lengte van meer dan 2000 km, het Great Barrier Reef is het meest extensieve koraalrif systeem ter wereld.

Het rif heeft zijn fundamenten op het uiteinde van Australiërs continentale plaat, eens een deel van de Queensland kust. Het rif is dichter bij de kust in het noorden, ongeveer 15 km, als je het vergelijkt met de 160 km uit de kust in het zuiden. Het water varieert tussen 22 en 27 graden.

Het koraal kan zich enkel ontwikkelen in water dat helder en zout is, met een temperatuur boven de 17,5 graad en minder dan 30 m diep. Het koraal is gevormd door een water poliep, een primitief diertje dat familie is van de anemoon en de kwal. Deze poliepen vormen een harde oppervlakte door het maken van kalk. Als deze poliepen sterven, blijven hun "koraallichamen" achter, die geleidelijk het rif vormen. Nieuwe poliepen groeien op de overblijfselen van hun voorgangers, continue een bijdrage leverend aan het rif.

Het Great Barrier Reef is daardoor een levend werk in voortgang van miljarden en miljarden water poliepen. Het is al meer dan 10000 jaar oud en volgens sommigen meer dan 500 meter dik op sommige plaatsen.

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Address: 70 Macrossan St, Port Douglas, Queensland, 4877, Australia