If you have a car and have a thirst for discovery there are some sensational drives around the Port Douglas region and you don’t need a 4×4 to enjoy them. ‘The Great Barrier Reef Drive‘ from Port Douglas to Cairns is one of the best stretches of road in Australia. Along most of its length […]
Each Wednesday afternoon, the Port Douglas Yacht Club has free (or a small nominal fee) sunset sailing. A sail is not guaranteed but it is well worth coming along to see. They can also match you with a boat for your sailing experience.
As we know it rains in paradise – sometimes. We’ve had a few questions over the last month about what to do and here is a current list of favorite activities. Mud Park: Fun in the mud! The perfect activity in bad weather. Get down and dirty in 6 wheeled army ducks, jump into the log obstacle course, have […]
Every year divers and snorkelers point their torches into the darkened waters of the Great Barrier Reef, in the hopes of witnessing the annual ‘mass’ coral spawning event. Coral spawning is where the many colonies of coral species simultaneously release egg and sperm bundles for external fertilisation. The spectacle resembles an underwater snowstorm, with a […]
Entering the dramatic beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is an extraordinary experience. It’s a day that engages all your senses, lifts your spirit and takes you into another realm. The reef vibrates with the hues, stripes and shimmering of the myriad of fish. Butterfly fish, parrot fish, angel fish and elegant nudibranchs dance before […]
Here at the Information Centre we get a lot of questions about Marine Stingers, so this week we thought we’d take a moment to cover one of the most important safety topics for anyone going near the water. The beaches and oceans of Tropical north Queensland are an important part of the natural attractions of […]
Dont mistake Sunday in Port Douglas for being a day of rest, there is always plenty to do! The Port Douglas Markets are held every Sunday at Anzac Park (which is at the end of Macrossan Street) from 8:30am till 3pm. The stalls are a mix of local arts, crafts, unique souvenirs and fresh produce […]
One of the most common questions we get asked here at the Port Douglas Tourist Infomation Centre is: ‘what are the best kid friendly activies for families?’ So here is our list of the top 5 things to do with the kiddies in tow (and they are lots of fun for the parents as well). The Great Barrier […]