Port Douglas Attractions
You’ll never have a dull moment in Port Douglas with the range of tourist attractions on offer. Take a stroll through the beautiful Marina Mirage and pick out your next yacht or hop on board the Bally Hooley historic steam railway, picking up passengers from Marina Mirage station every Sunday.
The Sunday Art & Crafts Markets are a lovely activity for any shopping enthusiast or you could study up on your history at the Port Douglas Wharf & Shipwreck Museum.
There’s a whole host of attractions for any budget or age group. A simple stroll along the picturesque Four Mile Beach is absolutely free and a chance of a lifetime. Make sure you take in a sunset as watching the sun dropping into the Coral Sea is a life changing experience.
Tourist Attractions in Port Douglas
Kuranda Scenic Railway
Taking the Scenic Railway is a wonderful way to experience the tropical rainforest while making your way up the mountain to the Kuranda village. Authentic timber carriages will take you through the tropical paradise that sits in the rugged mountains between Cairns and Kuranda. Admire the tumbling waterfalls, deep ravines, Barron Gorge and a huge array of plants and animals as you make your way to the mountain village of Kuranda.
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
If you're heading to Kuranda, a beautiful village of the Atherton Tablelands, the best way to travel is via the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, spanning 7.5km over thick rainforest. You’ll glide above the canopy, plunge through the trees and even travel over a massive waterfall on a one and a half hour journey. One way ticket prices start at $45 and $22.50 for children. You can book return trips or opt to catch the steam powered Kuranda Railway back.
Daintree National Park
Beginning at Mossman Gorge, about 80km outside of Cairns, the Daintree National Park is World Heritage Listed for its exceptional biodiversity. The rainforest is a significant habitat for a number of rare animal species and bridlife. There are plenty of walking tracks throughout the park that lead to lookouts with magnificent views. Entry to the park is through the Mossman Gorge Centre. Find out more about the Daintree on a guided tour - view available tours and book online.
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
With over 2km of timber board walks and pathways, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures is the best place to see crocodiles and local wildlife in Tropical North Queensland.
Watch the wildlife presentations for entertaining information of snakes, crocodiles, koalas and a huge array of other Australian creatures. The park is open from 8:30am to 5pm every day of the year except Christmas.
Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, Qld 4877
Phone: 07 4099 3235
This award-winning Wildlife Habitat is Australia's leading environmental wildlife experience. Visit the immersion exhibit to experience an open, interactive environment where guests and animals can mingle in a natural setting. Admission prices are $32 for adults and $16 for children.
Bally Hooley Steam Railway
Marina Mirage Station, Wharf St, Port Douglas Qld 4877
Phone: 07 4099 1839
The Bally Hooley steam railway is a historic little steam train that begins its journey at the Marina Mirage station and stops throughout Port Douglas. Hop aboard Speedy or Bundy the 55 year old steam trains and take a 1 hour return trip that will take you past Port Douglas sites like the tidal lake at St Crispins where you might seem some lazy resident crocodiles. It's a fun and cheap day out with Adult tickets for $10 and Children $5.
Marina Mirage Port Douglas
Wharf St, Port Douglas Qld 4877
Phone: 07 4099 5775
At Marina Mirage Port Douglas you can watch the multi million dollar boats come in and out of the harbour, shop at amazing fashion boutiques, pamper yourself at one of the beauty salons and eat at first class restaurants all whilst enjoying the stunning scenery and fresh sea air. The Marina is the closest mainland access point to the Great Barrier Reef.
212r Mossman Gorge Road, Mossman QLD 4873
Phone: 07 4099 7000
While many people come to Mossman Gorge for the rainforest bushwalks through World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park, and the lookouts that reveal spectacular views, many of the locals head there for swimming. The gorge provides a tranquil rock pool with crystal clear waters that are fresh from the mountain rivers. There’s a regular shuttle bus that takes visitors from the Mossman Gorge Centre to the swimming hole for only $5 return or $2.50 for children (infants up to 4 years are free).
The Rainforest Habitat
Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas Qld 4877
Phone: 07 4099 3235
The Wildlife Habitat offers visitors an amazing experience to explore the ecosystem and wildlife found in the Port Douglas area. Start your day with Breakfast with the Birds and enjoy a tropical buffet whilst the wildlife wander amongst the guests. Visit the Koala Habitat where you can get up close with these furry marsupials. Lunch is next which can be spent munching away with the lorikeets, cocktaoos and parrots. During the day book in a guided tour which is informative and provides guests with incredible insight into the nature of the wildlife and fauna.
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
417 Shannonvale Rd, Mossman Qld 4873
Phone: 07 4098 4000
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery is located a short drive from Port Douglas and is known for its award winning wines made from Tropical Fruit. The wines are created using single fruits like mango, pineapple and passionfruit and are neither cloying or sticky. The team are also konwn for their fruit Ports which come in such flavours like vanilla and the queen of tropical fruits, Purple Mangosteen. All the the fruits are grown from their organic orchard.
The Clink Theatre
Mowbray St, Port Douglas Qld 4877
Phone: 0417 750 231
Port Douglas is home to The Clink Theatre, a traditional space that hosts talent from Australia and overseas. The theatre is nestled between a lush, tropical backdrop and offers audience a unique and intimate show. Come and watch a play, musical performance or show!
Whyanbeel Rd, Miallo Qld 4873
Phone: 07 4098 8111
Karnak Playhouse and Rainforest Sanctuary is located on the edge of the Daintree National Park and is a one of a kind amphitheatre with a view which seats 500 people. Between the months of May and December new national and international artists perform. The Karnak Cafe & Gallery is open to the public between 10am and 4pm for morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch. You can also check out the gallery which houses paintings, artefacts and Hoglund Art Glass.