With an endless choice to see and do there is something for everyone to explore around Port Douglas. Take a look at our top 10 must-do day trips while holidaying in the beautiful Tropical North Queensland!
Best of all, they are all easily accessible from Freestyle Resort Port Douglas. Read on to find out more!
AquaQuest by Divers Den
Experience the amazing Great Barrier Reef like never before with Aquaquest, the newest Port Douglas snorkel and dive vessel operation from Divers Den! With qualified trainers and knowledgeable guides, this tour is suitable for divers and adventurers of all types and skill levels.
For the perfect Cairns holiday, we’ve partnered with Aquaquest to provide a Book Direct Stay, Snorkel & Dive Package. For just $699This includes a 3-night stay for two and a full snorkel day trip for two on Aquaquest to 3 Great Barrier Reef outer reefs.
Dragon Lady Fishing
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Cast your line into the outer reef systems and experience the excitement of shark and bottom fishing with Dragon Lady Fishing Tours in Port Douglas. The tour provides opportunities for light tackle and popper or heavy tackle fishing for the ultimate all-day fishing experience.
Your trip includes refreshments and a light tropical lunch. Bring your fishing supplies and, if you want, your own tipple for a truly relaxing day out on the sea.
Located at Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, just an 11-minute walk from Freestyle.
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The tour starts with a convenient bus pickup from your location. In about an hour you'll then find yourself above the enchanting rainforest canopy in the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
When you get to Kuranda, you'll get to explore the charming village, where original and heritage markets feature arts and crafts. Pick up handmade trinkets or sample some of the amazing eats along the way.
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For a truly unique experience, jump on a scenic GBR Helicopter flying high above the rainforest and the spectacular Great Barrier Reef. The tour includes a convenient pickup from Freestyle to the helipad. If you’re short on time, the tour provides full flexibility, letting you choose how long you want your excursion to be.
Bush and Boat
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The half-day Turtle Tottle Kayak Tour gives you the chance to travel over the reef close to shore, see all kinds of birds and sea animals, and enjoy the wonderful scenery while getting some exercise. While the excursion begins in Port Douglas, you'll receive the exact location after booking.
Aquarius Port Douglas Cruises
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For the most relaxing maritime getaway, climb aboard the Aquarius Twilight Sailing cruise. This tour puts you in the middle of Coral Sea in that wonderful in-between time of twilight, all the while remaining in sight of the coast and mountains. The hour and a half on the water include canapes and other refreshments, and you can BYO.
Flames of the Forest Dining Experience
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Enjoy a combination of the gorgeous ambience of the natural world, music, and a delicious, locally sourced six-course meal. The secluded setting is the perfect romantic date night experience where you can dine with other travellers and indulge in seven wonderful dishes.
You can also choose a marvellous Aboriginal Cultural Experience. It involves singing, playing the didgeridoo, and storytelling.
Port Douglas Mountain Bike Tour
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It doesn't matter if you're a beginner, you can still bike through the colourful rainforest trails of Port Douglas. The beginner tour runs for half a day and ends with a river swim. Intermediate and Expert tours are suitably challenging for experienced riders.
To prepare for the excursion, wear comfortable clothing and bring a helmet. The price includes bike and shoes, but you will get a discount if you bring your own. You don't have to worry about getting there as pick-up and drop-off are free.
You won't want to visit a zoo after seeing this place! At Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas you get to see animals in their natural environment. Many people enjoy cuddling koalas or feeding kangaroos; if you're more daring, there are pythons you can get close to.
The Habitat is located at the entrance to Port Douglas, about five minutes’ drive from Freestyle.