Enjoy the natural beauty during your getaway with family and friends in Port Douglas

Things to do in Port Douglas

Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse

things to do in Port Douglas Flafstaff Hill Lighthouse

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Take the family to see this historical landmark perched atop of Flagstaff Hill. Used for ships at sea for many of years the hill provides stunning views of 4 Mile Beach. Considered by locals as the best viewpoint in Port Douglas especially for full moon viewing, sunrises and sunsets. Definitely a must see attraction for the family and any tourists. Located only a short distance from the main street of Port douglas.

Address: 7 Wharf Street, Port Douglas QLD 4877

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

Things to do in Port Douglas Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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Home to the largest butterfly aviary and exhibit in the Southern Hemisphere this is a must for the family. This is your chance to journey into a butterfly's world with over 2000 calling this home. There are a number of displays, educational experiences, guided tours throughout the aviary and breeding laboratory to check out. Surely a one in a lifetime experience for the kids and anyone wanting to get up and close with the Kuranda wildlife.

Ph: 07 4093 7575 Email: ulysses@australianbutterflies.com

Address: 8 Rob Veivers Dr, Kuranda QLD 4881

Daintree Rainforest

Things to do in Port Douglas Daintree Rainforest

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Take the family on a journey through the heart of the oldest rainforest on the planet. Saturated with inspiring natural beauty and surreal sights of unspoiled natural structures over 1000’s of years old. There are guided walking tours which showcase the biological diversity and exceptional riches the rainforest hides. You can access the rainforest through a 2 hour guided tour or a 4 hour guided tour depending on your schedule. All money goes back into the protection of this World Heritage listed site.

Ph: 07 4098 9126

Hot Air Ballooning Port Douglas

Things to do in Port Douglas Hot Air Ballooning in Port Douglas

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Consider an aerial approach to exploring the best of Port Douglas with a Hot Air Balloon flight. There is no better way to experience 360 views of the stunning coastline and sweeping views of the hinterland. There are private charters which offer a one hour flight to finish off with a gourmet champagne breakfast for those wanting a romantic experience.

Ph: 07 4015 2622 Email: Portdouglas@hotair.com.au

Address: 30 Macrossan St, Port Douglas QLD 4877

Ballyhooley Steam Railway

Things to do in Port Douglas Ballyhooley Steam Railway

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Take a trip down memory lane and visit the historic bally Hooley Rail operating 7 days a week. The rail tour takes you through a journey through town and is a great way to soak up all the best sights of the town. Sure to be a fun time for all family members and is recommended for any tourists taking a holiday in Port Douglas.

Ph: 0403 068 505 Email: tourdesk@ballyhooleyrail.com.au

Address: Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, 46 Wharf Street, Port Douglas QLD 4877

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

Things to do in Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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Check out some cuddly Koalas, pythons, crocodiles and feed some kangaroos plus many more animals to see at the Wildlife Habitat. It is a great way for the family to appreciate the number 1 zoo in North Queensland as rated on TripAdvisor. A must for any tourist visiting the area on a holiday or just passing through the area. The zoo is one of the family favourite attractions for the kids to have a great day out. There are four wildlife parks to choose from and tours that operate at different times of the day.

Ph: 07 4099 3235 Email: info@wildlifehabitat.com.au

Address: Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas QLD 4877

Douglas Shire Historical Society

Things to do in Port Douglas Shire Historical Society

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A great way for the family to visit some historical sites and learn about the local history of Port Douglas. Meeting on the first Monday of every month, if you are a history buff this is ideal for you. There are a number of activities to participate in from historic walks to research studies. Alternatively, if you don’t happen to be around for a meet up you can check out the Port Douglas Court House Museum located on Wharf Street beside the Police Station. Open Tuesdays, Thursday, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 1 pm.

Ph: 07 4098 1284 Email: info@douglashistory.org.au

Address: 19 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877