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Port Douglas Family Activities and Services

Port Douglas Tours and Services below

family tours & attractions
babysitting services
parks & playgrounds
child hire equipment

Cape Trib Horse Rides

Tel: 1800 111 124


- Morning, mid morning and afternoon rides
- Cater for all types of abilities
- Enjoy breathtaking views
- Spectacular beach and rainforest rides


from $99 pp

The Port Douglas Sunday Markets

Tel (07) 4099 9444


- Every Sunday from 8am till 1:30pm
- Located at Anzac Park, end of Macrossan St.
- The Sunday Market is a Cotters Market
- Goods offered for sale are made by the stall-holder. 


Shaolin Charters Low Isles Adventure

Tel: 0407 406 386


- Traditional Chinese Junk
- Up to 22 passengers
- Full island access
- Superb lunch and drinks provided
- Great for families and groups

from $190 pp


Port Douglas Watersports & Beach Hire

Tel: 0404 856 821

- On Four Mile (Main) Beach
- Catamarans $40
- Stand Up Paddleboards $25
- Double Kayaks $25
- Tubes $5
- Buckets & Spades $2
- more...   


from $2

Moonlight Cinema - Outdoor Cinema

At QT Resort Port Douglas


- OPEN: 18 June to 5 October annually
- Showing new release movies
- Fri, Sat and Sun nights
- Thur nights during school holidays
- Film Program

from $16 pp

S & S Port Douglas Trike and Harley Tours

Mob: 0407 392 876


- Experience a tour like no other
- Wine tours, packages & transfers
- Cultural indigenous tours
- Arrive in style to parties or weddings!
- A great local family business 

from $40pp

Calypso Reef Charters

Part of the Tropical Journey's Group
FREECALL:  1800 005 966


- Offers family cruises
- Reef tours and dive trips
- Suitable for all ages
- Provides a unique full day reef experience
- Child tickets $176.50
- more...

from $237pp Inc EMC charge

Daintree Discovery Centre

Tel: (07) 4098 9171

Attraction Website

- Discover the real Daintree!
- Explore the rainforest canopy
- Self guide or access professional tour guides
- Interpretatie centre
- Great fun for the kids
- Multiple award winning attraction

from $35pp Concessions $32 - Child $16


Uplift Jet Ski Hire

Tel: +61 (0)497 488 011

- Exhilarating Port Douglas activity
- No experience or licence required
- Ride solo or tandem (Max 2)
- 1/2hr or 1hr hires available
- Located at & departs Reef Marina
- Bookings essential

from $55 per adult


Bally Hooley Steam Railway

Tel: 07 4099 1839

Tour Website

- Departs Choo Choos @ St Crispin Station Sundays 
  10:00am, 11:30am, 1:15pm, 2:45pm
- 1/2 $ for children U12 - Free for kids U5

Icons of Port Douglas River & Train Tour
- Lady Douglas River Cruises
- Choo Choos Cafe Restaurant

from $12pp return $6 one way


Uplift Watersports Parasailing

Tel: +61 0497 488 011

Tour Website

- Amazing views of Port Douglas
- Fly behind our custom-built boat
- Safe, comfortable and fun
- No experience necessary
- Tandom        - $170 ($85 pp)
- Individual     - $95 pp

from $85 per adult


Aquis Fishing Charters Port Douglas

Tel: 0419 510 491


- Depart 8.00am - Return 4.30pm
- Maximum of 6 people each trip
- We pick-up from your Port Douglas accommodation
- Special catering avail upon request, for example,
  seafood, cakes and slices
- Caters for all levels of fishing experience
- All fishing gear included


from $1,500 full day


Lady Douglas Crocodile Cruise

Tel: 0408 986 127


- Calm river cruise 'Paddlewheeler' style
- See crocodiles in their natural habitat
- Voted best Tourist Attraction
- A Must Do on any visitor list
- Includes complimentary beverage and snacks
- more...


from $35pp $15 kids

Sailaway Low Isles Cruises

Tel: (07) 4099 4200


- Full day OR afternoon Low Isles tours
- 8.30am OR 1pm departures
- Sailing, reef and island experiences
- Family friendly OR adults only tour
- Unspoilt coral cay and heritage walk
- more...

from $248 pp $175 p/child

Wildlife Habitat

Tel: (07) 4099 3235


- Crocodile feeding, koala photo, guests and wildlife
  mingle in a natural setting
- Located at entry to Port Douglas
- Voted #1 Zoo in North Queensland (TripAdvisor)
- Famous Breakfast w/ the Birds
- 5 day entry and FREE Tours
- more...

from $34 pp child $17

Daintree Tours from Port Douglas

Part of the Tropical Journey's Group
Tel: (07) 4099 6999

Tour Website

- Enjoy a day of exploring
- Discover Daintree National Park
- Passionate and experienced guides
- A day you'll never forget
- more...


from $195pp

Hook-a-Barra Fishing Park

Tel: (07) 4098 7117

Business Website

- Ultimate sport fishing adventure in North Queensland
- Land a famous  NQ Barramundi or Mangrove Jack
- Caters for Barramundi fly-fishers also
- Guidance provided by our experienced staff
- For anglers of all skills and abilities
- Kids love it! Kids assisting parent are free


from $55 pp ($45 independent kids)

Daintree Wonder Tours

Tel: (07) 4099 3210


- Explore the Daintree Rainforest,
  Cape Tribulation & Mossman Gorge
- Experienced and passionate guides
- 100% locally owned and operated
- A day of unforgettable memories
- Sumptuous tropical lunch
- Secret spots

from $180pp

Out n About Sportfishing Port Douglas

Tel: 0409 204 985

Tour Website

- Half day shared charters - estuary & in-shore reef
- 2 to 6 people per trip
- 8:00am to 12:00pm / 12:30pm to 4:30pm
- Catch famed Coral Trout, Nannygai and pelagics
  including Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Queenfish, Tuna...
- Great value, suitable for novice to experienced anglers
- Crocodile and bird spotting a possibility too


from $120 pp


BIG 4 Glengarry Kids Waterpark

Tel: 1800 888 134

- Fun, Fun, Fun
- Kids waterpark
- Waterslides & bucket
- BIG 4 accommodation
  discounts available




Icons of Port Douglas: River, Train and Food Tour

Tel: 0408 986 127

Tour Website

- Departs Reef Marina every Sunday
- Experience the Lady Douglas and Balley Hooley
- Lunch included in return trips

- The Lady Douglas River Cruise
- Balley Hooley Steam Train
- Choo Choos Restaurant & Cafe


from $60 kids $30


The Reef Marina Port Douglas

Tel: (07) 4099 5775


- Welcome to the Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef
- Queensland's most northern marina
- Permanent and visiting berths
- 135 berths inc Superyachts up to 50m
- Facilities inc restaurants, bars, shopping and FNQ's only

Reef Sprinter Fast & Fun Snorkelling Tours

Tel: +617 4099 6127


- Half-days: Low Isles or Outer Reef
- Speedboats = more fun + no seasickness!
- Up to six trips daily inc equipment
- Maximum of 14 passengers
- Glass bottom boat inc (Low Isles)

from $130 pp $110 kids


Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Tel: (07) 4055 3576

- Best place to see crocodiles in FNQ
- 20 minutes south of Port Douglas
- Multi award winning attraction
- Educational and interpretive
- Simply worth it!!

from $35 pp

Welcome to the Great Barrier Reef

Port Douglas Family Holiday Activities


For years Port Douglas has created memorable family holidays boosting Australia's best family beach Four Mile Beach.


Parents need not worry about crashing waves as Four Mile Beaches azure waters rarely offer more than a lapping of tiny waves on the shore.


Port Douglas is a town of open spaces and parklands most offering playgrounds and activities for children.


Relax and unwind with your family in Port Douglas.

Busy Bees Babysitting Services

Port Douglas Babysitting

Port Douglas resident Fay Georgakopoulos specializes in caring for children (0-12yrs)

Mob: 0417 794 507

Qualifications & Experience: Primary Teacher, Childcare, Nanny, Mother, Blue Card, Senior First Aid, CPR & Anaphylaxis Training. Specialises in childminding & activities for groups of children for weddings & corporate functions. more >>

Executive Babysitting

Executive Babysitting

Tel: 07 4055 6510 or 0417 612 975

Welcome to Executive Babysitting, the original Cairns Babysitting Service, est. 1986, servicing Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas. Our team ensures the protection, rights, interests and well-being of children and young people in the State of Queensland, so you can be assured of peace of mind. more >>

Hire for Baby

Tel: (07) 4032 1984 

Mob: 0423 959 648

Baby equipment hire need: For a day, a week or a few months: Friendly, professional service: High quality baby equipment: Great prices: Wide range of products.

Parks & Playgrounds of Port Douglas

Rex Smeal Park: Playground, BBQ area, Water views

Wharf St, Port Douglas


Solander Park: Playground, Close to Beach, BBQ
Solander Blvd, Port Douglas


Reynolds Park: Tennis & Basket ball courts
Port Douglas Road


Port Gardens Park: Playground, BBQ, Undercover Area
Oriole Street, Port Douglas


Four Mile Park: Basket Ball court, Swings, close to beach, BBQ
Barrier Street, Port Douglas


Port Douglas Sports Ground: Skate Ramp
Port Street or Mudlo Street Port Douglas


Surf Club: Playground, close to beach
Port Douglas Esplanade


Contact us for locations or ask your accommodation provider or tour desk

7 Free Port Douglas Activities To Heighten Your Australian Holiday Experience

When looking for fun family activities to partake in on your Australian holidays to Port Douglas, you may try to find a few activities that are free of charge so you can save money, leaving you with more holiday funds to spend on the spectacular, more costly events. Vacations don’t have to be all about spending money; they should be about spending quality time with your family. Here are seven fantastic free Port Douglas activities that are sure to brighten the days of your entire family!

Free Sailing at the Yacht Club
Every Wednesday, the Wednesday Afternoon Gentleman Sailing group at the yacht club meets and will provide you with a sail around the inlet & Coral Sea free of charge. It’s a great way to experience a little bit of life at sea, without spending a lot of time on a long seafaring journey. The skippers will be more than willing to show you and yours a great time on the waves in a beautiful boat!

Experience the flying foxes
Port Douglas is home to a large colony of flying foxes. Just before sunset, you will be able to see the flying foxes- a breed of bat- circle in the sky. This unique experience will bring you closer to nature in an amazing way.

Visit Stinger Park to watch the boats come back to shore
Stinger Park (Rex Smeal Park) is a great place to bring a picnic lunch in the afternoon. While you enjoy your snack or meal, you can watch the beautiful boats come back in to the harbor. This place is ideal for visitors with children, as there is plenty of space for the kids to run around and get a taste of the sweet ocean air.

Window Shop in the amazing shopping district
Port Douglas has a fabulous selection of shops. Even if you don’t want to spend a dime, walking around to see what each of these shops has to offer is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon. Take in the sunshine, look at products made by local artisans, and get some good exercise while you’re at it.

Visit the local marketplace
Every Sunday at the Anzac Park, the town of Port Douglas has a public market set up. Whether you like to browse the art, craft, and edibles made by the locals or you just want to perch under a tree for some people watching, the Sunday Markets are a wonderful way to spend a Sunday morning. Open from 8 am until the last person leaves, this is a great place for you to find interesting items as well as great conversation.

Take a walk on the beach
Port Douglas is known for it’s long beaches. Take a stroll down one of these wonders of nature to collect shells, sea glass, pebbles, or driftwood. An Oceanside stroll is a great way to pass the time no matter the time of day. No matter where the sun is, if you need something to do in between set plans, a walk on the beach is surely what you need to clear your head and relax.

Visit an art gallery
A visit to a Port Douglas art gallery will bring you close to the culture and arts of this marvelous area. Spend an afternoon looking at the inner workings of the minds of Port Douglas artists, and perhaps bring a little inspiration home with you.

There are plenty of free activities to pass the time on your Australian holiday to Port Douglas, use your imagination and enjoy your surroundings to take in the most of your beautiful, relaxing, oceanside surroundings.

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