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Port Douglas Family Activities and Services

Port Douglas Tours and Services below

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

BIG 4 Port Douglas Glengarry Kids Waterpark

Tel: 1800 888 134

- Fun, Fun, Fun
- Kids waterpark
- Waterslides & bucket
- $15 per child/person
- BIG 4 Member Discount - $10 per child/person


Port Douglas Bike Shop & Hire

Tel: (07) 4099 5799

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- Bike hire from $16
- Quality bikes, helmet and equipment
- Bikes for all sizes and ages
- Professional road and mountain bikes
- Come and see us at 3 Warner St (behind Coles)

from $16


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

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


Shaolin Low Isles Tropical Island Adventure

Tel: 0407 406 386

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


from $190 pp


Calypso Reef Cruises - Tropical Journeys

Part of the Tropical Journeys Group
FREECALL:  1800 005 966

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- Offers family cruises
- Reef tours and dive trips
- Suitable for all ages
- Provides a unique full day reef experience
- Children tickets $181.50 (4-14yo)
- more...


from $246.5pp Inc EMC charge

Billy Tea Safari's Daintree Cape Tribulation Bloomfield Day Tour

Tel: (07) 4032 0077

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- Small personalised tour max 16 pax per vehicle
- Locally owned Advanced Eco Accredited Operator
- Daintree River Cruise  Crocodiles, & wildlife
- Guided Rainforest walk, swim at Emmagen Ck
- BBQ Lunch, hand feed a wallaby,  Billy Tea & damper


from $230 pp


Bally Hooley Steam Railway

Tel: 0403 068 505

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- Departs 7 days
- 1/2 price fare kids under 12 yrs
- Free for infants 0-3 yrs

- 2-for-1 lunch offer
Choo Choos Cafe Restaurant


from $15 pp return, $8 pp one way


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 $35 pp child $17.50

Lady Douglas Crocodile Cruise

Tel: 0408 986 127

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- 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

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

Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours

Tel: (07) 4098 0043

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- The most exciting way to see the rainforest!
- A guided tour through 6 tree platforms and 7 ziplines
- Eco-talk on every platform
- No experience necessary, suiting all ages (3 - 103)
- Spectacular rainforest and reef views
- A "Must Do" North Queensland experience

from $105 pp  Kids $95


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)

Ocean Safari Morning Tour

Tel: (07) 4098 0006

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- Half Day tour departing from Cape Tribulation
- Only 25 minutes to the Great Barrier Reef
- Snorkel the pristine Mackay and Undine Reefs
- Swim with Turtles (on most days)
- Small group tour, maximum 25 passengers


from $145 pp


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

Port Resort Baby & Equipment Hire

Tel: 0416 201 638

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- All baby, child and medical hire products
- Range of quality holiday hire equipment inc..
  jogger prams, strollers, kids toys, cots, highchairs
  wheelchairs, crutches, shower chairs


Uplift Jet Ski Hire

Tel: 0497 488 011

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- 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


Port Douglas Boat Hire

Tel: (07) 4099 6277 A/Hrs 0439 067 812

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- No licence required
- Carry up to 6 people
- Ideal for couples, families and groups alike
- Great for children with room to move about
- Safe, stable and unsinkable
- Fitted with canopies to protect you from the sun


from $47 per hour


Uplift Watersports Parasailing

Tel: 0497 488 011

Tour Website

- Amazing views of Port Douglas
- Fly behind our custom-built boat
- Safe, comfortable and fun
- No experience necessary
- Tandem                 - $180 (2 people)
- Individual (Solo)    - $105 pp

from $90 per adult


Port Douglas Sunday Markets

Market Co-ordinator
Tel: 0459 999 078 

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- 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. 


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

Reef Sprinter Fast & Fun Snorkelling Tours

Tel: +617 4099 6127

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- Speedboats = more fun + no seasickness!
- Option A- 2 1/4hr Low Isles Reef snorkel
- Option B- 3 1/2hr Low Isles access / Lagoon Snorkel
- Option C- 3 1/2hr Outer Reef Tour
- Up to six trips daily inc equipment
- Maximum of 14 passengers
- Glass bottom boat inc (Low Isles)

from $130 pp $110 kids


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

Daintree Discovery Tours

Tel: (07) 4098 2878


- Full and half day tours
- Includes Daintree river cruise
- Exclusive access to Cassowary Falls
- Visit to Mossman Gorge with option to swim 
- Locally owned and operated


from $95pp

Moonlight Cinema - Outdoor Cinema

At QT Resort Port Douglas

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- OPEN: 15 June – 8 October 2017
- Showing new release movie
- Food truck and licensed bar on site or BYO picnic
- Open Tues - Sun during school holidays
- Open Thur – Sun outside school holidays
- $13 senior/child, $50 Family Pass

from $17.5 /adult 


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

Aquis Fishing Charters Port Douglas

Tel: 0417 609 158

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- White Cloud (9.75m) is fully equipped for reef fishing
  and snorkelling trips
- Aquis Fishing Charters allows you to tailor your own
- Maximum of 6 people
- Skipper Blake will work out the best ocean and reef
  locations for your trip
- Caters for all levels of fishing experience

from $1,500 full day


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


Daintree Tours from Port Douglas

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

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- Enjoy a day of exploring
- Discover Daintree National Park
- Passionate and experienced guides
- A day you'll never forget
- Children tickets $170
- more..


from $199pp

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

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.

Parks & Playgrounds of Port Douglas


Playgrounds & BBQ's

Rex Smeal Park:
Playground, BBQ area, Toilets, Water views,
Wharf Street Port Douglas

Port Douglas Market Park:
Playground, Swing, Toilets, water views
Wharf Street near St Mary's By the Sea

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

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

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

Port Douglas Surf Club: 
Playground, close to beach, Toilets
Port Douglas Esplanade

Julan Park:
BBQ, close to beach, exercise equipment
Port Douglas Esplanade


Sport and activity areas

Port Douglas Sports Ground:
Skate Ramp, Pump track
Port Street or Mudlo Street (access) Port Douglas

Reynolds Park:
Tennis & Basket Ball Courts
Port Douglas Road



Jalanbu Park:
Park bench, lots of shade
Mowbray and Garrick Streets

Reef Marina Park:
Water views
Reef Marina

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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