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Port Douglas Tourist Attractions and Activities

S & S Port Douglas Trike and Harley Tours

Mob: 0407 392 876

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- 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

Back Country Bliss Adventures

Tel: (07) 4099 3677

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- Specialised small group adventures
- Drift down a crystal-clear rainforest river, search for the
  elusive platypus, turtles or river fish
- Explore the oldest Rainforest in the world, search for
  cassowaries
- Fly through the canopy with Jungle Surfing and look for
  crocodiles on a Daintree River
- Enjoy the wonders of Tropical North Queensland!

from $99pp

           

Hook-a-Barra Fishing Park

Tel: (07) 4098 7117

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- 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)

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

Tel: (07) 4098 4000

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- Free entry
- Wine tastings daily
- Great gift idea
- Not sweet or sticky
- Liqueurs and Ports
- All grown on orchard
- more... 

 
from $17 /bottle

      

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

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

         

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Tel: (07) 4055 3576
www.crocodileadventures.com

- 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

The Port Douglas Sunday Markets

Tel (07) 4099 9444

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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. 
 

 

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
Timetable

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

 

from $15 pp return, $8 pp one way

      

Uplift Watersports Parasailing

Tel: 0497 488 011

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- 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 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

Port Douglas, Mossman and Daintree Historical Walks

Tel: (07) 4099 1598

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- Guided tours for
- Groups of six or more
- Stroll back through time
- See the original villages

 

from $10 pp

Hummers & Harleys Charters

Tel: 0438 442 293

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- The ultimate group charter vehicle
- 16 rear seats of opulent luxury
- 3 separate bars
- State of the art sound system
- Special occasion specialists
- Great for family & friend catch-ups 
- Weekday special rates available

from $37pp

Wildlife Habitat

Tel: (07) 4099 3235

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- 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

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 

    

Port Douglas Queensland Australia



Port Douglas is a bustling resort town located approximately 70 kilometres north of Cairns. It is the main population centre within the Cairns Regional Council area of north Queensland, with over 3,600 residents. In addition to the resident population, Port Douglas supports sometimes an overnight tourist population of over 8,000 on any one night.

Originally a sleepy fishing village, Port Douglas became established as a major tourist destination and investment hot spot in 1987 with the construction of the Sheraton Mirage Hotel (300 rooms) and the associated condominium complex, which includes a resort golf course. In the late 1980's three other major tourist facilities - the then Radisson Royal Palms Resort (300 rooms), the first stage of Reef Terraces (146 units), and the Marina Mirage Shopping complex - were developed. The most recent large resort to be constructed in Port Douglas is the Sea Temple Resort (211 apartments)

Since 1996 the focus has in Port Douglas Queensland moved away from large scale single-owner resorts to the construction of one and two bedroom strata titled holiday apartment complexes, firstly in close proximity to the main shopping area in Macrossan Street, and more recently in the Port Links vicinity. In addition, each of the original large resorts, with the exception of the Sheraton Mirage, has been subsequently converted to strata title and the units sold to investors . Most new developments in Port Douglas have on-site management to cater for the visitor accommodation market and the trend recently has been to sell new stock with a guaranteed return or leaseback arrangement.

The marketing of these developments as well as high profile tourist businesses such as the reef tour company Quicksilver Connections, and the development of the Cairns international airport, have provided the impetus to establish Port Douglas as a national and international visitor destination. Tourism is the main economic force driving the Port Douglas economy and the local property market.

Census Statistics - see www.abs.gov.au


Figures showed that the Douglas Shire had a permanent population of 11,275 at 30 June 2004. Its growth history is shown in Figure 1. Though growth rates in individual years have been quite variable, Shire population has grown at a long term average of just over 4% per annum to almost double over the last 20 years. Periods of high growth took place during the early and late 1980s, and to a lesser extent in 1993 and 1994. Since 1994, growth rates have been more subdued, averaging 3.1% per annum. Growth from 1989 to 1991 was particularly low, affected by the economic downturn brought about by the 1989 pilots' dispute. These indicate strong functional linkages between tourism growth and population growth.

Port Douglas itself had an estimated resident population of 4,305 at 30 June 2003, up from 3,030 as at 30 June 1996. This indicates growth in Port Douglas

The 2001 Population Census recorded 7,900 visitors in the Douglas Shire on Census night 7 August 2001, a time which corresponds with the peak tourist season. This figure includes visitors staying as household guests (eg. people staying with friends or relatives) as well as overnight guests in accommodationPort Douglas, but 10% were accommodated in the Daintree / Cape Tribulation area and 17% elsewhere in the Shire. Visitor counts also highlights that, at peak times, Port Douglas visitors well outnumber locals. averaging 4.2% per annum over these 7 years. establishments. Of the Shire visitors, 50% were from overseas, 40% were from interstate (most commonly Victoria), and 10% were fellow Queenslanders. Nearly three quarters of Shire visitors were staying in

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Four Mile Beach

Port Douglas Australia is host to one of North Queensland's premier beaches Four Mile Beach. The golden sands and palm fringed shores beckon you to step into the sparkling warm waters of Tropical North Queensland and given Port Douglas weather averages 29 degrees over the Summer/Autumn and a balmy 26 degrees over Winter/Spring there is nothing stopping you dipping your toes into the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef all year round! 


Centred on the shores of Four Mile Beach is the world class Sheraton Mirage together with a host of beach front accommodation including self contained apartments, private villas, five star homes and luxury hotels, ensuring Four Mile Beach has accommodation to suit every traveller. Port Douglas' main beach offers views of the vibrant Coral Sea and famous lighthouse on the coral cay of Low Isles by day, and an unobstructed view of the twinkling constellations of the southern sky by night.

The stunning shores of Port Douglas' Four Mile Beach play host to a range of Port Douglas tours including kayaking, sightseeing and kite surfing, all a stone's throw away from a multitude of Port Douglas accommodation and dining.

Four Mile Beach is the central feature of every Port Douglas Map so you won't have any trouble finding it leaving its glowing shores and inviting warm waters however, may be a challenge!

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