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 are 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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