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We often still thinking about beautiful Port Douglas in Queensland. An atmospheric place with lots of opportunities and attractions due to its fine location. Port Douglas feels like the smaller brother of Cairns, a lot less massive but still the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and national parks such as the impressive Daintree. In this blog, we share 5 things not to miss in and around Port Douglas.
Swimming at Four Mile Beach
The climate in Port Douglas lends itself very well to a dip in the sea. Port Douglas have one of the most beautiful tropical beaches on Australia’s east coast. A visit to Four Mile Beach should not be missed during your visit to Port Douglas.
Take a lovely refreshing dip and feel like you are in paradise. The many palm trees with the rainforest in the background makes this a real must visit. Tip: only swim between the nets, due to dangerous jellyfish.
Flagstaff Hill Walking Trail
Hikers will enjoy the Flagstaff Hill Walking Trail. This beautiful 1.5-kilometre-long walking trail runs from Four Mile Beach to Rex Smeal Park and takes you to the most beautiful views.
For instance, you’ll have stunning views of Four Mile Beach and come across the most unusual plants and trees. A lovely walk that takes you to one of the most beautiful spots in Port Douglas.
Snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef
What many people don’t know is that Port Douglas is also the ideal starting point to visit the Great Barrier Reef. Its convenient location puts you in one of the world’s most beautiful natural areas in no time. Snorkelling and diving enthusiasts are going to love this!
Enjoy the most colourful and extraordinary fish in the world. The underwater world at the Great Barrier Reef is something you should not miss during your visit to Australia.
Spotting wildlife at Daintree National Park
55 kilometres from Port Douglas, you will find the overwhelming Daintree National Park. Daintree is the place to be if you love nature and wildlife. In this enormous 116.5 km² national park you can hike for hours and be surprised by all the beauty that this extraordinary rainforest has to offer.
Besides the many reptiles, amphibians and insects that make their home here, the Daintree National Park is also home to the cassowary, the most dangerous bird in the world. Spotting this enormous bird will give you adrenaline, but will also provide you with beautiful pictures.
Visiting Mossman Gorge
Mossman Gorge is a 56,000-hectare area within the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park (a 25-minute drive from Port Douglas) and is best known for its enchanting beauty.
Mossman Gorge is also known for the world’s oldest living cultures and you will find several beautiful hiking trails where you can get in touch with the area’s special nature and culture on your own or with an indigenous guide. Mossman Gorge also has beautiful swimming holes where you can bathe or swim in pristine nature. Mossman Gorge is another very different place from when you visit northern Daintree National Park near Cape Tribulation. Should you have the time, I recommend visiting both areas and also staying overnight in the middle of Daintree National Park.
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