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In 1877, the aptly named James Venture Mulligan struck pay dirt on Hodgkinson River, igniting the fabled North Queensland Gold Rush. At the height of the boom, Port Douglas boasted 12,000 residents and 27 hotels. Bust inevitably followed boom, and Port Douglas slid into decades of obscurity. Then came a second gold rush in the 1980s as tourists flocked to the North Queensland Coast. Located between the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas provides a perfect gateway to hardy adventurers en route to rainforest and reef.In addition to its nearby scenic wonders, Port Douglas boasts several resorts ranging from the Sheraton Mirage to the Daintree Eco Lodge and Spa in the heart of the rainforest.Note: Port Douglas is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship's tender.
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Soar above Australia's World Heritage tropical rainforest on a 6-person gondola. Immerse yourself in an intimate rainforest experience that transports you from the canopy to the rainforest floor.
Ride this famous railway on a scenic journey that takes you on a thrilling ride over bridges, through tunnels and into the rainforest, passing spectacular waterfalls and the magnificent Barron Gorge.
Discover the flora and fauna of three Australian environments: the Wetlands, the Grasslands and the Rainforest when you stroll through aviaries, wildlife pavilions and have lunch with the lorikeets!
One of the seven wonders of the natural world, a catamaran takes you across the Coral Sea to the reef, where a variety of water activities enable you to experience its magnificent marine life.
A World Heritage Site, the park encompasses the oldest rainforest area in the world. Magnificent vistas, walking trails and a host of activities can be found along with crocodiles, so please beware!
Known as the capital of Tropical North Queensland, Cairns lies an hour to the south of Port Douglas. This laidback city on Trinity Bay has something to offer for everyone.
Celebrate the Aboriginal culture when you spend a day at a traditional Tjapukai camp. Throw a boomerang, enjoy a dance performance, view ancient artifacts and interact with these warm, native people.
Set on 100 acres of World Heritage Rainforest, this eco-friendly tourist attraction is situated five minutes from the Kuranda Village and features Army Duck Rainforest Tours (with Tropical Fruit Orchard), Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience and Kuranda's largest Koala & Wildlife Park.
Children age 12 and younger, savings up to 50%. For actual pricing information, click on tour title or Reserve button.