Simply irresistible Australia

31 January 2012

Port Douglas, the Daintree Rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef are simply irresistible and very much sought after holiday destinations. This is the place where glittering green merges into sparkling blue; where 2 World Heritage Listed jewels exist side by side – separated by white sandy beaches and a relaxed beachside village with all the sophisticated worldly comforts. Discover the secrets of Port Douglas and the Daintree.

Take a look at the Flight Centre Top Ten things to do in this gorgeous area of Queensland, Australia


  1. The Great Barrier Reef

Take the plunge and snorkel the world’s largest living organism, or swim amongst the marine life while SCUBA diving. No need to get your feet wet, an array of glass bottom and semi submersible boats give you an up close view of this amazing underwater world.


  1. The Daintree Rainforest

Retire to a secluded cabin under the rainforest canopy, or visit the ancient natural wonder on one of the many day tours. Explore the ‘Dark Side of the Daintree’ with a nocturnal wildlife and crocodile tour.


  1. Self Explore

Visit the many secluded beaches, rainforest tracks and swimming holes in this picturesque and serene region of Australia. One not to miss is a invigorating swim in the stunning Mossman Gorge, before lunching at the luxurious Silky Oaks.


  1. Four Mile Beach

Awake every morning with a leisurely stroll along this pristine beach. For those wanting a quicker pace, hire a bike and ride along the waters edge.


  1. Food

Enjoy a simple beer with a bucket of prawns at the marina, or tantalize one’s tastebuds with some finer fare at one of the many restaurants and cafés along Port Douglas Macrossan Street.


  1. Anyone for Sailing?

The Port Douglas Yacht Club has free sunset sailing on Wednesday afternoons from 6pm. Just come along and they will match you with a boat for a magnificent sailing experience.


  1. Family Escape

Sun, sand and water are the basic ingredients of a family holiday, but Port Douglas and the Daintree offers so much more. The kids will be amazed by the colours of the reef, the grandness of the rainforest and the wildlife that calls it home. The look on a child’s face when they spot their first crocodile is unforgettable.


  1. Pamper Yourself

Many of Australia’s top resorts call Port Douglas home, or maybe a private beachfront villa or a tranquil rainforest retreat is more your scene. Indulge in a spa treatment to rejuvenate ones mind, body and spirit, the range of spa settings are natural, luxurious and indelibly unique.


  1. Enjoy The Simple Things in Life

Take a picnic to the small private beach by Rex Smeal Park, only a few 100 meters from Port Douglas centre, or taste fresh local tropical fruit at the Port Douglas Sunday Markets. A favourite is DIY seafood BBQ, purchase fresh seafood from the local suppliers and enjoy your very own seafood extravaganza by the waters edge.


  1. Thrill Seekers Delight

Mountain bike the historic ‘Bump Track’ in the rainforest, kite surf Four Mile Beach, jungle surf through the rainforest on a flying fox or board a game fishing boat for the open seas – the adrenalin junky will get their fix on this holiday.