Port Douglas is located
just 1 hour drive along the Coast from Cairns, Tropical North
Cairns is serviced by an International Airport and connections to
Port Douglas can be readily made by Coach and Hire Car.
The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system that has
A maze of 2800 reefs and many islands, it stretches for 2200 km
An estimated 1500 species of fish and more than 300 species of
hard reef-building corals, 4000 mollusc species, and 400 species
of sponge have been identified and the numbers are still rising.
The Wet Tropics is a World Heritage listed National Park and runs
from Cairns north past Port Douglas up to Cooktown.
The Rainforest is over 125 million years old, one of the world's
oldest continual rainforest, a living fossil forest.
Dating before the age of the dinosaurs, a place where colorful
birds, insects and butterflies, reptiles and marsupials live.
Some of the world's oldest plants, fungus, ferns, cycads, palms
and flowering plants can be found here.
The Great Australian Outback
Just inland from Port Douglas is an abrupt change from lush rain
forest to Savanna, cattle country - the Australian Outback ,
complete with wild Brahman Bulls and high Anthills. West and North
is Cape York Peninsula and the Gulf Savanna region with
magnificent outback country, lava tubes, old mines, rugged country
and grassland plains.