Port Douglas & Daintree

The Douglas Shire is the only location in the world where two natural World Heritage-listed environments meet, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest reef system, comprised of over 2900 individual reefs and 900 islands.

This underwater botanical garden is one of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth, home to over 6600 species of marine plant and animal species including 1500 species of fish, 4000 species of molluscs and 360 types of coral.

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Port Douglas is the closest town and departure point to the Great Barrier Reef, with more than a dozen tours departing daily to the outer reef and Low Isles inner reef areas.

There is a Port Douglas diving or snorkelling tour to Port Douglas reef locations available to suit everyone, whether you are a certified or novice diver, snorkeller or non-swimmer, with several different reef destinations to choose from.

The Daintree National Park holds the site of the oldest living rainforest on Earth, the Daintree Rainforest. Consisting of nearly 900,000 hectares, this rainforest is the most unique in the world. Vegetation is primarily tropical rainforest, but also includes open eucalypt forest, wetlands and mangrove forests as well as habitats for numerous threatened species.