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Updated by Indian Travel on Mar 24, 2016
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Best Nature Experiences in Port Douglas – A Captivating Expedition

Port Douglas is a beautiful city that has something spectacular to discover on each visit. If you want to experience nature at its best there are plenty of interesting places to explore.


Indulge in a Daintree Rainforest Expedition

Daintree is one region in Port Douglas that is very popularly known for its various frog species. The very rare white lipped green frog is a favourite and if you have not seen it anywhere else, you would definitely spot it in the Rainforest Habitat in Daintree.


Trek Through Some Of The World's Oldest Rainforests

Port Douglas has a number of different rainforests making it a literal paradise for the nature lover. Adorned with the relaxing calls of a myriad of birds and a number of interesting inhabitants, one will never get tired of spotting their favourite species or discovering new ones in this part of Australia.


Pay a Visit to The Crocodile Farm

There are plenty of mighty crocodiles who call Port Douglas their home and the best part is here you have ample opportunity to actually watch these river monsters up close. As exciting as it sounds the Hartley's Creek Crocodile Adventures offers plenty of interesting crocodile excursions coupled with everything you would like to know about these creatures.


Explore the Mossman Gorge

One of the most picturesque natural spots in Port Douglas, the Mossman Gorge is a must visit regardless of whether you are a nature enthusiast or not. The weather in the region is usually unpredictable but rain, hail or shine this place is always memorable. It is ideal to take a dip in these waters and surrounded by unspoiled natural beauty, the experience is relaxing in addition to being exciting; but before you delve in make sure that the waters are running slow enough for you to handle.


Explore the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia's biggest attractions and is home to a number of different marine species. You could indulge in specific experiences such as scuba diving and snorkelling to discover the treasures in this remarkable underwater location. An underwater camera may also come in handy here for species like 'Nemo' can readily be spotted. Even if you don't have your own you could always organize for yourself some professional photography via the reef operators. If you have chosen to stay at Oaks Lagoons from amongst the Port Douglas hotels, you have the added advantage of having easy access to the Great Barrier Reef.


Swim with the Green Douglas

Port Douglas being a treasure-trove of rare and exotic species is also home to the famous green turtle. Usually spotted in one of the many islands found in the region, this turtle is massive in size and one of the most playful species of its kind. Several of the islands in the region play nursery to these graceful creatures and if you happen to be in one of them you could go one step further and swim alongside these amazing creatures.