When your cruise to Australia docks in Port Douglas, shore excursions are designed to show off just how spectacular this tropical seaside town is. With its sparkling aquamarine waters, Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Forest, and Mossman Gorge, you’ll experience natural beauty like no other. No matter which Port Douglas cruise excursion you choose, it’s a sure bet that you’ll be awed by Mother Nature’s majesty.
To embark on a unique Aussie eco-adventure like no other, book Port Douglas shore excursions that take you down river and into the rainforest. Travel on a riverboat for a relaxing cruise where you’ll see native wildlife, like birds, crocodiles and other reptiles, and platypus, in their natural habitats. As you make your way through the dense jungle of the Daintree Rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll be trekking through the traditional lands of the Kuku Yalanji and to the lush waterfall at the Mossman Gorge, which contains the oldest continuously surviving rainforest on earth.
While stopped on your cruise to Port Douglas, hike the trails of the award-winning Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat to see the home of over 180 species of native Australian wildlife, including parrots and pelicans, koalas and kangaroos, crocs and cranes, and emus and egrets. Spend time mingling with the animals in four different habitats, each with its own interactive exhibits.
For those who are fascinated by Australia’s giant saltwater crocodiles, book Port Douglas shore excursions to visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, a wildlife sanctuary and eco-tourism park. Stroll along boardwalks and pathways while on this Australia shore excursion and spot crocs going about their daily routine on a wetlands boat cruise at Hartley’s Lagoon. Take a tour of a commercial crocodile farm, and learn how the farming contributes to conservation. As you tour the park, you’ll discover the cassowary, a large flightless bird closely related to the emu. Find out why they are considered the world’s most dangerous bird.