How Far Is Daintree from Port Douglas? - Down Under Tours

How Far Is Daintree from Port Douglas?

January 15, 2018

Since Daintree is less than an hour’s drive from Port Douglas, many people on holiday consider driving themselves to this popular tourist attraction. But if this is you, think again. Daintree being only 55.5 kilometres from Port Douglas isn’t the only factor you should consider. A guided tour might be your best bet to get the most out of your trip to this UNESCO Heritage Site—and the adjoining Great Barrier Reef, also a Heritage Site. This magical place is the only spot on earth where two Heritage Sites meet.


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Many Areas Accessible Only by Permit

The reason you should take a tour instead of driving yourself? Because these sites are so pristine—protected by strict laws to preserve their ecological balance—you need a guide with the proper permit to get you into these areas. Furthermore, with an expert guide, you’ll be able to learn so much more about the diverse plant and animal life that populates this unique rainforest.

Self-Driving Tours Often Disappoint


Besides, when you drive yourself around, you won’t be able to see all the sights you could if you didn’t have to keep your eyes on the road. You’ll miss photo opportunities, since animals won’t hold still because you had to look for a spot to park your car. You’ll still have to pay for petrol, car rental if you haven’t driven your own car to Port Douglas, your food, any ferry fees you need to pay, and other expenses. By the time you finish, you will have probably spent as much as you would have had you taken a guided tour.

Relax and Enjoy the Exquisite Views in Air-Conditioned Comfort


Instead, why not relax and leave the driving to the pros? After all, you’re on holiday! With Down Under Tours, you’ll travel to Cape Tribulation Beach through the Daintree Rainforest. On your journey, you’ll see a rainbow of wildlife and gorgeous tropical plants, cruise down the Daintree River, and lunch on exotic tropical foods as you admire your 360-degree view of the forest. You’ll have a driver who isn’t just a chauffeur. She or he will be an expert on the area’s geographical features, historic significance, and its plant and animal life. Instead of a hot, crowded car, you’ll relax in a luxury vehicle in cool, comfortable air conditioning. You’ll stroll on Cape Tribulation Beach without a worry in sight.

Tours That Turn Your Holiday into a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

On your way back to your hotel, stop by the Mossman Gorge for a one-of-a-kind experience—the Dreamtime Gorge Walk. With your indigenous guide, you’ll see the world with new eyes as you learn about dreamtime legends, traditional ways to use local plants for food and medicine. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea at the Gorge before you leave for your hotel. Instead of returning worn out from your day, you’ll return refreshed—ready to enjoy your evening in romantic Port Douglas. To book your tour of this national treasure spot, contact one of Down Under Tours’ friendly booking team members today.