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Explore - Tropical Far North Queensland

Cairns Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

The picturesque mountain retreat of Kuranda Village is just 60km southwest of Port Douglas.

 

Surrounded by World Heritage Rainforest. Visitors can travel to Kuranda on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway, over the rainforest on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway or by car or bus via the spectacular Kuranda Range Road.

Cairns Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is situated on the northern outskirts of Cairns about 45 minutes drive south from Port Douglas.

 

The Skyrail is a three stage cable car service that takes you on an incredible journey above the World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest.

 

Spanning 7.5kms of rainforest your Skyrail journey allows you to discover the wonders of an ancient tropical eco system. Your stop at both Red Peak Station and Barron Falls Station will allow you the opportunity to learn more about this fascinating and uniquely diverse part of the world.

Suspended just meters above the tree tops the six-person gondola cabins are a thrilling experience with breathtaking views of Cairns northern beaches and the Coral Sea.

Take a Diamond View glass bottomed gondola for an amazing view of the rainforest canopy directly beneath your feet.

Your Skyrail journey via Red Peak and Barron Falls ultimately brings you to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest.

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All tours can be booked through the Mango Tree Tour Desk or we can help you pre book before you arrive.

TOUR DESK

Cairns skyrail view

Kuranda Scenic Railway

This world famous railway experience is on the must do list for most people when visiting Cairns and Port Douglas. 

There are many famous railway journeys around the world and the breath taking beauty of the Kuranda Scenic Railway is right up there with the best of them.

Construction of the railway began in 1886 with completion in 1891. This was a significant event in the unfolding fortunes of far north Queensland which ultimately led to the further development of Cairns as the regional centre.

Today Kuranda Scenic Rail is one of the many marvels that attract visitors to the region. A key feature of your day exploring the combined wonders of the ancient rain forest, the Skyrail Cableway and Kuranda, the village in the rain forest.

We recommend the Kuranda Scenic Railway to return from Kuranda after arriving there via the Skyrail Cableway.

Trains depart Kuranda at 2:00pm and 3:30 seven days a week and coach transfers await to take you back to your accommodation at The Mango Tree, or your car at the Skyrail terminal.

Why not upgrade to a Gold Pass? Relax in the luxury and comfort of a first class carriage with host services providing a selection of appetizers, wine, beer and soft drink along with souvenir gift packs.

Kuranda – Village in the Rainforest

Kuranda is famous for its shops, markets and art galleries with their exotically handcrafted goods, Aboriginal artifacts, restaurants and coffee shops.

 

Take the time to visit some of Kuranda’s many first class nature based tourist attractions, which include koalas, butterflies, native and exotic birds, kangaroos and reptiles, and don’t miss the famous Barron Falls which are breathtaking.

Be sure to ask us about the discounts we can provide for you at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary,
Birdworld Kuranda and Kuranda Koala Gardens

Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures

Located just 25 minutes south of Port Douglas is Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures.

One of the best places to see crocodiles and local wildlife in Tropical North Queensland. 

 

Hartley’s offers an exciting itinerary of action packed activities for you to interact with the local wildlife. There are crocodiles everywhere. Take a boat trip on the lagoon and feed the big saltwater crocodiles. Or wander through the meandering boardwalks that take you through the home of the freshwater crocodiles.

Take the Cassowary feeding and wetland tour then visit the crocodile farm. Or take in the snake show and Koala feeding.

 

Hartley’s also has a licensed restaurant where you can enjoy a coffee, lunch or a relaxing drink over looking the lagoon.

There’s so much to see and do at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. Be sure to include a visit as part of your Port Douglas itinerary.

For more information on Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures visit www.crocodileadventures.com

Collect your 10% discount voucher from reception before you visit Hartley’s! (Self drive visitors only)

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Hartleys Crocodile Adventures

Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat

The award-winning Wildlife Habitat is Australia’s leading environmental Wildlife experience. 

Providing visitors with a chance to observe up close a huge range of flora and fauna including many crocodiles, and one very large “salty”. There are also plenty of the smaller freshwater crocodiles on display.

 

A visit to the Wildlife Habitat is highly recommended. Don’t forget to pick up your discount voucher from the Mango Tree reception before you visit the Habitat for a 10% discount off the entry fee.

The Habitat also is well known for “Breakfast with the Birds” and “Lunch with the Lorikeets”. Why not make a day of it at the Wildlife Habitat? Breakfast with the birds is a great way to start your day and the Habitat has a huge array of native fauna on display. For more information on Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat visit www.wildlifehabitat.com.au and don’t forget to ask us for a 10% discount voucher before you go!

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

Lady Douglas – Port Douglas River Cruises

A trip on the Lady Douglas is a must do when in Port Douglas. 

There are up to four trips each day seven days a week depending on the season. This comfortable and spacious vessel cruises Dickson Inlet in search of the mighty saltwater crocodile. The anticipation of seeing these remarkable creatures in their natural habitat as you cruise along the inlet is awesome.

With the local crocodile population eager to greet the visitors there are often plenty of good sightings during each cruise.

 

Lady Douglas operates from Port Douglas Marina and bookings can be made at The Mango Tree.

For more information on Lady Douglas visit www.ladydouglas.com.au

Lady Douglas

Enjoy a Port Douglas Sunset Cruise

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of a sunset cruise from Port Douglas sailing the Coral Sea. 

Whether it’s a romantic cruise on a calm summers eve or an exhilarating reach across the choppy winter swell.

 

Sunset cruising is a fabulous way to ease your day into the magic of a tropical Port Douglas evening. Sailaway and Aquarius operate every afternoon and the local yacht club hosts a free Wednesday sunset sail every week.


There is no reason not to get out on the water for a stunning two hours of sailing.

Watch the sun set over Mossman Gorge as you ride the waves, sipping on champagne or an icy cold beer.
With no sailing experience necessary you just sit back, relax and enjoy.

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