Port Douglas holidays with kids can be lots of fun for all the family. Check out some of these great activities.
The best way to see the rainforest is up there in the canopy where all the action is.Forget about the net, you need to surf the jungle with Cape Tribulation Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours.
Fly through the trees on flying fox ziplines, stopping at 5 tree platforms to take in the spectacular bird’s eye views.
Enjoy the thrill of surfing the jungle canopy in complete safety guided by highly trained abseiling specialists. Jungle surfing is suitable for kids of all ages from 3 to 103 and is a great way to see the rainforest.
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours is a multi award winning tourism venture and high on the list of things to do.
Tours operate seven days a week starting at 7:45am and concluding at 3:30pm and must be booked in advance. The activity is based at Cape Tribulation so be sure to plan your Cape Trib visit to include a surf across the jungle canopy.
Quad Bike Rides
Or how about a Jungle Rumble Quad Adventure ? Heaps of flat out fun for the whole family to quad bike around the old rainforest logging tracks. Choose either a 250cc or 90cc machine for an exhilarating morning or afternoon adventure. No experience or license is necessary and full tuition is provided. If you’ve never ridden a quad bike before you must have a go at this.
Safe and fun for all the family why not try a few hours in the saddle of a quad bike?
Jungle Rumble Quad Adventures cater for a minimum age of 10 years and is situated just 30 minutes drive north from Port Douglas.
Tours operate at 9:00am and 2:00pm seven days a week.
Why not try wakeboarding, kneeboarding or waterskiing at CableSki?
Cableski is situated on the Captain Cook Highway at Smithfield about 45 minutes drive from Port Douglas. Lots of fun in the sun with plenty of water to keep you cool. Safe water sports for all the family all year round.
With a beach complete with umbrellas and sunlounges, a swimming lagoon and even a BBQ area and a licensed cafe so why not make a day of it? Minimum age is 10 with a minimum weight requirement of 30kg.
CableSki is situated next door to the Skyrail terminal and is open seven days a week from 10:00am till 6:00pm.
Bally Hooley Steam Train
Every child loves a little old steam engine (especially if they look like Thomas The Tank) and The Bally Hooley steam trains Speedy and Bundy are a perfect match. Operating four times a day every day the Bally Hooley is one of the world’s great train journey’s.
Boarding at the Reef Marina these genuine coal fired steam locomotives take a bit under one hour for the return trip passing through attractive areas of mangrove, and passing right behind the rear of The Mango Tree. The journey concludes at St. Crispins station and Choo Choo’s Cafe alongside a tidal lake at St. Crispins where a couple of resident crocodiles can often be seen.
At the terminus of St. Crispins Station the locomotive is turned around on the turntable for the start of the return run to the Marina. Listen out for the hoot hoot as they pass by Mango Tree.
Spend a day at the beach
Port Douglas Watersports has all the classic beach fun stuff available.
Great for the family with kids there is plenty to hire including surfboards, beach cricket gear, frisbees’s, tennis balls and paddle boards. Hire a lounge chair and umbrella and sit back and watch the kids play, or get active and join in!
Try sailing a small dinghy or paddle around in a kayak or a big inflatable tube. There’s so much to do on the beach.