The Newport on Macrossan

Tour Information

Dive Courses

Recreational Diver Courses (KEEP DIVING)

Tech Dive offers  First Class Diver Training on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. PADI recreational dive instruction with a difference! All private Instruction – avoid the crowds. From LEARN TO DIVE to Instructor Level programmes offered. Award winning and internationally acclaimed training.

These courses are for Certified Divers. Read More …

Tech Dive Academy – TECHNICAL DIVE COURSES

Full range of Diving Programmes – Recreational, Cave, Technical, Sidemount, Rebreather, Occupational Training (Scientific Diver, Surface Supplied Air etc) offered from TDI, DSAT Tec Rec and IANTD.

Based from Port Douglas in Queensland Australia on the Great Barrier Reef Tech Dive Academy runs its Technical programmes in THREE locations – you choose:
Port Douglas (Great Barrier Reef) – Landbased
Coral Sea (Northern GBR) – Liveaboard
Vanuatu – SS President Coolidge Santo – Landbased Read More …

 

Great Barrier Reef Day Trips

Calypso Charters

Calypso Reef Charters has set itself a class above the rest. With two stylishly modern and custom designed catamarans a new benchmark has been created for Outer Great Barrier Reef cruises in Tropical North Queensland.

Calypso is a family owned and operated company providing daily reef cruises, sailing and private boat charters from the Marina Mirage, Port Douglas to the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in Queensland, Australia.

Calypso travels daily to three breathtaking sites on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, with sheltered moorings to visit spectacular reefs and beautiful coral bombies.

A $3.50 per person Environmental Management Charge is payable on check in Read More …

Poseidon

Poseidon’s high cruising speed takes you to the VERY OUTER EDGE of the Great Barrier Reef, to superb, completely unspoilt reefs at the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs – DEPARTS DAILY at 8:30am returns 4:30pm.
Poseidon caters for Snorkellers, Introductory & Certified Scuba Divers,GUIDED SNORKEL TOURS are offered – small groups, LIMITED PASSENGER NUMBERS with high crew/passenger ratio for personalised service and individual attention, Reef interpretation talk by a Marine Biologist , EASY ACCESS to WATER: 8m wide level duckboard, Spacious air conditioned bar/saloon area, Large sun & covered deck areas, Superb TROPICAL BUFFET LUNCH, morning & afternoon teas, Multilingual staff – assistance in German, French, Italian & Spanish.

A $6.00 per person Environmental Management Charge is payable on check in.

Ocean Safari

Ocean Safari offers an exhilarating ride to snorkel the pristine untouched Great Barrier Reef off the Daintree Coast at Cape Tribulation.  This half day eco tour visits two different snorkel destinations, each with an extraordinary array of marine life, turtles and coral species.  After a fast ride of approximately 25 minutes, guests are ready to snorkel two fabulous locations at Mackay and Undine Reefs.  On most days the rainforest can be seen along the mainland beach whilst snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef, home to an abundance of marine life as well as beautiful hard and soft corals.

Certified & Guided Diving on the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas

Tech Dive offers  First Class Diving for Certified Divers on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Diving with a difference with the option of a Tech Dive Academy instructor as your own personal private tour guide for the day!

Wavelength

In keeping with our philosophy of low impact tourism, WAVELENGTH takes only a maximum of 30 people on each tour. This is the lowest group number of any Outer Reef operator in Port Douglas, Australia. Our commitment to sharing the unique Great Barrier Reef environment with small groups, allows you to explore this place of incredible beauty and awesome diversity, in a very unique and personalized way. Our professional and attentive crew ensures that each and every passenger’s needs and expectations are met.

Quicksilver Outer-Reef Trips

Travel with Australia’s most awarded reef cruise company. With a choice of day trips or extended cruising options, it’s the ultimate way to see nature’s finest in absolute comfort and style. Quicksilver has become a highly sophisticated company with a fleet of eleven of the most advanced Australian made cruising vessels. Quicksilver Connections has been voted Australia’s best tour operator, but we can only take half the credit. Nature provides the reef and we’re proud to take you to where the very best of nature’s work is found.

Agincourt Ribbon Reef – Daily Outer Reef Cruise …
For your experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver’s friendly crew will take you to a reef at the very edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf, to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance.

Low Isles – Daily Great Barrier Reef Island Sailing …
Sailing aboard ‘Wavedancer’ to the Great Barrier Reef island of your dreams, lying under a palm thatched umbrella, then slipping into the water to drift over coral gardens alive with brilliantly coloured fishes.

An additional $6.50 per person Environmental Management Charge may apply if not included in tour price.

Silversonic Outer-Reef Trips

Cruise on The Silversonic – the fastest vessel to the reef, you’ll enjoy over 5 hours exploring the delights of this underwater world. At Agincourt ribbon reef, you’ll have access to exclusive dive and snorkel sites, Visiting 3 different sites so you can choose 3 certified dives 2 introductory dives or 3 different adventure snorkel locations.

With numerous reef locations available, each site offers a new experience, selected for its unique variety of marine life and corals. In between water activities, relax on the expansive sundecks overlooking the Coral Sea.

Sailing

Wavedancer

Imagine sailing aboard Wavedancer to the Great Barrier Reef island of your dreams, lying under a palm thatched umbrella, then slipping into the water to drift over coral gardens alive with brilliantly coloured fishes… Low Isles

Set like a jewel in a Great Barrier Reef lagoon, Low Isles is an idyllic, unspoilt coral island that appeals to everyone. And why not, when this is everyone’s idea of a secluded tropical paradise! The wide, sandy beach and clear, calm lagoon waters are ideal for swimming, snorkelling and families.

Visitors are limited to protect the reef’s ecology, so you’ll experience this island heaven with a select few. So Relax – the whole of this beautiful, palm fringed island beach is yours to explore and enjoy.

Aquarius Low Isles Port Douglas

Experience the ultimate in luxury sailing and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef with an Aquarius reef cruise from Port Douglas to Low Isles.

Aquarius is a 62ft vessel carrying a maximum of 23 guests on a unique and personalised reef experience daily from Port Douglas.

Guests enjoy swimming and snorkelling amongst spectacular marine life including green turtles, parrotfish and fusiliers in the tranquil waters of the Low Isles lagoon.

For a unique holiday experience in tropical North Queensland, watch the sun setting over the mountains of the Daintree Rainforest while indulging in pure relaxation on an Aquarius Sunset Cruise from Port Douglas.

Departing from the marina at 4.45pm, our 1.5 hour sail over the Coral Sea creates a memory that will last a life time.

Sailaway IV and V

Sailaway IV is a state-of-the-art luxury sailing catamaran.  Built in France, this Lagoon 500 is the ideal vessel to experience the thrill of sailing and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.

Sailaway moors in the sheltered blue lagoon of Low Isles for over 5 hours.  Guests can explore this protected Coral Cay, with white sandy beaches and coconut palms, surrounded by magnificent coral gardens and the Coral Sea, and history dating back to 1878.

The lagoon is alive with fragile corals and marine life, making it the ideal place to snorkel.  A Guided Snorkel Tour with our Marine Naturalist is offered along with a Guided Glass Bottom Boat tour with reef interpretation from the Skipper.  Guests can choose to swim or relax and laze on the deck after a superb gourmet buffet luch, before sailing back to Port.

Enjoy Low Isles – Our Special Place.

Attractions

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Cairns Australia, is a world first in environmental tourism taking you on an amazing experience over Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest.

The Skyrail experience, spanning 7.5kms over pristine rainforest, allows you to explore the wonders of an ancient tropical rainforest and learn about one of the most botanically fascinating and diverse areas on earth.

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.

Situated at Port Douglas, Tropical North Queensland, Wildlife Habitat was constructed in 1988 on 8 acres (2 hectares) of land that has been recreated to provide a window into our natural environment.

With an Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation, The Wildlife Habitat is committed to conservation via its Wildlife Rescue program, ensuring that injured, orphaned, or sick animals are looked after in a professional and caring manner.

The Wildlife Habitat is a Wildlife immersion exhibit – an open and interactive environment for guests and animals to mingle in a spacious and natural setting. Visitors wander along elevated boardwalks, observing up close a huge range of flora and fauna as birds fly and roam freely.

Car Hire

Port Douglas Motorbike & Scooter Hire

A great way to explore not only Port Douglas Australia but also the region surrounding it.  The rainforest, beaches, tablelands and of course the village of Port Douglas itself.

Hire a scooter or motorcycle and explore, more fun than a rental car and the freedom to tour wherever.  The latest models of motor bikes & scooters available from PORT DOUGLAS Motor Bike & Scooter Hire.

Only a car licence is required fo 50cc scooters – helmets supplied.

Bike licence is required for all bikes over 50cc – helmets and gloves required.

Transfers

Exemplar Coaches and Limousines

Heading to Port Douglas or Palm Cove and now working out how best to get from Cairns Airport?   Look no further……..

 Exemplar Coaches and Limousines are a boutique transfer company with modern limousines and coaches, managed by friendly and expert staff.  We will exceed your most demanding expectations.

We look forward to welcoming you on board.

Rainforest Limousines

Welcome to Rainforest Limousines Cairns and Port Douglas Limousine Service Specialising in Airport Transfers, Weddings & Special Occasion transport. 

We are a Port Douglas Limousine Service, operating to and from Cairns International Airport and surrounding areas with airport transfers. We cater to the needs of the discerning traveller by providing quality personalised Limousines service of a superior standard using the newest vehicles with professional courteous drivers. 

Our Cairns airport transfer services means we meet you at the arrival gate, help you with your luggage and transport you directly to your destination in comfort and safety. We are also available for personalised tours and weddings on an hourly basis.

Sun Palm Port Douglas Taxi

SUNPALM TRANSPORT moves people. It operates a seat-in-coach service transferring people primarily to and from airport, shipping, train and bus terminals to their hotels or accommodation houses between Cairns, Palm Cove, Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation.

SUNPALM TRANSPORT also operates local shuttle services around
Port Douglas at 15 minute intervals throughout the day between the hours of 0700hrs to 2300hrs. In addition, it operates Limousines and Coach Charters from Mission Beach to Cape Tribulation. 

AIRPORT DESK
SUNPALM AUSTRALIA COACH is the only licensed operator at Cairns International Airport. The company’s three airport desks are attended by competent, friendly staff for all major arriving flights 7 days a week. The desk is well signed with exclusive kerbside pickups providing passengers with seamless travel from the aircraft to their holiday destinations.

Golf

Sea Temple Golf and Country Club

Located in beautiful Port Douglas, the gateway to Tropical North Queensland. Sea Temple Golf & Country Club offers an opportunity for people to relax and enjoy the magnificent rainforest backdrops and the traditional game of golf.

The course has been voted in the top 50 public access courses in Australia (The Golf Course Guide) and been ranked in the Top 6 Links-style Golf Courses in the country.

The Sea Temple Golf & Country Club is a true tropical links-style course, featuring the wonderful contrast of the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest.

Tours

Tony`s Tropical 4 x 4 Tours

Tony`s Tropical Tours offers the best in luxury day touring to the Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge, Cape Tribulation and Bloomfield Falls.

Be guided in the privacy of a small group in a luxury vehicle visiting this world heritage listed area with exclusive Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation locations.

We assure you of an inspiring Daintree Rainforest eco experience, whether you travel as far as Cape Tribulation via Mossman Gorge or venture north to the Bloomfield Falls.

Daintree Discovery Tours

One of the must do trips In Far North Queensland is to visit the exquisite Daintree Rainforest.

Not only is it stunningly beautiful, it is immensely important as a living link back to the Gondwanan times. It is considered as the oldest continual living rainforest on Earth.

Departing from Port Douglas and surrounds, Daintree Discovery Tours gives you the best of both worlds, Daintree Rainforest and Mossman Gorge.

Daintree Wonder Tours

Daintree Wonder Tours are your World Heritage Rainforest Tour specialists – providing daily trips to the Daintree National Park, incorporating the Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, the mighty Daintree River, secluded Daintree Rainforest swimming holes and much more!

Daintree Wonder Tours offers a day of memories, taking in the Daintree must-see sights, as well as a few well kept secrets, to make your visit to this magical place a very memorable one.

Daintree Wonder Tours cater for a maximum of 6 persons per tour in a luxury, air-conditioned 4WD. So no crowds just small group touring within the Daintree National Park.

Daintree Wonder Tours is a locally owned & operated family business with family origins dating back to the early 1900’s, allowing you to experience the absolute beauty of the area through the eyes of locals.

Dragon Lady Port Douglas

Dragon Lady is a locally owned and operated vessel available for share & sole charter all year. She is a 34ft Cairns Custom Craft Game boat, operating out of Port Douglas. Specifically designed and built in Cairns for the purpose of catching and landing the game fish of the Great Barrier Reef. 

Try reef, shark, light tackle game fishing, or, heavy tackle game fishing for the giant Black Marlin. This is the only vessel in the Port Douglas fleet to offer share charters for light and heavy game fishing. 

With a comfortable cruising speed of 20 knots, air conditioning, enclosed head and a comfortable roomy interior a safe and enjoyable day is guaranteed! Steve Adamson, our Skipper, has been fishing these northern waters for the last 25 years.

Fine Feather Tours

Fine Feather Tours is owned and operated by Del and Pat Richards, and is based in Mossman, North Queensland, adjacent to the richest birding area in Australia. Well over half of Australia’s species have been recorded within a distance of 200 kilometres. Del is Mossman/Daintree representative for Birds Australia. He gathers records for the Endangered Gouldian Finch in FNQ.

Your Australian guide, Del Richards, has accumulated over forty years (eight lustrums)experience birding in all  states, and is able to locate the vast majority of the local species. We cater for bird watchers from destinations worldwide – some making return visits to locate more species. Del is a photographer and facilitates the opportunity to take your own rewarding images of Australian Birds.

Fishing On Norseman

The name Norseman is a household name in Port Douglas and with a brand-new vessel they are expanding their reputation and the opportunity to catch quality fish on the Great Barrier Reef.

Norseman is a second generation family-owned business, now in its 23rd year of operation.

2005 saw the launch of the ‘new’ Norseman, a purpose-designed and custom-made vessel which has revolutionised fishing in the far north due to its high-tech and superior fitout, comfort and speed. 

Norseman specialises in reef fishing for all of the top quality table eating fish found in the Coral Sea, and boasts the well-founded reputation as the best reef fishing charter in the region.  Come and see what even the locals are talking about!

Foaming Fury Australia

Foaming Fury operates white water rafting tours near Cairns in Far North Queensland, Australia.

This mountainous coastline has fast, wild rivers that plunge through deep rainforest gorges on their way to the Coral Sea, and provides an ideal location for white water rafting.

We offer something for everyone, from full day trek/raft tours on grade 3-4 rapids to half day family trips on the gentler grade 1-2 rapids.

Foaming Fury also provides a number of rafting packages for the extreme sports junkie. Combine your rafting experience with skydiving, ballooning, ATV’s and others to pack more excitement into your day!

Come with us for a day of fun and excitment you wont forget. We are a vibrant, innovative and highly professional company utilising the latest in white water technology and we are world leaders in training and safety standards.

From our friendly and efficient booking and administration staff to our entertaining and highly qualified guides, Foaming Fury strives to give you the best day of rafting you can get.

Out N About Fishing

Port Douglas is highly rated as one of Australia’s and the world’s premiere fishing holiday destinations. The fishing grounds of Port Douglas are exciting and diverse and are unrivalled anywhere else in the world.
Port Douglas is embraced with natural world heritage listings and is nestled amongst the postcard tropical paradise that is Tropical North Queensland, showcasing the exclusive combination of the Great Barrier Reef meeting the Daintree Rainforest.

Reef and Rainforest Connections

Reef and Rainforest Connections is a 100% locally owned and operated, well-established and respected day tour operation, which has been operating day tours out of Port Douglas since 1989.

Our wide range of products include highlights such as Cape Tribulation, Kuranda Scenic Rail, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Rainforest Habitat, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures and Cairns Tropical Zoo. We also have a selection of packages available which combine some of our more popular destinations!

We are dedicated to giving you personalised and professional service – the best of touring and cruising in the tropics! You can be assured of courteous and personal attention, together with renowned Aussie humour and friendliness. We keep it light, but are serious about interpreting our special place. All of our guides have a wide knowledge of flora, fauna, reef biology, history, local geography and geology and will be pleased to share it with you.

Tropical Journeys

For Daintree Tours and Great Barrier Reef Cruises contact our Port Douglas Tours specialists at Tropical Journeys.

Our reef tours and cruises include Calypso Reef Cruises and Snorkel Port Douglas with Calypso Snorkel for snorkelling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef.

For exploring the World Heritage Daintree and Cape Tribulation rainforests we provide guided tours with Daintree Tours luxury Four Wheel Drives and coaches.

Activities

 

Raging Thunder offers a unique flying conditions which provides us with 98% tour reliability. This statistic is unmatched anywhere in the world within the Ballooning industry. Raging Thunder remains at the forefront of ballooning from our in-house pilot training programs to our state of the art equipment, thus ensuring a high level of service and product quality.

The mood of our trips is informal; the emphasis is on team work and sharing. The pioneering of our tours and equipment, safety procedures, and highly trained adventure guides, have made Raging Thunder Adventures the leaders in Adventure Tourism.