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Windswell Kitesurfing and Standup Paddle Port Douglas

Wind Swell Kitesurfing

WindSwell run daily morning Beach Standup Paddle sessions followed by kitesurf lessons demo and hire located at the southern end of Four Mile beach Port Douglas... skills session board hire experienced paddle guide and tours spotting turtles and other marine life around the fringing reef just offsho...

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Bama Way Aboriginal Tours

Bama Way Aboriginal Tours

Travel The Bama Way and experience Tropical North Queensland through the eyes of the people who have been its custodians for tens of thousands of years. The Bama Way Aboriginal Journeys has been operating since 2007 and is an innovative partnership between Aboriginal tour specialist Adventure Nor...

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Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours

Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours

Jungle Surfing takes you on a guided zipline experience through six tree platforms and the world's first Human Hamster Wheel cable lift. The tour is a personal journey of discovery through every level of the rainforest canopy with the aim of providing an understanding and appreciation of the world...

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Cooktown 4WD Adventures

1 Day Cooktown 4WD Adventure

Locally owned and operated, Adventure North Australia operate 4WD tours from Cairns and Port Douglas to Cooktown via Cape Tribulation through the heart of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park, returning via the Mulligan Highway and the Great Dividing Range, which is the Outback of Far N...

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Cape Tribulation Day Tour

Cape Tribulation Day Tour

Where we GO, What we SEE Scenic coastal drive Marrdja or Jindalba Boardwalk (Guided) Morning Tea Cape Trib Beach (Day Tour Only) Daintree Ice-Cream Company (Time Permitting) Alexandra Range Lookout Daintree River Crocodile/Wildlife Cruise Afternoon Tea Mossman Gorge Drive through Port Doug...

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Cape Tribulation Overnight Tour

Cape Tribulation Overnight Tour

Where we GO, What we SEE Scenic coastal drive Marrdja or Jindalba Boardwalk (Guided) Morning Tea Daintree Ice-Cream Company (Time Permitting) Alexandra Range Lookout Mossman Gorge Daintree River Crocodile/Wildlife Cruise Afternoon Tea Rex Range Lookout Drive through Port Douglas

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Billy Tea Safaris One Day Daintree Cape Tribulation 4WD Bloomfield Track Tour

Alexandra Lookout Daintree - Billy Tea Safaris

Join a small personalised family operated Advanced Eco Accredited business with 35 years experience to the World Heritage Daintree Cape Tribulation 4WD Bloomfield Track Day Tour. With only a maximum of 16 passengers per vehicle and travelling in Custom Built 4WD High Clearance Vehicles Air Conditio...

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Daintree Tours - Cape Tribulation & Daintree Rainforest

Explore the ancient rainforests of the Daintree with a luxury tour from Daintree Tours. Believed to be more than 160 million years old, this heartland of tropical north Queensland is rich in flora and fauna, containing 30% of frog, marsupial and reptile species in Australia, 18% of Australia’s bird...

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Daintree Dreaming Day Tour

Daintree Dreaming Day Tour -Aboriginal Cultural experience

The Daintree Dreaming Day Tour combines genuine Aboriginal cultural experiences with the natural beauty of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. Visiting Mossman Gorge and surrounding areas where you can truly appreciate this magical landscape. You will be taken on a journey from coast...

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Dan's Mountain Biking

Dan's Mountain Biking

Fully Guided MTB tours and custom designed riding. Cairns – Atherton Tablelands – Cape Tribulation – FNQ Dan, born in Cairns and hooked on mountain biking (MTBA coach, commissarie, represented Australia in 1996 World MTB cross country and is a National accredited MTB instructor). Dan and his ski...

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Mossman Gorge - Half Day Tour From Port Douglas

Mossman Gorge Centre

Located in the southern part of the World Heritage Listed, Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge is one of the few places in the country that visitors can gain an insight into the lives, culture and beliefs of Australia’s Indigenous population and their connection to the natural environment. Many v...

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Cape Trib Horse Rides

Cape Trib Horse Rides

Enjoy some of the most breathtaking scenery in Australia while horse riding through Cape Tribulation. This unique area is one of the only places on the planet where two UNESCO World Heritage sites collide. You will be captivated as you meander your way through the Daintree Rainforest, one of the...

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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail takes you on an unforgettable journey over and through Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests, in the Barron Gorge National Park. Spanning 7.5kms, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway has comfortable six person gondolas which glide just metres above the canopy providing spectacular...

Nice N Easy Cruises

Nice n Easy Cruises is a husband and wife operation that specializes in taking small groups for a wildlife adventure on the Daintree River. The 1.5 hour cruise allows your expert guide and owner operator, Terry Davis, to share his vast knowledge and his passion for the wildlife on the Daintree River...

Walkabout Adventures

Walkabout Adventures

Experience the Rainforest... enjoy a day with a local Aboriginal Guide, experience a truly unique cultural adventure, visit the rainforest, spectacular waterfalls of the World-heritage listed Daintree, learn the history and culture of the region, taste some bush tucker, swim in pristine freshwater s...

Let’s Take the Rolls

Chauffeur driven Wedding Car and Limo for Formal events and Special Occasions. Top class day touring to all the beautiful sites around Port Douglas. Travel in the air conditioned comfort and style of our 1957 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud, with all the elegance of a bygone era, to experience an ancient r...

The Adventure Company

The Adventure Company

The award winning Adventure Company Australia, is based in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland and is North Queensland's largest premier cruise and tour company. The Adventure Company is 100% locally owned and operated and has a dedicated and experienced team of staff that are devoted to ensuring that...

Daintree Wonder Tours

Daintree Wonder Tours

Daintree Wonder Tours is your World Heritage Rainforest Tour specialist – 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 Won...

Reef & Rainforest Connections

Reef & Rainforest Connections

DAY TOURS FROM PORT DOUGLAS Reef and Rainforest Connections are the Port Douglas locals!100% locally owned and operated, we are dedicated to giving you personalised and professional service and the best touring & cruising options in the Tropics. We look forward to the opportunity of showing you our...

Barron Falls Estate

Kuranda Rainforest Journeys

Barron Falls Estate is nestled within the oldest tropical rainforest on Earth and surrounded by the magnificent Barron Gorge National Park. In this 165 acres of private property you will discover: The Marshall family has been in Cairns since 1937 and have owned Barron Falls Estate since 1969.

Daintree Boatman Nature Tours

Daintree Boatman Nature Tours is a small tour business offering premium small-group wildlife cruises on the Daintree River. Cruises are a special experience, with highly sought-after birds, snakes and crocodiles seen on most cruises. An average of 40 wildlife species are observed per tour. Cruises a...

Port Douglas Adventures Tours and Bookings

Great Half Day Mountainbike Rides

We offer the finest guided Sea Kayak and Mountainbike adventures in the Tropical North Queensland area. Our expert guides and highest quality equipment combined with our local knowledge will take you off the beaten track and to the best remote and semi-remote area's such as The Bump Track, one of...

Port Douglas tropical trips

catering for individual needs. Port Douglas tropical trips offers unique personal touring in luxury vehicles for cape tribulation, the atherton tablelands and private tours

Daintreestation & Australian Muster Experience

Nestled amongst World Heritage Daintree Rainforest with an outlook to Port Douglas, Daintree Station is a spectacular events venue specialising in tailor-made, unique experiences that you and your guests will be talking about for years to come. For functions, destination weddings, celebrations an...

Daintree Rainforest Pty Ltd

Daintree Rainforest Pty Ltd

Cooper Creek Wilderness contains an awesome expression of natural and cultural heritage values, resounding of biological diversity, primitiveness, rarity, endemism and perseverance. Access to this refugial Gondwanan forest, with its representative communities of ancient fauna and flora and the accum...

Daintree Safaris

Daintree Safaris

Daintree Safaris and Nicholas Fox offer small luxury, four wheel drive day tours from Port Douglas to the ancient Daintree Rainforest. We carry a maximum of just six guests per day, travelling exclusively in a spacious, air conditioned, late model 200 Series Toyota Land Cruiser featuring equal le...

Tony's Tropical Tours

Tony's Tropical Tours

Guest feedback, has taught us that visitors see and enjoy more in small personalised groups, travelling to out-of-the-way places mainstream tours never witness. Brings you the best in luxury day touring to the Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge, Cape Tribulation and Bloomfield Falls. We also do p...

BTS Port Douglas

Port Douglas Bus is a subsidiary of BTS Tours and has been providing transport services in the Port Douglas and Cairns region for over 25 years. Based in Port Douglas, BTS Tours (previously called Bloomfield Track Safaris) was founded by Rob and Ann West in 1985 where they pioneered Guided 4WD To...

Back Country Bliss Adventures

Back Country Bliss Adventures

Based in Port Douglas, our exciting range of activities include... River Drift Snorkelling, Mountain Biking, Sea Kayaking, Bush-walking & Cape Tribulation tours. We specialise in designing personalised tours to suit your holiday and budget requirements. Many of these activities have been showcased i...

Down Under Tours

Down Under Tours

At Down Under Tours we abide by the motto "Our People make the difference". From our accommodating Driver-Guides and dynamic Marketing personalities working on the front line of our company to our friendly Reservations staff, Operations team and dedicated Administrative people working behind the sce...

Daintree Discovery Centre

A trip to Far North Queensland just isn’t complete without experiencing the raw, prehistoric beauty of the mighty Daintree Rainforest. Just an hour north of Port Douglas, the Daintree Rainforest boasts the highest variety of plants and animals found in any rainforest on the planet. The Daintree Disc...

Tropic Wings

Tropic Wings

Founded in 1981, Tropic Wings is the longest established coach operator in Cairns. Locally owned and operated by the CaPTA Group, it offers full day touring programs, exploring all the wonders of the Tropical North – the rainforest, wildlife, beaches and the reef. Tropic Wings offer full day FIT...

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...

Crocodile Express Daintree River Cruises

Crocodile Express was the first wildlife cruise operator on the river in 1979. Your cruise will take you along sections of this spectacular waterway with your guide pointing out wildlife and flora along the foreshore and creeks. Our naturalist guide will interpret the importance of this amazing Worl...

About Rainforest Tours For Port Douglas

The Daintree World Heritage Rainforest is very close to Port Douglas.  Due to the largely inaccessible slopes it is difficult to gain access into Rainforest unless you are walking on Parks and Wildlife trails or boardwalks.  

Mossman Gorge is only a 20 minute drive from Port Douglas.  This is a very pretty river with crystal clear water cascading over large boulders.  A swim in these rainforest waters followed by a long lizard lounge on a warm rock will revitalise your body and mind.  This is a brilliant way to experience the rainforest without travelling too far from Port Douglas and is very easy to do in a morning or afternoon.  The Mossman Gorge river is surrounded by steep mountains that are covered in lush rainforest. 

If you are feeling energetic it is possible to access a 1 hour 2.7km easy walk from the swing bridge.  This is all within the Daintree National Park and you can expect to see many butterflies, colourful lizards such as the Boyd's Forest Dragon and fish and turtles in the Mossman river.  

Cape Tribulation is world famous and is only a one and a half hour drive from Port Douglas.  Due to the limited access to the many and varied beautiful rainforest sites it is best to visit this region with a tour operator who can provide you with an informative commentary on the history and diversity of this world heritage treasure.  
Green Gems of Nature - The Green Tree Frog
By Jamie Harbord 12th April 06

There are 15 species of Green Tree Frogs found around Australia, a few of which have adapted very well to humanization, and many of which can be found around Port Douglas and Tropical North Queensland. Atheistically theyre a joy to watch and have become quite an icon, they provide a free insect control service in our gardens, and are utilised widely in medical research.

The two most recognised and encountered are the Common Green Tree Frog, and the Giant, or, White Lipped Green Tree Frog, growing to 14cm in body length. Green tree frogs are not always green; they can change their colour from light green to brown, blue, or almost black.

They love shaded humid areas like our letterboxes, bathrooms, and strangely our toilet cisterns. Their big, bulging eyes and wide smiling mouths look right at you with an innate ability of silently saying, 'gidday mate, who's looking at who?' They have special skin patterns on their feet and bellies, which help to stick and climb walls.

Described as a nocturnal carnivore, wild Green tree frogs may live for over 10 years (if theyre very lucky) feeding predominately on insects, although a large one may even eat small birds and rodents. The oldest known lived for 23 years.

They breed during the wet season and heavy rains trigger the males to start calling with a deep repeating, "crawk". Females will lay their eggs on the surface of still water, up to 3000 at a time as a floating raft. Once the males fertilise the eggs they sink and achieve full metamorphosis in 38 days.

To create a frog friendly garden you'll need a few basics. Multi layered native plants creating shade, humidity, and hiding places. A shaded pond that ideally fills temporarily with rain water (not tap water), and is elevated to keep out cane toads which will poison the water and eat the frogs and tadpoles. Add emerging aquatic plants, or a sloping float on the side so the frogs are able to get out. The tadpoles are fond of boiled lettuce for food, and playing music of frog calls on hot, humid nights will attract any locals. Most importantly stay chemical free, as frogs absorb moisture through their skin, they are easily poisoned, plus eating insects affected by chemicals may also kill the frogs.

Because frog skin is so absorbent they secrete their own toxins for protection from bacterias and fungi. Scientists have utilised the toxin caerulein, from the Common green tree frog, to synthetically produce treatments for abnormal blood pressure, and to block schizophrenia symptoms. Research is on-going to develop mosquitoe repellents and sunscreens. There is an Ecuadorian frog, which amazingly produces a painkiller 200 times more powerful than morphine.

The Green Tree Frog, as with all nature, provides us with many things to appreciate, but like other frogs worldwide their numbers are steadily declining. Hopefully this is one little beauty that will help inspire us to take frog leaps ahead as guardians of the planet instead of us feeding gluttonously as exploiters.

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