- Reef Explorations There are thousands of spectacular dive sites scattered along the coral spine of the Great Barrier Reef. Some draw hundreds of divers and snorkelers a day with clouds of fish and coral formations.
- Wildlife Watching Flora and fauna on the islands themselves can be fascinating rain forests, hills and rocky areas, and postcard-perfect beaches provide diverse habitat for everything from turtles, birds, and lizards to echidnas and bandicoots. On the mainland, Daintree National Park is home to the endangered southern cassowary.
- Cultural Immersion The Kuku Yalanji people have lived in the area between Port Douglas and Cookdown for millennia. A highlight of visiting the region is experiencing this unique landscape from the perspective of its traditional owners. Several day and multiday tours allow you to experience Kuku Yalanji culture and visit some of the area’s spiritually significant sites.
FODOR'S GO LIST 2015
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