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Port Douglas

Sightseeing Tours

Daintree Tours by Deluxe Safaris. This operator conducts day-long, well-guided trips in top-of-the-line 4WD vehicles and custom-built trucks. Visit the Atherton Tablelands, Mossman Gorge, and Cape Tribulation (A$185) or take the rugged track to Bloomfield Falls (POA). All safaris stop for guided walks, swims, and croc-spotting cruises, and visit the Daintree Ice Cream Factory if time permits. You can also arrange a day-long private wildlife-spotting charter to the Outback, west of Mareeba. Ample lunch and refreshments, included in all excursions, ensure you keep your strength up. Port Douglas pick-ups and drop-offs make the early-morning starts simple. Shop 3A, 23 Warner St., Port Douglas, QLD, 4877. 07/4099–6406 or 1800/005–966. www.deluxesafaris.com.au.

Reef and Rainforest Connections. This long-established, eco-friendly operator offers day trips to Kuranda's attractions, including the historic Scenic Railway, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, and the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park or Rainforestation (A$155-A205); excursions to Cape Tribulation, the Daintree rain-forest, and Mossman Gorge; and Great Barrier Reef cruises with Quicksilver. The company also runs excursions to Cape Tribulation, the Daintree, and Mossman Gorge, and Great Barrier Reef cruises with Quicksilver Connections. 40 Macrossan St., Port Douglas, QLD, 4877. 1300/780–455 reservations; 07/4035–5566 administration. www.reefandrainforest.com.au.

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