Port Douglas and The Daintree Rainforest

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port douglas 1Port Douglas is a chic beach village whose reputation as a laid back tropical oasis is a mecca for the stars - visitors include Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue, Pink, as well as Bill and Hillary Clinton. The town is a mix of old world charm mixed with sophisticated worldly comforts. Refresh, restore and revitalise, in the aquamarine reef waters of the Coral Sea on  the palm fringed golden sands of Four Mile beach or swim in the crystal creeks of the serene, must visit, Mossman Gorge, just north of Port Douglas.

Heading north of Port Douglas, The Daintree National Park is the site of the oldest living rainforest on earth, the Daintree Rainforest. It is the only place in the world where two World Heritage-listed sites meet - the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.

The Eastern Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people are the Traditional Owners of Daintree National Park. They welcome you to their country and ask that you respect their special place.

The Daintree National Park is comprised of two sections, Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation. The crystal-clear waters of the Mossman River cascade over granite boulders in Mossman Gorge while Cape Tribulation features rainforest-clad mountains that sweep down to long sandy beaches.

The Daintree village is on the Southern Side of the Daintree River - its quaint 'last frontier' atmosphere, as well as it jump off point for crocodile spotting tours means it's a popular place to visit. The only way across the Daintree River, and into the Daintree Rainforest proper is via a car ferry.

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