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Top 10 things to do in Port Douglas for under $150pp

Welcome to Port Douglas, a tropical paradise located in Far North Queensland, Australia. This charming town is surrounded by lush rainforests, stunning beaches, and the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef. If you’re planning a visit to Port Douglas and looking for fun and affordable activities, you’re in luck!

We’ve compiled the top 10 things to do in Port Douglas for under $150 per person. From having breakfast with the birds to challenging yourself in an escape room, exploring the treetops, and much more, there’s something for everyone in this beautiful town. So, let’s dive into the exciting things you can do in Port Douglas without breaking the bank.

Top 11 things to do in port douglas for under $150pp

Port Douglas Boat Hire

has pontoon boats ideal for cruising the waterways of Port Douglas Inlet. $52 per hour plus you can hire fishing rods, BBQs etc. $176 for 4 hours.
Licensed to carry up to 6 people and are ideal for couples, families and groups alike. Great for children as it gives them room to move about. Safe, stable and unsinkable. Fitted with canopies to protect you from the sun.

Top 11 things to do in port douglas for under $150pp

Hook A Barra


Our Daintree Barramundi fishing tours include 1-hour of catch and release, land-based fishing, around our earthen ponds. Although it’s called the Barra Pond, there are a few other species in there too, including some monster Mangrove Jacks. Our fish – they’re big – including quite a few which are up to and over 1 metre and while they’re farm raised, they’re still wild creatures with plenty of fight. When there’s ‘Fish On’ get ready for jumping, popping, kickflips and dorsal smashing.

Our Daintree Barramundi fishing tours are fun and informative. Whether you’re 5 or 95, we’ll get you hooked with our friendly crew here to lend a helping hand if needed.

*Disclaimer: Hook-A-Barra takes no responsibility for tantrums resulting from children catching larger fish than their parents.

Adults $65 Children 4-14 $55


Top 11 things to do in port douglas for under $150pp

Breakfast With The Birds

In early 2022, our team is excited to be bringing you an ALL NEW Breakfast With The Birds Experience. Bookings are required for this new interactive dining opportunity, as seating is limited. The Curlew Café team will be dishing up delicious Breakfast feast platters for each reservation.

Diners will be seated banquet style in our newly built Koala Habitat, located undercover within the Café. Seasonal delights from the kitchen will be served, including eggs of the day, seasonal tropical antipasto, goodies from the grill, bakery treats, teas and coffee. Dine with our wildlife whilst getting a chance to feed our koalas and birds, and chat with our keepers about their passion for wildlife and conservation.

Breakfast With The Birds also includes entry to our wildlife park, which includes all wildlife presentations, access to our five habitats; SavannahWoodlandsWetlandsRainforest and Nocturnal, and a five-day re-entry pass for park admission.

Breakfast With The Birds is from 8 am until 9 am. Cost is additional to admission and must be pre-booked.  Please be at the park admissions area by 7:45 am to check in for the 8 am experience start.



2 adults, 2 children$206.00



Top 11 things to do in port douglas for under $150pp

Back Country Bliss River Drift

An amazing eco-immersion adventure that’s different every time!

It’s swimming, snorkelling, floating and a rainforest walk. All combined into the best rainforest experiences in the region!

Step into the cool, crystal-clear water and drift with the current as you explore life under the water’s surface.

Watch fish dart in and around the river stones and keep your eyes out for the occasional turtle.

You’re in control… Navigate down a flowing rainforest river with your sturdy river sled.

The perfect way to stay cool in the hot tropics and a great introduction to snorkelling before heading out to the reef.

Tour Rates – Departing Port Douglas

1 Apr 22 – 31 Mar 23 1 Apr 23 – 31 Mar 24
$130 Adult
$105 Child (4-15)
$420 Family (2A+2C)
$139 Adult
$110 Child (4-15)
$450 Family (2A+2C)


Treetops Adventure Cape Tribulation Zipline Tours


Fly through the tropical World Heritage Daintree Rainforest in Cape Tribulation, Queensland. This fully guided tour is approx. The 2.5-hour tour will have you ziplining from tree to tree, learning about each forest’s unique ecosystem as your tour guides share their knowledge of the forest. Digital photo packs are included.

The minimum age is 3yrs old.
Max weight 120kg.


18+ Years $139

3-17 Years $99

Other tour options are available.



Walkabout Cultural Adventures

Half-Day Tours $190 per person


Explore Kuku Yalanji country, the only place where two world heritage sites meet, the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef escorted by local Aboriginal guides and share the cultural connection the people have with their land.

Walk with us on country, learn about the environment, native plant use, medicines and foods, sample some seasonal bush tucker while gaining an insight in to the history, culture and traditions of our First Nations Australian Aboriginal people.



Top 11 things to do in port douglas for under $150pp

Daintree Discovery Tours

Half Day Tour

Daintree River and Mossman Gorge Discovery

This is a great tour for those of you who only want to spend a half day out, are short on time, or want to get out and enjoy the rainforest in the morning with plenty of time left for the rest of the day! You visit two areas on this trip, Daintree River and Mossman Gorge, with your personal tour guide.

AdultAges 15+


ChildAges 3-14


Family2 Adults & 2 Children (4 People Total)



Daintree Fan Palm Farm

Come in and try our organic coffee made with organic milk, organic pies and sausage rolls (gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options), organic ice cream, organic drinks, and freshly baked organic cakes and slices.

Stroll the “Gallery of the Giant Fan Palms” where you are surrounded by an array of giant fan palms.

Meet our 3 pet peacocks named Ocean, Waves and Sandy.

Shop at our organic whole foods store and fill up with wholesome goodies, then relax under the tropical fruit trees before exploring the beautiful Daintree Rainforest.

All in one place in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest and only 20 minutes north of the ferry.


The Gallery of the Giant Fan Palms is where you are surrounded by an array of giant fan palms all in one place – a must-see!


  • Gorgeous Gallery of The Giant Fan Palms
  • 500 year old Spur Mahogany tree
  • Cycads
  • Scrub Fowl Nest
  • Bridge over a seasonal creek which we enjoy swimming in the wet season

Come and take a walk on our boardwalk and be enveloped by these magnificent fan palms in all their glory.

Easy access (approx 10min walk) to the spectacular Grand Fan Palm Gallery Boardwalk.

Boardwalk entry is only $9.90 per person.
Children under 5 years old are free entry.

Please pay at the organic wholefoods store counter.


Janbal Gallery

Janbal Aboriginal Art Gallery is a true Aboriginal experience, come and learn about Aboriginal art and share Aboriginal culture through hands-on painting and storytelling experiences.

We invite you to visit Kuku Yalanji country in Mossman, just north of Cairns in Australia’s Far North Queensland. Come and create an authentic Aboriginal souvenir of your own whilst listening and sharing our culture with local Aboriginal artist and co-owner of Janbal Gallery, Brian “Binna” Swindley.

Janbal Gallery is open to the public for art classes, painting workshops and gallery sales from 9 am – 5 pm Monday to Friday.

Saturdays and Sundays we open by appointment only.

1.5-Hour Workshops – Paint your own canvas or boomerang workshops run at 10 am and 2 pm Monday to Friday.

From $55 per person 90-minute session


Port Douglas Escape Room

An Escape Room is a physical adventure game in which players have to solve a series of puzzles and riddles using hints and clues to escape the room in under 60 minutes.

Have you got what it takes to escape?

Minimum 2 players at $78 for two.


Details of the above were last checked on 13/04/2023