Top ten things to do for FREE in Port Douglas
When they say ‘The best things in life are FREE’ they are if you come to Port Douglas! We’ve compiled a list of the top ten things to do for FREE in Port Douglas, and all child friendly. They are in no particular order as follows:
Cane Toad Racing at the Ironbar Port Douglas. If you want to experience something truly iconic to Far North Queensland, you can’t miss out on this hilarious spectacle! Run nightly at 8pm you can bet on your own Toad or simply cheer on your favourite as they attempt to race to the finish! (Apologies – there is actually a $5 cover charge for this event now.)
Free sailing at the Port Douglas Yacht Club – every Wednesday afternoon from 4pm, the wonderful members of the Yacht Club volunteer their time and boats to take you out so you can experience the thrill of sailing!
See the whole of Port Douglas including Four Mile Beach from the highest perspective! The Flagstaff Hill Walking Trail has just been reopened after part of it was washed away in our wet season this year. Spectacular views and photo opportunities galore await you! See our page under Things to do for the different walks available.
Seeing as we’ve already mentioned Four Mile Beach, it makes the list as one of THE most amazing beaches in Far North Queensland. You can fill your day with action or simply pull up a deck chair and relax! You’ll find action aplenty with segways, kite surfing and stand up paddle boards, or you can BYO chair/beach towel and watch the world go by.
The Mossman Pump Track in newly opened and the ONLY Crocodile shaped bike track in the southern hemisphere! You’ll find this and an all-abilities playground in the scenic town of Mossman – only 20 kms from Port Douglas, and with Mossman Gorge right next door you can make a day of it! There are plenty of cafe’s to grab a picnic lunch and enjoy!
If you’re looking for the most amazing sunset, you can’t go past Rex Smeal Park. Complete with bbq, picnic tables, playground and amenities block, it is an awesome place to hang out for the day! Watch the boats go by as you laze about or take a jog or even bust out some yoga! Whatever you choose you will be glad you did.
Bargain hunters rejoice! There are Markets galore in FNQ and the Douglas Shire has a great selection! Wednesdays has the Marina Markets from 12-5pm, Saturdays has the Mossman Markets and Sundays has the Port Douglas Markets on the foreshore! Each has its own unique twist and all have amazing home grown/made goodies to tempt you!
For the fitness buffs the Mowbray National Park (Bump Track) is situated just outside Port Douglas and features some spectacular scenery and walking/bike trails! Do part or all of the track and you will see our beautiful rainforest landscape from a different perspective!
History lovers and anyone interested in how Port Douglas came to be, can wander through the Court House Museum and reflect on days gone by. Displays from when Port Douglas was a gold town through to the only woman hanged in Queensland, there’s something for everyone!
Think you’ve got what it takes for Australia’s Got Talent? Strut ya stuff at not one, but three options for anyone to hit the stage! Tuesday night is open mic at Hemingways Crystalbrook Marina, Wednesdays is open mic at the Plantation Resort (family friendly) and Thursday is musos night at the Central Hotel. Try one or all and get appreciated by the crowds!
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