DOUGLAS This vibrant small town was founded in 1877 as the port town for the Hodgkinson River Goldfields. After a series of names such as as Terrigal, Island Point, Port Owen and Salisbury it was settled with the name Port Douglas. Named in honour of former Queensland premier John Douglas.
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The breath taking Mossman Gorge is the centre of the attractions which features cool freshwater swimming holes and walking tracks, Tropical Fruit Farm, Timber Museum, Coffee Plantation, World War II Bomb Site, Rex Range Lookout, Outback Cattle Station, Miniature Train Rides and Mt Lewis.
Mossman is not far from Port Douglas.
DAINTREE There are a few galleries and shops and general services. Take a guided tour. Some of the highlights are Daintree Eco Centre, Environment Centre, Tea House/Gallery, Heights of Alexandra Lookout, Tea Plantation and the Daintree River Train (the world's only river train in a World Heritage area). Also fishing trips are quite popular.
CAPE TRIBULATION For those who love the outdoors Cape Tribulation as it is known to the locals has crystal clear water holes white sandy beaches and beautiful unspoiled rainforests which are protected by World Heritage.
There is plenty to do here, diving, fishing, guided bushwalks horse
riding, reef tours. Visiting by road then crossing the Daintree River by car ferry. 150 km north of Cairns is a spectacular drive for most of the way.
COOKTOWN This quiet little place is becoming a very popular tourist destination. There is quite a lot to see and do here. Visit the botanical Gardens or take a river cruise, dive/snorkel or scenic flight. Go fishing with a charter service or hire a boat. Not to mention the Grassy Hill Lookout and the Historical Museum.