One of the most unique landscapes in the world is hiding away in Australia. Nestled between a national rainforest and the Coral Sea, Port Douglas in Queensland brings together two ecosystems to create a destination that has something for both the beach lover and the forest dweller.
Let’s begin with the beach. The area of Port Douglas boasts over 200 kilometers of coastline with every kind of beach imaginable. Whether you desire to lounge amongst the bathing beauties or snuggle with your honey in a deserted cove, you are likely to find the perfect beach. But of course, you can’t head to the eastern Australian coast without exploring the Great Barrier Reef. Novice snorkelers and divers will be awed by the underwater landscape, and experienced divers will find new challenges deep within the reef.
If you prefer the forests, the Daintree Rainforest lies just a few kilometers from the coast. The Daintree Rainforest is the world’s oldest living tropical rainforest and contains a multitude of living things. Rare insects, birds, flowers, reptiles, and other animals scurry around over 3000 plant species including trees, palms, and vines. Though the forest offers opportunities to kayak, horseback ride, or even go on a crocodile spotting tour, it is best viewed on foot with open eyes and ears to soak up the sites and sounds. Just be careful to leave the rainforest like you found it, as Port Douglas takes pride in maintaining the natural integrity of the forest and minimizing human impact.
After scuba diving around the Great Barrier Reef or exploring the rainforest, you are likely to work up an appetite. Head to the center of Port Douglas for dinner and experience the blend of international flavors that make Australia’s cuisine unique. The gentle flavors of the sea mesh well with Mediterranean and Asian influences, creating meals so mouth watering that you do as the locals do and make a reservation, to ensure a taste.
If your day of walking has left your feet a little sore, the area has many luxurious spas located near the beach and in the rainforest. Pamper yourself with a little indulgence, get those feet rubbed, and sip on a glass of local wine.
Armed with nothing more than a good pair of walking shoes and a swimsuit, you will be able to enjoy all that area has to offer. Couples will enjoy the romantic atmosphere of the sea while the kids will wonder at the living rainforest. Just be sure to remember your camera, as it is surely to be the trip of a lifetime.
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