Port Douglas is renowned for being one of the top getaway destinations in Queensland. With so many tourism activities to choose from, our friendly Shantara staff can assist you with choosing the best places to go and things to do during your time in our beautiful region.
Whether you are looking for a trip to the Great Barrier Reef, a rainforest experience at the Daintree, or even an adventure in a helicopter, we can help you plan the perfect activities to enjoy during your stay. We can even arrange transfers from the Shantara Resort leaving you safe in the knowledge that every detail of your experience is taken care of.
Make sure you ask us about spa packages too for those wishing to enjoy our tropical surroundings without stepping foot outside of the resort.
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living thing on earth and is even visible from space! Thankfully, you don’t have to go that far to experience the breathtaking beauty of the coral, marine-life, endless blue sea and stunning blue skies.
Whether you’re looking to immerse yourselves underwater with a scuba diving experience, remain on the surface and snorkel or keep your feet completely dry on board a boat, there are many tourism operators to choose from. You don’t even have to be able to swim to enjoy an activity on the Great Barrier Reef! We have prepared our top picks.
At more than 80 million years old and over 9,000sq kms in size, the Wet Tropics is home to one of the oldest, continually surviving rainforests in the world.
Comprising of over 30 national parks including the Daintree and Kuranda, the bio-diversity of this unique environment is simply astonishing.
With so many ways to experience this ancient land, you really are spoilt for choice when it comes to activities. We highly recommend a guided experience with one of the local tour providers, so you can gain more information and knowledge about this unique environment as well as getting a real feel for this special part of the world.
GBR Helicopters provides Cairns helicopter tours and scenic flights over a range of destinations in Far North Queensland. One of the most respected helicopter charter Cairns companies, GBR offers full and half day tour experiences to a reef pontoon, rainforest walk or sandy cay. Private charters are also available.
With five amazing experiences to choose from, the aerial vista provides the perfect vantage point for the keen photographer which will change your perspective forever. Enjoy the majesty of World Heritage Listed Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef in comfort departing from the helipad in Port Douglas.