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Wildlife Habitat, Port Douglas

Wildlife Habitat, Port Douglas: Our most recommended tours and activities

Port Douglas: Breakfast with the Birds

1. Port Douglas: Breakfast with the Birds

Escape to a wondrous free-flight aviary and have a dining experience like no other. Breakfast among birds and other wildlife at the picturesque new Koala Habitat in Curlew Café, located at the heart of the Wetlands Habitat.  Enjoy comfortable banquet-style seating with up to 10 people on each table and interact with and feed koalas, kangaroos, colorful birds, and more in a relaxed spacious setting. Dine family-style in an exclusive seated area on fresh local produce from the surrounding area and food-rich Atherton Tablelands. Learn more about the diverse wildlife from the passionate gamekeepers and enjoy all the wildlife presentations!

From Cairns: Daintree Wilderness & Cape Tribulation Bus Tour

2. From Cairns: Daintree Wilderness & Cape Tribulation Bus Tour

On this full-day tour you will discover the beautiful Daintree Rainforest. The remote natural magnificence of Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest is far from the glitz of civilization and brings both awe and peace, a true solace to the soul. Daintree is nature's kingdom, a gem in Australia's crown of natural icons. Here you will find fan palms, Flying Paradise Kingfishers, tree frogs, butterflies of every hue and color, Rainbow Lorikeets, entwining strangler figs, and rampant climbing vines set by crystal streams flowing into a tropical sea. On this tour you will visit the Wildlife Habitat to experience the 5 wildlife environments – the savannah, rainforest, wetlands, nocturnal, and grasslands. Cross the Daintree River on board a cable-driven vehicular ferry. You will travel deep into the Daintree Rainforest to the Cape Tribulation Resort to enjoy a tropical lunch. At Cape Tribulation you can enjoy the dazzling white sand beaches and azure tropical sea and visit Alexandra Lookout to admire the spectacular views of the Daintree River and the Coral Sea. Cruise along the Daintree River among mangroves, impenetrable rainforest jungle, and crocodile-infested waters and enjoy afternoon tea before returning to Cairns.

Port Douglas: Wildlife Habitat Swim with Crocodiles

3. Port Douglas: Wildlife Habitat Swim with Crocodiles

Take a swim with the mighty Estuarine Crocodile at Wildlife Habitat’s CrocArena. This incredible opportunity to dive into the territory of saltwater crocodiles, the only one of its kind in Queensland, allows you to look directly into the eyes of these apex predators and live to tell the tale. Visit CrocArena at the Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas to start your incredibly thrilling, but always safe, swim with saltwater crocodiles.  After getting ready in the convenient changing room, it’s time to dive straight in. You’ll be just inches away from these crocs, which have an average size of 4.5 meters. Watch in awe as these massive beasts display natural predatory behavior, while our keepers are above you, tempting the crocs' tastebuds with bait. The swimming pool provides a 180-degree clear underwater viewing of the crocodiles at a depth of 2.3 meters, giving plenty of opportunities for you to marvel at the sheer power and size of these giant reptiles.  After, you're free to take a walk with calmer aspects of nature at the 5 different wildlife habitats. Whether predatory or tranquil, you'll come away from your trip with a new respect for wildlife.

Queensland: Cape Tribulation 2-Day Guided Tour w/ Transfers

4. Queensland: Cape Tribulation 2-Day Guided Tour w/ Transfers

Experience the best of Cape Tribulation on a 2-day guided tour with an overnight rainforest stay and pickup from Cairns, Port Douglas, or Palm Cove. Meet some of Australia's most iconic wildlife, learn about indigenous customs, and immerse yourself in the stunning natural surroundings of the area. Day one Begin with pickup from your accommodation in Cairns, Port Douglas, or Palm Cove and, depending on your pickup location, travel to Port Douglas via The Great Barrier Reef Drive, one of Australia’s most scenic coastal roads. Visit Flagstaff Hill and enjoy the views before taking a coastal walk down to the famous Four Mile Beach. Visit Wildlife Habitat, wander amongst the free-roaming animals, and experience the ‘CrocArena’ presentation. If you wish, you can also swim with the crocodiles, and have your photo taken holding a koala, snake, or crocodile (at an extra cost). Lunch is included. At Mossman Gorge, experience a welcome to the rainforest in the for of a smoking ceremony performed by local indigenous people. Enjoy Mossman Gorge National Park at your leisure or upgrade to a guided dreamtime walk with a local ranger (at an extra cost). Cross the Daintree River on the cable-driven ferry. Travel along the rainforest-fringed Cape Tribulation Road through the Daintree National Park and learn about the world's oldest tropical rainforest from your guide. Check in to your rainforest accommodation at Ferntree Rainforest Lodge before going on a night walk. It's the time when the rainforest really comes to life. Day two Start by watching the sunrise on the beach. Enjoy some breakfast before you head to Cape Tribulation's famous Kulki Boardwalk and Lookout on a guided rainforest walk. Afterward, you might choose to take part in a Great Barrier Reef Ocean Safari (at an extra cost) before meeting back up with the tour at lunchtime. Cool off with a swim in a pristine rainforest stream at Mason’s Swimming Hole. Stop for an award-winning ice cream and refreshments at Daintree Ice Cream Company. Then, head to Wulu-Wugirriga (Alexandra Lookout) and stop to take some photos. Board a Daintree River cruise and search for wildlife including wild estuarine crocodiles and birds that live in this unique mangrove ecosystem. At Rex Lookout, stop for one last picture before you return to your accommodation.

From Cairns/Port Douglas: Wildlife Habitat and Mossman Gorge

5. From Cairns/Port Douglas: Wildlife Habitat and Mossman Gorge

Enjoy a day exploring the Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat and Mossman Gorge. Start your day with pickup from Cairns or Port Douglas. If you start from Cairns, travel to Port Douglas via the Captain Cook Highway, one of Australia’s most scenic coastal drives. Head to the Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat to hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies and observe cassowaries, crocodiles, and Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroos. Enjoy a wildlife presentation and lunch amongst the lorikeets. At Mossman Gorge National Park, experience a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony. Explore the trails on your own or upgrade to a Dreamtime Walk with an Indigenous guide to learn about local plants and indigenous traditions. Before heading back to your accommodations, visit the local fruit stall. Indulge your senses by tasting local produce, explore the fruit orchard, or relax in the beautiful surroundings.

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What people are saying about Wildlife Habitat, Port Douglas

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 223 reviews

There were several points of interest along the way to our destination, and each time we got off the bus, they would explain it to us and walk with us. Our guide and driver, Jeff, was very knowledgeable about plants and animals, and we were able to hear many interesting stories. I was lucky to see Ulysses in Mossman Gorge. It was shorter than other tours, but since we had children, it was just right for us to come back in the evening. The tour exceeded my expectations. it's recommended.

Breakfast substantial and koalas amazing. Meet a couple of birds but felt like there needed to be more around with breakfast. The whole complex is great with lots of variety of animals.

I love birds and enjoyed the experience interacting with two birds in particular. Breakfast included a wide variety of foods.

The hosts were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The breakfast was quite delicious too.

Fun. Staff great. Friendly bird-staff too. Enjoyed the various areas