To promote a thriving, sustainable tourism industry within our region whilst creating awareness on the importance of protecting and respecting our environment.
We strongly believe that you can’t have one without the other.
We encourage travelers to explore our beautiful tourism locations with enthusiasm, whilst respecting the environmental and cultural heritage of the destinations they explore, and trust they depart more informed and ecologically aware than when they first arrived.
With two World Heritage listed jewels on our doorstep, the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforest of the Daintree & Cape Tribulation, we are literally where the rainforest meets the reef. We are passionate about promoting our fantastic tourist destinations to the world while ensuring they are protected for future generations.
Port Douglas is the closest town and departure point to the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest reef system. Comprising of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching over 2,600 kilometres over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres, it is one of the most diverse echo-systems on earth. It’s a living home for over 6,600 species of marine plant and animal species including 1,500 species of fish, 4,000 species of molluscs and 360 different types of coral.
A short distance from the Port is the town of Mossman, home of the Douglas Shire Council. You’ll experience the genuine Tropical North Queensland hospitality, as you explore the country stores and historic pubs along the wide tree-lined main street.
The region's sugar capital, the Mossman Central Mill is at full swing during the sugar cane crushing season (June to October) when it is possible to do guided tours of the mill.
Five minutes west of Mossman you will discover Mossman Gorge, part of the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park.
The Daintree National Park houses the site of the Daintree Rainforest, the oldest living rainforest on earth and is the only place in the world where two World Heritage sites meet. Consisting of nearly 900,000 hectares, vegetation is primarily tropical rainforest but also includes eucalypt forest, wetlands and mangrove forests. It is an area of natural beauty, biological diversity and evolutionary history, including habitats for numerous threatened species.
The traditional owners of the Daintree National Park, the Eastern Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people, welcome you to their country and ask that you respect their special place.