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Day Trips from Port Douglas
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Day trips from Port Douglas
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A tandem hang glider flight with #Updraught will be the best $150 you could spend.  Talk to the staff at #CoralSeaVillas  for more details.
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The view from Rex Lookout is spectacular however when you are strapped to a hang glider and asked to step off the edge of the cliff it can become a little frightening.  With a little company in the form of a qualified instructor from Updraught Hanggliding it is breathtaking.
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The Wet Season has finally arrived and it is the perfect time to visit the Daintree Rainforest.  Bush Heritage Australia, a private conservation organisation bought land in the Daintree and created  this Fan Palm  Reserve saving it from developers in 1993.  Growing up to 15 metres in height the palms create a canopy and provide habitat for the Southern Cassowary, several varieties of possums and Bennetts tree kangaroos.
Much of the fan palm habitat in the tropics has been cleared for farming and it is uncommon to see forests such this in the Daintree area.
See our tour desk staff for maps and directions to take a self drive safari from #CoralSeaVillas
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Self drive tours to Cape Tribulation are well suited to family groups with young children.  This week a lucky family spotted 2 adult cassowaries with 2 chicks between Thornton's Beach and Cape Tribulation.  Our staff in reception at Coral Sea Villas in Port Douglas can provide a map, self-drive notes and information on the walks, attractions and tours in the Daintree National Park.  
www.coral-sea-villas.com.au
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K Star Tours has new visitors to Port Douglas sorted - Kev offers tours of the places of interest in Port with a little history as well.  The best way to see the sights is on a bicycle and because you are on holidays in the tropics it can get a bit on the warm side.  Kev has eliminated the grunt work by using electric bikes.  You can also hire these bikes for 2 hours, a half day, a day or longer over night and weekly rates are available.  Let's roll.
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Discover Cassowary Falls with the crew from Daintree Discovery Tours.   The tour takes off at 7.30 am from Port Douglas travelling north to the Daintree River where a boat will take you on a Daintree River cruise to observe the wildlife along the river.  Enjoy a sumptuous morning tea of scones , jam and cream followed by a open air safari through cane fields, creeks and rainforest enroute to Cassowary Falls.  Take in the spectacular view of Cassowary Falls and swim in the pristine water hole below the cascade before returning to your accommodation. 
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For the most inspiring and educational experience in the Daintree a must see for any group interested in conservation is a visit to the Botanical Arc in Whyanbeel.  Alan and Susan Carle have travelled the world visiting rainforests and collecting species of plants for 25 years.  Their mission - to conserve rainforest species,  preserve the knowledge of these plants and the uses from indiginous people and educate others of the need to appreciate the importance of preserving plant biodiversity in order to save rainforests and the people who inhabit them.  The Carle's have 20 hectacres of redeveloped rainforest - over 400 species of fruits and nuts and their own quarantine green house on the property.  They introduced  most species of helaconias into Australia and have a wealth of knowledge to share regarding the pharmaceutical, economic and nutritional value of the plants they have in their collection.  Susan is an amazing cook and produces delicious salads, ice creams and  cakes from tropical fruits and flowers which most people in Australian have never seen or heard of.  For more information visit www.botanicalark.com.au
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Tony's Tropical Tours run day trips to the Daintree Rainforest and Bloomfield Falls.  This shot of Bloomfield Falls  taken by Chris on the tour  last week illustrates that even during the dry season there is still quite a flow of water over the falls.  The Bloomfield track from Cooktown is suitable for 4 wheel drive vehicles only and will certainly take visitors off the beaten track in a small group tour with an experienced and knowledgeable guide. For more information about a trip to Bloomfield falls visit www.tropicaltours.com.au or talk to our staff at reception for details and booking www.coral-sea-villas.com
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This shot of a sea eagle was taken by Drew David whilst on a cruise in Dicksons Inlet on the Lady Douglas.  The bird is very familiar with the operators of the boat and is amazingly accurate as it swoops down to catch prawn heads throw into the air from the passing boat.  Lady Douglas, a small paddle steamer, operates 3 tours daily up Dicksons Inlet in Port Douglas.  The crew point out the abundant wildlife living in the mangrove habitat including crocodiles, birds, reptiles and fish.  The boat is very child friendly and a wonderful leisurely way for a family to explore the inlet.   www.coral-sea-villas.com.au
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For a very special lunch it is hard to beat Silky Oaks Lodge.  This is the magnificent view from the balcony where you can enjoy a two course lunch with a glass of wine.  Let our tour desk staff organise a 3 course lunch date which includes transportation to and from Silky Oaks for just $89 per person and be indulged. www.coral-sea-villas.com.au
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