The Traditional Owners of the land, the Kuku Yalanji and Yirrganydji people have inhabited and cared for this ancient landscape for thousands of years.
This website has been created by DOUGLAS SHIRE COUNCIL for the purpose of engaging with visitors and local stakeholders about sustainable tourism.
The Douglas Shire and the Port Douglas Daintree destination is a place of spectacular beauty. The area encompasses world-class landscape features, including pristine rainforests and beaches, and a diversity of cultural, economic and environmental values. The destination is highly valued by the Traditional Owners of the land, including the Eastern Kuku Yalanji to the north and Yirrganydji to the south; as well as the Douglas Communities and visitors to the area.
The Wet Tropics bioregion has some of the oldest continuously surviving tropical rainforests on earth. It provides an important record of the ecological and evolutionary processes that has shaped the flora and fauna of Australia over the past 415 million years. The Great Barrier Reef contains the world's largest collection of coral reefs, with 400 types of coral and is home to the endangered dugong and large green turtle.
Port Douglas Daintree's vision is to become the world's leading tropical visitor destination, delivering world class sustainable tourism experiences. The destination's brand incorporates elements of natural, aspirational, tropical, laid back and untamed experiences. Destination experiences are focused on sustainable interactions with nature where visitors are encouraged to travel green and step lightly, helping us to conserve our pristine environment for the enjoyment of generations to come.