Port Douglas Activities
Le Cher Du Monde in the centre of Port Douglas, Tropical North Queensland - access to Daintree Rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef and the Australian Outback. Le Cher Du Monde is only a short 400 meter walk to the famous 4 Mile beach at the end of Macrossan Street. 400 metres walk to fashionable Port Douglas Mirage Marina with its range of designer label shops and yachts from all over the world. You are within walking distance of over 30 specialty restaurants and rustic North Queensland Pubs.
Le Cher Du Monde is your accommodation base in Port Douglas for your holiday adventures. Located on Macrossan Street, in the very heart of Port Douglas. Relax and enjoy complete indulgence where you can unwind and enjoy the pleasures of Port Douglas Australia. Le Cher Du Monde is 5 minutes from the sands of Four Mile Beach and 6 minutes from Port Douglas Marina Mirage and the Sunday Markets. Le Cher Du Monde is right in the middle of downtown Port Douglas so you won't require a car.
You are next to some of the World's finest golf courses. You can dive, snorkel and fish. How about a little biking and trekking? We have it all. Le Cher Du Monde is your starting point for the vast variety of activities available to make your holiday stay relaxing and enjoyable.
The Great Barrier Reef
World Heritage listed, the Great Barrier Reef is within easy reach of Port Douglas - there are comfortable boats leaving daily from the Mirage Marina to conduct viewing, snorkeling and diving operations. Experience one of the seven natural wonders of the world, right at our door step is the amazing Great Barrier Reef. This underwater botanical garden is one of the most diverse ecosystems on earth. The Great Barrier Reef is a living home to thousands of marine plants and animal species stretching more than two thousand kilometres along the Queensland Coast to form the world's largest reef system.
The basis of the reef is the seemingly endless variety of corals, displaying every conceivable colour, shape and form. Marine animals that live among the coral reefs afford brilliant displays of multicoloured movement. Starfish and sea cucumbers, giant clams, anemones, turtles, eels, rays, sponges and shells - there is just so much to see on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef.
A holiday highlight for every visitor is to sail out across the Coral Sea to spend a day or even longer on the Great Barrier Reef. Port Douglas is the nearest departure point for Low Isles and the Great Barrier Reef tours on the Tropical North Queensland Coast. A wide range of reef tours available means there is a trip to suit everyone, whether you are a novice diver, certified diver, snorkeller or a non-swimmer there are several different reef destinations to choose from for all ages. Our Tour Desk will assist you in choosing the best adventure to suit your personal needs.
All tourism operators act as guardians of the Great Barrier Reef. Their concern and knowledge insures that the Great Barrier Reef remains ecologically sustainable and a world class destination.
The Daintree Rainforest
The Daintree Rainforest is also World Heritage Listed and 15 minutes from Le Cher Du Monde. There are a wide variety of tours available. The Wet Tropics is a living record of the evolutionary & ecological process that shaped Australian plants and animals over the past 415 million years. Daintree Australia is internationally recognised as one of several Australian premier bird watching locations. Bird enthusiasts come to our area for this specific purpose of Bird watching. It has been recorded that over 430 species of birds encompass the Wet Tropics and the Great Barrier Reef region of Daintree Australia.
There are two species of crocodiles in Australia, the Saltwater and Freshwater species. Only the salt water crocodiles inhabit the Daintree River. The scientific name is Crocodylus Porosus. The Daintree River has a population of about 70 adult crocodiles.
When you visit Daintree Australia, you will think of the the largest reptile in Australia called the Estuarine Crocodile. However, most people are amazed at the diversity of reptiles found in and around the Daintree Rainforest of Daintree Australia. The Daintree Rainforest of Tropical North Queensland contains 190 or so species of endemic freshwater fish. Tropical North Queensland has the most diverse freshwater fish varieties in Australia.
While bird watching is popular another sport around the Daintree Rainforest is butterfly watching. There are many colourful butterflies in the Daintree Rainforest - swallow-tails, sword-tails, cruisers, jezabels, blues, triangles, leafwings, and many others float through the Daintree Rainforest trees and bush for your viewing enjoyment.
The Daintree River estuary is home to a large variety of marine and terrestrial life-forms. The Daintree River estuary is an important stop for your holiday adventures. The Daintree Rainforest is one of the most beautiful eco-systems in Australia - make time to book a special tour to visit the Daintree Rainforest.
Just over the range - 1hr 30 mins drive puts you in the Great Australian Outback. You can drive yourself there for the day or just join one of the many tours leaving daily from Port Douglas.
Experience the Australian Outback first hand with a local tour guide. Enjoy the adventure of everything from exotic bird life and other creatures to amazing geological formations. Man-made attractions of ghost towns, lonely bush settlements trapped in time, abandoned mine settlements and prehistoric aboriginal cave drawings are there for the REAL Australian Outback experience also.
The crater formed Lake Barrine in the lush Atherton Tablelands, the old mining town of Chillagoe complete with its 100 million year old beautiful limestone caves to explore, the deserted ghost town of Tyrconnell and its mines, Dimbulah - rich in aboriginal history, the old farming community of Mareeba with its fresh local produce and the eclectic art community of Kuranda are some of the tour destinations.
Enjoy an Aussie BBQ, stargazing, sing-alongs around a campfire. It's all here for you.