Great Barrier Reef’s Outer Reef


Our last full day in Port Douglas Australia was on a snorkeling trip to the Outer Reef of the Great Barrier Reef. On previous Australian trips, we dove and snorkeled a few section of the Great Barrier Reef. Each of these have been off of islands (Lizard, Heron and Wilson) to which we had to [Read more …]

Australia’s Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest


Continuing our adventures around the Great Barrier Reef region, we used Port Douglas as a jumping off point to explore one of the Australia world heritage rainforest areas. We drove north along the occasionally lovely Captain Cook Highway through Mossman, Daintree and Cape Tribulation (Cape Trib). The drive takes you up and down scenic mountain [Read more …]

Port Douglas and the Australian Tropics


Continuing our journey in the Great Barrier Reef region, from Cairns, we next went to Port Douglas Australia. We took the easy, 50-mile drive up the magnificent Cook Highway, along which you are surrounded by palm-lined, white sand beaches on one side and an impenetrable, mountainous tropical rainforest on the other. The town was founded [Read more …]