The Port Douglas Daintree region is Australia’s most tropical and most green, in colour and attitude! It’s a place of exceptional natural beauty where ancient rainforests and a world class marine park, beaches, waterholes and vast national parks are all intertwined in a complex ecosystem that make up two World Heritage listed areas - the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.
As a forward thinking, dynamic region in its approach to sustainable tourism, the Douglas Shire Council and the area’s 12,000 residents have introduced environmental and sustainability practices on a unique scale. Inspired by local Ecotourism Australia-certified champions and driven by the Douglas Shire Council, Tourism Port Douglas Daintree and Ecotourism Australia, the Port Douglas and Daintree region is Australia’s first to achieve ECO Destination Certification.
Tourism Port Douglas Daintree acknowledges the custodianship of the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef by the local Kuku Yalanji and Yirraganydji people whose rich cultures, heritage values, enduring connections and shared efforts protect our natural assets for future generations, and we pay our respect to elders past, present and emerging.