Port Douglas With Kids

Port Douglas Queensland Australia is a beautiful, up-market resort town with easy access to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. It’s a dream destination for families with kids with many safe, beautiful, outdoor things to do. We’ve called it home since our kids were toddlers, babies really. If you’ve not had a chance to visit Port Douglas with your family you need to put that right. A look at things to do in Port Douglas with kids, of any age, but with a little special focus on the small kids. My two are teens now, so we can give you plenty of information on the town we sometimes call home.

This resort town is very family-centred and you’ll have no trouble finding things to do in Port Douglas with kids. We’ll list a few below as well as talk about practicalities and safety of adventure activities, like snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, with even small kids.

As I’m writing this for 2020, the winter peak tourist season, Port Douglas is slowly getting back to normal after lockdown. Tours, attractions and restaurants are slowly re-opening and I would say that this is actually a very good time to visit. Port Douglas is quiet, you may find some great deals, but you’re more likely to have to book everything in advance.

This has to be the number one thing to do up here and yes, you can take kids to the outer reef and Low Isles. Kids are normally cheaper but this is an expensive day out and a once-in-a-lifetime bucket-list experience.

This has to be the number one thing to do up here and yes, you can take kids to the outer reef and Low Isles. Kids are normally cheaper but this is an expensive day out and a once-in-a-lifetime bucket-list experience.

Take a look at our post on Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef or this one on Booking Great Barrier Reef tours from Port Douglas. If you’re in Port Douglas this school holidays you might meet my husband (we call him Chef), he’s crewing on one of the reef boats and will take great care of you!

We have wild crocodiles up here in Far North Queensland and yes, you stand a good chance of seeing them. I’m sure your kids will love the Lady Douglas River Cruise which departs Port Douglas Marina.