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Places to Visit

There are so many places to visit while you are in the Port Douglas and Daintree area. Port Douglas is the closest town to the Great Barrier Reef, so a visit to this precious World Heritage listed natural beauty is a must do. We also encompass the site of an equally spectacular piece of nature, the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. Why not visit Cape Tribulation, the only place in the world where these two sites, the reef and rainforest meet?

Get up close with wild Daintree River crocodiles at Daintree Village, swim in the spectacular Mossman Gorge or venture out to some of the surrounding outback areas to Port Douglas and the Daintree.

Wherever you choose to visit, you can be assured there is a special place for you in Port Douglas and the Daintree. See you in paradise soon.

News By Tourism Port Douglas & Daintree

Millions of Online Chats Prove Visitors Love Port Douglas and Daintree

Four Mile Beach Port Douglas

By Tourism Port Douglas & Daintree

11 Dec 2018

Port Douglas, 6th December, 2018 – Port Douglas and the Daintree have topped a list of destinations from around the world for satisfied and happy visitors, according to leading strategic consultants Destination Think!

The index report of over 100 destinations, including 13 Queensland tourism regions, showed the Port Douglas Daintree region leading a field that included known international destinations such as Whistler in Canada, Chicago and Seattle in the US, and Sydney, Australia.

Port Douglas and the Daintree also had the highest Tourism Sentiment Score among the 13 destinations analysed in Queensland, ahead of Hervey Bay, Noosa, Sunshine Coast and the Gladstone region.

Tara Bennett, chief executive officer for Tourism Port Douglas Daintree, said the results of the report were based on the analysis of millions of online conversations from more than 500,000 platforms to see what people were saying about a destination and the experiences it offered.

These platforms included Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Tumblr, review sites, blogs, forums, YouTube and TripAdvisor.

“It’s brilliant news, seriously good as it shows that visitors love the Port Douglas Daintree experience and that the key elements of Tourism Port Douglas Daintree’s marketing message – nature experiences, wildlife, beaches and restaurants – are delivering a high quality experience.”

Ms Bennett said the Tourism Sentiment Index report was becoming the new standard performance measurement for tourism destinations.

She said the standout message from the results was that word of mouth continued to be a marketer’s strongest tool and opportunity.

“Advocacy in the online space will be one of our most powerful tools in inspiring more people to experience Port Douglas and the Daintree, including attracting first time visitors inspired by naturebased experiences.”




For more information, please contact:

Tara Bennett, Executive Officer

Tourism Port Douglas & Daintree

Phone:  07 4099 4588

Email:  eo@visitportdouglasdaintree.com

Web:   www.visitportdouglasdaintree.com


Issued by Tanya Snelling Strategic PR

Phone: 0417 202 663

Email: tanya@strategicpr.com.au

Domestic Travel Agents Given Taste Of Port Douglas Daintree

Agents Enjoying A Sunset Cruise Aboard Sailaway

By Tourism Port Douglas & Daintree

27 Nov 2018

From the reef to the rainforest, more than 30 of Australia’s top selling travel companies were given a taste of Port Douglas Daintree’s very best at the weekend.

Wrapping up an industry first region led ‘Domestic Mega Famil’, Tourism Port Douglas Daintree (TPDD) executive officer Tara Bennet, described the three-day event from November 23-25 as an “overwhelming success”.

She said the idea of the targeted trade famil was to put Port Douglas Daintree front and centre in the highly competitive domestic travel market.

“Australian’s make up 65% of our visitor market and this activity was solely aimed at stimulating sales for travel in 2019 and beyond.”

Ms Bennett said the local tourism organisation had flown in 35 key travel agents from across Australia to meet with the 22 participating operators spanning accommodation, wildlife attractions and reef and rainforest experiences.

“It has been a priority for TPDD to host more domestic travel agents in region. We workshopped the concept with members earlier this year receiving enthusiastic support, to the extent we exceeded our registration goal by 25%, which generated additional funds that allowed us to invite a further 10 agents.”

The Domestic Mega Famil program included traditional one-on-one workshops, followed by a networking dinner and extensive touring of the region.

“The highlight of the weekend was certainly getting agents out and experiencing the destination for themselves on five different touring programs.

“This included over 30 different products such as accommodation, reef, rainforest and wildlife experiences as well as a taste of the region’s enviable dining scene.”

Ms Bennett said the success of the famil came down to strong collaboration between TPDD’s members and trade partners.

“An undertaking of this scale would not be possible for an organisation of our size without strong industry support.

“We are very fortunate to be part of an industry that thinks big picture and works together to promote the destination first.”


For more information, please contact:

Tara Bennett, Executive Officer

Tourism Port Douglas & Daintree

Phone:  07 4099 4588

Email:  eo@visitportdouglasdaintree.com

Web:   www.visitportdouglasdaintree.com

Issued by Tanya Snelling

Strategic PR

P 0417 202 663

E tanya@strategicpr.com.au


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