Media Releases

Stay up to date with Tourism Port Douglas Daintree official news and press releases.

17 Dec 18

douglas card now offers free mossman gorge shuttle

Port Douglas and Daintree is putting out a generous welcome to Tropical North Queenslanders again this summer with the free Douglas Card, which includes free return travel on the Daintree ferry and just introduced Mossman Gorge shuttle bus and a range of other deals for singles, couples and families.

06 Dec 18

millions of online chats prove visitors love port douglas and daintree

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 Queenslandtourism 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.  

26 Nov 18

domestic travel agents given taste of port douglas daintree

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”.

21 Nov 18

no ferry tale – it’s free!

For the next four months the ferry across the Daintree River will be free to regional residents.   The free ferry trip is the best incentive for local residents to get out and visit one of the world’s most enchanted places – or make that much anticipated return visit to this unique tropical location. The usual fee of $28 will be scrapped for local residents until February 28. Local is classed as residents from Cardwell to Cooktown, including the Atherton Tablelands.

19 Nov 18

on a mission – port douglas daintree shines

Tourism Port Douglas Daintree will wrap up three months of targeted domestic and international trade activity with its inaugural Mega Famil this weekend. Tara Bennett, executive officer of Tourism Port Douglas Daintree, said the region had put on a spectacular show for visiting travel trade over the last month and this weekend would be no different.

30 Oct 18

port douglas daintree in world top 100 for green tourism

The Douglas Shire has been named in a global top 100 list of the world’s most environmentally sound places to visit – the only Australian tourism destination to receive the international accolade.  

15 Oct 18

port douglas accommodation shows domestic growth

Domestic overnight visitation to the Port Douglas Daintree region has grown by almost 7% in the 2017/18 financial year, according to figures from Tourism Research Australia (TRA). Tara Bennett, chief executive officer of Tourism Port Douglas Daintree, said it was a great result that both the domestic and international markets were trending upwards.

09 Aug 18

sports events gold for port douglas/daintree

Port Douglas is under the starter’s gun as a sporting hotspot over the next few months with thousands of athletes and supporters descending on the tropical playground. The calendar of major sporting events kicked off on Thursday, August 9 (today) with the Reef to Reef, Australia’s newest mountain bike stage race.     

06 Aug 18

new port douglas website is wedded bliss

If it’s a marriage made in heaven then odds on it was held in Port Douglas Daintree.   And these days with a wedding season extending far beyond the traditional months and couples looking for that picture perfect backdrop and eclectic sense of style, the Douglas region remains one of Australia’s top wedding choices.

10 Jul 18

ambassadors capture the essence of paradise

Tourism Port Douglas Daintree’s Show Me Your Paradise 2018 campaign will be launched to the world this week with inspiring film and photography capturing the essence of what makes the region so unique.

03 Jul 18

tourism with a heart – website helps business give back

Business event visitors to Port Douglas and Daintree can now enjoy a new digital destination showcasing not only the desirability of the region but making it easy to give back to this natural wonderland.

25 Jun 18

leading the way in ecotourism

A bold new plan to recognise the Port Douglas and Daintree Region as Australia’s first eco-certified region in Australia has been welcomed by the industry.

13 Feb 18

don’t pay the ferryman!

Think of the Daintree Ferry as the Love Boat this Valentine’s Day. Anyone wanting to do something special this February 14 – or anytime in the next two weeks – need to look no further than the iconic river crossing from the south to north bank of the Daintree River.

18 Jan 18

port douglas daintree tourism stays strong

Port Douglas/Daintree tourism continues to see an increase in overseas travellers to the region – and they are staying longer.  

22 Dec 17

port douglas parties with a fun, flavourful festive season

Port Douglas is revving up for a mammoth festive season with resorts and restaurants putting a tropical spin on the Christmas spirit and planning for New Year celebrations that will make the place pop.

13 Sep 17

tourism port douglas and daintree launches new website with itinerary planner

Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree (TPDD) has launched its new website, making it easier than ever for visitors far and wide to get inspired, do the sums and plan and book their itineraries on the site.

03 Sep 17

tpdd launches goes “au natural” with new brand

Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree (TPDD) will today launch a fresh new brand that speaks directly to the reef and rainforest region’s target markets.

15 Aug 17

douglas shire dives into reef opportunities

The reef tourism sector in the Port Douglas and Daintree region is showing a loud and clear confidence in this billion-dollar industry with extensive investment in dive adventures and diversification in overall reef experiences.

07 Aug 17

port douglas’ food scene completes reef and rainforest experience

Port Douglas’ thriving café scene, fine dining and popular food events such as this month’s Taste festival are hitting the mark with locals and visitors seeking to complement the soul-pleasing reef and rainforest experience with a little gastronomic pleasure.

11 Jul 17

port douglas back in focus as conference centre of choice

The weak dollar, Australians and New Zealanders opting for regional travel and the lure of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree rainforest are all contributing to Port Douglas’ revival as a national and international business events and conference centre.

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