Port Douglas Kids Activities

Travelling with children can be difficult whether you are travelling with teenagers, ankle biters or those in-between ages. Once arriving in Port Douglas you will find a myriad of suitable for children of all ages to enjoy.

Try not to stress too much, take it easy and relax, after all that`s one of the reasons you come to Port Douglas. Have some days of activities and some lighter days where you can all chill out and do some simple things.

Port Douglas Family Holiday Accommodation

Nimrod Resort Apartments have the ideal Port Douglas family accommodation, large apartments with full kitchens, and their own laundry facilities. Lots of grass for the younger kids to run around on and kick a ball, a playground with climbing frame, great littlies pool and our large lagoon pool has a walk-in at the shallow end, perfect for the non-swimmers just getting used to the water. For those teenagers who have to keep on the move – a full sized tennis court and a great lagoon pool. For the teenagers who never want to move, ideal to sleep in and laze around the pool.

It is an easy walk to Four Mile Beach; you can build sandcastles with the littlies, swim, walk and windsurf at certain times of the year.

Family attractions in Port Douglas are the Rainforest Habitat Sanctuary – Breakfast with the Birds is something all ages enjoy. The Bally Hooley Steam Railway operates every Sunday and Wednesday, a must for the littlies, it has a great steam whistle.

The Lady Douglas paddle steamer operates a two hour cruise up the Dickinson Inlet, if you are lucky the Captain might let you steer, of course ideal for crocodile spotting.

Reef trips are good fun and provide an educational experience.  The pontoon based Quicksilver Outer Reef trips are ideal for families with young children, they have good facilities on board and lots of activities to keep the kids amused.  Low Isles is also an ideal trip for families where kids can play in the sand and swim off the beach, tours are operated by Quicksilver Wavedancer and Sailaway.

Rex Smeal Park has a good barbeque and picnic area; there is also a kid’s play area.

Sunday sees the local Port Douglas markets, lots of local artisans and market growers, and a great place to browse for good holiday souvenirs and for kids to spend any pocket money.

On The Inlet Seafood restaurant feeds “George” a giant groper, daily at 5.30pm.

There are many great family restaurants in Port Douglas. Close to Nimrod Resort are the Barrier Reef Tavern and the Beach Shack. Both offer a good menu at family prices. The Beach Shack has a sand floor which the kids love.

Many of the restaurants give early dining and also discounts. The Courthouse Hotel has an early dining special, also The Iron Bar, where a little later in the evening the kids can watch Cane Toad racing. Mango Jam in conjunction with Nimrod Resort offer discount dining to all our guests.

For parents who want to escape the kids and do their own thing for a while, babysitting can be arranged for an evening and even for the day.

Port Douglas is the ideal holiday destination for the entire family…..do as much or as little as you like, just enoy your Port Douglas holiday.