10 School Holiday Activities in Port Douglas

Looking for school holiday activities in Port Douglas?

It’s time to say goodbye to whines of “I’m bored”, Port Douglas offers a smorgasbord of school holiday activities that will entertain even the most hard-to-impress little ones. It’s time to put down the I Pads and get out in the great outdoors and have some fun this school holidays! This is Tropical North Queensland after all…

These school holiday activities in Port Douglas are guaranteed to put a smile on the whole families face.

1. Be A Wildlife Keeper

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If your child dreams of being a Steve Irwin or a Ranger Stacey, look no further than Wildlife Habitat’s Junior Keeper’s program!

The awesome experience allows kids to step into the shoes of a wildlife keeper, as they assist Wildlife Habitat’s keepers. Kids can assist with animal feeding, presentation and projects, as well as interact with adorable animals.

The program is open to kids from 8 to 14 years old. The dates for the January 2020 holidays are: Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd, Tues 7th, Wed 8th.

Be sure to book fast- spaces are limited and this popular experience fills up fast. Call the friendly reception team on 07) 4099 3235 to book.


2. Build A Sandcastle At 4 Mile Beach

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Building a sandcastle: it’s an oldie, but a goodie!

Head to Four Mile Beach with buckets and spades and make a sandcastle, or even a fort of castles! Decorate them with bits of shell or coconut shell and see who takes the throne for the best sandcastle.

Why not take a picnic and bathers and make a whole day of it?

3. Ch-Ch-Choose the Bally Hooley

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All aboard the Bally Hooley! Treat the family to a fun train ride with a retro edge and cruise through Port Douglas.

The trains themselves are refurbished historic diesel and steam engines, which will make them a huge hit with kids who love Thomas The Tank Engine.

Add to your day with lunch at St Crispins Cafe at the end of your journey.


4. A Fun BBQ at Rex Smeal Park

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Port Douglas has numerous free playgrounds, but Rex Smeal Park comes with stunning sea-front views.

Let the kids work up on appetite on the playground, then cook up a storm on one of the park’s barbecues.


5. Splash Into Big 4 Glengarry

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Cool off from the tropical heat in the funnest way possible at Big 4 Glengarry.

Five waterslides guarantee oodles of fun for the kids, whilst adults can enjoy a coffee or BBQ by the pool.


6. Make Some Adorable Friends At Wildlife Habitat

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Is there any better way to spend a day then hand feeding kangaroos and getting up close to cheeky birds?

Wildlife Habitat is a must-do for every family this school-holidays. Meet free-roaming Wallabies and Kangaroos in the Savannah Habitat, before walking the Predator Plank over giant crocodiles!

See Koalas, Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroos, Cassowaries, Emus and more!

Explore the newly opened Nocturnal Habitat and see rare nocturnal critters under a “starry sky”. See Striped Possums, Mahogany Gliders and more.

Best of all, locals get 20% off when they book online and tickets are valid for four days of re-entry after purchase


7. Cool Off at Mossman Gorge

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Cool off in stunning clear waters at Mossman Gorge. The swimming holes are easy to access off the boardwalk and there’s different depths of water suitable for every age.

8. Take a Trip To Kuranda

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Fancy a little road trip this school holidays? Kuranda has an abundance of child-friendly activities!

Give your children a magical experience by visiting the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, where they can be surrounded by 1500 free-flying butterflies. Complimentary guided aviary and laboratory tours ensure that the experience is educational too. Locals get a 20% discount when they book online!

Embrace Indigenous culture with the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience at Rainforestation Nature Park. Children will enjoy learning how to throw a boomerang and will be blown away by the guides demonstrating animal calls on the didgeridoo.

Explore the rainforest on an authentic World War 2 Army Duck and meet iconic Aussie animals in the Koala & Wildlife Park. Locals get a 20% discount when they book online!


9. Race Cane Toads at Iron Bar

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Ready, set, go! Get on down to Iron Bar every night at 8pm for the iconic cane toad racing!

Kids will enjoy racing these critters using party blowers.

10. Enjoy Port Douglas’s Most Iconic Breakfast

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Does it get more iconic than Wildlife Habitats’s Breakfast With The Birds?

Treat the kids to the funnest breakfast in Port Douglas as they are surrounded by colourful birds!

With a range of hot and cold foods available in the buffet, there’s something for everyone’s taste buds.

Hold and interact colourful, cheeky birds and learn more about them from the wildlife keepers.

Ready to book school holiday activities in Port Douglas? Book Wildlife Habitat today!


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