The Port Douglas Bucket List

Now this has got to be one of the most difficult “bucket lists ” to ever put together, there is just so much to see and do in the town let alone the region.

Lets have a try…

  1. Get out on the great barrier reef, scuba or snorkel on the outer reef with Calypso.
  2. Sunset cruise to the low isles with Sailaway
  3. Swim at Mossman Gorge
  4. Evening sunset picnic on Rex Smeal park
  5. A game of golf at either the links or Mirage country club course
  6. Visit the Sunday Port Douglas Markets and meet Pla at Play Love Alive
  7. Take on a day trip up to the Daintree and Cape Tribulation
  8. An early morning walk along the legendary 4 Mile Beach
  9. Go up to Flagstaff hill and take in the views
  10. Enjoy a helicopter trip out to Mossman Gorge, over port Douglas village and out to the reef and back.

And thats only some of it, a visit to the cooler climate Julaten, the Mossman Markets, Wonga Beach, Crocodile spotting on the Port Douglas Inlet or a visit to Hartleys plus the numerous other activities over the Daintree, Whatever Port DOuglas is the ideal place to launch your Far North Queensland holiday

For all of these activities and more visit: Port Douglas Tour Desk

Thredbo Bucket List

As Thredbo is a place of two seasons, distinctly green and white or summer and winter here are two sets lists for your must do in Thredbo, the Thredbo Bucket List

Thredbo in Summer

  1. Walk to Mt Kosciusko from the top of Eagles Nest
  2. Ride the cannonball on a mountain bike down the mountain
  3. BBQ by the Thredbo river with the family and look for a platypus
  4. Drive up to dead horse gap, down to Khancoban, across to Cabramurra ( australia highest town ) back on the snowy mountains highway into Berridale and then back to Thredbo via Jindabyne
  5. Swim in a mountain rockpool, ( ask the locals )
  6. Play golf at Australia’s highest golf course, remember ” your balls go further in Thredbo”
  7. Catch the Kosciuszko chairlift to Eagles Nest
  8. The Thredbo blues Festival in mid January
  9. Visit the Wild Brumby “snappery” on the Alpine Way
  10. Ride a bike around the village!

Thredbo in Winter

  1. Ski the Crackenback Supertrail
  2. Swim in a mountain rockpool — its slightly cooler than summer
  3. Lunch at Kareela Hutte
  4. Morning coffee at Eagles Nest
  5. Watch the Saturday evening fireworks and flare run from the Thredbo hotel bistro balcony
  6. find a stash of Thredbo powder
  7. Ski in the Thredbo ” Top to Bottom” from the top of Karels back to the village”
  8. Drinks at the Apres Bar listening to Mark Travers
  9. Walk the alpine way when its snowing to Dead Horse Gap
  10. Enjoy a swim at the leisure centre

For more information on Thredbo visit:

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Ningaloo at Exmouth

On the bucket list for many a tourist or nature lover is to ‘swim with the Whalesharks’, and there are only a few places on this planet where you can do that. Exmouth is a remote town, in the North West of Western Australia. Approximately 1270 km north of Perth with a population of around 2250 permanent residents. The Exmouth Peninsula runs the entire length of the World Heritage Listed, Ningaloo Reef Marine Park.

Only from Exmouth can you jump on a charter boat and go swimming with the Whalesharks (season runs March – August). Only from Exmouth can you scuba dive or snorkel the Ningaloo Reef and the pristine waters off the Sanctuary zones. And it’s not just the Whalesharks people come to see.

The World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef is internationally recognised as one of Earths last ocean paradises. Amongst the largest fringing reefs in the world, the Ningaloo Reef can be accessed straight off the beach – something very few coral reefs offer. You can take a dive in the clearest turquoise water imaginable to view hundreds of colourful tropical fish and pristine coral gardens. Snorkel with sea turtles and graceful manta rays.

The Ningaloo Coast and in particular the Exmouth Gulf sees the highest density of humpback whales in the Southern Hemisphere during the annual migration from Antarctica (June to November). During this period, 30,000 humpback whales visit the Ningaloo Coast and can be sighted from shore, or you can take in a whale watching tour.

Or you can hook into world class fishing. The continental shelf runs closer to the Australian mainland off Exmouth than anywhere else in the country. The Region offers fantastic game fishing, especially for the marlin. All three Australian species of marlin are caught here in good to great numbers, along with an incredible range of other game and sport fish. Charter and tour boats specialising in game, sport, reef and fly fishing are available all year round.

The Ningaloo Coast offers visitors the freedom to independently explore and enjoy without restrictions. Spend a day snorkelling pristine coral gardens, find a deserted beach to enjoy all to yourself, hike the trails of the Cape Range National Park, observe the local emus stopping traffic on the main streets, camp along the shores of the Ningaloo Lagoon. You can swim our waters all year round, perfectly safe! The choices are endless and yours to make.

Accommodation in Exmouth

Accommodation in Exmouth is varied. But by far the most popular is staying in a unique and privately owned holiday houses. Managed by Ningaloo Reef Holiday Accommodation, we are the only independent, non real estate managed, holiday home accommodation provider in Exmouth. All we do is manage holiday homes, so we think that gives us the advantage, and our returning guests agree! We have homes in town, on the Marina, budget priced to luxury. Many homes are pet friendly, and all are meticulously maintained and immaculately clean. We are your only choice for holiday accommodation in Exmouth on the Coral Coast and Ningaloo Reef.