Things To Do In Cairns + Port Douglas With The Family


This is a bit of a wrap-up post after our very successful holiday in Cairns and Port Douglas.

I went with my four kids, Teen17, Teen 14 (at the time) and my boy/girl twins who are 8.

No husband/dad… just the five of us. Quite a challenge, but Cairns and Port Douglas rose to the task admirably.


If you’re thinking of a holiday to Cairns or Port Douglas start with..

Tips for Planning Family Holiday to Cairns and Port Douglas (has a good list of things to do)

 Family Packing List for Cairns, Port Douglas and Other Hot Places


And here are detailed posts on what we enjoyed

Coral Reef Dreaming – Overnight Yacht Trip to the Great Barrier Reef

 River Tubing On The Mulgrave River With The Kids

 Why We Are Loving The Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

Muddy’s Playground On The Esplanade In Cairns

 Miracle on the Great Barrier Reef – Kids Take Photos of Mum For Once!


I’ll add more as I write them up.

It really was a fab trip.


Have you visited far North Queensland?

If not, is it on your family holiday bucket list?

Happy travel planning


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Posted on: February 13, 2015


  • Reply February 14, 2015

    Gourmet Getaways

    Looks like everyone had their fill! So much fun!!!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

  • Reply February 15, 2015

    Sally@Toddlers on Tour

    So many options for things to do with kids. It looks like you all had a great time.

  • Reply February 17, 2015

    Rene - Together we roam

    Love TNQ and love the pink crocs xo

  • You really packed so much in – and I agree Rene. Pink crocs are cute as.

  • Reply March 9, 2015

    halong bay tours

    Another great post. I look forward to reading all your post with a caffe and learning new things and also laughing at many of your funny ones. Thank you for sharing this amazing info which is difficult to find.

  • Reply April 27, 2015

    Howard Johnson

    Hey, Nice post once again.

    Enjoyed Reading it asusal.
    Best part is the pictures.


    • Reply April 27, 2015

      Seana Smith

      Thank you, photos tell a thousand words. No, more!!

  • Reply June 15, 2015

    Tom Miller

    One word to say about picture. WOW!!

  • Reply June 24, 2015

    Hotly Spiced

    It’s one of my most favourite destinations and it’s excellent for couples or families. I haven’t been there for a few years and it’s definitely time to go back xx

  • Reply February 19, 2016


    Oh! what a great post! Thanks a lot, very usefull. Your blog is a like a treasure box! Perfect for me and family I will pinned everypost haha xx cathy

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