Quicksilver Cruises is based in the beautiful township of Port Douglas, Australia. Port Douglas is located in the northern tropics of Queensland. Australia is the only country occupying a whole continent, albeit the smallest one, lying on and extending north and south from the Tropic of Capricorn. With an area covering 7,682,300 square km (2,966,136 square miles) it is the sixth largest country of the world.
Visitors to Australia are often amazed at the range of experiences available and how easy it is to try something new. Port Douglas is just an hour’s drive from Cairns via a spectacular coastal road that is surrounded by forest and the Coral Sea. It is the place where glittering green merges into blue; the only place on Earth where two World heritage listed jewels exist; the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforest of Daintree and Cape Tribulation.
Port Douglas came into being as a port where the riches from the goldfields of the Hodgkinson and Palmer Rivers were trafficked by bullock drays to be loaded onto vessels bound for southern cities. Today, it’s the southerners who come to Port to experience the riches of this international holiday mecca which until as recently as the 1960s was a sleepy fishing village known only to the locals.
Everyone enjoys Port Douglas. Families, couples, singles and celebrities all visit here because of the way Port’s laid back style, superb natural attractions and effortless sophistication blend together to create the unique flavour of the village. Whether it’s the enchantment of experiencing the magical world of the Great Barrier Reef through snorkelling, diving or semi-submersibles and observatories at the spectacular outer reef platforms, or seeing the timeless rainforest by hiking or a 4WD safari or through the eyes of a local Aboriginal guide, nature’s charms here delight everyone.
When you’re ready to rest, discover the spectacular spas the region offers and restore equilibrium. When you’re ready to play, step out into the velvet starry evenings to world class restaurants, funky bars and stylish cafes. Port Douglas is Australia’s tropical jewel; a paradise which once discovered is never, ever forgotten.