Free ferry trips11 to the Dain­tree

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

THOU­SANDS of Douglas Shire res­i­dents are ex­pected to take ad­van­tage of free travel into the Dain­tee Rain­for­est.

For the next four months the ferry across the Dain­tree River will be free to re­gional res­i­dents.

The usual fee of $28 is be­ing waived for res­i­dents from Card­well to Cook­town, in­clud­ing the Ather­ton Table­lands, un­til Fe­bru­ary 28.

Pri­vate mo­torists can ap­ply for a Douglas card on­line through Douglas Shire Coun­cil, which gives them free re­turn travel on the river ferry.

Tourism Port Douglas and Dain­tree ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Tara Ben­nett said the card was an in­cen­tive for lo­cal peo­ple to ex­plore the Dain­tree Rain­for­est on their doorstep.

“Find out why David At­ten­bor­ough called it the most ex­tra­or­di­nary place on earth,” she said.

“The Dain­tree River and the ferry cross­ing is the gate­way to the an­cient for­est, in­cred­i­ble wildlife and pris­tine land­scapes that en­com­pass two World Her­itage Sites.

“While the Dain­tree is ad­mired for its beauty and iso­la­tion it has in­cred­i­ble tourism in­fra­struc­ture with more than 40 places to stay and restau­rants and cafes to choose from.

“Vis­i­tors are spoilt for choice for ac­tiv­i­ties from for­est zip lin­ing, to croc spot­ting to night bush walks to Great Bar­rier Reef trips – as well as just revel­ing in the lush rain­for­est and gor­geous coast­line that make up this ex­cep­tional area,” Ms Ben­nett said.

The Douglas card is now avail­able to or­der: visit https:// douglas.qld.gov.au/down­load/ dain­tree_­ferry/DF02-Dou­glasCard-ap­pli­ca­tion-form_2.pdf

To pick up a great Douglas Card deal visit: www.vis­it­port­dou­glas­dain­tree.com/dain­treedeals

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