Free ferry trips11 to the Daintree
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