Hibiscus Gardens Spa Resort
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHibiscus Gardens Spa Resort Port Douglas
Lovely tropical place to stay. Quiet and relaxing yet 300 metres from the beach and 100 metres from the main street. Excellent facilities.
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... photos then let them be exploring the rest of the reef. We also saw some massive clams, nemos, trumpet fish and unicorn fish.
That evening we had a quick shower before returning to the harbour to watch some fireworks. We'd missed the market that day so went to a pub for a big Aussie dinner, before then heading to bed. Snorkelling and diving really takes it out of you!
The next morning we packed our bags and got a few supplies before heading out towards our next destination.
... After a reviving cup of tea we got to meet the 3 new members of the next part of our tour and then we were off in our own bus to view The Rock from close up and learnt about its part in aboriginal culture. As the sun set we walked up on a sand dune to watch an awe inspiring phenomenon.By the time we got back to the hotel it was pitch black and time to enjoy the cook your own BBQ of outback meats:croc,emu and ...
... days, allowing us to walk into the water and reefs, snorkelling at leisure. The business of transporting visitors from shore to the reef is enormous. Seems almost impossible to be alone on the reef.
Only a few islands offer both accommodation and walk-out snorkelling. Between cyclone damage from prior years, rates that exceed $1000/night and dubious facilities, we have stuck to the mainland ...
... wonderful scenery.
We didn't go any further north than Cape Tribulation and decided to start driving south back towards Cairns and hug the coastline down through Queensland. When we reached the Daintree River again, famous for its saltwater crocodiles, we stopped off for a river cruise to see if we could spot one of these living dinosaurs.
This part of the world is swarming ...
... the river doing what they do during mating season. We did manage to see two little baby crocs and then at the very end...a gigantic male croc surfaced briefly to fish and all you saw were a bunch of bubbles and a little bit of the top of his body. But it was very quick and unless you were paying attention you missed it. Even the guide said that it had been a good month since he'd seen a "big one" and so just to catch a quick glimpse was a lucky thing. ...