Words by Cassie Flinn | Images by Sofia Cullen
Young, Wild and Free
It’s true - travel in the Tropical North is anything but boring, especially when family holiday with teenagers.
No matter your teen tribes #mood Port, Douglas knows how to bring out that inquisitive youthful spirit and spark a sense of adventure, casually encouraging them to live young, wild and free. The laid back village atmosphere, miles away from the city hustle and bustle, creates a safe sense of freedom and independence for our Gen Z’s to make true travel memories and some pretty awesome instagram posts too!
So here’s how to keep the good times rolling with your teens in tow. Heck, they might even tick a few things off twice.
Soak up the salt and sand
Beach Yoga - Start the day in a zen state of mind and lay your mat down for Yoga on the Beach. A unique class that centres your ujjayi breath and stretches your body as you connect with mother earth in one of the most magical outdoor yoga settings. Join in for sun salutation and blissful savasana, and listen to the ocean as the palm trees sway.
Beach Babes - Get comfy on a sunlounger positioned perfectly on the golden sands of Four Mile Beach and work on that enviable holiday tan (SPF50+ approved of course). Laze the day away listening to your BF’s favourite holiday Spotify playlist and when it’s time to cool off, hire a tyre tube and roll about in the waves of the warm tropical waters that are safely patrolled by the lifesaving team.
Bike Hire - Hit the trails on a retro beach treadly, a decked out mountain bike or master the tandem pedal from Port Douglas Bike Hire. Cruise the four kilometre stretch of unspoilt coastline at your own pace. When you take the slow lane you discover hidden gems of Port around every corner or pick up the speed and a map for a secret treasure hunt.
Flagstaff Hill - Get active and climb the stairs of Flagstaff Hill and be rewarded with panoramic views along famous Four Mile Beach. The suspended platform connects you with environment, levitates you over the ever changing colours of the ocean and conjours daydreams of visiting the little lighthouse island in the distance. Following the track along the outer rim of the peninsula is an 1.5km adventure trek to Rex Smeal Park or make it a round trip up to the look out and returning beachside.
The suspended platform connects you with environment, levitates you over the ever changing colours of the ocean and conjours daydreams of visiting the little lighthouse island in the distance
Sunset at the point - It’s all about the chill time at Rex Smeal Park, one of Port’s most iconic locations where you can simply kick back as the day fades into night. Sunsets are epic as the boats return from a day on the water and the colours of the sky change over the palm fringed coastline and Daintree Mountain Ranges. Hook up a hammock or relax on a picnic rug with and cold a platter and cold drinks and discover why the locals have such a soft spot for this way of life.