Residents from Cardwell to Cooktown can once again receive waived fees on some of the Far North’s most frequented tourism destinations.

The Douglas Shire is now offering unlimited free ferry trips across the Daintree River, as well as one complimentary entry to Mossman Gorge until the end of February.

Those wanting to claim the offers need a Douglas Card, which can be applied for online with proof of local residence.


Similar promotions have run over wet season periods since the Douglas Card’s launch in 2014.

Tourism Port Douglas Daintree chief executive officer Tara Bennett said locals have a few weeks to explore the Wet Tropics before interstate borders fully reopen in December.


“Disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with mother nature by immersing yourself in the Daintree Rainforest,” she said.  

“Grab your Douglas Card to ‘Do It In Douglas’ and see the incredible wildlife and pristine landscapes that encompass two World Heritage sites.”

Daintree Ferry return fares typically cost $39 per vehicle, while entry to Mossman Gorge is charged at $12.65 per adult.

The Douglas Card is available to residents in the Douglas Shire, Mareeba Shire, Cairns Regional, Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire, Tablelands Regional, Cook Shire, Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire, Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire and Cassowary Coast Regional councils. 

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Now is the best time to hit the road and explore your own back yard.
Tara Bennett
Tourism Port Douglas Daintree CEO