Manta Ray Bed and Breakfast is well situated at Newell Beach within easy access to the region’s main attractions – The Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest and the Atherton Tablelands
It is approx. 75kms – just over an hour’s drive – from Cairns International Airport and only a 20 minute drive from Port Douglas with its boutique shops, galleries and world-class restaurants.
We recommend you hire a car at Cairns Airport to get around. Coach/bus transport only services Port Douglas and is expensive
From Port Douglas a range of snorkelling and or diving tours depart daily to the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It is a protected national park and is listed as a World Heritage area. It comprises nearly 3000 individual reefs and islands from just north of Bundaberg to the tip of Cape York Peninsula. Fish, coral and other marine life of the reef presents in an infinite variety of colour, size and shapes, welcoming the visitor to another spectacular world.
The Atherton Tablelands, a short day trip, offers bird watching, crater lakes, waterfalls, biodynamic dairies and beautiful walks.
The regional sugar town of Mossman is just a five minute drive away, together with stunning Mossman Gorge with its intact rainforest and guided walks by the local indigenous people, the Kuku Yalangi. Swim in the refreshing river, walk through intact rainforest and hear the ancient spirits. Here you can purchase locally produced authentic Kuku Yalangi artworks and souvenirs and support local artists.
The Daintree Ferry: gateway to Cape Tribulation and the larger section of the Daintree National Park with its walking paths and crocodile spotting tours – is approx. a 20 minute drive.
Cape Tribulation is approx. an hour’s drive past the Ferry – drive through the green canopy, taste home-made icecream made from local tropical fruits, and visit beautiful beaches where the rainforest meets the sea. Experience Jungle Surfing through the canopy, taste exotic fruit, or kayak along the shores.
Visit Hartley’s Creek Crocodile Adventures – see how they farm the crocodiles and witness their snake and crocodile attack shows and travel on their lagoon to witness crocodiles launch themselves from the water to grab a snack – not you!