Residents from the Douglas Shire, Mareeba Shire, the Tablelands, Cairns, the Cassowary Coast and Cook Shire are eligible to obtain a Douglas Card for free access on the Daintree ferry for four months from November 1.
Previously known as the Smart Card, the Douglas Card has been released in conjunction with a promotion by Tourism Port Douglas Daintree (TPDD) which will produce a brochure of offers from participating Daintree businesses.
Existing holders of a Smart Card will need to re-apply for the new Douglas Card, which will have no expiry date set at this stage.
Use of the Douglas Card will be restricted to fare categories Motor Car and Utilities (private use), Pedestrians and Bicycles and Motor Bikes.
To obtain a free Douglas Card, applicants need to provide photographic identification and additional proof of residency with their application to confirm local status.
Application forms are available from by clicking HERE, or visiting Council’s Mossman Administration Building, the Mossman Library or the Port Douglas library kiosk.
To check out the great deals available to holders of the Douglas Card click HERE.