Driving north from Port Douglas on the Mossman Daintree Rd you will need to get the ferry over the Daintree River to get here ($24 return). Beautiful, peaceful spot with incredible beaches and forest. A couple of backpacker places here with bars. You can hike up Mt Sorrow Ridge which is a great day walk.
Heading across the continent towards Darwin or inland is a real adventure. You will see parts of the country that most tourists never see. The Mungana Caves are gorgeous Limestone Caves along Burke Developmental Rd. Innot Hot Springs and Undara National park are tourist sites along National Highway 1. Make sure you have a reliable vehicle if you are driving on from here and have plenty of suppl ..