Discovering the Magic of Port Douglas: Rainforest and Reef Experiences

Daintree Rainforest

From ancient rainforests and hidden waterfalls to pristine beaches and the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas and Daintree is the perfect playground for a “wildly” romantic getaway. 

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A chic haven with a bounty of boutique shopping and eateries, as well as top class resorts and hotels, this scenic destination has plenty for couples. The five-star Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa is the epitome of Port Douglas panache, offering pampering sessions, tantalising food (from pool bar to fine dining) and spacious accommodation options. Located right on Four Mile Beach, the resort boasts a colossal lagoon pool – spoil yourself with a swim out room, ideal for a refreshing dip day or night.

Turtle Great Barrier Reef
Dive into the Great Barrier Reef for an incredible getaway

If you can tear yourselves away from your poolside haven, take a trip to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, where you’ll see plenty of crocs – you can even eat them – as well as slippery snakes, cuddly koalas, and that elusive Tropical North local, the cassowary.

For something a little more glamorous, board a luxury sailboat and relax with a glass of bubbles while watching the sunset over the Daintree. Indigo cruises offers sunset sails for small, intimate groups, as well as snorkelling trips on the Great Barrier Reef where you can frolic with brightly coloured reef fish and turtles. During the winter months you may also spot whales – keep an eye out!

Beach North Qld
Find postcard-ready beaches in this tropical paradise

Once back on shore, head to Flames of the Forest for a starry-eyed night in a dreamy rainforest setting. Dine on local produce cooked to perfection, surrounded by candle light – this is not just a night out, it’s an enchanted evening.

Whether you are looking for an action-packed adventure or pure relaxation, a romantic escape to Port Douglas will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

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