Romantic

Runaway with your loved one and enjoy some romantic intimate time in exquisite surrounds. Whether you’re planning a honeymoon, a romantic getaway or celebrating an anniversary, Port Douglas is the perfect place for some love'd up romance. The Tropical Far North has romantic havens aplenty, from luxury lodges and stylish resorts to boutique apartments and villas; you'll be sure to find a special place to retreat to with your loved one, and experience some quality time together.

 

Luxury Lodges

Tucked away in the rainforest are some beautiful, luxurious lodges where you can escape the pace of everyday life. Combining wilderness experiences with five-star comforts, these private hideaways allow you to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect.

Silky Oaks Lodge is spectacularly situated on the Mossman River, comprising of 50 contemporary designed River and Treehouse Cabins that connect exquisitely with the natural rainforest surrounds. Each cabin features wide verandahs, luxurious spa baths, stylish interiors and a soothing relaxed space that is designed to offer the uptmost privacy with maximum comfort.

The Healing Waters Spa is a winner of the World Luxury Spa Awards - 2011. Signature treatments draw inspiration from nature’s elements and use the healing properties of pure plant botanicals to nurture both body and soul. The romantic ritual treatment is designed to celebrate romance. The treatment begins with a gentle all over body polish using Jojoba beads with aromas of bergamot & ylang ylang. Following this, relax and soak in a warm bath rich in purifying mud overlooking the lush tropical gardens that is Silky Oaks Lodge. You then get the choice between a pure radiance facial or 60min massage. Both treatments use products rich in pure plant oils and essences that will instill deep tranquility and nourishment. To instill the feeling of purity and hydration, a balancing and moisture rich mud is massaged into the hair and scalp to release pressure and tension, leaving your hair soft and shiny. This treatment is the ultimate in romance and luxury.

 

Thala Beach Lodge is an exclusive luxury haven situated on a private headland just south of Port Douglas. Surrounded by over 2km of private sandy beaches and sheltered coves, with breathtaking views of the surrounding untouched coastline; Thala is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway!

Deluxe Timber Bungalows are built high on stilts and nestled in the forest canopy. All bungalows are stylishly decorated with the use of Australian timer and granite, to create an ambience reflecting the pristine environment. Guest amenities include TV & DVD player (complimentary movies available), refrigerator, mini bar, king bed, private granite bathroom with a separate bathtub and shower, bathrobes & slippers (excluding Jungle Walk Bungalows), hair dryer and complimentary toiletries. Great care has been taken to individually locate the bungalows amongst the natural surrounds of the forest, and sensational views to the ocean or the forested mountains can be seen from every bungalow.

The stunning main pool features waterfalls, spas and grottos, ideal for that late night romantic swim. Meanwhile secluded among the gardens is the "Rock Pool" a smaller, more intimate swimming pool for guests wanting a quiet grove in which to relax.  Dine at Osprey Restaurant where uninterrupted panoramic views sweep the coastline from Double Island to Cape Tribulation. Or you may prefer an intimate setting on your own tree top verandah, on the beach or in a romantic cove with a gourmet picnic basket delivered to you, just for two. Long evening walks and romantic meals is the essence of this unspoiled experience. Compliment with a relaxing treatment from the Evolution Beauty and Wellness Centre, and it will be a match made in heaven.

 

Port Douglas Village

If being secluded in nature is not your thing, then how about living it up in a modern boutique resort with easy access to all the attractions and village life of cosmopolitan Port Douglas.

If you are after an intimate couples retreat then the Meridien Port Douglas and Shantara Resort offers luxury boutique studios and apartments only a short walk from Macrossan Street. Set amongst lush gardens and lagoons, they make an ideal base for exploring the region and unwinding in tranquil, tropical surrounds. The Peninsula Boutique Hotel enjoys an unrivalled beachside position and is the only hotel in Port Douglas to have beach and ocean views. Comprising of self catering one bedroom suites with hotel service, this property is just perfect for couples and singles looking for an adult haven. The nightly rate includes a full buffet breakfast daily, return coach transfers from Cairns Airport, Free Wi Fi internet access and a daily eco room service. With a 21 metre heated pool, waterfall jacuzzi, submersed grotto, plus beachside restaurant & bar and all the other little extra special additions such as guest library, Austar/Foxtel, room service and bathrobes.. you will not want to leave this tropical oasis.

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The Peninsula - Boutique Beachfront Hotel
Shantara Resort - Modern Studios & Apartments
The Meridien - Boutique Studios & Apartments

 

Romantic Adventures

To complement a romantic getaway why not share in some romantic adventures? From a luxury reef cruise and romantic dinner in the rainforest, to the more adventurous hot air ballooning, horseriding and bungy. Whatever you're taste, we're sure to have a range of activities to get your hearts-a-fluttering!

 

 

Synergy II Reef Cruise

Escape to the Great Barrier Reef in style onboard a luxury day cruise with Synergy II. Carrying a maximum of twelve pampered guests, stepping onboard Synergy II will be like boarding your own private yacht for the day. Ideal for couples, honeymooners or guests that would like to see the reef in luxury, this daily cruise visitis one of two sites at Tongue Reef, approx 20 nautical miles from Port Douglas. Delicious pastries are served with tea & freshly brewed coffee, followed by an alfresco gourmet BBQ lunch cooked on board the vessel, and finishing with fruit and gourmet cheese platters for afternoon tea. You will have up to three hours at one spectacular reef destination where you can choose to do as much, or as little as you please.

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Synergy II Luxury Reef Cruise  - Maximum 12 people

 

Flames of the Forest

Flames of the Forest is a feast for the senses. This exclusive, romantic dining experience that takes place on Saturday nights (and some Sunday nights), is located just 10 minutes from Port Douglas. Surrounded on all sides by rainforest; this intimate natural setting provides a dining experience like no other in Australia. The spectacle of the setting will take your breath away as you dine in the rainforest on a menu that showcases the tastes of the Tropical North. Perfect for honeymooners, small wedding receptions, those seeking the unique, lovers of nature, delicious food, new tastes, birthdays or as a gift, this will surely be an evening you will never forget.

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Flames of the Forest - Romantic Dining Experience

 

Kuranda Gold Class

Kuranda is a must do experience for all those who come to visit Far North Queensland, and to make yours an extra special experience why not choose the Gold Class Kuranda Scenic Rail. This premium service is for passengers wanting that little bit of extra comfort and luxury for the most memorable experience. Enjoy individual club lounge seating, a selection of fresh appetisers and beverages, Gold Class Service Attendant and a souvenir trip guide including a KSR Gold Class souvenir pack. The locally produced delicacies will be brought to you by your dedicated attendant. On arrival at Kuranda station you can choose to take an exclusive tour of the heritage listed Signal Cabin at Kuranda station.

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Kuranda Train - Gold Class Service

 

Sailaway Sunset Sail

Relax with an exhilarating twilight sail onboard Sailaway - a luxury ‘Lagoon’ sailed from France. Soak up the peace and tranquillity of a tropical Sunset over the Coral Sea with spectacular mountain views. Enjoy approximately 1.5 hours sailing along the coastline off Port Douglas, a complimentary glass of champagne, wine or beer, and a selection of canapés including dips, crudités and cheese platter. The cruise takes place every evening from 5.00pm - 6.30pm with a maximum number of 40 people.

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Sailaway Sunset Sail - 1.5hrs sail

 

Hot Air Ballooning

Let your romance scale to new heights with an exciting hot air balloon ride over the beautiful Atherton Tablelands. A hot air balloon flight is a romantic experience you will both remember forever, it really is the perfect way to say ‘I love you’ to that special person in your life – or even to propose! Be picked up from your Port Douglas hotel early morning and gently glide over the panoramic Atherton Tableland at sunrise, absorbing the stunning diversity of the region. From mountain landscapes to rainforest waterfalls, farms and lakes, you will have a birdseye view of this spectacular region. 30 minute hot air balloon flights take place daily (weather dependant). Available for private charter and weddings also.

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Atherton Tablelands Hot Air Ballooning

 

Dine at Nautilus Restaurant

Nautilus is an iconic restaurant in Far North Queensland. It is the only truly outdoor dining restaurant in Port Douglas that is like stepping into another world. Combining the elements of a tropical paradise with elegant dining, Nautilus creates a memorable outdoor dining experience - the atmosphere is WOW and the beauty unique. There are 3 separate dining areas, each with its own character and natural beauty. Committed to providing every guest with an intimate "Nautilus Experience", children under the age of 8 years including babies are not catered for.

 

Exhilirating Heli Flight

Take an exhilirating heli flight over the Great Barrier Reef and experience the magnificence of this natural wonder. Choose from a 30 minute scenic flight to the Reef from Port Douglas with Quicksilver heli, where you can connect with Quicksilver Cruises for a day of reef adventures on their outer reef pontoon. Or you can cruise to the reef and back and whilst there take a 10 minute scenic flight from the pontoon, where you can marvel at the extent of the reef and beauty below.

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Quicksilver Heli - Outer Reef Packages

 

Day Spa

In need of some pampering? Port Douglas has a great range of Day Spa experiences designed to relax, detoxify and nourish. Spa Port Douglas is located at Ramada Resort featuring 10 treatment rooms, a couples massage suite, organic skincare, steam room, and vichy shower. The PortSea Massage & Beauty offers guests a range of treatments to ease fatigue, soothe soreness, release tension and to revive your body and lift your spirits. Q Spa at QT Resort features soothing refreshments, smooth tunes, a stylishly vibrant look; with a playful approach to feeling well and looking great. Shantara Resort also features an on-site Day Spa too.

 

Horseriding

Enjoy the romance and adventure of a horseride through the oldest living rainforest in the world. Cape Trib Horserides will lead you on a trail through cane paddocks and ancient rainforest, crossing streams and onto spectacular Cape Trib Beach. Cape Trib Horserides caters for beginners, intermediate and experience riders on a group of very friendly, well trained horses and is the only horse riding available in the Cape Tribulation area. A fantastic bonding experience, this romantic trail ride is perfect for celebrating a honeymoon, anniversary, or a surprise birthday present perhaps?

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Cape Trib Horserides - Morning/Afternoon Beach & Rainforest Trails

 

AJ Hackett Bungy

Ok you may not think of bungy jumping as romantic, but for thrill seekers this is an awesome venue for a marriage proposal or even bungy wedding! AJ Hackett Bungy Cairns is nestled in the middle of dense tropical rainforest, with mountains, trees and a natural waterfall surrounding the site. From the 50 metre bungy tower you will have panoramic views out to Green Island, the Northern Beaches and Great Barrier Reef. With adrenalin pumping this must have to be the best time to pop the question. Work up your courage, take the tandem dive for two and plunge into the future! The rainforest setting complete with waterfalls makes for great photo opportunities to remember your special day!

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AJ Hackett Bungy - Take the plunge!