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Port Douglas: Reef & Rainforest

5 Days

Description

Port Douglas

Port Douglas is the closest port on the Queensland coast to the Great Barrier Reef. This tropical paradise is nestled between two of the most beautiful natural attractions in the world – the magical corals and marine life of the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. Known for its many world class restaurants and waterside bars where visitors can enjoy an ambiance of the tropical evenings.

On our 4 night package your senses are sure to be wowed by the diverse nature experiences you will encounter from snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, trekking into the Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation Beach, journeying up through the Kuranda Rainforest for an up close demonstration with the Aboriginal Culture.

On arrival in Cairns you are met and transferred to your hotel in Port Douglas 45 minutes north.
Full day Outer Barrier Reef Cruise including lunch. Spend the day snorkeling, coral viewing or simply relaxing. Optional: Scuba diving is available at an extra charge. (L)
Full day Safari to Cape Tribulation beach and trek into the Daintree National Park to see the oldest Rainforest on earth. Enjoy a rainforest lunch & a cruise on the wildlife-infested Daintree River.    Drop off at your hotel in Cairns. (L)
Full Day Kuranda Highlights with Scenic Rail & Skyrail with lunch (L) 
Transfer early morning to Cairns airport.
Extend your holiday with a stay in the beautiful World Heritage Listed Daintree Cape Tribulation to experience a Tropical Rainforest Retreat.
4-nights’ accommodation | Arrival & Departure transfers | Sightseeing: 3 Full-day tours – Outer Barrier Reef Cruise with snorkeling | Cape Tribulation & Daintree Rainforest Safari | Full Day Kuranda Highlights with Scenic Rail & Skyrail |3 lunches.

Recommended Port Douglas Hotel Selections

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple  Resort & Spa – Nestled between tropical rainforest-covered mountains and the Coral Sea with easy access to world-renowned natural attractions, such as the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, and the cosmopolitan dining, shopping and entertainment facilities of trendy Macrossan Street.
Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas – Encompasses over 130 hectares of lush tropical gardens located on Four Mile Beach just a short distance from the shopping hub of Marina Mirage and the village of Port Douglas renowned for its restaurants.
Ramada Resort By Wyndham Port Douglas – Nestled within a unique pocket of Melaleuca rainforest just a short walk to world-renowned Four Mile Beach, ideally positioned within easy access to the stylish cafes, restaurants and bars of Macrossan Street and Marina.
The Oaks Port Douglas – Tranquil oasis located just minutes from the township of Port Douglas and the famous Four Mile Beach, 192 resort rooms to apartment-style accommodation. Relax by the lagoon-style swimming pool or order a cocktail from the trendy swim-up Biru Bar. 
Peninsula Boutique Hotel Port Douglas – Unrivaled beach-side position, the only hotel in Port Douglas with beach and ocean views. This luxury modern contemporary styled tropical boutique resort offers all one bedroom suites.
Martinique on Macrosssan Port Douglas – Classical French Caribbean designed boutique apartment resort just a one minute walk to the coconut palms of majestic Four Mile Beach and a short two minute stroll into the Village with its great restaurants, hotels, street side cafes, trendy boutiques and art galleries.
Thala Beach Nature Reserve – Located on a private beach and nestled in 145 acres of native forest, family-owned deluxe eco and nature retreat only 10-15 minutes from Port Douglas Village.
Mandalay Luxury Beachfront Apartments – Exclusive walkway direct to the famous Port Douglas Four Mile Beach within easy walking distance of the wonderful restaurants and eateries located in and around the Marina Mirage and Macrossan Street.
Coconut Grove Port Douglas –  140 meters from magnificent Four-Mile Beach, divine views of rainforest mountains and blue seas, 33 glamorous holiday apartments, that come complete with their own outdoor entertaining terraces.
Villa San Michele Apartments Port Douglas – Enjoys the best location in Port Douglas on vibrant Macrossan Street in the heart of Port Douglas.
The Regal Port Douglas  – Located right at the start of the Restaurant strip in Port Douglas but at the quieter end of Macrossan St, only a short stroll to Four Mile Beach, Marina Mirage and Sunday markets. Offering a variety of affordable accommodation options all with balconies and either outdoor Jacuzzis or indoor spa baths.

Low Season or High Season rates will be quoted at time of booking (varies with hotel and special events). Low Season: (Apr-Jun, Nov–31Mar).   High Season Supplements apply (Jul-Oct, 22Dec-03Jan).


Port Douglas: Optional tours to Enhance your Stay

  •  “Breakfast with the Birds” at Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary
  • “Flames of the Forest” Dinner in the Rainforest. An award winning evening of Aboriginal culture and cuisine
  • Hot Air Balloon, Champagne breakfast, Skyrail, Army Duck Tour, Koala & Wildlife Park
  • Full Day Hartley’s Creek & Breakfast with the Koalas
  • Jungle Surfing Adventure Day (zip-lining)
  • Half Day Mountain Biking
  • Full Day Beaches and Boardwalks Tour
  • Silversonic Cruise Including Introductory Scuba Dive

Suggest a 2 or 3 night Extended Stay in a Tropical Rainforest Retreat 

Silky Oaks Lodge and Healing Waters Spa 5*
Silky Oaks Lodge is one of Australia’s premier luxury lodges, offering a unique experience from which to explore Tropical North Queensland, situated within easy access from Cairns and a 15 minute drive from Port Douglas.

Experience the ancient wonders of the Daintree at Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa, an oasis of elegance and beauty, nestled on the edge of a World Heritage-listed wilderness. The Lodge blends contemporary design and casual sophistication, where the sights and sounds of the rainforest surround you. Fifty stylish Tree Houses and River Houses each have wide verandahs and spa baths. Provides the perfect base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef, Atherton Tablelands, Cape Tribulation and the Daintree River. From the moment you arrive, you feel the aura of the Daintree with its vast and pristine surrounds; it is the oldest living rainforest on Earth. Take a relaxing stroll along the lush riverbank or explore the local area by bike, paddle a canoe on the river, or join a guided rainforest walk. Whichever pursuit you choose, the end of vigorous activity demands rest and rejuvenation, so indulge yourself with a relaxing treatment at The Healing Waters Spa.

Daintree Wilderness Lodge 5*
Located just 90 minutes drive north of Cairns and 40 minutes north of Port Douglas, Daintree Eco Lodge is the only lodge on The Daintree River. Cape Tribulation is also easily accessible from The Lodge. Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa offers award winning, unique tree house-style resort accommodation in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest World Heritage region. Only 15 tranquil rainforest villas occupy secluded positions amongst the world’s oldest living rainforest, reinforcing the impression of being ‘at one with nature’, yet still providing all the creature comforts of a boutique retreat. The mood of the tropics lends itself to casual attire. Loose, light clothing, coupled with sandshoes, runners or sandals is the perfect attire for daytime resort wear. Smart casual attire is suitable for evenings in Julaymba Restaurant where you can sit amongst the pristine rainforest surrounds, listening to the sounds of nature and meeting new friends.

Daintree Heritage Lodge 4*
Just two hours North of Cairns, this is the only place in the world where two world heritage listed National Parks join. This section of the Daintree rainforest, is where the worlds most ancient rainforest, meets the reef.  Wake to the call of birds in one of our rainforest cabins and enjoy the clear pure air of the Daintree. All 20 cabins in our secluded lodge are set in the quiet peacefulness of the rainforest and are perfect for bird, butterfly or musky rat kangaroo spotting. Take a swim with jungle perch and turtles in untouched crystal clear Cooper Creek, which winds through the lodge en-route from the mountains to the sea.

As soon as you set foot into the lodge you are made to feel at home. From the smells of fresh bread drifting from the kitchen to the warm welcome from the attentive local staff.  Our international chef will tantalise your taste buds with Modern Australian style 5 star quality food using the finest local ingredients. Dine with the bandicoots for dinner and enjoy breakfast and lunch overlooking the magic of Cooper Creek.  Allow our staff to share their local knowledge of the area and assist you in making the most of your time in this magnificent destination.  Family areas; swimming pool and rainforest walks; a fantastic children’s menu and vast array of wildlife to enjoy, the Heritage in the Daintree is just one big playground.

The private setting of our rainforest cabins, is the ideal place for couples to unwind and enjoy a glass of wine or a rejuvenating cup of Daintree tea. Private swimming holes and rainforest walks, are just part of the experience.

Tropical Rainforest Retreat
Renew yourself in the ancient Daintree, the world’s oldest rainforest.  Estimated to be over 135 million years old the World Heritage-listed Daintree, which lies two hours north of Cairns is the world’s oldest tropical rainforest and home to the earth’s largest range of animals and plants. Experience them at their most vibrant during spring, when temperatures are pleasant and the wet season storms have yet to start. Hear migratory birds join the dawn chorus, swim at calm beaches and see orchids bloom on the forest edge.

You can access the Daintree from Cairns, Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation and Cooktown. Do a day trip, or stay in an eco lodge nestled in the rainforest or picturesque Daintree Village on the Daintree River. Then get up close to the Daintree’s diversity of life on an aerial walkway or one of the many hiking trails. See bright butterflies, musky-rat kangaroos and the shy, endangered cassowary, with its blue neck and regal head dress. Marvel at the 600 million year old zamia fern, with an underground trunk system that evolved in defense against browsing dinosaurs. Cruise the mangrove-lined Daintree River past crocodiles and see turtles in clear, sparkling streams. A third of Australia’s frog, marsupial and reptile species and almost two-thirds of its bat and butterfly species can be found beneath the Daintree’s dense canopy.

Beyond the trees, the Daintree also offers pristine beaches with shallow, warm, tropical seas. You’ll find them clustered in the north near Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. It’s the only place in the world where two World Heritage sites meet. Chill out on Coconut Beach, bike ride to Donovans Beach or camp near the sand on Noahs Beach. For a truly rugged adventure, four wheel drive the Bloomfield Track to or from Cape Tribulation.

Phone one of our Aussie Specialists at 1-800-227-5317 to start planning your Great Barrier Reef & Rainforest Holiday now!

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