Tropical North Queensland in luxury: Port Douglas to Daintree Rainforest

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    Stay in a luxury lodge hidden in the rainforest | Photo credit: Luxury Lodges of Australia
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    Relax on the beaches of Port Douglas | Travel Nation

    Relax on the beaches of Port Douglas

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    Take a nap in your hammock

    Take a nap in your hammock | Photo credit: Tourism & Events Queensland

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    Eat top-notch cuisine at your rainforest retreat | Photo credit: Luxury Lodges of Australia

    Eat top-notch cuisine at your rainforest retreat | Photo credit: Luxury Lodges of Australia

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    Snorkel with sea turtles on the Great Barrier Reef | Travel Nation

    Snorkel with turtles in the Great Barrier Reef

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    Enjoy a six-course meal in your rainforest restaurant | Photo credit: Luxury Lodges of Australia

    Enjoy a six-course meal in your rainforest restaurant | Photo credit: Luxury Lodges of Australia

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    Take sunrise walks on Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas | Photo credit: Tourism Queensland

    Take sunrise walks on Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas | Photo credit: Tourism Queensland

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    Walk to beautiful lookout points over Port Douglas | Travel Nation

    Hike to gorgeous lookout points over Port Douglas

Trip ideas

Duration(in days): 7

From: Cairns

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    Spend 7 days unwinding in pure luxury and enjoying the very best that tropical North Queensland has to offer, from Port Douglas to Daintree. Stay in a luxury hotel in Port Douglas and the beautiful Silky Oaks eco-lodge further along the coast. Sail out to the Great Barrier Reef on a catamaran to swim and snorkel over tropical fish, then enjoy an intimate, six-course dinner in an exclusive, candlelit setting amongst Daintree Rainforest. Treat yourself to a unique, luxury stay in Queensland.

    This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements, please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.

    Highlights

    • Stay in two of Queensland’s most luxurious hotels and lodges
    • Take a catamaran out to the Great Barrier Reef and  snorkel with tropical marine life
    • Enjoy an intimate, candle-lit, six-course dining experience in the rainforest
    • Unwind on the sandy beaches in Port Douglas

     

    Itinerary in brief:

    • 3 nights Port Douglas
    • 3 nights Silky Oaks Lodge, Daintree Rainforest

     

    Day 1: Arrive Port Douglas

    On arrival into Cairns Airport, you will be met and taken by private transfer to Port Douglas, only an hour’s drive further up the coast. After check-in, the day is yours to relax and explore the area.


    Day 2: Port Douglas

    We’ve included a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef today and what better way to see this celebrated sight than from the comfort of a luxury sailing catamaran? Enjoy morning tea on board as you make your way out to sea before stopping at key snorkelling spots to see the reef in all its glory.

    If snorkelling doesn’t take your fancy, you can simply relax on board, on the beach or take a ride in the glass-bottomed boat.


    Day 3: Port Douglas

    Enjoy a day at leisure today relaxing by the pool, strolling Four Mile Beach or wandering around the boutique stores of the town centre.

    We’ve included another unique experience this evening - a Rainforest Dining Experience. You will be collected from your hotel and taken to an intimate marquee enclosed by the rainforest. Wander through a candlelit forest to your dining destination,  where you can enjoy a sumptuous, locally sourced six-course tasting menu and a selection of homegrown wines in this most intimate of locations.


    Day 4: Port Douglas to Daintree Rainforest

    After breakfast, you’ll be collected by a private car for the 30-minute journey to Silky Oaks Lodge. This luxury boutique eco lodge is nestled in the depths of the Daintree Rainforest, hovering above the Mossman River below. After you’ve checked in, why not spend the remainder of the day soaking up the sounds of the rainforest whilst laying in your hammock in your private treehouse?


    Days 5 & 6: Daintree Rainforest

    The next couple of days here are at leisure so you can be as active or relaxed as you wish. There are plenty of complimentary activities available from guided walks, kayaking, snorkelling and mountain biking. There are also optional extras you can choose (not included) like a crocodile and bird spotting safari, ziplining, indigenous experiences and helicopter tours.

    We've included a Ngadiku Dreamtime Gorge Walk. This tour is conducted by the local Indigenous people; you will be guided along private, gentle tracks, past culturally significant sites and over gushing rainforest streams. You'll begin with a traditional 'smoking' ceremony, to cleanse and ward off bad spirits. After this, your guide will lead you through the lush rainforest, explaining about traditional plant use, bush food sources and ochre painting. At the end of the walk, you'll enjoy a traditional bush tea and damper, the perfect end to your aboriginal journey.


    Day 7: Depart Cairns

    After check out, you’ll be taken by private transfer to the airport to continue your onward journey.


     

    In northern Queensland, there are benefits to visits at any time of year. December to February signifies the ‘wet season’, which means wet and humid conditions, however, this also translates to very little wind and so excellent visibility in the water. The humidity drops in April onwards, which is considered the start of the ‘dry season’ so it can be a cooler temperature but a little windier. October and November are peak dive months.

    Are you looking for more Australia ideas?

    We’re experts in planning tailor-made holidays, so whether you’re looking for a luxury Australia holiday, ideas for a road trip, a Great Barrier Reef holiday or multi-stop flights to Australia with stopovers – let us help you with the planning. Our experts can tailor-make precisely the trip you’re looking for - this itinerary is purely a suggestion, so please contact us with your dates and requests, and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.

    What's included
    • 6 nights’ accommodation
    • Private transfers- airport to hotel, hotel to hotel, hotel to airport
    • Daily breakfast
    • Great Barrier Reef tour
    • Rainforest Dining Experience
    Not included
    • International flights
    • Any meals not mentioned
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips, insurance & gratuities