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Romantic Holidays Port Douglas

Nov 09

Romantic Holidays Port Douglas

Romantic Holidays Port Douglas

Not only is Port Douglas the number one destination wedding choice of Tropical North Queensland in Australia with brides from both Australia and from around the world but it is also the most researched destination for honeymoons and adult only weekend getaways and extended package holidays.

Port Douglas just has that vibe that attracts you initially and then it keeps you coming back. The tropical weather year round is the main attraction and that then contributes to the regions beauty of the lush green rainforests and the beautiful Great Barrier Reef.

Port Douglas is also a safe destination and is not overly crowded and of course it does not have street hawkers or any of those things you find in other foreign countries holiday destinations.

Port Douglas Food & Wine

The quality of food and wine is outstanding to say the least as a lot of the fresh produce comes straight from the Great Barrier Reef or from the Atherton Tablelands behind Port Douglas. This area is known as the “food bowl” of Tropical North Queensland and supplies fruit, vegetables, nuts, wines, chocolates and meats to the local restaurants year round and enables the local chefs to produce seasonal dishes to spice up the offerings for visiting guests on holidays.

Food & Wine Tour | Atherton Tablelands Cheeses

Photo: Brett's Tours

There is also a great food and wine tour that we recommend you try as your host will take you around to all of the local produce stores, farms, wineries and you can have cheese tastings, coffee tastings, wine tastings and my favourite chocolate tastings!   

Things To Do In Port Douglas

The entertainment in Port Douglas for a romantic getaway is varied as it depends if you wish to just hideaway in your adults only resort accommodation or get out and about to the local bars and restaurants and whether or not you like to hang out at the local pub scene and listen to a band or get involved in the toad races at the Iron Bar.

Hemmingway’s Brewery is a good place to go and try out some local craft beer (with some funny names) and just like wine match your beer choices with some food choices. Hemmingway’s Gastro Brewpub is also a great place to consider for a wedding celebration too as they have a function room upstairs overlooking the Port Douglas marina.

Aerial View Port Douglas Marina

The Courthouse Hotel always has some live entertainment to keep you moving along with a good pub menu.

As a couple it’s nice to have some relaxation time and a spa treatment ticks all the boxes for a total togetherness treat, and Port Douglas has some really nice destination spa resorts perfect for a romantic holiday and some body pampering. 

Sundowner drinks are a big thing in Port Douglas as in the afternoon the sky lights up with a dazzling display of colour as the sun sets down behind the rainforest mountains over the Great Barrier Reef so the locals and visitors hit the waterfront bars and restaurants to sit and enjoy a cool refreshment and watch the talents of Mother Nature in the sky.

There is so much that a romantic couple can do on holiday in Port Douglas so we have put a list together here with a few suggestions and ideas for you to consider before you book that honeymoon or romantic holiday.

We hope we can help you choose the best accommodation for the type of holiday you wish for and we are more than happy to make recommendations for all the tours and attractions in the region too especially those tours that only cater to adults only looking to escape the chatter or children. Take a look at this adults only Great Barrier Reef tour.

Port Douglas Adults Only Reef Day Trip

Photo: Aquarius

is a favourite for loved up couples as it is a later departure in the day and has the added bonus of a sunset sail too so we highly recommend that one

If you are looking for a bespoke romantic package holiday you should give our team a call as we just love arranging those special holidays for couples.

We have done so many wedding proposal packages and anniversary celebrations we have it down pat and know the best accommodation choices in Port Douglas to suit. And the other bonus is as a locally based travel agent we get all the best deals the big name travel agents and wholesalers don’t so it pays to speak to us first! 

Cairns Holiday Specialists 

ph 1300 761 612 or 07 4059 5959

Or international +61 7 4059 5959


Author: Christina James - Destination Specialist

Photos "Courtesy Of Tourism Tropical North Queensland" unless captioned differently

Posted on November 09, 2017 at 11:16am by Christina James

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