Need some date inspo? From champagne sundowners at sea to dreamy stargazing, surprise your number one with these romantic date ideas to spice up your weekend away to Port Douglas.
Bask in the sunshine with a picnic date on the lush green grass of Rex Smeal Park, located at Dickson Inlet overlooking the magnificent Coral Sea. First wander down the main street of town, picking up tasty delicatessens along the way, including a stop at the famous Mocka’s Pies – chilli beef, kangaroo and wild caught barramundi are big hits amongst locals and travellers alike. Find a shady spot under a palm tree to laze, with a basket full of goodies you’ll easily lose track of time as you take in the stunning scenery surrounds.
If you’re in Port Douglas for the weekend, surprise your dearest with a special night at Queensland’s rainforest ballroom – Flames of the Forest. Share an intimate evening enclosed by the world’s oldest rainforest and feast on a lavish tropical degustation with paired wines. No romantic date night would be complete without a passionate serenade. Relax and unwind to the beautiful sounds of the resident acoustic guitarist, as you’re both transported into an enchanted world.
For those who like to role play after hours, rewind the clock to the roaring 1920s as you sip on sinful cocktails at Port Douglas’ new Jimmy Rum’s Mixing Lounge. Despite being in the heart of town, the average eye can easily miss its discrete location. Look out for the red light over the footpath and enter into the redolent of the American prohibition days – a little dark, exotic and surprisingly sweet…the cocktails that is.
For the active couples, throw your beach towels into a bike basket and take a joyride along beautiful Four Mile Beach. Take it easy on the peddles to be closer to the mild than wild side of the adventure scale or tackle the famous Bump Track on a mountain bike for an adrenalin hit. Tropical North Queensland is renowned for its epic mountain bike trails through the World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforest and is the perfect place to try something new, from beginner to expert tracks.
If you’re feeling a little weary from pushing the peddles, treat your tired bodies to some serious TLC at the luxurious Vie Spa within the Pullman Sea Temple Resort and Spa. For the ultimate shared pamper package, you can’t go past the Heaven on Earth treatment in one of the tranquil double suites. This full body relaxation escape will leave you both floating on cloud nine.
Take to the sky with GBR Helicopters for the ultimate luxurious date with a trip to your own private white sandy beach. Enjoy a breathtaking heli ride over the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, before landing on a sandy bay for a dreamy picnic for just the two of you. Chill out, snorkel, and graze on tropical delights between taking those to-die-for holidays snaps. This date is the undeniable definition of a tropical paradise escape.
It’s five o’clock somewhere, and that’s when you’ll have a cold glass of bubbles in hand as you board a sunset cruise with Sailaway. Watch the day’s light fade away behind the mountains, creating a gorgeous pastel sky as you both snuggle together under the large mask of the sail. There’s something romantic about being on the water at dusk, especially with fizzy champagne and juicy strawberries in hand.
Port Douglas has always been famous for its clear dark skies brightened by the magical glow of the stars, and you can now discover its twinkle with Blue Dive’s new Sunset and Stargazing Adventure Cruise on the Choo Choo Explorer. Discover the history of the constellations and hear ancient tales from Kuku Yalanji folklore as you gaze in wonderment at the universe above.