Print Posted 12/06/2017 in Inspiration

Destination Port Douglas

Destination Port Douglas

Always dreamt of tying the knot under the shade of a palm tree? Or overlooking stunning blue waters? Or having the green and tropical backdrop of a rainforest?

Are you hunting for a paradise that bit closer to home? Well you don’t need to jet set far, Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland really does provide that idyllic paradise of sunshine and serenity.

Bordered by not one, but two, World Heritage listed areas, Port Douglas and the surrounding areas are purely magnificent: if a reef or rainforest wedding seems your thing, this is definitely one to consider. This beautiful beach town acts as a base to get out and see the Great Barrier Reef (a must do!), as well as being home to the lush and historical Daintree National Park.

The things to see and do are endless, so as far as Destination Weddings go, this is certainly the place to be! Your guests will be blown away by the incredible options of activities and tours that this area can offer, whilst also offering you the most diverse range of wedding venues and backdrops.

Just in case you needed any further persuading, here are a few reasons why you should consider a destination wedding in one of the world’s most environmentally enriched and magical destinations:

Winter Wedding - Believe it or not, the winter months are by far the most pleasant. So escape the cold and have a break away in the sunshine where average temperatures are 25 degrees during the day, with calm waters and clear blue skies.

Out on the Water - Overlooking the Coral Sea, it really is tempting to get out on the water! From a day tour out to the Great Barrier Reef, to a dive with Nemo and turtles, or snorkel over the nature’s underwater garden. From sunset cruises, to fishing charters and sailing excursions: you can organise the ultimate pre or post wedding get together for your guests to enjoy. Better yet, why not incorporate it into your wedding day itself and tie the knot on the bow of your own private luxury yacht.

Back to Nature - You don’t need to hop on a boat to experience the epically beautiful. Hold your wedding amongst the ancient trees, or overlooking the many breathtaking mountain views, and enjoy your stay hiking through gorges or rainforest tracks and swimming in local waterholes and beautiful waterfalls. 

Boutique and Beautiful - The town itself is the perfect place to base yourselves and your guests, with accommodation ranging from budget to five star and the endless amount of boutique dining options, as well as some stunning wedding venues (sunsets and marina views anyone?). It really is a beautiful little hideaway in the centre of paradise.

Sand between your toes -The famous stretch of white sand at Four Mile Beach is the ultimate location for a beach ceremony and stunning tropical photos! Say ‘I Do’ in this palm fringed setting, or simply enjoy soaking up the sun on the days leading up to the wedding at one of Queensland’s most beautiful beaches.

Wedded Bliss - It doesn’t need to end after the wedding, extend your stay and combine this with your honeymoon. You can fill your days with activities and explorations, or simply hide away together in this stunning slice of paradise.

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