WELCOME TO THE SPECTACULAR JEWEL OF THE TROPICAL NORTH
Embrace the sultry, balmy air as you step off the plane at Cairns International Airport. Nestled between two World Heritage-listed icons - the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, the exquisite beauty and sparkling jewel of Port Douglas and the Daintree awaits your arrival.
In true VIP style your private helicopter is awaiting departure - for the next a 20-minute you will be treated to stunning scenic views as your flight follows the Great Barrier Reef Drive winding its way north between the lush green of the mountain range and the sparkling, azure blue of the Coral Sea.
Marvel at the spectacular views afforded by your bird's eye perspective before descending directly into the grounds of your accommodation.
Begin to unwind in the privacy of your luxury villa while you refresh and enjoy a champagne picnic on the balcony amidst the treetops of your rainforest surrounds.
Your welcome gift, a beautiful handmade silk sarong, sets the tone for your beachside welcome dinner. Burrow your toes in the soft, white sand among swaying coconut palms. As the gentle waves break along the shore, the warm breeze awakens your hunger with the aroma of fresh seafood, sizzling barbecue, tropical fruits and an abundance of local produce.
Watch as the night sky explodes in a kaleidoscope of colour over the ocean as you dance the night away on the sand of your very own private piece of paradise.
Early risers can enjoy the quiet of daybreak with a picture-perfect sunrise and exclusive yoga class.
Energised, continue the morning surrounded by nature with a tropical breakfast overlooking the rainforest before heading to the Marina to board your private charter to one of the seven natural wonders of the natural world - the Great Barrier Reef.
Setting off from the Marina, enjoy the spectacular postcard views of the Port Douglas waterfront as you leave the coast behind. Slicing across pristine, aquamarine waters from the comfort of your private vessel, arrive at the reef ready to dive into the vibrant underwater world teeming with colourful fish and expansive coral gardens.
Indulge in a sumptuous seafood lunch and soak up the sunshine relaxing on deck before toasting the day with champagne on the return journey to Port Douglas.
Celebrate the quintessential character of the North on a working cane farm as you indulge in a rustic menu featuring Australian lamb, Queensland scallops, Tableland beef and coconut prawns highlighted by the unique flavours of lemon aspen, wattle seed, vanilla, quandong and riberry.
Be transported back to a time when the cane fields exploded in bright orange flames as the farmer treats you to your very own cane burn under a clear, starlit northern sky as the band plays classic Australian rock from a rusty old flatbed truck.
Indulge in a late start before choosing your days’ adventure.
Meander through Port Douglas’ mix of luxury and funky boutiques, local artisan jewellery showrooms and indigenous art galleries. Recharge with chilled juices, freshly baked cakes and treats or choose your favourite barista from the many hole in the wall coffee shops.
Those who prefer to stay active can elect to enjoy a leisurely morning round of golf or chase the famous Coral Trout on a fishing charter.
If it’s all too much, luxuriate in the tranquillity of a day spa experience.
Tonight explore the mix of Port Douglas restaurants. Choosing your gastronomic indulgence will be tough, with Modern Australian, Fusion, Italian, Seafood, traditional degustation or Spanish, just some of the options to tantalise your pallet.
After dinner, wander the fairy-lit main street and take in a music session with the locals before retreating deep into the comfort of your exclusive cocktail bar to relive the day and share stories with fellow delegates.
Today you will learn the richness of the world's oldest living culture from the passionate custodians of this special place, while walking through pristine rainforest, following the natural course of the river through Mossman Gorge.
You will be welcomed by a traditional smoking ceremony, connecting personally with the Kuku Yalanji people before immersing yourself in a guided Dreamtime Walk, exploring the hidden treasures and learning the ancient history and stories of this place.
A private riverside lunch, set on an expansive, long table under the rainforest trees by the icy cool, crystal clear emerald waters of the Mossman River will fill your belly after a morning filling your soul.
After lunch, those seeking a little adventure can drift peacefully down the river on a floating mattress watching the trees pass over before heading back to the hotel to change for the final gala dinner.
The rich beauty of the day culminates this evening under the canopy of the world's oldest living rainforest, hidden away from prying eyes, deep within the lush, green forest. You will be welcomed by hundreds of twinkling lights and dancing flames as you sip champagne and gaze at the star-filled sky above.
Your magical rainforest dinner features sumptuous exotic produce served under sparkling crystal chandeliers on an opulent, candlelit table set with silver, crystal and porcelain.
Spectacular performances of fire dancing, traditional indigenous dance and the enchantment of a soprano emerging from the natural surroundings completes an evening of splendour, and your luxury tropical north experience.
Your final indulgence is a gourmet private lunch on route to Cairns International Airport before relaxing on the calm waters of a lagoon featuring crocodile spotting and an incredible display of feeding these prehistoric reptiles. Delight in holding an iconic Koala before browsing the luxurious couture collection of sustainable, local, crocodile leather gifts.