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Romantic Getaways in Port Douglas


 For romantic getaways, Port Douglas is definitely one destination you’ll want to add to your bucket list. Far North Queensland and Port Douglas in particular, has always been synonymous with fun, adventure and romance for couples.

This post will be taking a look at just 3 fantastic things you can do as a couple in the Port Douglas area that will give you fond memories for the rest of your life.


#1 – Take a helicopter tour of World Heritage Highlights


The World Heritage Highlights Experience is operated by Nautilus Aviation and lifts off from Cairns. There are 7 magnificent stopovers on this all day tour and if you’re on your romantic getaway in Port Douglas, the chopper will drop you off there at the end of the day.

Not only will you get to enjoy the scenic views from the air, but you’ll also experience so much down on the ground as your tour progresses. Let’s look at some of the highlights of the tour.

Your first touchdown is in the Daintree Rainforest, where you’ll enjoy morning tea on a 1 hour river cruise. You’ll also visit the Alexandra Range Lookout for spectacular views on your second stop and then embark on a guided boardwalk tour of the rainforest on stop 3.

One of the tour highlights is stop 6 at Cape Tribulation, a pure, unspoilt wilderness location. It’s where the rainforest and the mountains meet the sea.

Discover more about the World Heritage Highlights Experience.


#2 – Picnic at Vlasoff Sand Cay

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Vlasoff Sand Cay is a tiny sand island surrounded by magnificent coral reef. You’ll arrive in absolute style by helicopter, where you’ll touch down on the cay and spend several hours enjoying the beauty and serenity. A gourmet picnic lunch is included in the deal, along with sparkling white wine and a beach umbrella to keep you shaded.

While on this tiny atoll, enjoy the cool, crystal clear waters or put on some snorkelling gear and check out this underwater paradise. Aside from colourful tropical fish, you’re sure to spot a turtle, a Manta Ray and maybe even a pod of dolphins.

The trip includes a total of one hour of flight time and two hours spent enjoying Vlasoff Sand Cay.

You can learn more here.


#3 – Take a scenic flight over Port Douglas


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If you’re on a romantic getaway in Port Douglas anyway, then why not see how magnificent it looks from up in the sky?

Nautilus Aviation runs scenic flights that offer breathtaking views of the Port Douglas area. There are a number of different options when it comes to helicopter tours, ranging from 30 minutes and up to one hour. Depending on the tour you select, you can see the Great Barrier Reef in all its glory, fly over some of the local islands and, of course, get a bird’s eye view of Port Douglas itself.

Helicopter tours are a unique experience and also give you the opportunity to capture some spectacular photos.

Click here to learn more about Nautilus Aviation helicopter tours.


Book Your Port Douglas Romantic Getaway

Port Douglas has a range of unforgettable experiences . If you’re ready to start planning your Townsville day trip check out our tours departing Townsville and book now.

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