Port Douglas & The Daintree Rainforest

Posted on: February 27, 2019

Port Douglas & on the Great Barrier Reef  is undoubtably one of the most impressive destinations in Australia full of beauty, history and magic.

5 things to do in the Daintree

Port Douglas makes for an irresistible tropical getaway on the Great Barrier Reef. Our team have put together a list of 5 of the most exciting things to do in the Daintree for a truly unforgettable experience. From its lush mountains to the long strips of pristine beach- Port Douglas is a natural wonder you need to experience for yourself. In the ’80’s both the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest gained World Heritage status- making them a must-visit little peace of heaven on earth placing Port Douglas on the map.

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Uncover the ancient rainforest

Did you know that the Daintree rainforest is thought to be between 110 and 180 million years old? Thats more than 50 million years older than the Amazon. A fun and exhilarating way to experience the rainforest’s diversity is with Jungle Surfing- on a 357-metre zip-line through the forest. Expeditions are led frequently and responsibly by enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides. While up in the canopy (with the highest point being just over 22 metres), you will be guided through all the beautiful and unusual flora as you glide along.

Explore the underwater

The vibrant underwater ecosystem of coral, plant and marine life on the Great Barrier Reef is unsurpassed anywhere on earth – and it’s absolutely magnificent. Experience the beauty in luxury and privacy by hiring one of our vessels for a day, overnight or extended charter. Our world-class specialty staff are able to facilitate guided snorkelling and diving tours; as well as helping you learn about the reef’s biodiversity. Enjoy amazing catering, feed the marine life and immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings.

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See the reef from above

The Great Barrier Reef formation is not one single mass- it consists of more than 2,000 individual reefs extending for an impressive 2300 kilometres. To see the true scale of the reef, chartering a private flight is a great idea for a day of unforgettable adventure. You’ll not only better understand the magnitude of this natural wonder, but will also have the chance to see reef sharks, dolphins, sea turtles and, possibly, whales. Exclusive Getaway can assist will all private aircraft and private vessel enquiries- taking you journey to a new level of excellence.

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Indulge in a sunset cruise

Nothing beats a sunset cruise and the team at Exclusive Getaway have the perfect formula. When chartering one of our luxury private vessels, we take into account every detail to ensure a perfect, individualised cruise to suit your needs. From champagne and canapés for friends and families, to intimate, three course dinners with perfectly paired wines for romantic encounters. We also specialise in family cruises so there will always be something exciting in store for the little ones onboard. Our specialty staff decide on most scenic routes based on water conditions, to make your sunset sail unmistakably perfect.

Explore the Marina

Unwind at The Reef Marina if you are after some fabulous on-land dining and socialising. Head to Barbados- a stylish cocktail bar, complete with driftwood tables, day beds and classic striped umbrellas. Try the delicious sashimi platter and signature cocktail: the Caribbean Mojito. If you are craving carbs done well, Hemingway’s Brewery is your go to place. This eatery has the heart and atmosphere that is both welcoming and very comfortable. The menu offers some of the tastiest wood-fired pizzas, slow-cooked brisket and ribs; and of course juicy burgers. https://crystalbrookmarina.com/

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