A world-class mix of stunning natural and cultural experiences, accommodation and modern conference facilities in an ECO-focused destination underpins Port Douglas and Daintree’s position as a leading business events destination in Australia.
The one-hour scenic coastal drive north from Cairns Airport along the Great Barrier Reef Drive to Port Douglas is a teaser for what awaits event delegates. Port Douglas is the gateway for iconic Australian nature experiences in the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.
As a business events destination, Port Douglas and Daintree ticks a multitude of “bucket list” items, offering an engaging mix of laidback, friendly village vibes and relaxed professionalism. This is against a tropical backdrop of golden beaches, ocean adventures in and on the water, pristine rainforest and ancient stories from the Dreamtime.
With an enviable accommodation offering ranging from uber luxe to rainforest treetop cabins, hotels and expansive beachfront resorts, a Port Douglas event can range from large-scale conferencing right down to intimate boutique incentives.
At the heart of this, is Port Douglas and Daintree’s pride in becoming Australia’s first ECO Certified Destination, and a strong determination to make sure this legacy is upheld. Expect to find unique team-building group activities that have a focus on social good and creating positive impacts for the local community.
Your delegates can also enjoy those much-loved iconic experiences. Finding Nemo on the Great Barrier Reef, cuddling a koala, spotting an elusive tree kangaroo in the wild or cruising ancient river systems in 130-million-year-old rainforest to discover a living dinosaur – the crocodile.
Complete the experience by drifting down a crystal-clear rainforest river; share in a traditional smoking ceremony with the custodians of our land, the Kuku Yalanji, while learning from the world’s oldest culture, dive amongst vibrant coral gardens and finish a program with a gourmet rainforest gala under the stars.
With an average year-round temperature of 77 degrees fahrenheit, there is no bad time to visit this tropical jewel in Australia’s crown.
Are you ready to swap the ‘business suit’ for barefoot luxury? For more information, Business Events Port Douglas has developed inspiring itineraries, a comprehensive and easy to use business planner guide and directory, which outlines travel, accommodation, dining and conference venue options, and partner programs.