✈ Port Douglas & Cairns: From $799 Per Person for Seven-Night Getaway with Flights and Wine


September 28, 2021

The Hotel: Villa San Michele

Spend four nights indulging in Mediterranean-style relaxation in the heart of Port Douglas. Set on Macrossan Street, Villa San Michele is right where the action happens, with a myriad of boutiques, cafes and restaurants just minutes away. Magical Four Mile Beach and the Reef Marina can be reached within a five-minute walk. When not exploring the city, unwind in your fully furnished Apartment or lounge by one of the two swimming pools.

Room Details

One-Bedroom Apartment

  • Bed size/type: Double or twin bedding
  • Standard occupancy: Two people
  • Maximum occupancy: Two people
  • Fully furnished, the apartments come with TVs, Wi-Fi and air conditioning and are picturesquely set in lush gardens

The Area: Port Douglas

With its beguiling village sensibility and wealth of natural spectacles, Port Douglas is understandably one of Australia’s most beloved tourist destinations. Situated north of Cairns, near the beautiful Daintree National Park, the coastal town features everything from beaches and wetlands to boutique cocktail bars. Its proximity to one of the country’s most remarkable natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef, makes Port Douglas the perfect base for underwater adventurers.

The resort is a just a few short moments from Four Mile Beach, one of Australia’s most scenic beaches and winner of the 2014 Travellers’ Choice Award. Each is dusted with fine, golden sand and surrounded by a fringe of palm trees and tropical forests.

The renowned Wildlife Habitat is one of Australia’s leading wildlife experiences, allowing animal lovers to get up close and personal with friendly fauna. Separated into three distinct areas – “Rainforest”, “Wetlands” and “Grasslands” – the habitat allows Groupies to meet the loveable inhabitants of these unique areas, including endangered Southern Cassowary, Boyd’s Forest Dragons, freshwater crocodiles and Eastern Grey Kangaroos.

The Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton Cairns

The next three nights are to be spent on Cairns’ oceanfront, in the elegant Doubletree by Hilton Cairns. The hotel is hugged by landscaped, tropical gardens, with the Coral Sea view setting a backdrop for relaxation. The outdoor pool boasts plenty of space to lounge, while active types can make use of the fitness centre around the clock. Feel at home, staying in the contemporary Deluxe Room with city and mountain views.

Room Details

One-Bedroom Apartment

  • Bed size/type: Double-size bed
  • Standard occupancy: Two people
  • Maximum occupancy: Two people
  • The room features a double-size bed, stylish bathroom with a bathtub and shower, tea/coffee facilities, and 32-inch Flat Panel TV

The Area: Cairns, QLD

Cairns is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city nestled between the sea life of the Great Barrier Reef and the rolling downs of the Atherton Tablelands. As the gateway to the wet tropics, the city buzzes with a lively mix of travellers, from backpackers to luxury-seekers keen to soak up the sun. As night falls, the wide streets come alive with bars, galleries and seafood restaurants enticing diners by the waterside.

Snorkel, dive or simply recline on a glass-bottomed boat to admire the breathtaking wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Take a luxurious day trip to Port Douglas, an hour’s drive north, to dine on succulent seafood and shop in fashion boutiques. Walk among the towering ancient trees and lush greenery of the World Heritage Daintree rainforest, keeping an eye out for brilliantly-coloured butterflies and rare tropical birds; or marvel at enormous prehistoric reptiles in one of the region’s crocodile parks.

Closer to home, take a stroll down the Esplanade to find countless dining options and interesting shops. By night the same stretch comes alive with the Night Markets, where clothes, trinkets and Australian keepsakes are all up for grabs. Spend days simply soaking up the tropical sun on the beach, splashing about in the water when the heat gets too much.