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Unleashing the power of the outdoors: Planning your nature-based event in Port Douglas, Australia

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Despite the demands of modern life and business, studies show that humans have an innate appreciation for nature. Called the “biophilia hypothesis”, research suggests that the desire to connect with nature stems from our biology; enjoying the outdoors reduces stress, decreases mental fatigue, mitigates anxiety and depression and improves overall mood.

Produced in partnership with Sheraton Grand Mirage, Port Douglas

As the link between improved health and time in nature grows stronger, why not position your next corporate event in one of Australia’s most enriching natural environments? Nestled between the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas offers the unique opportunity to harness the powers of nature for the benefit of delegates and, in turn, your business.

Increase fresh air, increase productivity
The Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas is a playground for productivity. Host a welcome party under the stars, have meeting breaks under the palm trees or organise a poolside team building activity. Delegates will benefit from a break from the boardroom. This is not just conjecture: a 2023 study found that employees exposed to nature simply felt better, fuelling a higher level of performance, teamwork and creativity. 

Unleashing the power of the outdoors: Planning your nature-based event in Port Douglas, Australia
Delegates can participate in a Marriott Good Travel beach cleanup and contribute to a national marine debris research project. This CSR activity takes place on Four Mile Beach, directly accessible from the resort grounds.

Engage in the outdoors
Port Douglas offers endless opportunity to incorporate activities that benefit and embrace the environment. Delegates can enjoy Eco-Certified excursions to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, or even participate in local beach clean-ups and CSR activities. Engaging outdoors reminds humans of their relationship with the natural world, leading to an increased sense of personal harmony. 

Take care of the environment
Not only is Port Douglas an Eco-Certified destination, but the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas has been recognised industry-wide for excellence in sustainable tourism operations. Behind the scenes the team works to source local produce and goods, minimise landfill and waste production, conserve fresh water and increase energy efficiency. Hosting a corporate event at the resort reinforces a commitment to environmental care.

The time is now
In an increasingly IT-dependent society, immersing delegates into nature offers countless opportunities for self-reflection and authentic connection. Experience a nature-based gathering and make your next conference both unforgettable and advantageous at the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas.

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Unleashing the power of the outdoors: Planning your nature-based event in Port Douglas, Australia
End the day with a gathering on Mirage Island, where delegates can enjoy the warm tropical breeze, swaying palm trees and starry night sky after a productive day of sharing ideas.

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