Want to really get away from it all? A 35-minute flight from Cairns to Cooktown, an hour's drive and a boat ride should do it.

Bloomfield Lodge feels remote and rustic, with rooms that are tucked among the trees and cuisine, such as locally caught kangaroo steak or barramundi with papaya salsa.

The whole point of a trip to Bloomfield is to explore the amazing natural surroundings, from rainforest hikes to croc-spotting river boat trips. And you must take a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef, or spend a day fishing from the lodge jetty - the chef can prepare and cook whatever you catch.

WOW FACTOR: Head to the idyllic Kangaji Beach with a freshly prepared gourmet picnic.

FLIGHT Time: 24 hours.

GO: Book with Turquoise Holidays; call 01494 678 400 or visit www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk for more details or email bridesenquiries@turquoiseholidays.co.uk