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Functions & events


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Set within the heart of Port Douglas, Nautilus Restaurant is a truly unique open air venue that captures the very essence of Tropical North Queensland. The rainforest-like haven provides a spectacular backdrop to your next unforgettable event.

Melding lush tropical surrounds with an extensive wine list, divine cocktails and beautiful chef-designed menus, Nautilus is perfect for special celebrations, group dining, cocktail parties and exclusive corporate dinners with a twist.

Your guests will be as captivated by the magical location and ambiance as they are by the tantalising cuisine, while our dedicated wait staff ensure a flawless dining experience.

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Corporate events

Impress your guests, staff and clients with a stunning outdoor venue and tropical-inspired dining that truly breaks the mould for your next professional gathering, conference or corporate event. Whether you’re celebrating a win, bonding with your team, or wining and dining with influence, an event at Nautilus is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Take it out of the boardroom and conduct business in paradise. Professionalism with a tropical twist, our staff will take care of every detail to ensure your event runs smoothly.


Private Dining

Imagine sitting at the dining table surrounded by lush rainforest gardens and towering palms, lost in the gentle cacophony of laughter and chatter of your guests. Indulge in divine cuisine as we offer mango daiquiris, champagne and wine to meet your desires.

Whatever the cause for celebration, Nautilus offers an unforgettable intimate dining experience for you and your friends, family or colleagues. With three separate spaces, we have a range of private dining options to create the perfect setting.

The innovative cuisine is assembled with loving care, while our friendly and professional floor staff offer the same level of attentive service to larger tables as they would to a table for two.

Wedding ring amid palm fronds

Tie the knot


An idyllic outdoor wedding venue to say ‘I Do’, Nautilus is visually stunning with a magical ambiance and professional team ready to bring your dreams to life.

Whether an intimate or lavish affair, let us host your unforgettable marriage celebration, from a sit-down banquet through to relaxed cocktail-style party or private elopement dinner under the stars. 


Beneath the Stars

Nautilus is an entirely open-air experience, allowing you to dine, celebrate and rejoice with nothing but the towering palms and stars overhead. You needn’t fear the weather ruining your perfect day. All areas at Nautilus have retractable canopies installed to protect diners in the event of wet weather. The celebrations must go on.

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Event Spaces

Tables set for event under palm trees at Nautilus

The Courtyard

The original restaurant dining area has been transformed from a grassy slope some 65 years ago to the majestic wonder that it is today. On a clear night, the only ceiling is the stars in the sky and the fronds of the coconut palms towering 50 feet above. 


A favourite amongst return guests, it is amazing to think how many famous faces have graced this ‘dining room’ since 1954.

Capacity: 80 Seated | 100+ Stand up (reduced capacity in the wet season)

Dining tables set amongst lush tropical gardens

The Forest Deck

Designed to fully immerse diners in the lush tropical gardens of the property, the Forest Deck is intimate dining embodied. Perfect for a romantic dinner, there have been many proposals standing at the deck railings as couples gaze out into the illuminated greenery.


A wonderful private area for larger groups and functions, or a naturally stunning setting to say your vows.

Capacity: 40-50 Seated | 60+ Stand up

Lush tropical event space on Canopy Lounge

The Canopy Lounge

With a relaxed ambiance and beautiful outlook, the Canopy Lounge is perfectly suited to smaller groups. Perched highest on Island Point Hill, this space is ideal for an elopement in paradise, birthday with close friends and family, or corporate dinner to impress.


Of an evening the Canopy Lounge is your destination for a relaxing pre-dinner cocktail, or to linger over a quiet coffee or liqueur at the end of your night.

Capacity: 20 Part Use | 40 Sole Use |50+ Stand Up

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