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Palm Cove combines the charm of a seaside village and resort style luxuries with the serene beauty of its palm fringed white sandy beach with views over the aqua waters to the Great Barrier Reef.

A variety of accommodation styles are situated at Palm Cove with the tree lined esplanade home to luxury resorts, villas and boutique apartments.

A stroll along Palm Cove takes you past a myriad of fine dining experiences from the atmosphere of quaint bars and cafes to the indulgence of resort restaurants. If you fancy feeding yourself, then venture out on to the Palm Cove jetty – a popular spot with anglers. The jetty is also where reef operators provide daily departures to the Great Barrier Reef and islands.

Palm Cove has a popular swimming beach with enough space to relax in solitude or with friends and family (the beach has a stinger resistant enclosure). If the heat gets too much grab a cooling refreshment from the ice cream stand right on the beach or meander through the Palm Cove village on a shopping excursion.

If action takes your fancy take to the water with a myriad of watersports available, or enjoy a guided bushwalk or play a round of golf on a resort golf course.

Palm Cove makes the perfect holiday destination boasting a tropical atmosphere, solitude and everyday conveniences.

Distance From Brisbane (State Capital): 1,850 kilometres north.

Activites and Experiences at Palm Cove

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Prepare to be captivated by the quality and enthusiasm exhibited by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, offering a complete cultural experience.
  • Ballooning Drift above the rainforest in a basket sipping champagne and enjoy the breathtaking views. There are various ballooning companies in the region, which will pick you up and take you to their ballooning site.
  • Birdwatching Visitors are given the opportunity to see many species of bird found nowhere else.
  • Bungy Jumping Enjoy the thrill of bungying jumping over a beautiful rainforest lake at nearby Smithfield.
  • Camping Enjoy the tropical beach side caravanning and camping facilities in Palm Cove.
  • Canoeing Take a paddle in Palm Cove, hire facilities are available on the beach.
  • City Sightseeing Regular bus services operate between Palm Cove and Cairns City.
  • Cruising Enjoy the cruise of a lifetime to the Great Barrier Reef where you can view spectacular coral and marine life. Calm water cruises are also available taking you through the mangroves, which play home to many birds and marine life. Enjoy the finest cuisine on a romantic dinner cruise.
  • Cycling Take a cycle around Palm Cove, hire facilities are available.
  • Scuba-Diving Prepare to be in awe as you dive on The Great Barrier Reef, one of the most magnificent scuba diving locations in the world. The diversity of the reef ecosystem and its pristine condition has given rise to the most varied collection of fish, mammals, reptiles, crustaceans, molluscs, coral organisms and marine plants. Popular dive sites are dotted along the length of the reef, with dive and charter operators offering daily and extended dive tours.
  • Fishing – Beach Enjoy fishing off the beach or the jetty to catch some local treats.
  • Fishing – Game For the fishing enthusiast join a charter tour to catch Mackerel, Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo and many more.
  • Exercising Enjoy a relaxing walk along the palm-fringed beach and a refreshing swim. Palm Cove also offers a health and fitness centre, lap pool, tennis courts and golf course.
  • Gambling Keno and poker machine facilities are available in Palm Cove.
  • Golfing Take pleasure in a round of golf in tropical surroundings in Palm Cove.
  • Horseriding Riders of all levels will enjoy the breathtaking views of the beaches and islands, trekking on rugged, winding trails through pristine Australian rainforest.
  • Kayaking Take a paddle in Palm Cove, hire facilities are available on the beach.
  • Seakayaking Take a paddle in Palm Cove, hire facilities are available on the beach.
  • Meditating/Relaxing Indulge in a relaxing spa or massage or meditate in tranquil surroundings.
  • Animal Riding Horse riders of all levels will enjoy the breathtaking views of the beaches and islands, trekking on rugged, winding trails through pristine Australian rainforest.
  • Sailing Hire a catamaran and enjoy a leisurely sail in Palm Cove, hire facilities are available on the beach.
  • Shopping Spend some time browsing through small boutiques, located in the shopping village, which also has a convenience store and newsagency. A shopping centre is also located at nearby Smithfield.
  • Snorkelling Prepare to be in awe as you snorkel on The Great Barrier Reef, one of the most magnificent scuba diving locations in the world. The diversity of the reef ecosystem and its pristine condition has given rise to the most varied collection of fish, mammals, reptiles, crustaceans, molluscs, coral organisms and marine plants. Popular sites are dotted along the length of the reef, with operators offering daily trips to the reef.
  • Swimming Take pleasure in swimming at picturesque Palm Cove beach (a stinger resistant net is provided during the summer) or in the fitness centre swimming pool.
  • Tennis Enjoy a game of tennis on a court surrounded by lush tropical gardens.
  • Animal Viewing Cuddle a koala, feed a kangaroo, stroke a snake or watch a crocodile show, meet many of Australia’s wildlife.
  • Walking Take a stroll along the palm-fringed beach and enjoy the island views.
  • Water-based Water based sports are popular in the tropics and include boating, snorkelling, fishing, sail boarding, canoeing and jet skiing.
  • Accommodation
  • Airport
  • Ambulance
  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Bottled Gas
  • Chemist
  • Licensed Club
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Golf
  • Hospital
  • Public Bar
  • Jetty
  • Medical Facilities
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Restaurant
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Visitor Centres
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Prepare to be captivated by the quality and enthusiasm exhibited by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, offering a complete cultural experience.
  • Active There are many activities available while staying in Palm Cove including tours to the reef and islands, tours of the rainforest, horse riding and viewing wildlife animals.
  • Adventure Float over the Tablelands at sunrise in a hot air balloon sipping champagne, dive in the depths of the outer Barrier Reef; rappel down a ravine, bungy jump in the rainforest, raft a foaming river or join a 4WD excursion. Most operators have courtesy coach services for guests.
  • Aussie Lifestyle Palm Cove is a fantastic location for the Great Aussie Lifestyle. The Esplanade has barbecue facilities and playgrounds for everyone to enjoy the magnificent sea and island views.
  • Beach Palm Cove is the last golden strip of sand in the trilogy of beaches in Cook Bay.
  • Caravan and Camping Palm Cove hosts a caravan and camping park to offer an alternative holiday experience.
  • Cruise Enjoy the cruise of a lifetime to the Great Barrier Reef where you can view spectacular coral and marine life. Calm water cruises are also available taking you through the mangroves, which play home to many birds and marine life. Enjoy the finest cuisine on a romantic dinner cruise.
  • Diving Prepare to be in awe as you dive on The Great Barrier Reef, one of the most magnificent scuba diving locations in the world. The diversity of the reef ecosystem and its pristine condition has given rise to the most varied collection of fish, mammals, reptiles, crustaceans, molluscs, coral organisms and marine plants. Popular dive sites are dotted along the length of the reef, with dive and charter operators offering daily and extended dive tours.
  • Fishing For the fishing enthusiast take a fishing tour and go game fishing, fly or lure fishing, estuary or river fishing, sport fishing or take a heli-fishing charter
  • Gambling Keno and poker machine facilities are available in Palm Cove.
  • Golf Take pleasure in a round of golf in tropical surroundings in Palm Cove.
  • Health and Fitness Palm Cove offers a health and fitness centre.
  • Honeymoon Palm Cove is ideal for the romantic honeymoon getaway offering five star accommodations and luxury apartments. The tropical tranquillity and sea views will delight newlyweds.
  • Indulgence/Luxury Enjoy a special dinner in your favourite hotel, or a limousine transfer to a picnic under the stars. Relax in a spa or indulge in a massage or if you are feeling adventurous; charter your own catamaran to visit the Great Barrier Reef in style.
  • Marine The Great Barrier Reef is home to 1500 species of fish, 400 species of coral, and thousands of different molluscs and crustaceans. Boat tours operate out of Palm Cove to the Great Barrier Reef every day of the year.
  • Mountain Palm Cove is situated where the mountain meets the sea.
  • National Park The mountains in the region are listed by the World Heritage society. A range of diverse eco-systems exists within the many national parks.
  • Nature based The region offers a perfect opportunity to explore wondrous surroundings, such as the rainforest and the reef.
  • Nightlife Palm Cove has a range of restaurants and bars for a lively and enjoyable evening out.
  • Rainforest The rainforests around Cairns have plants and species of animals that have been around for more than 100 million years – making the Wet Tropics the oldest continually surviving rainforest on earth. Take a tour through the forests with professional guides or enjoy one of the many environmentally friendly walking tracks.
  • Reef The Great Barrier Reef is the most magnificent location in the world. The diversity of the reef ecosystem and its pristine condition has given rise to the most varied collection of fish, mammals, reptiles, crustaceans, molluscs, coral organisms and marine plants. Popular sites are dotted along the length of the reef, with dive and charter operators offering daily and extended dive tours.
  • Relaxation Indulge in a relaxing spa or massage, romanticise over a candle lit dinner or lie under a palm tree and watch the world go by. Palm Cove is ideal for the relaxing leisure holiday.
  • Romance Palm Cove offers the perfect romantic holiday with luxury accommodations. Take a stroll along the golden sands or enjoy a candle lit dinner with sea views.
  • Soft Adventure Float over the Tablelands at sunrise in a hot air balloon sipping champagne, enjoy a horse ride through the rainforest or take a tour in an all terrain vehicle.
  • Shopping Spend some time browsing through small boutiques, located in the shopping village, which also has a convenience store and newsagency. A shopping centre is also located at nearby Smithfield.
  • Sport Enjoy a wide range of water sports including sailing, diving, fishing, jet skiing and kayaking. Alternatively play a game of tennis or relaxing with a round of golf.
  • Water based Water based sports are popular in the tropics and include boating, snorkelling, fishing, sail boarding, canoeing and jet skiing.
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)

Nearest Airport: Cairns

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