Palm Cove is perfectly located for a beach getaway. Only a half hour drive from the urban centre of Cairns, those looking for a weekend holiday can easily pop over to the idyllic Palm Cove. 45 minutes further north lies the the popular tourist holiday mecca of Port Douglas, so Palm Cove is worth stopping off and staying if you are on your way up Australia’s East Coast. Palm Cove is a beautiful tropical town and if you are after a calm, relaxing holiday, then Palm Cove the place to be.
Known for its luxury resorts, there is no shortage of boutique accommodation available for travellers. The resorts often have day spas attached, so why not start your trip by spoiling yourself with a glorious massage? Go for a relaxing stroll down the main road, Williams Esplanade, which is lined with numerous wonderful hotels. Ranging from 5-star hotels to more budget hotel or motel options as well as backpackers hostels, the range of accommodation will mean there is something for everyone. Once you have sorted out your sleeping arrangements, no trip to Palm Cove would be complete without exploring the wondrous Great Barrier Reef. Tours leave regularly from the nearby Port Douglas or Cairns, so go scuba diving or snorkelling and get a first hand view of the colour and vibrancy in the aquatic heaven that lies beneath Australia.
There are so many fantastic beach locations near Palm Cove, you must take a journey through the surrounding areas to get a real feel for far North Queensland. The beautiful Clifton Beach is walking distance from Palm Cove, while Trinity Beach is only a 10 minute drive. For a bit of a longer drive, Mission Beach is 2 hours south of Palm Cove and will amaze you with its blend of golden beaches and lush tropical rainforest. For a real adventure, a short 2 hour day trip north of Palm Cove lies Cape Tribulation and the incredible Daintree Rainforest. The luscious greenery, the stunning waterfalls and breathtaking views you will encounter throughout the rainforest make the journey well worthwhile. Take a guided tour, and you might be lucky enough to spot a gigantic salt water crocodile lurking in the waters! While you’re this far north, go a further 10 minutes and see Cape Tribulation and go for a cruise up Cooper Creek, to see what other wildlife you may spot.
Palm Cove is a fantastic family holiday location. Kids will love the glorious beaches and variety of different delicious restaurants and cafes available. Alternatively, take them into the air so they can see Palm Cove and the surrounding rainforest from above on the Karunda Skyrail. To accommodate your family, Palm Cove offers fantastic self contained apartments and comfortable holiday homes, as well as stunning beachfront apartments which will cater to all your families needs and make your Palm Cove holiday experience one you will never forget.