Palm Cove Region Guide
Our Palm Cove region guide offers guests snippets of information to learn all about the things to do and things to see in Palm Cove and most importantly where to stay. Palm Cove is a quaint tree lined beachfront village with luxury five star hotels, resorts and holiday apartments overlooking Double Island and Scout Hat Island and the waters of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. Our website shows a brief list of general information for first time visitors to Palm Cove to show them some of the things that they can do when planning a holiday in this popular beachside village in Cairns Tropical North Queensland.General Info
Palm Cove Tours
Palm Cove is a beachfront holiday destination on the Great Barrier Reef so there is always something to do when you have such a beautiful beach right in front of your holiday accommodation. Palm Cove attracts all sorts of visitors from the sporty explorer types who like to take early morning sunrise kayak tours to Double Island to romantic couples who wish to just relax on the beach or in the award winning spas in the resorts. There is always something to do in Palm Cove even on rainy days. Palm Cove has trendy bars that have guest musicians in the afternoon for a bit of liveliness, boutique shops and art galleries, a wonderful choice of restaurants and many local spas to choose from or book a tour to the Great Barrier Reef.Palm Cove Tours
About Palm Cove | Where To Stay | Private Let Holiday Apartments |
Palm Cove - the tropical paradise where the mysterious rainforest meets the grandeur of the Great Barrier Reef. White sandy beaches lined with glorious coconut palms and the year round warm ocean make Palm Cove one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Add the relaxing atmosphere and tropical sunshine and you've got the perfect holiday destination!
Once called Palm Beach, it was a popular weekend destination for Cairns and the Atherton Tableland's people would bring the whole family for their weekend picnic.
In the 80's developers and international travel agents discovered the area. Four and five star International hotels followed and Palm Cove became the premier beach holiday destination it is today; for the ultimate vacation.
Just 30 minutes from the Cairns International Airport. All types of holiday accommodation requirements are catered for; from international resorts to fully self-contained holiday apartments; all within walking distance of the beach.
During the last few years Palm Cove has risen to become the number one destination in Australia for weddings and spas resorts so on weekends you may just see brides wandering along the beach in flowing wedding dresses.
The wildlife is abundant with lizards, tree frogs, butterflies and large numbers of native birds; Rainbow Lorikeets, cheeky Kookaburras, Cockatoos, Doves, Sunbirds, Finches and more; happily making Palm Cove their preferred home.
Treat yourself to a trip to the Great Barrier Reef and experience the fabulous underwater world of tropical sea life and colourful corals where the snorkelling is out of this world. Scuba diving trips are plentiful.
Whether you are a certified diver or wish to do a course, there is something to suit you.
Or visit the tropical rainforest, experience the Aboriginal culture, go horse riding, visit one of the many wildlife parks such as Bird World, the Hartleys Crocodile Park or Butterfly World in the local area around Palm Cove.
For the adventure seeker there is a wide range of activities from white water rafting to bungy jumping, from parasailing to sky diving, from the experience of flying in a helicopter on a scenic flight to hot air ballooning; to sailing, fishing, scuba diving and lots more.
Also available is an extensive sports centre with gymnasium, aerobics, squash courts, tennis courts, 25-meter lap pool and sauna. Bicycle hire is available and don't forget the superb Paradise Palms golf course is just a few miles from the beach, the perfect way to make the most of the tropical surroundings.
If relaxation is what you need then look no further than Palm Cove. The soothing sea breeze and relaxing atmosphere will have you feeling laid back and stress free in no time.
Take a swim on the beach patrolled by lifeguards, lie in the sun, or if you prefer enjoy the natural shade of one of the many coconut palms that line the beach.
A walk along the beach is always a tempting way to take in the picturesque views of the Cove.
Why not continue your stroll onto one of the other Cairns Northern beaches villages like Clifton Beach or Trinity Beach just a few minutes away by car or a half hour stroll along the beachfront.
Dining out in Palm Cove is truly an awesome experience, with fine restaurants, bistros and cafes competing to produce the finest cuisine; by combining Australia's finest meats and seafood with the freshest tropical fruit and vegetables.
Dine in a tropical garden under the stars, treat yourself to a sizzling seafood buffet, take in a pleasurable a la carte experience on the beachfront, a cozy cafe or just eat Fish 'n Chips on the beach.
The choice is yours and one thing is for sure- all will leave you delighted by the tastes of the tropics.
The night life in Palm Cove boasts 18 restaurants and bars including a selection of cocktail bars along the beach and the local Surf Lifesaving Club.
While you are here why not have a day or two of shopping in Cairns, visit the Kuranda markets or the Port Douglas markets on a Sunday.
A relaxing walk along the picturesque Palm Cove Esplanade has much to offer. Stop by at the quaint Village Shopping Center that boasts boutiques, galleries, cafes, a post office plus the general stores.
There is also a safe playground for the children on the Palm Cove beachfront.
The Palm Cove jetty is a fine fishing spot. Palm Cove is truly an experience not to be missed.
Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway with breathtaking sea views or an action packed holiday for the whole family- this is the place to come and you too will soon realize, there is no place in the world you'd rather be.
For more local information about all the Things To Do and See around Palm Cove take a peek at Barrier Reef Australia.