Palm Cove Travel Guide

Set midway between Cairns and Port Douglas, Palm Cove offers 1.5km of charming beachfront holiday destination. Surrounded by the Coral Sea and Great Dividing Range, this tropical seaside village offers easy access to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and a variety of boutique shopping and day spa options. Just a short drive from the Daintree Rainforest, you won't be short of things to do when visiting Palm Cove.

Also known for its fine dining, many of Palm Cove's resorts and stylish accommodation options offer a great range of onsite dining options and nightlife. The Esplanade is also home to a fantastic range of bars, cafes and restaurants with stunning sea views as well as a number of boutique stores and fashion outlets specialising in beach and resort wear. Check out the top resorts in Palm Cove.

There are just so many things to see and do in and around Palm Cove with several golf courses located throughout the area as well as a number of tours available from local operators. These tours offer a great way to see Palm Cove including horse rides through bushland, quad biking tours, white water rafting, sky diving, luxury boat charters, scenic helicopter flights, 4WD rainforest tours and much more.

If you'd prefer a slightly more relaxed pace, the Palm Cove beach is a favourite with anglers and is a great spot to drop a line in while the jetty marks the beginning of many of the Great Barrier Reef tours.

Double Island's unique double mountain peak can be seen just off the mainland and is available for exclusive hire while nearby Haycock Island is ideal for day trips. Green Island can also be seen in the east on a clear day and is just 40 minutes by boat from Cairns.

Palm Cove is a stunning shoreline holiday destination studded with palm trees and offers some of the best weather and swimming year round. Life guards patrol the beach daily and a stinger resistant enclosure is in place to keep swimmers safe from stingers, particularly during November to April.

The shaded grassed areas of the beachfront Esplanade are ideal for picnics and strolls in the sun and the tourist hubs of Cairns and Port Douglas are within half an hour's drive. For a relaxing and secluded holiday in the luxury of the tropics, you can't go past Palm Cove.

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