Nestled in between the sprawling city of Cairns and the
tropical town of Port Douglas lies Palm Cove - a 1km long beach front village, perfect for tropical holidays. Palm
Cove is surrounded by the mountains of the Great Dividing Range and looks over the pristine Coral Sea. There is
easy access to the Great Barrier Reef and the lush Daintree Rainforest is only a short drive away. Palm Cove is
described as a resort community, located on a palm fringed beach with many day spa options and fashion shopping. In
addition to being renowned as the 'spa capital', Palm Cove is also growing in reputation as the wedding capital of
tropical north Queensland.
Palm Cove has
beautiful beach front holiday accommodation. Palm Cove is also well
known for its fine dining. Many of the resorts along the palm lined esplanade have restaurants overlooking
the sea. There are several bars and cafes that also sit on the beach front so there is never a shortage of
views whenever you need a bite to eat or a cool drink. Dotted in amongst the accommodation providers are
various fashion outlets to be perused with some specializing in beach and resort wear.
Palm Cove Activities
In and around Palm Cove resorts there are
many tours and activities to do. There are several golf courses in the area; horse riding through bush land; ATV
tours for some serious quad biking action; white water rafting on the Tully, Baron and Russell Rivers; sky diving
from 10,000 feet; luxury boat charters and scenic helicopter and 4WD rainforest tours.
Anglers love fishing off the beach and the
Palm Cove jetty is also great spot to drop a line in. The Palm Cove jetty is where Great Barrier Reef tour
operators start their journey. Looking out over the ocean you can see Double Island just off the mainland. Nearby
is Haycock Island (also called 'Scout Hat Island' as it resembles a scout hat). On a clear day out into the
distance you can see Green Island to the east - about a 40 minute boat ride from Cairns.
Palm Cove Facts
While stingers can be a problem between
November and April, Palm Cove has a stinger resistant enclosure and is patrolled by life savers. So swimming is
enjoyable all year round. As the name suggests Palm Cove is a palm tree lined cove (a small indentation or recess
in the shoreline of a sea). The beach front Esplanade has shaded grassy areas perfect for walks, picnics and of
For the ultimate in seclusion and luxury in
the tropics, Palm Cove is the best choice for your wedding ceremony/reception and holiday.