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Explore the area

The Palms at Palm Cove is located just a short walk from the beautiful beach of Palm Cove, Australia.

The esplanade and restaurants are no more than a 200-metre stroll from your apartment.
Services in Palm Cove include a hairdresser, Post Office, rental car hire, watersports equipment hire (kayaks, catamarans and jetskis) and bicycle hire. Picnic tables and free barbeques dot the foreshore.

Image by David Clode

The beauty of Palm Cove

Palm Cove, the Spa Capital of Australia, is a cosmopolitan village on the peaceful Coral Sea situated only 25 minutes from Cairns airport.

This charming beach destination with its idyllic coconut palm-fringed beach offers a range of spa treatment facilities, boutique shops, alfresco cafes, restaurants and quaint waterfront bars in a splash of Caribbean colours.

The beach is simply beautiful and worthy of all the accolades it has received - "Queensland's Cleanest Beach", "Far North Queensland's Friendliest Beach", and even "Australia's Cleanest Beach".

Swimming at Palm Cove is safe year round. Lifeguards are present and during the warmer summer months of the wet season when the stingers (box jellyfish) are present, a large safe netted swimming enclosure is in place.

Here's a list of suggestions to complete your adventure in Palm Cove: 

  • The (outer) Great Barrier Reef from Cairns or Port Douglas – swim, snorkel, scuba-dive, take a glass bottom boat or a submersible

  • Island-hop through Green Island, Fitzroy Island & the Frankland Islands

  • The fantastic Skyrail to the Village set in the Rainforest

  • Take the historic Kuranda train

  • Hartley Creek's Crocodile Adventures

  • The famous Daintree Rainforest for bushwalking, river cruises, indigenous tours, jungle surfing and more

  • Swim in rock pools and under waterfalls

  • Drive to the Tablelands for coffee, liquors and tropical fruits

  • Hot air ballooning, skydiving

  • Experience our Indigenous culture and history

  • Horseriding on beaches

  • Whitewater rafting

  • Golf on world championship golf courses

  • Souvenir shopping and much more

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