A small beach community located around 27 kilometres north of the tourist hub of Cairns, Palm Cove is an ideal getaway for couples and families wanting to avoid the hustle and bustle of the larger town.
Named after the large, ancient palm trees that line the beautiful beach, Palm Cove is a haven for relaxation, water sports and more. Despite not having a great deal to do in Palm Cove itself, the area is less than an hours drive to both Cairns and Port Douglas.
Palm Cove is an ideal destination for holidayers looking to relax in privacy with nothing but the beach to bother them. Situated only a short distance from the major tourist destination, Cairns, Palm Cove is a perfect choice for those looking to visit Far North Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef.
Only around a half hour drive from Cairns, visitors to Palm Cove can easily transit between the two places to garner the best of both worlds on their holiday; the relaxing, rejuvenating getaway and the bustling, tourist mecca. From beach days to exploring the fringing reefs by sea and air, there is a range of activities to enjoy around the region.
There are also plenty of day trip and activity options to keep you occupied in the area that can be done with Cairns as a base – taking a hot air balloon trip over the stunning Atherton Tablelands can be an enthralling experience and emphasise the true beauty of the area and the scenic rail up to the village in the rainforest, Kuranda to explore the wildlife centres and local markets to mention a few.
Whatever your reason for visiting Palm Cove and its surrounding areas, you’ll find everything you need to know about travelling to this part of Far North Queensland broken down in our detailed sections below.