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 About Palm Cove

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 Accommodation, Dining and Fashion

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 course weddings.

For the ultimate in seclusion and luxury in the tropics, Palm Cove is the best choice for your wedding ceremony/reception and holiday.