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Palm Cove Region Guide

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Palm Cove accommodation guide. We have here a list of general information for first time visitors to Palm Cove to show them some of the things that they can do when taking a vacation in this quaint little beachside village in Tropical North Queensland. The information on Palm Cove covers the climate, facilities of the village, a little bit of history, the location and why it is such a popular destination, and what actually sets Palm Cove apart from other holiday destinations.

General Info

Things To Do

Things to do in Palm Cove

There is so much to see and do in Palm Cove for all sorts of holiday makers, conference delegates and couples. From chillaxing on the beach or beside the resort swimming pool to jet boarding in the ocean to a relaxing spa treatment, from fishing with the family on the Palm Cove jetty to attending a romantic wedding on the beach or enjoying some retail therapy shopping in the local boutiques Palm Cove is the place for everybody to enjoy.

Things To Do

Palm Cove Events

Palm Cove Events

The annual events in Palm Cove entice people to travel from all over Australia to attend them with many guests making the long haul treks from overseas. Take a look here at our events and find one to suit yourself. Book your Palm Cove accommodation so you can join the fun and events held in this beautiful location. Whilst on holiday in Palm Cove you can avail of many of the tours in the area.


Palm Cove Information Guide

Palm Cove Location

This website is a comprehensive guide to Palm Cove. We believe an entire holiday can be spent in this tropical paradise, so please peruse this site to discover everything you want to know about Palm Cove.

Not quite sure where Palm Cove is? Have a look at our Map of Palm Cove.

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Palm Cove Accommodation and Resorts

There is Palm Cove Accommodation styles to suit everyone, from budget apartments to opulent, luxurious villas and 5 star resorts.

Palm Cove has an abundance of family accommodation, and caters well for people travelling with children.

Many of the apartment accommodation complexes right on the beach have self-contained Palm Cove Accommodation.

Browse the range of Palm Cove Accommodation options including beachfront properties, rejuvenating spas and relaxing retreats.

World Heritage-listed rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef, and the inviting waters of the Coral Sea are all at Palm Cove’s doorstep.

Palm Cove Restaurants and Dining

Dining options in Palm Cove range from five-star restaurants that are rated as the finest in the north, to traditional fish and chips wrapped in paper and enjoyed while sitting under a draping coconut palm.

Palm Cove also has one of Cairns’ only absolute beachfront restaurants, where the fresh sea breezes and a few palm trees are all that separate you from the beach.

Palm Cove’s Attraction

Palm Cove village lingers along a beachside promenade, sensitively designed to incorporate 500-year-old Melaleuca trees with 21st century architecturally designed infrastructure.

Small apartments, cottages and tasteful bars and shops hide under palm trees and tropical ferns.

The pristine golden beach curves gently to the south, and offshore islands heighten the romanticism of the scene. At the northern end of the beach is a long jetty where private charter Great Barrier Reef cruise vessels depart, and local fishermen pluck their dinner from the turquoise blue depths.

Palm Cove has won three distinguished awards recognising the hard work by locals and council workers to maintain the area to high standards.

The beach has been named Queensland’s Cleanest Beach, Far North Queensland’s Friendliest Beach, and, impressively, Australia’s Cleanest Beach. In addition, On The Road magazine has rated Palm Cove as one of the top ten beaches in Australia.

If you are considering holidaying at Palm Cove and need some extra convincing, read our article, What Sets Palm Cove apart?

Palm Cove Weather & Climate

Temperatures at Palm Cove can reach over 31 degrees in the daytime during tropical summer months. The night-time temperatures at Palm Cove during summers drop to a balmy 24 degrees.

During the tropical winter, days reach 26 degrees and drop to 17 degrees at night. The water temperature during summer is a warm 29 degrees.

During winter the water temperature drops slightly to 24 degrees.... READ MORE



Post Office

Post your mail to friends and family back home and purchase all your mailing products and Australian souvenirs.

 Internet Cafe

There is an internet cafe located at the Post Office so you can keep in touch with family and friends.

Bottle Shop

Another essential service there are two options in Palm Cove. The first is located at the Palm Cove Tavern at the southern end of Palm Cove on Vievers Road and features a drive-thru service. At the northern end of the village you will find the Palm Surf Club for a small membership fee which is donated to the local surf club you can join the club and purchase take away alcohol.

Medical Facilities

The nearest Medical Centre and Pharmacy is located on the corner of Vievers Road and Triton Street in Palm Cove just follow the road round at the southern end of the Esplanade.

The Medical Centre is Open

  • Monday - Friday 08.30am - 5.30pm

The Pharmacy is open

  • Monday - Friday 08.30am - 6.00pm,
  • Saturday 09.00am - 4.00pm
  • Sundays 09.00am - 1.00pm.


The nearest doctor is located at the corner of Vievers Road and Triton Street Palm Cove. Major medical services, including a hospital, are located in Cairns city.



Visit The Tour Specialists at the bottom of the stairs at Paradise Village Shopping Center to organize you affordable and efficient car rentals.

For all major Rental Car companies and current live availability for

• Avis • Hertz • Europcar • Budget •

For a Car Rental Quote

Car Parking

Car parking is available along the full length of the beach. If there are no spaces, check the car park at the far northern end of the beach.

About Palm Cove

There are few times in the world when natural and man-made ingredients are mixed together with a gentle hand to create a special location that for some is the mirror of paradise.

Palm Cove, in Tropical North Queensland Australia, is one of these unique locations - a glorious beachside community bursting with fun activities and luxury Palm Cove Accommodation suited to both domestic and international holiday makers.

Still managing to retain a relaxed beachside atmosphere with sensitive levels of low rise development in amongst the ancient Melaleuca trees on one side of the esplanade and the palm trees and other native trees providing the ambience and shade on the beach front, tourists just love coming to this safe little village for some relaxation with their families and loved one’s.

Although Palm Cove and some of the other Cairns Beaches locations like Trinity Beach are often compared to Noosa Australia but without the surf we believe they are a bit better for the visitor as they offer more diversity, and a more relaxing laid back serenity while still having the normal tourist attractions and facilities to complete a holiday.

Palm Cove is situated in a central location between Cairns and Port Douglas with easy access to all of the sightseeing, tours, attractions and beachfront restaurants.

This village is just a 25 minute car ride north from the Cairns international and domestic airport, and 45 minutes south from the also very popular holiday township of Port Douglas in Queensland Australia.

When staying in Palm Cove you may not even have a need for a hire car as all of the local tour operators will pick you up from your holiday accommodation to take you out on trips to see the Great Barrier Reef and the ancient Daintree Rainforest attractions 365 days of the year.

If you are a bit of an independent adventurer then you could either hire a car straight from the airport or just relax for a couple of days at your resort and then maybe hire a car just for a day or two of exploring the region on your own time at your own pace. 

Palm Cove is suited to all demographics with the more budget style family holiday accommodation in resorts with lots of swimming pools and facilities to keep the younger more active children amused to the more luxurious 5 star beachfront hotels for the more mature couples looking for a quiet hideaway to just relax and enjoy.

You will not find any cheap accommodation as such in Palm Cove as it is a true international resort location but you will find at various times of the year some really great value budget holiday packages that may include not just a serviced apartment at a great price but also some tours of your choice bundled into the deal at greatly discounted prices. 

Holiday homes are very popular with wedding groups or large family groups and we can normally find some to suit that are either side by side or very close together so that socialising and meal times can be shared amongst the holiday homes easily.

Palm Cove Weddings

You are just about guaranteed to see a beachfront wedding at least once a day in Palm Cove as couples are attracted by the year round balmy weather, the beauty of the mountainous backdrop against the beach, the beachfront resorts and restaurants and the reputation of the local wedding suppliers passion bringing them here like bees to honey. There is a choice of beachfront chapels or rainforest chapels and you can even have fireworks on the beach at night to herald your union to one and all within hearing distance.   

Your arrival to your wedding ceremony can be as spectacular as a helicopter landing on the beach, or a beautifully romantic horse and cart ride down along the beach esplanade or simply traditional in a luxury sedan, stretch limousine or hummer.

The team at Cairns Holiday Specialists are always on hand to assist you with any of those extra details or questions you may have so don’t be afraid to give them a call and ask for assistance at any time.  

Palm Cove Conferences

There are varying levels of accommodation and there are varying capacities of conference centres and conference rooms that are suitable to accommodate either a small meeting or a rather large incentive group and the resorts and hotels that specialise in this area are all located in prime beachfront locations on the esplanade of Palm Cove making it easy for delegates to stay anywhere in the village and be within walking distance to the conference venue.

Conference days are filled with lectures, presentations, slideshows and trade shows so it’s always nice to be attending a conference in a destination that offers wonderful weather and the convenience and safety of this little village to ensure your delegates are stimulated and motivated in an attractive environment to get them motivated.

There is another great website for those that are considering Palm Cove as their company’s next conference destination and again it is a free service where your conference details can be planned and all of your hotel and resort bookings arranged along with all of your pre-post touring.

Call the Cairns Holiday Specialists and talk to them about organising your next conference in Palm Cove and the Great Barrier Reef.        

International Tourists Love Palm Cove

Guests come from the world over to holiday with us in Palm Cove as they hear about it’s beauty from travellers, magazines and other tourism venues and they just want to experience it for themselves.

The restaurants in Palm Cove can cater for people from everywhere and some of the cuisines on offer are Indian, Chinese, Greek, Italian, Seafood, Steak and even the good old Aussie fish and chip shop.

A lot of the hotels and resorts have multi lingual speaking reception staff with languages such as Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Indian, Greek and more so don’t be afraid if some of your group cannot speak English we can certainly find a translator for you in Palm Cove.

The customs of each home country have been inserted into the international hotels and resorts culture to ensure all guests feel welcomed and understood to add to the enjoyment of their holiday and to ensure they will then recommend other guests from back home to venture to this region to also witness its beauty.   

If you have Chinese groups or Indian groups wishing to holiday in Palm Cove then contact the Inbound Specialists at the Cairns Holiday Specialists and they will arrange everything for you. 

As you have just read Palm Cove is a holiday destination for everyone. It is safe and luxurious whilst still being affordable and it has all the facilities all within walking distance to cater to all types of holiday makers or conference delegates.

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