Palm Cove

An Indulgent Escape

World-renowned Palm Cove is recognised as the spa capital of Australia, a truly indulgent escape and a place to pamper and reward yourself.

Not just catering to five-star holiday makers, this lovely beachside community offers a variety of accommodation to suit every travelling budget, all the way from luxury spa resorts to self-contained apartments. Sensitive levels of development ensure that the smart resorts and international hotels sit alongside the local surf club and ancient melaleuca trees in a successful blend with Palm Cove's relaxed seaside atmosphere. The choices for dining are sure to please, with some of the Tropical North's finest dining establishments dotted along the beachfront.

Palm Cove's beach is arguably one of the most pristine of all Cairns' northern beaches, offering warm tropical water year-round and a silky, sandy beach lined with majestic palm trees, picnic tables and free public barbecues.

Along with its beautiful beach, Palm Cove's offshore islands and long jetty (described by local politicians as 'the world's most expensive fishing platform') create a picture of tropical charm and if you can tear yourself away from your resort, hire a kayak and paddle your way around nearby Double Island, take a diving day trip out to the reef or go horseback riding along the beach.

Insiders' Tips

  1. Fish off the Palm Cove Jetty: Drop in a line from the end of the jetty overlooking nearby Double Island.
  2. Indulge in a Spa Treatment: Try a spa treatment inspired by the natural surrounds of the region.
  3. Enjoy Beachfront Fine Dining: Dine on the freshest menus overlooking the palm-lined beach.
  4. Sail to Michaelmas Cay: Cruise to this huge sandbar surrounded by reefs and a huge diversity of marine life.

For More Information

For maps, days tours and accommodation options, visit the Palm Cove chapter in our Queensland's Tropical North online brochure. Click here.

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