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Palm Cove QLD

Palm Cove

Postcode: 4879

Palm Cove is a beach community in Far North Queensland, Australia located north of the city of Cairns .

Palm Cove – the tropical paradise where the mysterious Rainforest meets the grandeur of the Great Barrier Reef. White sandy beaches lined with glorious coconut palms and the year round warm ocean make Palm Cove one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Add the relaxing atmosphere and tropical sunshine and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination!

Once called Palm Beach, it was a popular weekend destination for Cairns and the Atherton Tableland’s (now called Cairns Highlands) people would bring the whole family for their weekend picnic.

In the 80’s developers and international travel agents discovered the area. International hotels followed and Palm Cove became the premier beach location it is today; the ultimate vacation destination; just 30 minutes from the Cairns International Airport. All accommodation requirements are catered for; from international resorts to fully self-contained apartments; all within walking distance of the beach. During the last few years Palm Cove has risen to become the number one destination in Australia for weddings and their spas.

The wildlife is abundant with lizards, tree frogs, butterflies and large numbers of native birds; Rainbow Lorikeets, cheeky Kookaburras, Cockatoos, Doves, Sunbirds, Finches and more; happily making Palm Cove their preferred home.

Treat yourself to a trip to the Great Barrier Reef and experience the fabulous underwater world of tropical sea life and colourful corals where the snorkelling is out of this world. Scuba diving trips are plentiful. Whether you are a certified diver or wish to do a course, there is something to suit you.

If relaxation is what you need then look no further than Palm Cove. The soothing sea breeze and relaxing atmosphere will have you feeling laid back and stress free in no time.