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Palm Cove Australia

Palm Cove Australia

Palm Cove is a 25-minute drive north of Cairns and has developed into an exclusive resort and holiday apartment destination. Trinity Beach | Cairns

The beach is within a very long cove that stretches all the way to Kewarra Beach.

Restaurants and 5 star resorts line the beachfront village.

Our local consultants can help you choose the ideal accommodation & activities for your Palm Cove holiday.
Local Office : 07 4040 2100, +61 7 4040 2100

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About Palm Cove

Welcome to Palm Cove!

Palm cove is located on the Northern Beaches, just 25 minutes north of Cairns City. Palm Cove Beach | CairnsOffering visitors a relaxed village lifestyle, this is the ideal getaway for couples and families who want to enjoy the beauty of a beach holiday, but still be within easy access of all the excitement and attractions that the Far North has to offer. Williams Esplanade is the main hub, lined with clusters of beautiful paperbark trees that many of the resorts have been built around. On one side you will find classy resorts, restaurants, boutique shopping and cafes, on the other is picture postcard views of pristine beaches, palm tree lined footpaths, Double Island, the Coral Sea and beyond.


Palm Cove offers a superb selection of accommodation ranging from budget to luxury 5 star beachfront resorts and self contained holiday apartments.Palm Cove Accommodation You will find most accommodation conveniently located along the Esplanade, or a short stroll from the beach. Choosing a resort stay, in most cases, comes with the added convenience of bar/cafe facilities situated within the complex, numerous pools, day spa, gym facilities and games room. However if you prefer to self cater then most holiday apartments come fully equipped with kitchen facilities. It is possible to purchase all the basic essentials locally, or you can visit Clifton Shopping Village or Smithfield Shopping Centre to stock up for your stay.


Dining in Palm Cove is a magical experience in this picture perfect location. You will find superb restaurants and cafes situated along Williams Esplanade with views out to the Coral Sea. Choose from informal casual dining to romantic elegant beachside dining. Palm Cove Restaurants
Our top picks are Casmar Cafe Bar - this dining hot spot is the only eatery in Palm Cove that has balcony dining. Specialising in seafood and modern Australian cuisine. Far Horizons Restaurant is located at the Angsana Resort and Spa (the only resort with absolute beach frontage). This restaurant has been listed in Gourmet Traveller Top 200 Restaurants in Australia. On Friday and Saturday nights there is live music in the cocktail bar, and the restaurant sometimes sets up dining on the grass among the palm trees beside the beach. Il Forno Restaurant & Pizzeria is well known by the locals for the best pizzas in North Queensland! Every pizza fan who visits Palm Cove must visit this restaurant. Bookings are recommended.

The Spa Capital

Palm Cove is the ultimate retreat for the avid spa enthusiast, renowned as the “Spa Capital of Australia,”Great Barrier Reef Palm Cove boasts a wide range of international award winning wellness spas along with massage, hair and beauty and body specialists.  If you have never had a spa experience now is your chance, as a spa treatment is a ‘must do’ activity in Palm Cove. Start your holiday in total relaxation.


Palm Cove is easily accessible to the many amazing day tour options the Cairns region is famous for - from the Great Barrier Reef to Cape Tribulation & The Daintree Rainforest. Locally, why not take a paddle in a sea kayak around Double Island? These tours depart from Palm Cove Jetty year round and cater for those seeking a peaceful paddle or a bit of adventure. Most often you will encounter with dolphins, turtles and other spectacular marine life.daintree river The Palm cove jetty is one of the regions most popular fishing spots where anglers regularly catch species such as mackerel, Giant Trevally or "G.T's" and shark. Take the family for a round of golf at the Palm Cove Country Club situated within the Novotel Resort, this 9 hole golf course provides a challenge for both novices and experienced players, or for a family fun day out visit Paradise Palms with a challenging golf course and kids entertainment with Pelicans in Paradise.

Top 10 'Must Do's in Palm Cove

  1. Have a spa treatment
  2. Great Barrier Reef Day Tour
  3. Go sea kayaking to Double Island
  4. Grab an icecream and relax on the beach
  5. Dine at one of the stunning beachfront restaurants
  6. Try a round of golf at Paradise Palms
  7. Take the kids to Pelicans in Paradise at the Paradise Palms Resort
  8. Enjoy some retail therapy with boutique shopping
  9. Hire a car and explore the beaches
  10. Experience a Rainforest day tour

Getting There

From Cairns Airport there are various transport options including a door-to-door airport shuttle, taxi, limousine or car hire. Please contact us for details.

Climate & Weather

Cairns has a Tropical climate, with generally hot and humid Summers and milder dryer Winters.Palm Cove Cairns The majority of Cairn's rainfall occurs during summer between January and March. Typical daytime min/max temperature ranges are 23C/31C in mid-Summer and 18C/26C in mid-Winter. The most popular time for visitors to Cairns is between June and October, a pleasant time of year with low rainfall, cool comfortable temperatures and fine sunny days. Water temperature during summer hits around 29 degrees and drops slightly to 25 degrees during winter.

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Temp: 26.3 °C
Wind: 11 kt ESE
Humidity: 70%
Pressure: 1011.2 hpa
Forecast: 23 - 30 °C (Possible shower)

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Palm Cove is a 25-minute drive north of Cairns and has developed into an exclusive resort and Spa destination. The beach is within a very long cove that stretches all the way to Kewarra Beach. Restaurants and 5 star resorts line the beachfront... 

Double Island is a rare and exclusive retreat available for rental on a "whole-of-island" basis ­ so that only one party or group can secure the resort at any one time with exclusive use of the entire island and its facilities...
Palm Cove Watersports offers a Sea Kayaking tour twice daily which circumnavigates Double Island. From Palm Cove beach you will paddle across to the resort side of Double Island in about 30min...

Visiting the Great Barrier Reef is a must do while in North Queensland. You will usually spend 1 - 2 hours travelling time and 5 hours exploring the reef. All trips include lunch and snorkelling equipment and give you the option to do a certified or introductory dive...
Beautifully located with absolute beach frontage, Sea Temple has been designed for those guests with total indulgence in mind. The exotic new Asian styled architecture is a combination of sophisticated modern design and chic simplicity...
Angsana Resort & Spa offer absolute beach frontage to the Coral Sea. Every suite in this 5 star 'Small Luxury Hotel of the World' offers you the promise of a private retreat and carefree holiday experience...
Set amidst six hectares of tropically landscaped gardens the Cairns Tropical Zoo is locally owned and operated featuring hundreds of native and exotic species, many of which are indigenous to our northern wet tropics...
Palm Cove offers an exciting, extensive range of fabulous food from small beachfront cafes to 5 star a la carte dining. Experience al fresco dining with beautiful beachfront views...
Palm Cove has a stinger resistant enclosure and is patrolled by life savers, so swimming is enjoyable all year round...
Anglers love fishing off the beach and the Palm Cove jetty is a popular spot to drop a line in. Spanish and School Mackerel, small stripeys, grunter and whiting are regularly caught from the jetty...
Palm Cove has proudly been named the “Spa Capital of Australia,” because of its extensive collection of world-class wellness spas. Start your holiday by becoming completely relaxed...
Sailing a small catamaran (Hobie cat) up and down the length of Palm Cove is one of the best and most relaxing ways to see the tropical beach. You can hire catamarans from the Palm Cove Beach Hire...
Ellis Beach is only minutes away from Palm Cove.This beach has all the beauty and charm that Palm Cove offers, but it is totally undeveloped and far fewer people visit it...
Buchans Point is located at the very southern end of Ellis Beach, about 25km north of Cairns. It is by far the most popular unofficial clothes optional beach in this area and has been recognised as such for many years...
Paradise Palms Country Club is one of Australia’s best courses, offering a great test for golfers of all levels. Situated at the base of rainforest clad mountains the backdrop alone is worth the effort – regardless of form...
Accommodation in Palm Cove ranges from 5-star beachfront resorts to fully self contained apartments with facilities ranging from day spas,lagoon pools, restaurants, resort shopping and much more...
Palm Cove Water Sports offers visitors a variety of options to enjoy the water. From sea kayaking - either on your own or on a guided tour, sailing a catamaran, hiring a jet-ski or a paddle bike there’s something for all age groups...

Palm Cove is ideally located just 30mins from Cairns City and 35mins to Port Douglas. Coach transfers can be organised for all reef trips and most tours will collect from your accommodation...