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Ultimate Palm Cove Getaway

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SEA TEMPLE PALM COVE GETAWAY for 7 nights of tropical relaxation.

Package Inclusions:

  • 7 nights at Boutique Collection Sea Temple
  • Luxury Evolution Outer Barrier Reef tour inc. transfers
  • Kuranda Train & Skyrail day tour inc. transfers

DAY ONE: Transfer to Palm Cove, check into Boutique Collection Sea Temple

Choose from a range of Boutique Collection privately managed luxury studios, apartments, swim-ups, penthouses and villas within the Sea Temple complex. 

Sea Temple has superb swimming lagoons including a grand lagoon, lap pool and kids pool.  Wrapped around the Lagoon bar that also serves a heart starting morning expresso.

On site features include restaurant with indoor and alfresco dining, day spa, fully equipped gym and direct beach access.  

The sophisticated modern tropical architecture perfectly matches the essence of the natural surrounds.  Contemporary hotel furnishings in natural fabrics and luxury facilities for your comfort.


  • Balcony with outdoor furniture
  • Views to tropical gardens or lagoon pool
  • Spa Bath
  • King bed
  • Ensuite with shower
  • Air-conditioning & ceiling fans
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Cable TV/DVD
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

Additionally Apartment feature:

  • Luxury living
  • Convenience of fully equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, large fridge
  • Lounge and dining area
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • 2 Bedroom is dual key combining a one bedroom and hotel spa room

Penthouse Apartments also feature:

  • Private rooftop terrace
  • BBQ
  • Rooftop jacuzzi
  • Beautiful views

Swim-Out Apartments also feature:

  • Direct access to swimming pool
  • Pool gate off large balcony

Villas feature:

  • Free standing upstairs - downstairs villa
  • Private plunge pool
  • Private terrace


  • Secure Underground Parking
  • Day Spa
  • 3 Swimming Pools inc.
  • Grand Lagoon 
  • Kids pool
  • Lap pool
  • Swim up Bar
  • Fully equipped Gym
  • Direct beach access

LOCATION:  Palm Cove is a boutique beachfront village with an un-mistakable charm and relaxed sophistication. Cairns Airport is a 30 minute drive away, and Port Douglas is located 45 minutes to the north along the scenic coastal highway.

Check in is at Coral Horizons located 137 Williams Esplanade. Reception Hours are 8.00am to 6.00pm.
* The apartments are located within Sea Temple complex but are privately managed by Boutique Collection. The difference is the check-in location and you cannot room charge.
* Please advise of your flight arrival and departure times and mobile number.


Evolution offers the ultimate passenger experience with the class and style of a motor yacht. 

This ultra spacious and comfortable vessel features seating and decks over 3 levels.  Large well glazed interior spaces on the main and upper deck  include a mix of booth configuration seating.  The upper deck also has a VIP room for 10.  Enjoy oversized outdoor decks in the sunshine with sunlounges.  A choice of outdoor seating areas fitted with comfortable lounges and well protected from the sun. 

Fold-down platforms encircle the aft end of the vessel providing ample comfortable and safe access to the water.  

Evolution is quick, taking only 80 minutes to get to the Outer Reef.  With less travel time, you’ll spend more time at the Reef!

Evolution travels to two different reef destinations.  Norman & Saxon in the morning and Hastings Reef in the afternoon.  There are no islands and no pontoons.  The Outer Reef is spectacular! 

Reef sites are chosen on the day to ensure the best protection and underwater visibility according to weather conditions. Expect to see spectacular coral formations and masses of brilliantly coloured fish.

What makes it Great?

  • FREE Guided Snorkel Tour
  • 5 Hours on the Outer Barrier Reef
  • Aussie BBQ lunch
  • Live on-board entertainment on return journey
  • Maximum 150 passengers - plenty of space


  • Package includes return transfers from Sea Temple
  • Check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal Cairns, from 07:30am at the Down Under Cruise & Dive counter
  • Boarding commences at 08:00am for an 08:20am departure
  • This trip returns to Cairns at approx 4:45pm.
  • Hotel Transfers are not included but can be booked for an additional fee

Trip Inclusions:

  • 5 hours spent visiting 2 outer reef locations
  • Snorkelling gear and flotation devices
  • FREE guided snorkelling tours
  • FREE 10 min scuba dive demonstration - (charges apply if you proceed)
  • Aussie BBQ lunch including steak, fish, prawns, sausages and tropical salads (vegetarians are catered for)
  • FREE tea, coffee and biscuits, complimentary glass of wine, cheese and fruit platter on return journey
  • Environmental Management Charge $20

Your day:

  • 7.00am Coach pick-up from Sea Temple, Palm Cove
  • 7.30am Check-in at Reef Fleet Terminal, commence boarding at 8:00am
  • 8.20am Departs Daily
  • 9:50am Approximate arrive Norman OR Saxon Reef
  • 3 hours to play, Snorkel Tour, sunbathe & relax, Aussie BBQ Lunch is served
  • 12: 20pm Depart for Hastings Reef
  • 12:30pm Arrive Hastings Reef
  • 2 hours to play, Snorkel
  • 4:45pm Returns back into Cairns

Additional Costs:

  • Hotel transfers
  • Semi-Submersible tour $10 if pre-booked 
  • Intro/Certified Diving
  • Certified Dive Guide
  • Wetsuits for Snorkelers and Intro Divers $10 (included for cert divers)
  • Lycra Suits $10
  • On-board purchases - drinks, snacks, underwater camera
  • Heli ride at Hastings Reef
  • Heli flights
    To experience the reef from a different perspective, why not take a Helicopter flight over Hastings Reef ! This is available from the Outer Reef Heli pad on the day, due to limited seats please pre book your flight. Click here for Get High Up Top & Dive Down Under combo.


  • Be aware snorkelling & diving may be a strenuous activity - All snorkelling & diving are subject to completion of onboard medical questionnaire /declaration.
  • A history of asthma, diabetes, ear, epilepsy, heart, pregnancy, recent operations and other medical conditions and medications may preclude a passenger from diving. Please discuss existing medical conditions with staff prior to travel. Or if in doubt, please visit your local dive doctor to get a medical clearance.
  • Diving minimum age is 12 years and maximum age is 65 years
  • Certified divers must show an internationally recognised scuba card.
  • In the interests of safety we recommend no flying within 24hours of last dive.
  • All trips/dives are weather permitting at captains/drivers discretion- No refund for incomplete dives.
  • Should a trip be cancelled passengers will be offered an alternative day of travel or a full refund
  • Semi sub will operate subject to weather conditions.

What to Bring:

  • Sunscreen & Hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Swimmers and towel
  • Cash or credit card
  • Scuba Certification for Cert divers

Multi-lingual staff members:  Evolution does have Chinese crew members on this vessel year round.  Please request this option when booking so that we can make sure the staff member is working on your day of travel.    


One of the most popular day tours from Cairns.  Cairns Tours features the Kuranda boarding pass and combines the famous Scenic Rail and Skyrail Cableway into a relaxing scenic day trip.

Included in your day:

  • Express check-in on coaches and at Skyrail
  • Express check-in and pre-allocated seating on Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Highly detailed information on your day ensuring your day runs smoothly
  • Detailed map with highlights and points of interest
  • Tour itinerary with timings and Handy Hints
  • 10% off entry to Bird World, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Koala Gardens
  • A1: Train Up, Skyrail Down

    • 8:30am Pick-up from Sea Temple, Palm Cove 
    • 9.50am Kuranda Scenic Rail from Freshwater Station
    • Approx 2.5 to 5 hours free time in Kuranda
    • 3.30pm Skyrail departs Kuranda at 3.30pm
    • Barron Falls & Red Peak Boardwalks
    • 5.20pm Coach transfer to hotel departs Skyrail, Smithfield at 5:20pm

    Kuranda Scenic Rail:  At Freshwater Station, board the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail for your 1.5hr journey to Kuranda.

    Kuranda Village: Free time is allowed to explore this quaint village, including the Heritage Markets which operate daily.

    Skyrail Rainforest Cableway: At your scheduled time, board Skyrail for your 1.5hr journey to Smithfield. There are 2 stops en-route to explore Barron Falls and Red Peak Rainforest Boardwalks.  

    OPTIONAL UPGRADES (Additional Cost)

    Gold Class Kuranda Scenic Rail provides a premium experience for passengers wanting that extra comfort and a little bit of luxury for a most memorable experience. Gold Class includes:

    • 9.55am departure from Freshwater Station to Kuranda
    • Dedicated personalised Gold Class attendant
    • Individual club chairs (24 seats in each carriage over 4 carriages)
    • Ambient, historical décor, historical photographs and cedar interior
    • Gift pack including Kuranda Scenic Railway badge, pen, postcard
    • Souvenir trip guide available in 9 languages
    • Optional exclusive tour of Heritage-Listed Signal Cabin at Kuranda station
      - Conducted 15 minutes after arrival for morning trains
      - Conducted 30 minutes prior to departure for afternoon trains
    • Food & beverage focus on Queensland and local Tablelands produce:
      o Gallo Dairyland Cheese
      o Skybury Coffee & Daintree Tea
      o Wondaree Macadamias
      o Mango to Go (100% pure mango "ice-cream" style treat)
      o Freshly baked muffins with local fruit
      o Sirromet Wines & Great Northern Brewing Company Super Crisp Lager

    Kuranda Wildlife Experience includes entry to the Kuranda Koala Gardens, Birdworld and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. You will have access to all three attractions at a great saving off the normal admission price! Alternatively, you can book entry only to each attraction. 

    Djabugay Tours: The Djabugay Aboriginal Guided Tour at Barron Falls provides a fascinating insight into the Aboriginal history, language, culture, stories and traditions of the indigenous rainforest people through a personalised, small group [maximum 10 guests] on a 40 minute guided walking tour through the rainforest. Walk in the footsteps of the Djabugay people on our natural rainforest trails.

    Skyrail Diamond View Gondolas provides guests with amazing panoramic views of the tropical landscape, Coral Sea and rainforest canopy, but also the unique perspective of looking straight down from the treetops to the forest floor through the glass flooring for the entire Skyrail experience. Taking a maximum of 5 persons and a waiting time of 7 minutes. (extra cost)

    DAY FIVE, SIX, SEVEN:  Sit by the pool, stroll on the beach, read a book or why not choose another tour. Click here for more options.

    DAY EIGHT: Check out from Sea Temple.

    We will be happy to arrange airport transfers for an additional cost if required.  

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