Situated in Tropical Far North Queensland, on the Coral Sea, Palm Cove is the perfect destination to escape the hassles of everyday life. Tropical white palm-lined sandy beaches, almost traffic free streets and enviable beachfront dining and shopping are all found within the serene town of Palm Cove located some 26kms northwest of Cairns. Within the Cairns Regional Council, a population of 1,215 souls reside in Palm Cove.
Strolling along the palm lined beach, finding coconuts on the ground or simply relaxing in the safe waters of the netted beach at Palm Cover, visitors can relax and enjoy the good life. Located mid tropical beaches and stunning rainforest, Palm Cove is a perfect base to explore fabulous Far North Queensland; attend a crocodile feeding demonstration or be photographed with a cuddly koala at the Cairns Tropical Zoo; enjoy fishing off the Palm Cove jetty or visit the world famous Great Barrier Reef on one of the many tours departing from the jetty. With splendid photo calls from every angle at Palm Cove, the area is a photographers dream.
The tropical white sandy Palm Cove beach is renowned for excellent swimming, is perfect for peacefully floating amidst crystal-clear turquoise water and has a safety stingers net in place in the central area of the beach. For the more adventurous, Palm cove beach also offers great water sporting opportunities, scuba diving and snorkelling. If perfection isnt enough, the nearby Ellis Beach also provides ideal swimming conditions in a long sheltered bay.
Many boutique shops and the Paradise Village Shopping Centre are found along Williams Esplanade. All the every day necessities are provided in Palm Cove as well as some great art galleries, jewellery stores, beauty salons, and clothing shops.
Locals and visitors alike are encouraged to embrace all things festive during the Palm Cove Fiesta. A wealth of great food, wine, and family entertainment enlivens Palm Coves Esplanade every year.
Palm Cove Restaurants and Cafes
Cafes and restaurants with a reputation for quality relaxed dining are situated along the beachfront on Williams Esplanade. Almost every cuisine is on offer, including Asian-inspired, Italian, seafood, Mediterranean, modern Australian, Thai, Greek, and the list goes on.
Many bars and restaurants along the esplanade are open late into the night, transforming the relaxed beachside town into a vibrant moonlit alfresco destination.
Recognised as the capital of the tropical north, the colourful town of Cairns is situated just 26kms southeast of Palm Cove, while a 40km drive northwest leads to Port Douglas, an elegantly mature beachside destination surrounded by lush tropical rainforest. The Port Douglas weekend market displays clothes, gifts, mementos and foods, all locally sourced in Far North Queensland. A short distance further is the splendid Mossman Gorge and the quaint township of Mossman. Closer to home, visitors can experience the excitement of a crocodile and snake show at Hartleys Crocodile Adventures and feed the kangaroos at the Wild World interactive animal zoo.