About Palm Cove

With majestic palm trees towering above the silky white sands and warm tropical waters, it's not hard to see why Palm Cove is fast becoming a premier tourist destination.

Voted Australia's cleanest beach and number one spa and wedding destination, Palm Cove is situated just 30 minutes from Cairns International Airport in the south and the world famous town of Port Douglas in the north.

The Palm Cove jetty sees many Cairns locals dropping in a line hoping for their next big catch with some 50lb fish being reeled in on occasion.

Take advantage of Palm Cove's unique location with the Great Barrier Reef on one side and the Daintree Rainforest on the other.

These World Heritage listed attractions are must-sees, and day trips are made easy with reef tours departing from Port Douglas daily and bus tours to the Daintree leaving right from Palm Cove.

Things to do in Palm Cove

  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Daintree Rainforest
  • Port Douglas
  • Cairns
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Kuranda
  • Tablelands
  • Hartleys Crocodile Adventures, Cairns

Palm Cove events not to miss

  • Port Douglas Carnivale - May
  • Coral Coast Triathlon - June
  • Reef Feast Palm Cove - October
  • Port Douglas Art and Craft Markets - every Sunday