From Cairns International Airport
There are plenty of rental car companies at the Airport which you may prefer to book in advance, especially during peak months.
To help plan your trip from Cairns Airport, please visit their website for further details.
Driving Directions From Cairns International Airport (Approx 26kms/30mins)
- Heading north-west, turn right onto Mick Borzi Drive which becomes Airport Ave
- Turn right onto National Route 1 (signs for Captain Cook Highway/Tourist Drive 14/Mareeba/Mossman/Port Douglas)
- Stay on National Route 1 for approx 10kms, then take the exit onto Captain Cook Highway
- Turn right onto Warren Street (signs for Palm Cove)
- Turn left onto Cedar Road
- Take the first left onto Coral Coast Drive
Shuttles & Buses
Sun Palm Transport Group operate airport shuttle bus services to hotels, city centre, Northern Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation and south to Mission Beach.
Pick up point is immediately in front of the arrivals area at both terminals and there is an information desk within the terminal, which if not staffed, has direct-dial telephone. No pre-booking is required.
Approx one way taxi fees to Palm Cove are $65.00 and can be pre booked with Cairns Taxis, phone 131 008.
A $3.50 fee is added to your fare when you leave from T1 (International Terminal) and T2 (Domestic Terminals). This fee contributes to providing better infrastructure at Cairns Airport, including taxi waiting areas, monitoring equipment and kerb front facilities.
Within Palm Cove
Palm Cove is easy to get around. The beach and main esplanade is a 5 minute walk from the hotel. We can assist you with renting cars, ordering taxis or organising tours to the main regional attractions, please ask at Reception.
A regular bus service operates between Palm Cove and Cairns, called Sunbus. There is no need to make a booking, however please note this service takes between 40 minutes and 1 hour to Cairns City.
Sunbus departs from the Resort's entrance and a bus timetable is available at Reception.
Palm Cove is situated 43 kms south of Port Douglas, approximately 40 minutes drive along Captain Cook Highway.