The 10 Top Places to See in Palm Cove, Australia
Have fun visiting these places in Palm Cove!
1. Port Douglas
A short 40 minute drive from Palm Cove, Port Douglas is a central hub for Far North Queensland. The gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, fantastic boutique shopping and scrumptious bars and cafes, Port Douglas is well worth a look.
2. Fitzroy Island
Dreaming of a tropical paradise? Fitzroy Island is a hidden gem nestled in the Great Barrier Reef. Just 45 minutes from Cairns by boat, spend the day swimming in the crystal clear blue waters on the island or make the most of the island’s five walking tracks through the national park.
3. Cairns Esplanade
Stroll down Cairns Esplanade to truly soak in the Queensland vibes. With a beautiful boardwalk snaking its way through green spaces, and alongside the swimming lagoon, you couldn’t ask for a better spot to be on a sunny day.
4. Crystal Cascades
Take a dip in Crystal Cascades’ swimming hole for rejuvenation and refreshment on a hot day. With waterfalls flowing into the swimming hole this spot is truly magic. Be sure to pack your bathers, sunscreen, picnic lunch, and camera!
5. Double Island
Does Double Island sound familiar? That may be because you have heard the named paired with Hollywood's rich and famous in gossip mags. Popular with celebrities, this island is a perfect day escape from Palm Cove. We challenge you to paddle over by kayak....and keep an eye out for sting rays below!
6. Atherton Tablelands
Craving a break from the hustle and bustle of Queensland? Atherton Tablelands is a great day trip. Make sure to pick up some goodies on your travels - the Tablelands have yummy tropical fruits, liqours, and coffee.
7. Undara Volcanic National Park
A unique wonder of the world. Undara Volcanic National Park is home to some of the world’s longest lava tubes and they are just waiting for you to explore! For a once in a lifetime experience, book a guided tour to explore the tubes.
8. Barron Falls
Grab your running shoes and day pack and head off! The Barron Falls Lookout Track provides impressive, sweeping views of an expansive and powerful waterfall. This is the perfect spot for a photo opportunity.
9. Aboriginal Cultural Park
Get a taste of indigenous culture at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Experience the world’s oldest living culture through the onsite restaurant, night fire shows and demonstrations of traditional dance.
Sometimes it is not just about the destination, but about the journey. We think that the drive from Palm Cove to Cairns is picture perfect and we would love for you to experience it. Take your time on the 35 minute drive – just stop, take pictures, and enjoy the scenery. And once you get to Cairns, explore even more!