Palm Cove

Palm Cove

Palm Cove is a tiny enclave of luxury hotels and fine-dining restaurants beside a beautiful palm-fringed beach. Discover Tropical North Queensland's glamorous beach village.

Discover Palm Cove

There’s No Place Like It On Earth

Connect with nature in a place unlike anywhere else – fringed by reef and enveloped by rainforest, the world’s warmest welcome is waiting for you.

On the Trail of Inspiration

Where to experience the best Tropical North Queensland has to offer… from wallowing under a waterfall to taking the plunge on the Great Barrier Reef.

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#exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR

There’s not many places you can spot the elusive Southern Cassowary as you stroll along the beach, but @tropicalnorthqueensland is one of them! 🏝 Did you know that there are approximately 700 plant species endemic to the @wettropicsworldheritage area? And almost 100 species that heavily depend on the cassowary to distribute their seeds 🌴😲

Here’s a cassowary joke for your Saturday morning - Why did the cassowary cross the road? 🤔 To prove he wasn’t a chicken 🐓😝
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​📸 @brandon_troy_gifford__ #explorecairnsGBR #exploreTNQ #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
Science tip: you can tell the difference between an alligator & a crocodile by paying close attention to whether it sees you later or in a while 🐊👋 This magnificent beast was spotted hanging out just off the coast of the #CapeTribulation in @portdouglasdaintree 🌿✨ 

You can spot crocs for yourself on a wildlife tour like @solar_whisper, or if outdoor wildlife encounters aren’t your cup of tea, get a photo with a local at @hartleyscrocodileadventures 📸 Peer into the life of @rainforestation's 5 metre monster, Jack the Ripper 😱 Maybe even fly over @cairnszoom's resident croc, Goliath 🐊🍃
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About 30 minutes north of #Cairns, #PalmCove is a tiny beachside village centred around an esplanade lined with trees upon trees 🌴☀️ Walk around barefoot, choose a bike instead of a car & buy fresh seafood for a sunset barbecue on the beach 🦐🌺 You can hire a kayak & paddle right off the beach or head out to nearby #DoubleIsland 🏝 The Palm Cove jetty is a great fishing spot, with plenty of Spanish mackerel, cod, whiting, stripeys and flathead to be caught 🎣
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​There's so much to explore in this sleepy village, what are you doing on your next trip? 
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​📸 @chelseamarloww #exploreTNQ #thisisqueensland #explorecairnsGBR #seeaustralia
Good greef, that’s one nice spot to snorkel 🐠😍

But let’s be real, pictures can’t quite do the Great Barrier Reef justice, it’s just something you’ll have to come & experience for yourself! 🌊 The ecosystem found here contains the largest collection of coral reefs on the planet! It’s also home to 400 types of coral, over 900 islands, 1500 species of fish & 4000 types of mollusc 🐟✨ Six of the world’s seven species of sea turtles & 40 per cent of the anemone species also call the reef home 🐢 The best way to see it? Hop aboard one of our incredible reef tours - click the bio link to book your tour 👆

Talk about ‘great’ 😉

​📸 @haylsa #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland  #seeaustralia #exploreTNQ
Encased in a moss covered alcove of #WooroonooranNationalPark, you'll unearth this gem on your walk to #NandroyaFalls 💦 📍Find the trailhead of the 6.6km walk at the Henrietta Creek camping area on along the Palmerston Highway on the @athertontablelands 🌿 Continue your journey for lunch at nearby @mungallicreek, for locally-made biodynamic cheese & dairy sure to blow your socks off 🧦
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​📸 @plentyofdust #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia  #exploreTNQ
Around here, palm trees are your frond 🌴😉 If ever the statement “so much to do, so little time” rang true of a destination, #Cairns would be the place 🙌 With the @gbrmarinepark in our front yard & the @wettropicsworldheritage rainforest out the back, the best thing you could bring to your @tropicalnorthqueensland holiday is time ⏰🐠

Click the bio link to find out how you can spend your time in Cairns 👆
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​📸 @kate_duffy #exploreTNQ #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia #explorecairnsGBR

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