Palm Cove is a seaside paradise.

Palm Cove is 20 minutes north of the Cairns Domestic and International Airports.  This destination is famous as Australia’s premier spa destination.

Visitors enjoy this excellent gateway to explore the  Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.

Palm Cove is blessed with warm weather and sits alongside the Pacific Ocean.

With a range of accommodations, there is something to suit everyone.

Runners, hikers, and cyclists enjoy the beaches and palm tree-lined walks.  Palm Cove also has a while netted lifeguard patrol swimming areas that provide year-round access to the water.


Palm Cove Weather

Summers at Palm Cove range from 24 to 33 degrees Celsius, but winters are milder at 14 to 26 degrees Celsius, thanks to the city’s tropical location.

Where to Stay

Reef House is for adults only.

Reef House Palm Cove

Our luxury vacations have made us a household name.

Palm Cove’s Palm Cove is a tropical paradise home to the Reef House, a famous boutique hotel overlooking the Coral Sea.

If you want to unwind, take a dip in the resort’s adult-only pool or participate in yoga, aqua aerobics and cocktail-making lessons.

The Brigadier’s lounge serves complimentary cocktails and canapés.  Next, dine in the Reef House restaurant beneath the stars.

Melaleuca Resort and Spa.

Palm Cove’s Melaleuca Resort is the ideal seaside resort to rest, relax, and enjoy.

Tropical lush gardens surround this oceanfront resort and spa.

Families will love Alassio Apartments Palm Cove.

There are self-contained one, two, and three-bedroom apartments and hotel-style studio rooms at Alassio Palm Cove, situated on the lovely Palm Cove Esplanade.

Tropical plants surround the saltwater lagoon pool, and palm-shaded Mediterranean balconies overlooking Palm Cove beach.

Where to Eat in Palm Cove

Vivo Restaurant Palm Cove

Vivo Restaurant

Vivo Restaurant’s fantastic location makes it ideal for any day meal.

Vivo’s large verandah is positioned right across the street from the beach, making it the perfect spot for soaking up the sun.

If you’d like to bring your bottle of vino, Vivo gladly accepts BYO wine.

With a wide variety of breakfast selections, Vivo has something for everyone, including fresh seafood, steak, and pastries for lunch and dinner.

Chill Cafe

Located on the beach in Portofino, Chill Cafe serves up delectable breakfasts, mouthwatering lunches and dinners, award-winning coffees, smoothies and fresh-pressed juices.

With breathtaking vistas, weekly live music, and family-friendly, top-notch service, it makes us the ideal location for your next event, gathering, or romantic night.

Locals and tourists enjoy the atmosphere at the Chill Cafe.
Relax and let your spirit soar as you listen to soulful, eclectic music set against a postcard-perfect backdrop of palm trees and golden sand.

 Shopping and Markets

Palm Cove Shops

A little bit of retail therapy is a fantastic recipe for all beautiful holidays.   Palm Cove offers impressive selections starting with women’s boutiques, menswear and bath,  linen and giftware stores.

Here you will find art galleries, swimwear boutiques, and gift shops full of things to offer as a token of affection.

Everyone enjoys a bit of retail therapy while on holiday.

Along the palm-lined coastline of Williams’s esplanade, market days, art galleries and fashion boutiques.

Wandering from one end of the beach to the other, stopping to peruse local shops, enjoy.

Imagine relaxing on the stunning palm-lined beach with a good book and a refreshing drink.

During your stay, look at the range of fantastic swimwear, including hats and thongs for the whole family.

Palm Cove Ocean from Markets

Fun for the whole family, this bustling market is home to beautiful stalls featuring arts and produce.

Add this to your calendar every month on the first Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The Palm Cove Markets are held on Williams Esplanade (except in September).

Come along and join in the fun


Palm Cove Jetty

The long jetty is a popular platform for the locals to catch fish.

Locals enjoy fishing for Spanish Mackerel, little stripey, grunter, and whiting.  This jetty has captured fish weighing more than 50 pounds.

While visiting, try your luck at catching delicious fresh fish.

Beach Hire

There are a host of water sports available to hire.  Next, book a personalised tour and take in the fantastic scenery of this beautiful destination.

Start your day with an early morning paddle or a jet ski tour of the nearby beaches.

Make the most of a day on the sea and hire some fun!

  • Stand-Up Paddle Boards
  • Sun Lounge
  • 12ft Tinny
  • Jet Skis
  • Aqua Bike
  • Paddle Boat
  • Sailing Cat
  • Boogie Board

Getting to Palm Cove by bus on public transport, hop on the 110 or the 111 bus from Cairns City.

Nearby you can play a game of golf at the beautiful Paradise Palms Golf Course.

Next, book on one of our fantastic tours from Palm Cove