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Palm Cove Visitor Information

Palm Cove (one of Cairns’ northern beaches) is located 25 minutes north of Cairns. It has developed dramatically over the last seven years. Palm Cove has one of Australia’s most picturesque beaches (inaugural winner of Australia’s Cleanest Beach award) and the quaintest little village atmosphere.

It has now become affectionately known as the “Spa Capital of Australia” There are six spas in Palm Cove, two of which — Angsana Resort and Spa Palm Cove and Sebel Spa — have received much world-wide acclaim and recognition with many awards between them, one of which being voted number 1 and number 2 best spas in Australasia South Pacific Region by Conde Naste Traveller.

They were also voted as the 10th and 25th best spas in the world. No other destination in the world had two spas listed in the top 25.


Palm Cove Overview

Palm Cove Accommodation Options

Palm Cove is not only known for its spas it also has some fabulous world renowned resorts such as The Sebel Reef House, Angsana Resort and Spa Palm Cove, Peppers Beach Club and Spa Palm Cove, Sea Temple Resort and Spa Palm Cove, The Novotel Rockford Palm Cove Resort and the recently reopened after a considerable restructure and refurbishment, Grand Mercure Rockford Esplanade which has been famous for many years for its huge freeform swimming pool.

With the arrival of these resorts Palm Cove now has a vast variety of accommodation available for its guests, ranging from three-star self-catering apartments to the highest level of accommodation you could wish for.

Epicurean Paradise

Palm Cove also has a fabulous selection of more than 24 restaurants and has become an epicurean paradise. Seven of Australia’s top 200 restaurants as voted by Australian Gourmet Traveller 2006 are in Palm Cove. The skills and catering style of the chefs and restaurants vary from Modern Australian, Thai, Seafood, Italian, Greek, to bistro style, pizzas and takeaway.

Whether it’s a leisurely breakfast, a relaxing long lunch or a night out with friends, Palm Cove offers an exciting and extensive range of venues. It is not hard to find somewhere different, somewhere exotic, somewhere romantic or somewhere quick and easy to dine in Palm Cove.

Local Shopping

A relaxing walk along the picturesque esplanade has much to offer. Stop by at the quaint Village Shopping Centre that boasts boutiques, galleries, cafes, a post office and general stores.

Palm Cove provides a number of shops where you can indulge and treat yourself to something special. You will find great swimwear, fashion clothing and resortwear for men, ladies and children, souvenirs and gifts. With everything from the top brand names to the more casual, the shops provide for all tastes and budgets.

Other Palm Cove Information

The population of Palm Cove is a combination of local residents and visitors. The residents and business take great pride in their beach and maintain it to high standards — that’s why Palm Cove has been named “Queensland’s Cleanest Beach”, “Far North Queensland’s Friendliest Beach”, and impressively, “Australia’s Cleanest Beach”. This strong community atmosphere enters every aspect of Palm Cove, from late afternoon strolls along the sand to friendly driving directions given to lost tourists. While other beaches in the Cairns region do combine local living with travellers, Palm Cove sets the standard.

Palm Cove is unique for its jetty. No other beach in Cairns has this feature that kids love and fishermen revere. A morning walk along the beach gets an extra spice when you can walk out along the jetty and take in fabulous views of the Palm Cove and the adjoining beaches of Clifton Beach and Kewarra Beach.

All facilities and attractions at Palm Cove are within walking distance of your accommodation.

All in all, Palm Cove has to be one of the best world-wide holiday destinations to experience.