Palm Cove is more than just a village that’s covered with century-old paperbark trees and surrounded by a stunning white-sand beach. It’s a piece of paradise. It’s a place where you can throw your worries away, immerse yourself in nature and experience countless choices of fun activities.
It’s relaxed atmosphere is due to its perfect location, making it an ideal place for an escapade. Palm Cove sits on the northern Queensland coastline where the vast green canopies of the Daintree Rainforest are evident and peaceful waves are coming from The Great Barrier Reef.
Aside from scenic views and relaxing vibe, Palm Cove has much more to offer. We rounded up all the fun things you can do to make the most of your stay in Palm Cove!
1. Hot Air Balloon Rides
We’re setting the bar high (literally) for this list. There’s no better way to appreciate the beauty of the entirety of Palm Cove and nearby tourist destinations but up in the air! Hot air ballooning will give you a bird’s eye view of the majestic landscape of Queensland. And it will be hard to top that!
2. Cruise The Great Barrier Reef
From a thrilling ride up in the sky, to a fascinating dive under the sea! Explore the world-famous Great Barrier Reef on a day cruise that will bring you to the activity platform where the magic happens. This is where you bring out your snorkels and start hanging out with the ever lively marine life. If that’s too much for you, you can just lay back and observe the reef from your glass-bottom boats!
3. Meet Your Furry And Feathery Friends
Cuteness overload alert, animal lovers!
A visit to the Koala Gardens will make your heart melt while observing the Australian furry icons in their natural habitat. You can carry them, too, if you want! Just ask some assistance from your tour guides. On the other hand, walk around the Birdworld Kundara and watch as 60+ species of birds roam freely! A cheeky macaw might even hitch a ride on your shoulder so be careful!
If you’d like a more thrilling tour in the wild, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventure Park is for you. They are popular for entertaining shows that showcase crocodiles, snakes, wombats and more! No need to fear these scaly creatures, because you will be guided by professionals.
4. Relax At The Reef House
After all of those fun activities, we’ll understand if you get tired. So before hitting the bed, have your muscles kneaded and revitalized with Reef House award-winning spa services! You and your partner can indulge in a relaxing and invigorating couple’s massage to cap off your romantic getaway!
5. Visit A Village Hidden In The Rainforest
Kuranda is arguably the most amazing village you’ll ever visit in your life. It sits atop the hills in Cairns. To get there, it’s a 30-minute drive to the Kuranda Scenic Railway where a charming vintage train awaits you. You’ll come aboard this train that will drive you through the rainforest and will stop at the village of Kuranda. Talk about adventure!
Aside from the memorable commute, there’s plenty to do in this village. Visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary that is home to over 1500 butterflies from a variety of species or shop around the Kuranda Heritage Market! If you’re looking for souvenirs, this is the place to go.
Kuranda Village is also your gateway to the next wonder of our list.
6. Hop On The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
If you’re not afraid of heights, well, you’ll probably love this. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway allows you to glide over the lush Daintree Rainforest and appreciate the century-old paperbark trees! Marvel at this natural wonder from atop with the Cableway’s weather-proof gondolas while learning more about the landscape at the two rainforest stations.
7. Feed The Thrill-Seeker In You
Yes, Palm Cove offers adventure-themed activities to satisfy your adrenaline!
If you’re an adrenaline junkie, we bet you’ll love the thrill of AJ Hackett Cairns’ Giant Jungle Swing, Tower Climb & Lookout, and Australia’s Only Bungy Jump! We already feel the jitters just hearing those names. And we can hear from here your heart’s beating with excitement!
8. Learn The Culture Of Tjapukai
Master the art of boomerang throwing, hunting techniques and cooking bush foods! More importantly, learn the history and culture of the Tjapukai through dances, art, and demonstrations. Tjapukai is recognized as one of the oldest living cultures that dates back over 40, 000 years! This authentic cultural experience is not the kind of event you want to miss out.
Whether you’re travelling solo, unwinding with a partner or a family, Palm Cove is the best place for you. It is not simply a holiday destination. It’s a gateway to a variety of experience that you really don’t want to pass on.
So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and have a memorable experience at the Palm Cove!
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