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Palm Cove, Queensland Holidays

Palm Cove is a beachside suburb of Cairns in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. It is 27 kilometres north of the city of Cairns. It is named after the palm trees that line the beach.

Palm Cove Holidays

Palm Cove has so many day spas and wellness retreats that its main street has been affectionately nicknamed "Spa Street". Peppers Day Spa, linked to the popular resort of the same name, is an award-winning sanctum where all treatments begin with an ancient foot ritual and an Aboriginal smoking ceremony. Palm Cove Retreat Day Spa at the Mantra Amphora resort, specialises in Elemis body wraps, massage, anti-ageing facials, exotic body treatments, manicures and pedicures. Also check out the award-winning Reef House and the Alamanda Resort & Spa, a beachfront sanctuary with open-air treatment rooms and a private plunge pool.
In keeping with the area's other indulgent pursuits, Palm Cove is dotted with several upmarket eateries. Beachfront restaurant Nu Nu is the area's culinary standout, with a local seafood menu that has earned it the title of Australia's best regional restaurant. Nearby, dine on fresh juices and bountiful salads on the outdoor deck at locally favoured hotspot Vivo – don't miss the chilli caramel breakfast panna cotta. Or head to The Rising Sun for a sunset cocktail and casual dinner.
Kuranda is located high in the hills above Cairns. From Palm Cove, it's a 30-minute drive to the Kuranda Scenic Railway (if you don't have a car, tour operators will arrange pick-ups from Palm Cove) and from there you'll board a charming train that will weave you through the rainforest with a stop at the village of Kuranda. There is plenty to do here – visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, the largest butterfly flight aviary in the southern hemisphere – and don't miss the Kuranda Heritage Market, open every day with stalls offering a wide range of locally-produced souvenirs. Marvel at the lush forest from above with a Skyrail cable car journey. Catch the train back down and enjoy views of the gorgeous landscape along the way.


Palm Cove Tourist Attractions

• Fitzroy Island adventures

• Cooktown 4-wheel drive adventure

• Kuranda Skyrail & Scenic Railway

• Hartleys Crocodile Farm

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