Palm Cove family accommodation

family friendly Palm Cove hotels and resorts...

Palm Cove is a small seaside village located just 25 minutes drive north of Cairns. Its relaxed atmosphere makes Palm Cove the perfect beach side holiday. It offers all of the stunning tropical north Queensland attractions like the Daintree rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef in a secluded and relaxed location. The climate in Palm Cove is tropical with a wet season with heavy monsoonal downpours which runs from November to May and a relatively dry season from June to October. Similar to Cairns, the summers are very hot and humid and the winters are warm. There are a number of world class resorts to choose from as well as boutique hotels, family apartments and holiday homes to suit every taste and budget.

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Mantra Amphora

Located opposite Palm Cove Beach, Mantra Amphora offers tropical resort facilities including a free-form swimming pool, kids wading pool, spa and lush gardens. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or tapas at Vivo Bar & Grill which serves Modern Italian cuisine. Accommodation consists of a choice of hotel rooms and one, two and three bedroom air-conditioned apartments.

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Grand Chancellor

Set in over 3 hectares of lush tropical gardens, the resort is the perfect spot for a relaxing holiday, featuring 2 swimming pools, restaurant, bar, alfresco dining, massage, beauty and hair salon, games room and is within 5 minutes walk to the beach. Accommodation consists of hotel rooms and suites and one and two bedroom apartments. For kids there is a children's pool with a crocodile slide.

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Alamanda Palm Cove

Located just metres from the Palm Cove esplanade, Alamanda Palm Cove offers direct beach access in a tropical setting boasting three beautiful pools, and an award winning day spa. The award winning Nu Nu restaurant is open daily for breakfast lunch and dinner. Accommodation includes one, two and three bedroom suites. There is a kid friendly pool zone and kids under 10 stay and eat breakfast for free.

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Peppers Beach Club & Spa

Peppers Beach Club & Spa is in an iconic North Queensland resort, with lush green gardens, a rainforest rock pool and lagoon pool with sandy beaches. Accommodation includes studio spa apartments and one, two and three bedroom apartments with a choice of resort, ocean or penthouse configurations. Lime & Pepper restaurant serves a variety of dishes from breakfast to dinner, with featured ingredients sourced fresh from the reef and surrounding tropics.

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Pullman Sea Temple

Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa is an upscale 5-star resort located on the southern end of the beach. There is a range of boutique-style accommodation, from studio spa rooms and apartments to luxurious apartments with private plunge pools or private rooftop spas. Temple of Tastes restaurant offers flavours and textures inspired by Southeast Asia. There is a kids pool, gym, bike hire and babysitting.

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Imagine Drift

Imagine Drift is the perfect choice for families searching for a beachfront apartment in palm Cove, with spacious lounge and dining areas, self-contained full kitchenettes, in-room laundry facilities, private balconies or terraces, complimentary WiFi and Foxtel in each apartment and a quarter acre lagoon style pool. Accommodation consists of a choice of studio, one, two or three bedroom apartments.

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palm cove things to do

Green Island

Green Island

Located just 45 minutes from Cairns by fast catamaran, Green Island is s a beautiful 6000 year old coral cay located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. There are full day and half day cruise packages to the island available. The island has some fantastic snorkelling, a resort pool you can use (certain packages only), shops, a great eco walk, restaurants and food outlets, glass bottom boat tours and helicopter scenic flights. You can also visit Marineland Melanesia and see some massive crocodiles up close.

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Kuranda

Kuranda

Kuranda is a small village 25km north west of Cairns situated on the Barron River and surrounded by World Heritage-listed rainforest. You can drive there (around 30 minutes from Cairns) or catch the scenic railway or skyrail. There are plenty of things to do in Kuranda including visiting the Rainforest and Heritage Markets where you can buy local produce, crafts, clothing and homemade goods. The Butterfly Sanctuary, Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld Kuranda are all worth a visit if you have time. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes in town to grab a bite to eat.

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Kuranda Skyrail

Scenic Railway & Skyrail

The famous scenic railway winds its way on a journey from Cairns to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest, with Freshwater situated along the line with views of the surrounding mountains. Rising from sea level to 327 metres, the journey to Kuranda passes spectacular waterfalls and into the stunning Barron Gorge. Once you reach Kuranda you have plenty of time to explore this beautiful town and all it has to offer. Then return on the Skyrail, a 1.5 hour journey in a cable car high above the rainforest floor. There are stops on the way down where you can get out an explore the rainforest.

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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Around 25 minutes drive south of Port Douglas. The Crocodile Show adventure features a a huge estuarine (saltwater) crocodile hand fed in a presentation and learn about Australia's indigenous Freshwater crocodile. In the Crocodile Atttack Show experienced keepers demonstrate the notorious death roll and head shake. The adventure park also has a Crocodile Farm tour and snake show. Open daily from 8.30am - 5pm.

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Wildlife Habitat

Wildlife Habitat

Divided into five distinct environments, the Woodland, Wetlands, Rainforest, Savannah and Nocturnal, Wildlife Habitat is unlike any other zoo or wildlife experience you have ever encountered. Hand-feed wallabies and kangaroos, experience crocodle feeding, have your photo taken with a koala plus many more experiences to choose from. Enjoy Breakfast with the Birds or Lunch With The Lorikeets at the Curlew Cafe and Bar.

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Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

The spectacular Great Barrier Reef comprises of over 3,000 individual reefs along the Queensland coastline spanning almost 350,000 square kilometres. Cairns is a great base to explore the reef with a number of cruises offering day trips. The Great Adventures pontoon is a great way to see the reef - even if you don't want to swim. Daily tours depart from Cairns. There are plenty of other ways to see the reef from helicopter tours to sailing trips and scuba diving.

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palm cove family resources


  • Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

    Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

    Crocodile feeding and presentations. Take a logoon cruise and get close to the crocs. Daily wildlife presentations.
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  • Wildlife Habitat

    Wildlife Habitat

    Award winning wildlife sanctuary allows guests to interact with Australian animals in their recreated natural environments.
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  • Kuranda Scenic Railway

    Kuranda Scenic Railway

    Experience one of the most unique rail journeys in Australia.
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  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

    Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

    Cairns to Kuranda on a cable car metres above the pristine jungle canopy.
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  • Kuranda Koala Gardens

    Kuranda Koala Gardens

    Have your photo taken cuddling a koala in Kuranda.
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  • Kuranda Original Rainforest Markets

    Kuranda Original Rainforest Markets

    Kuranda outdoor markets with clothing, jewelry, homemade food products.
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  • Birdworld Kuranda

    Birdworld Kuranda

    Birdworld Kuranda is one of Australia's largest collection of free-flying birds.
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  • Ellis Beach Bar and Grill

    Ellis Beach Bar and Grill

    Located just 5 minutes North of Palm Cove on a pristine 6km stretch of golden white sands.
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  • Paradise Palms, Kewarra Beach

    Paradise Palms, Kewarra Beach

    A family friendly tropical oasis and restaurant at Kewarra Beach.
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  • Palm Cove Tavern

    Palm Cove Tavern

    Enjoy the laid back al fresco vibes at Palm Cove Tavern.
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  • Chill at Portofino 

    Chill at Portofino

    Laid back and family friendly with a sublime beachfront position.
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  • The Surf Club Palm Cove

    The Surf Club Palm Cove

    Relax and enjoy the beauty of the tropics on the outside deck overlooking Palm Cove beach.
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  • Vivo Bar and Grill

    Vivo Bar and Grill

    VIVO Palm Cove is located on the beachfront serving breakfast, lunch & dinner.
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  • Palm Cove Watersports

    Palm Cove Watersports

    Kayak Turtle Tours, stand up paddle boarding & snorkelling.
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  • Pacific Watersports

    Pacific Watersports

    Kayaking with turtles, rainforest paddleboarding, exclusive snorkelling.
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  • Biked and Beach

    Biked and Beach

    Bike & scooter hire, guided tours, srvice and bike sales.
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  • Palm Cove Markets

    Palm Cove Markets

    Local markets held at Williams Esplanade in the dry season.
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  • Reef Feast

    Reef Feast

    A feast over 3 Days of fantastic Food, Music and Markets.
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  • Nu Nu Restaurant

    Nu Nu Restaurant

    Beachfront restaurant with spectacular views of the Coral Sea, framed by stunning palm trees.
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  • Petes Place

    Petes Place

    Pete's place is nestled among the palm fronds right across from the beach at Palm Cove.
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