Whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or a planned week-long vacation, Palm Cove must be your next travel destination.
Palm Cove is a sleepy village nestled on the coastline of Northern Queensland and the lush Daintree Rainforest. Because of its great location, beautiful weather and proximity to other natural wonders, it has become one of the region’s most visited tourist hubs.
But there’s more to its beautiful location and great weather than meets the eye. Palm Cove has a lot more to offer. In this article, we’re listing the top 5 most favourite attractions that we experienced first-hand!
- The Great Barrier Reef
We’re nuts if we don’t include the world-famous reef here and put in on top. Of course, this majestic natural wonder must be the first item in your bucket list. The Great Barrier Reef never fails to amaze travelers from all over the world with its calm, crystal waters and the lively marine life underneath.
If you want to see them up-close and personal, the Cairns Aquarium offers a special package where you can hang out with the sharks and take a memorable pic with the Reef’s gorgeous corals.
- Sunset by The Reef House
Exploring the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef is understandably tedious. It’s a fun experience but it’s also a taxing one for the body. Good thing you can cool down at your own private balcony at the Reef House that overlooks the Palm Cove beach. You can relax your whole body as you watch the sun bid its farewell. Certainly, there’s no better way to cap-off a fun and tiring day!
- Ancient Rainforests
One of the world’s oldest surviving rainforests is just a stone-throw away from Palm Cove. The Daintree Rainforest spans across Cairns Region and is home to ancient trees and rare species of wildlife that walked the earth before us.
So if you’re itching to go on an adventure-filled holiday, this vast piece of land offers a great number of tours you’ll surely enjoy.
One tour will take you up high in the sky, if you’re not afraid of heights. By hopping in one of the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway’s weather-proof gondolas, you can marvel at the vastness of the rainforest in a bird’s eye view. You’ll definitely love flying over the century-old paperbark trees, almost touching them. Don’t worry, the gondolas have been tried and tested so they can bring you safely to the other side.
If you’re acrophobic but huge bodies of water don’t frighten you, the Billy Tea Safaris tour is a much better fit for you. It’s a tour where you’ll hop on a river cruise that will weave you through a coastal route and bring you to the Daintree River. This river is almost covered with mangrove forests and filled with rare wildlife so better ready your cameras. A wild animal might say hello.
- A Closer Look at the Wildlife
Palm Cove is not only a perfect place for people, but also a haven for the wild. If you’re a certified animal lover, you certainly don’t want to miss a visit at the Koala Gardens and Birldworld Kundara.
The Koala Gardens is a friendly place where you can observe Australia’s furry icons in their natural habitat. Watch your heart melt as they eat, sleep, or mess around right before your eyes. You can carry them and take a photo with them. Just ask the staff members for assistance.
On the other hand, the Birdworld Kundara will unleash your inner Steve Irwin. Roam around the park as 60 plus species of birds fly freely above you. Just be careful, though. Because a nervy macaw might land on your shoulders without notice. Well, just because!
Whether you’re wandering alone, or honeymooning with a partner, Palm Cove is the ultimate travel destination. A visit to this paradise will reward you with majestic views, relaxing environment and a lot of memorable experiences