During summer, it can be hard to narrow down your travel options for there are too many beautiful places to explore reef. But if you haven’t been in the Queensland region, visiting Palm Cove is a no-brainer.
Palm cove is a sleepy village along the coastline of Tropical Northern Queensland that’s famous for its relaxing environment, great weather, and proximity to other tourist attractions that the region has to offer. That’s no wonder why Palm Cove is one of the most visited places in Australia during holiday seasons!
In this list, we’re going to show you what great attractions await you in Palm Cove! Whether you’re a local or an international tourist, you’ll definitely want to check out our top five:
The Great Barrier Reef
It’s not a holiday in Queensland without an exploration to the Great Barrier Reef. And if you want to sail to this World-Heritage listed attraction, one of the best jump-off points that you can take is Palm Cove. It’s just a boat ride away!
And when you reach the reef, thousands of colorful species of fish and gorgeous corals await you. You can either observe them from your glass bottom boats or swim with them as they wade through the calm waters of the reef.
Sunset by the Reef House
Exploring the entirety of the Great Barrier Reef will probably take you a whole day. And trust us, the tours are certainly memorable, but it will also suck all the energy out of you. And when that happens, all you need to do is to loosen up a bit in your private balcony at the Reef House.
Reef House is a boutique colonial style accommodation that is nestled between lush gardens and emerald pools. It overlooks Palm Cove beach so you can relax while watching the sun dive into the horizon. And there might be no better way to cap off the day!
The Daintree Rainforest
Daintree Rainforest is probably the great grandfather of all rainforests. The whole stretch of the rainforest spans across Cairns region, teeming with century-old trees and rare wildlife. The flora and fauna and the entire rainforest are so old that if they could talk, they’ll never run out of stories to tell.
Although that would be impossible, at least you could marvel at its majestic beauty when you go there. And you can do it from above! The Skyrail Rainforest will give you a bird’s eye view of the whole landscape as the gondola glides you over the towering canopies of the rainforest. It may sound terrifying but you don’t have to worry. The gondolas are weather-proof and are tried and tested to safely bring you to the other side.
Friends from the Wildlife
If you love animals, don’t miss the chance of interacting with our furry and feathery neighbours from the wildlife. You can do it through a series of tours in some of the best wildlife parks in the country.
Watch a group of koalas in their natural habitat as they eat, sleep or just mess around at the Koala Gardens. Just make sure that your heart can take such cuteness overload! You can also carry them for a photo. Just ask some assistance from the staff.
If you’re more into birds, then a trip to the Birdworld Kuranda will bring out the Steve Irwin in you. It’s a haven for 60+ species of birds where you can roam around freely. Just watch your back because a cheeky bird will hitch a ride on you without prior notice.
Lastly, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventure Park. It’s a park where you can do crocodile spotting from moving boats, feeding them, and immersing yourself in conservation of the reptile species through one of their educational tours.
If you think this list is too good to be true, then why not see it for yourself? Get your backpacks ready, fly to Queensland and make the most of the season! Just remember the name Palm Cove, because that is where you should go if you’re looking for a memorable summer.
So whether you’re solo backpacking or traveling with a partner, family or friends, Palm Cove is certainly the place to be!