If you’re craving a tropical escape, with plenty of wining and dining, exploring Australia’s beautiful natural landscape and indulging in a spot of boutique shopping, Palm Cove is an ideal choice for you. Escape the hustle and bustle of reality with our list of things to do in Palm Cove, to help you plan your next escape.
Eat – Lime & Pepper
Bask in the relaxed beachside vide and indulge in the freshest of local seafood and produce at Lime & Pepper Restaurant. Situated just metres from the waves lapping at the shore, this is tropical dining exemplified. Incorporating Asian flavours to the menu you will enjoy delectable dishes like Ginger Tempura Bugs with Melon & Mint or Aperol, Lemon & Dill cured Ocean Trout.
Drink – Chill Café
For your morning caffeine hit stroll over to the beachfront Chill Café. A local favourite, you’ll enjoy beautiful views out over the Coral Sea, delicious coffee and truly welcoming local service. They also do a delicious breakfast if you’re feeling a little peckish.
Shop – William’s Esplanade
If you’re in the mood for a spot of shopping, William’s Esplanade is the place to be. Head to the beach end of the Esplanade which features stylish women’s and men’s clothing boutiques, art galleries and gift shops to pick up any last minute presents for those back home. Even if you’re just window shopping, this is a lovely way to while away an afternoon.
See – the Great Barrier Reef
You simply can’t travel to Palm Cove without factoring in a trip to Queensland’s Natural Wonder of the World, the beautiful Great Barrier Reef. Whether it’s by water swimming side by side the iridescent reef creatures, or by air to take in the most breathtaking of views, this is an experience you’ll never forget.
Do – Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Around a 35 minute drive from Palm Cove, you will arrive at the start of the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. A once in a lifetime experience the Skyrail spans 7.5km of Queensland’s tropical rainforests from above. From your glass bottomed gondola you’ll be astounded by the array of flora and fauna that call the rainforest their home. Departing from Kuranda for a return trip schedule in around 2.5 hours, and make sure you don’t forget your camera!
Where to Stay – for central Palm Cove accommodation, you can’t go past Peppers Beach Club.