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Have you been searching high and low for the best destination to embark on for your annual summer trip? Then look no further, as we have just the right place for you: Palm Cove in Queensland.
Palm Cove is a village located just twenty-five minutes away from Cairns Airport. It is well known for its sleepy, almost dream-like environment, stunning landscapes, and great weather all year round.
The best thing about Palm Cove is that it’s also one of the best gateways to many of Tropical North Queensland’s most beloved spots. There are tons of different activities and exciting experiences that you must try at least once before you die. Below are only some of our absolute favorites.
Best Experiences in Palm Cove
1) Explore the Daintree Rainforest
If you have been to Queensland but you haven’t yet gone to the Daintree National Park, there’s a lot that you’ve been missing out on.
The Daintree Rainforest is one of the crown jewels not only of Tropical North Queensland, but of the whole of Australia.
It’s actually listed as a World Heritage site, with it being the oldest intact lowland tropical rainforest in the world. If only trees could talk, they could certainly tell you just how cool it was to be around during the age of the dinosaurs. After all, the Daintree Rainforest would have basically been the real-life Jurassic Park!
Not everyone is allowed to go deep into this rainforest and explore, but you can certainly venture into a particular area of this massive rainforest, which is called Mossman Gorge. It’s relatively large in size at an impressive 56,000-hectares, but it is still just a small fraction of the Daintree Rainforest.
Nevertheless, there is still an abundance of activities that you can partake in at Mossman Gorge – you can go river snorkeling, you can participate in a traditional smoking ceremony with the Kuku Yalanji tribe, and you can also join other rainforest tours, conducted by friendly and professional guides.
2. Go Fishing at the Great Barrier Reef
Next to the Daintree Rainforest is another World Heritage site in Australia: the Great Barrier Reef! This wondrous site is most well known due to its crystal clear and calm waters, beautiful coral, and fantastic diving and snorkeling spots.
But aside from seeing the beauty of the underwater world up close and personal, you can also test out your angler skills at the Great Barrier Reef, as several fishing charter trips are offered on-site. In fact, one of the most popular charter trips is the one that’s offered by Cairns Marlin Marina.
It is truly a fishing trip that’s suitable for all levels of anglers. The club will take you to a fantastic and popular fishing spot on the reef. And if you have beginner’s luck, you will be able to catch lots of fish, such as trevally, codfish, and coral trout.
But rest assured, even if you don’t get the chance to snag some of those gems, you can always safely reel in some mackerel, marlin, and of course, tuna.
3. Take a Foodie Bus Tour Adventure
If you consider yourself to be a foodie, then this food adventure will certainly excite your taste buds, fill your stomach, and be a treat for all the senses.
Brett’s Outback Tasting Adventures offers a wildly exciting bus tour of some of the greatest local restaurants, cafes, and shops in the region. It kicks off at Port Douglas, at which point the tour will then bring you to seven different food spots that offer amazing and delectable cuisines.
Some of the participating food sites are Gallo Dairyland, Jacques Coffee Plantation, Platypus Hut, Mount Uncle Distillery, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, and Humpy Golden Drop Winery.
If you’re planning to book your own slot in this special tour, make sure not to eat too much before the tour. It’s important that you leave enough room for the scrumptious food that you’ll be tasting along the way – and there’s going to be a lot of it, that one’s for absolute sure!
4. Partake in the Award-Winning Spa Services at The Reef House
No matter how enjoyable and memorable a trip is, there’s no denying that what comes after all those invigorating yet taxing activities is a tired body.
That’s why while you’re in Palm Cove, it’s an absolute must to have your mind and body relaxed while you unwind completely with the award-winning spa services of The Reef House.
The Reef House is a world-class boutique hotel that offers not only uber-luxurious accommodation options and packages but also amazing reinvigorating spa services like no other. Indulging at The Reef House Spa is a great way to cap off your trip to Palm Cove, as it means you end your trip on a high note and go back home relaxed.
If you want to book accommodation for you and your trip companions, contact the Reef House directly for more info.
There is a plethora of fun, unique, and exciting activities awaiting you at Palm Cove. Whether it’s something relaxing like fishing, something palatable like an exotic food trip, or a replenishing experience through massages and facial treatments at the Reef House’s very own spa, there’s no telling what your trip will bring you.
There’s always something to look forward to, no matter what age, personality, or capabilities you may have. That’s one of the best things about taking a vacation in Palm Cove, as everyone is always made to feel included and right at home.