Our tour desk can help you plan and book a wide range of activities and excursions, such as visit to the Great Barrier Reef, tours of the Daintree Rainforest or personalised Aboriginal cultural experiences. In Tropical North Queensland it is all about the experience – so why not let our experts assist with your next adventure or indulgence
Palm Cove is the perfect destination to jump off to the two world heritage listed regions in Tropical North Queensland. Half way between the Great Barrier Reef departures and the Daintree Rainforest, from Palm Cove you can experience all that the region has to offer.
Dive, Snorkel, Fly – Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef tours and cruises offer a range of activities including snorkelling, introductory or certified scuba diving, and live aboard dive courses with multi lingual, professional tutorage. For those who prefer to stay dry, spacious pontoons, semi submersible and glass bottom vessels provide popular introductions to the Great Barrier Reef, and helmet dives and motorised underwater scooters allow you to reach the ocean floor without getting your hair wet! Or why not try a helicopter ride over the reef for a whole different perspective. They make fantastic holiday photos, too.
Be enchanted by the beauty, life and tranquillity of the world’s oldest surviving tropical rainforests – as old as the dinosaurs. Over 97 per cent of land in the tropical north is protected including areas in the Daintree rainforests to the north, the tropical Atherton Tablelands, Kuranda to the west and Mission Beach to the south.
The tropical Rainforests offer a variety of eco-tourism activities. The Kuranda Village which is set high in the hills surrounded by rainforest featuring the world famous Skyrail Rainforest Cableway which glides over the rainforest canopy is only a short distance from the resort
Thanks to boardwalk access, you can guide yourself or join a tour through much of the Rainforest found in the region or take an escorted tour in this living museums rich with thousands of flora, fauna, species of marsupials, reptiles, birds and butterflies that have survived natural disasters and climate change for over 135 million years.
There are numerous chances for you to share our unique tropical culture during your stay. Enjoy the privilege of an experience with indigenous Aborigines and Torres Straight Islanders, and be uplifted by the spirit of one of the world’s oldest surviving cultures.
Australia has some of the most unique wildlife in the world and you can encounter wildlife no matter where you are in Palm Cove, Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef region. From random encounters to interpretive self-guided rainforest boardwalks, guided coach and outback 4WD tours, guided night spotting excursions, and wetlands abundant with bird life - you might even be lucky enough to spot kangaroos hopping across paddocks as you drive from Cairns International Airport to Palm Cove on 25 mins away.
Palm Cove also boasts a wonderful Tropical Zoo dedicated to preserving endangered species and educating the public on the wonders of the animal kingdom. You can even venture into their world at night!