Destination guide

Escape to Palm Cove holiday homes to rent

Palm Cove is a unique, relaxing village by the sea with casual seaside amenities, beautiful parks and the scenery of a tropical paradise. Between the stunning rainforest and reef and the charming retail shops and galleries, you have endless options to turn your beach retreat into a holiday to remember. Holiday homes to rent in Palm Cove put you in the heart of the landscape and its offerings.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Palm Cove

Do you want to discover attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Palm Cove a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Half Moon Bay Golf Course (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Rainforestation Nature Park (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Kuranda Koala Gardens (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Australian Venom Zoo (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Cairns Cable Ski (7 mi / 11.3 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor sports near Palm Cove holiday homes

The vibrant landscape and diverse terrain of Palm Cove make it a popular spot for outdoor adventurers of all skill levels. Leisure outdoor activities include rainforest paddling, golf, nature walks, wildlife tours, snorkelling, horseback riding and kayaking. For the more adventurous, stand-up paddleboarding, surfing, kitesurfing, reef diving, canyoning, abseiling, marine life encounters, helicopter tours, skydiving and parasailing are available. No matter your interest or experience, you’ll find exciting adventure opportunities and leisurely outdoor activities to give you an unforgettable experience that puts you in touch with the landscape near your holiday accommodation.

Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Palm Cove

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, January, December, February and November are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Palm Cove

Palm Cove is famous for its spectacular coral reefs, lush rainforest and tropical setting. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Palm Cove is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Great Barrier Reef (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Mount Whitfield Conservation Park (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
  • Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens (12 mi / 19.3 km)
  • Palm Cove Beach (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Clifton Beach (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Kewarra Beach (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
Beaches

Beaches near Palm Cove holiday rentals

Palm Cove holiday rentals are just a short distance from the best beaches in the Cairns region, including Trinity Beach, a sandy beach with colourful coral reefs, native wallabies and calm surf for children, and Kewarra Beach, a lively beach with traditional seaside shops and exotic animals. Ellis Beach, a soft-sand beach with campsites and recreation areas, and Bramston Beach, a secluded beach with grassy areas and nature trails, are good choices for families or couples looking to get away for awhile.

How to get there

How to get to and around Palm Cove

The nearest airport is in Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.), located 10.5 mi (16.9 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Getting to Palm Cove holiday rentals

Palm Cove is located in the tropical north of Queensland, near Cairns Airport and Port Douglas. Domestic and international flights come into the area, and once you land, you can use car hire, taxis, airport transfers or buses to get to your destination. Trains, buses and car hire are also available to get to and around Palm Cove and your holiday accommodation, though many local beaches and landmarks are close enough to walk or bike.

Food & drink 

Regional delicacies in Palm Cove

From eclectic cafes to fine-dining restaurants, the eatery options in Palm Cove suit every taste and inclination. Locally sourced steak and seafood mix with cultural fare like pasta and exotic herbs and spices to create a diverse menu in the area. Regional delicacies, such as tiger prawns, sea scallops, mud crabs and barramundi are also popular in Palm Cove restaurants, giving you a taste of Queensland. Holiday rentals are within reach of many delectable restaurants with unique recipes and dishes, so you’re sure to find something to satisfy your craving.

Where to stay near Palm Cove?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 603 holiday rentals near Palm Cove. From 248 Houses to 50 Villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Palm Cove for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Palm Cove?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Palm Cove. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Palm Cove Beach: 569 holiday rentals
  • Cairns Tropical Zoo: 578 holiday rentals
  • Cairns Esplanade: 558 holiday rentals
  • Four Mile Beach Park: 622 holiday rentals
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre: 561 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Palm Cove listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Palm Cove?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 248 Houses in Palm Cove. Our other popular types of Palm Cove holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 50 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 259 holiday houses
  • Studios: 270 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Resorts and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Palm Cove?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 492 holiday homes with pool available in Palm Cove. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.