Palm Cove travel guide

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You're Going to Love Palm Cove

With a population of 3 713, Palm Cove is a must-see destination in Queensland, Australia. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Palm Cove has to offer.

When to visit Palm Cove

Palm Cove in February
Estimated hotel price
$234
1 night at 3-star hotel
Palm Cove in February
Estimated hotel price
$234
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Palm Cove

Plane

When flying to Palm Cove, you’ll arrive at Cairns (CNS), which is located 18 km from the city centre. Airlines that fly from New Zealand to Palm Cove include Air China, Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines. The shortest flight to Palm Cove from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 5h 40m.

Car

Another option to get to Palm Cove is to pick up a car hire from Cairns, which is about 22 km from Palm Cove. You’ll find branches of Bargain Car Rentals and JUCY , among others, in Cairns.

Bus

Greyhound Australia operates bus routes to Palm Cove. From Proserpine, the bus ride to Palm Cove takes 1038 km and will cost you around $182. From Brisbane, the ticket costs about $690 for a journey of 3090 km.

Plane

When flying to Palm Cove, you’ll arrive at Cairns (CNS), which is located 18 km from the city centre. Airlines that fly from New Zealand to Palm Cove include Air China, Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines. The shortest flight to Palm Cove from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 5h 40m.

Car

Another option to get to Palm Cove is to pick up a car hire from Cairns, which is about 22 km from Palm Cove. You’ll find branches of Bargain Car Rentals and JUCY , among others, in Cairns.

Bus

Greyhound Australia operates bus routes to Palm Cove. From Proserpine, the bus ride to Palm Cove takes 1038 km and will cost you around $182. From Brisbane, the ticket costs about $690 for a journey of 3090 km.

Airports near Palm Cove

Airlines serving Palm Cove

Lufthansa
Good (4,691 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (944 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,554 reviews)
Air France
Good (981 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,963 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,122 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,454 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,891 reviews)
Finnair
Good (871 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (925 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (829 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (508 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (480 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (969 reviews)
China Eastern
Good (54 reviews)
China Southern
Excellent (32 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (982 reviews)
Air China
Good (31 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (549 reviews)
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Where to stay in Palm Cove

From 5-star hotels such as the The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults & Couples Boutique Tropical Escapes to great affordable options like the Alassio Palm Cove, Palm Cove offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $256 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $347 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Palm Cove

Most booked hotels in Palm Cove

Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
5 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
$253+
Hilton Cairns
5 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$256+
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$229+
Cairns Colonial Club Resort
4 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
$143+
DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns
5 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
$229+

Hiring a car in Palm Cove

Expect to pay $1.96 per litre in Palm Cove (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $23.42 and $31.22. The most frequently booked car type in Palm Cove is Compact (Hyundai Kona or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Suzuki Swift or similar) is, on average, 44% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $1.96 per litre in Palm Cove (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $23.42 and $31.22. The most frequently booked car type in Palm Cove is Compact (Hyundai Kona or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Suzuki Swift or similar) is, on average, 44% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.