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.

When to visit Palm Cove

Palm Cove in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Palm Cove in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Palm Cove


When flying to Palm Cove, you’ll arrive at Cairns (CNS), which is located 11 miles 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.


Another option to get to Palm Cove is to pick up a car hire from Cairns, which is about 14 miles from Palm Cove. You’ll find branches of JUCY and Bargain Car Rentals, among others, in Cairns.

Airports near Palm Cove

Airlines serving Palm Cove

Good (2,927 reviews)
Good (505 reviews)
British Airways
Good (2,086 reviews)
Good (638 reviews)
Air France
Good (628 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,593 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,688 reviews)
Excellent (1,452 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,582 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (584 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (446 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (208 reviews)
Excellent (283 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (647 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (921 reviews)
China Southern
Excellent (14 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (273 reviews)
China Eastern
Excellent (10 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,985 reviews)
Air China
Poor (4 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 $383 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
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Cairns Colonial Club Resort
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
Pullman Cairns International
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside
Good (7.6, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Palm Cove

Expect to pay $1.82 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 $21.77 and $29.02. Compact (Hyundai i30 or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Palm Cove, while also 69% cheaper than other types, on average.