A beautiful beach town in Far North Queensland, Palm Cove offers a laidback lifestyle with easy access to urban centres like Cairns, which is a 20-minute drive via the Captain Cook Highway. It’s also close to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.
Palm Cove has the basic shopping, sporting and medical amenities residents need, thanks to the Palm Cove Shopping Village, Apple Tree Medical Centre and Oceans Edge Health Club. There are bigger shopping complexes in nearby Clifton Beach and Cairns, and Cairns is also home to the regional hospital. Palm Cove Esplanade has a string of cafes, restaurants and boutiques that attract locals and visitors alike, much like the Paradise Palms championship golf course. The suburb also has a few public parks, including Tom McDonald Park, Aurelia Road Park and MacArthur Close Reserve, and the beach is ideal for swimming, surfing and fishing.
In terms of public transport, Palm Cove is well-serviced by buses, with train stations in Cairns and Freshwater. Cairns also has an international airport. For families with children, there are a number of good schools to choose from in the neighbouring suburbs.
Properties for sale in Palm Cove include a mix of Queenslanders, large blocks and stylish apartments.
Caravonica State School
Holy Cross Primary School
Kuranda District State College
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27km from Cairns
Bus services run regularly through Palm Cove
There are train stations in nearby Cairns and Freshwater