Palm Cove:

Population: 1,215
Postcode: 4879
Location: 27 km (17 mi) N of Cairns
Local Government Area: Cairns Region
State District: Cook
Federal Division: Leichhardt
Wavedancer Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Palm Cove more_vert
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Low Isles is an idyllic, unspoilt coral cay island just one hour's sailing from Port Douglas aboard the 30 metre sailing catamaran, Wavedancer. With snorkelling direct from the beach, this is the perfect day for families and couples seeking island relaxation. From the moment Wavedancer moors in the picturesque lagoon, a host of reef activities await. It's a leisurely, informative day where island visitor numbers are limited.Throughout the day, a shuttle boat transfers guests between the boat and the island. Snorkelling, glass bottom boat tour, marine biologist guided snorkel tour and island walk, tropical buffet lunch served onboard, morning and afternoon teas all included.

Situated nine miles (15 kilometers) north-east of Port Douglas, Low Isles is a coral cay surrounded by 55 acres of reef. The sandy beach and clear, calm lagoon waters are ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Low Isles is well-known for its population of green turtles, keep an eye on the surface as they regularly pop up for air. Occasionally dugongs can be seen grazing on sea grass and large rays may glide by.

During the cruise to Low Isles, a Marine Biologist will conduct an informative talk on the fish and corals you will see, as well as providing details on the activities available throughout the day. The 30 meter luxury sailing catamaran offers the excitement of big ship sailing combined with the ultimate in comfort. Relax in the luxurious air-conditioned lounge with fully licensed bar, or soak up the sun under the sails on the expansive deck.

On arrival a shuttle will take you from the boat to the island, or you can dive straight in and swim to the beach!

You'll have the opportunity to join an organized snorkel tour led by a marine biologist, or take to the water independently and explore at your leisure. Snorkeling equipment is provided and the friendly crew are on hand to help you get started.

You don't have to get wet to enjoy a day at Low Isles. You can join a glass bottom boat tour over the soft coral gardens that surround Low Isles. Your guide will point out giant clams, a variety of fish and corals, and of course be on the lookout for turtles. On land you may like to join a guided beach walk around the small island. Learn about the flora and fauna of the island along with the history of Low Isles as an important place of marine research.

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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Palm Cove more_vert
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Enjoy the wonders of Australia’s Tropical Rainforests with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and the Kuranda Scenic Railway on this day trip from Palm Cove. Options to include Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park or the popular Rainforestation Nature Park.

Start your day traveling to Kuranda either by coach or aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway. On arrival you'll have free time to shop in Kuranda's Heritage Markets, or grab a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants/cafes (additional cost). Maybe you prefer to observe wildlife at Birdworld, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or Kuranda Koala Gardens (additional cost).

Later, board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for one of the world's most beautiful rainforest experiences. As you glide over the rainforest canopy, take advantage of two optional stops to enjoy a guided walk through the rainforest or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Center.

There are many options available to choose from for your Kuranda day trip so you can do as much or as little as you like. Choose from:

  • Rail/Rainforestation/Sky - Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, visit Rainforestation Nature Park, return on Skyrail (10 hours)
  • Sky/Rail - Travel to Kuranda on Skyrail, return on the Scenic Railway (10 hours)
  • Rail/Sky - Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, return on Skyrail (8.5 hours)
  • Rail/Sky/Tjapukai - Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, return on Skyrail, visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (9 hours)
  • Rail/Sky/Tjapukai/Lunch - Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, return on Skyrail, visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park with buffet lunch (10 hours)
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Palm Cove more_vert
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Experience the rainforest beauty of Far North Queensland on a scenic day trip from Palm Cove. Ride the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and choose from a variety of options including the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park or the popular Rainforestation Nature Park.

Learn about Tropical North Queensland's pioneering history on a leisurely train journey to Kuranda 'the village in the rainforest'. Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery as you wind your way through the rainforest. A short photo stop is made at Barron Gorge and as you cross Stoney Creek Bridge, before arriving in Kuranda.

There is free time in Kuranda to do a little shopping at the heritage markets, grab some lunch in one of the many restaurants/cafes (additional cost) or checkout some wildlife at Birdworld, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or Kuranda Koala Gardens (entrance fees not included).

There are many options available to choose from for your Kuranda day trip so you can do as much or as little as you like. Choose from:

  • Rail/Rainforestation/Sky - Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, visit Rainforestation Nature Park, return on Skyrail (10 hours)
  • Rail/Sky - Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, return on Skyrail (8.5 hours)
  • Sky/Rail - Travel to Kuranda on Skyrail, return on the Scenic Railway (10 hours)
  • Rail/Sky/Tjapukai- Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, return on Skyrail, visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (9 hours)
  • Rail/Sky/Tjapukai/Lunch - Travel to Kuranda on the Scenic Railway, return on Skyrail, visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park with buffet lunch (10 hours)
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Ocean Spirit Michaelmas Cay Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Palm Cove more_vert
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Spend the day on Michaelmas Cay, a small sand island on the outer Great Barrier Reef. You'll cruise from Cairns aboard a luxury catamaran, see the reef's brilliant coral and marine life from a semi-submersible submarine, try scuba diving or go on a snorkeling tour. Lunch at the cay is a superb hot and cold buffet, including seafood.

This full-day excursion from Cairns is ideal for nature lovers. Michaelmas Cay is a protected sanctuary for 27,000 migratory seabirds, and one of the most important nesting sites in the Southern Hemisphere. The surrounding Outer Reef is a breathtaking garden of exotic marine life, magnificent coral and giant clams. There are more varieties of fish here than in the entire Atlantic Ocean. The Cay is a protected seabird sanctuary playing host to over 20,000 migratory seabirds, one of the most important nesting sights in the Southern Hemisphere.

The tour includes semi-submersible coral-viewing tours for those who want to see the underwater world without getting wet. If you would like to dive the Great Barrier Reef, introductory dives for novices and certified dives for experienced divers are also available.

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Breakfast with the Koalas at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures from Palm Cove more_vert
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Start the day with a hot Aussie breakfast in the company of a cute koala and its keeper departing from Palm Cove. See crocodiles up close and take a boat cruise on Hartley’s Lagoon where you can witness crocodiles feeding. Get up close to kangaroos, wallabies, snakes, cassowaries, quolls and other iconic Australian wildlife. Enjoy entertaining and educational wildlife presentations throughout the day. Optional professional koala holding photos are also available (extra cost applies).

Travel north from Palm Cove along a scenic coastal road, the trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will take approximately 15 minutes. Upon arrival you will be welcomed at the Lilies Restaurant where you can enjoy a hot Aussie breakfast and personally meet a Koala and its keeper. 

After a a leisurely breakfast overlooking the Lagoon, there is heaps more to see and do at Hartley's - not only can you get up close to Australian crocodiles, you can also hand feed kangaroos, wallabies, and cassowaries. See a wide variety of Australian wildlife in a beautiful and relaxed bushland setting. You will also witness live crocodile feeding during a boat ride around Hartley's Lagoon.

Departure times from Hartley's back to Palm Cove is at either 1:30pm or 4:45pm, which you are able to choose as your day unfolds. No need to decide when you arrive - just relax, enjoy yourselves, and see where the day takes you. If you are not ready to go at 1:30pm, the bus will pick you up at 4:45pm.

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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures Day Trip from Palm Cove more_vert
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See crocodiles up close at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Take a boat cruise on Hartley’s Lagoon and witness crocodiles feeding. Also get up close to koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, snakes, cassowaries, crocodiles, quolls and other iconic Australian wildlife. Enjoy entertaining and educational wildlife presentations throughout the day.

Travel north from Palm Cove along a scenic coastal road, the trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will take approximately 15 - 20 minutes. There is heaps to see and do at Hartley's - not only can you get up close to Australian crocodiles, you can also hand feed kangaroos, wallabies, and cassowaries. You even have the opportunity of holding and cuddling a koala (at additional cost). See a wide variety of Australian wildlife in a beautiful and relaxed bushland setting.

There is a choice of pick-up times from your hotel in Palm Cove (9:00am, 11:00am, and 13:00pm), you are able to choose the pick-up time which suits you best.

There are also a choice of departure times from Hartley's back to Palm Cove, either 1:30pm or 4:45pm which you are able to choose as your day unfolds. No need to decide when you arrive - just relax, enjoy yourselves, and see where the day takes you.

Highlights at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures include:
9:30am: Cassowary Feeding and Wetland tour
10am: Crocodile Farm Tour to learn about sustainable use and conservation of crocodiles
10:30am: Boat cruise on Hartley's Lagoon to see crocodiles and other wildlife
11:am: Crocodile Feeding
1pm: Boat cruise on Hartley's Lagoon to see crocodiles and other wildlife
1:30pm: Crocodile Farm Tour to learn about sustainable use and conservation of crocodiles.
2pm: Snake Show
3pm: Crocodile Attack Show
3:45 pm: Wallaby Feeding - Join wildlife keepers to hand feed wallabies and kangaroos
4:30 pm: Koala Feeding: Your chance to watch koalas come alive when presented with fresh gum leaves

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