45 Minutes from Palm Cove

Palm Cove is the perfect hub for a tropical holiday or for locals looking for something to do on the weekend.  Perfectly situated between Cairns and Port Douglas, there’s an amazing number of attractions close to Palm Cove.

Lets look at some of the options.  There is something for everyone.

Map of Region

Heading North

20 minutes North of Palm Cove you’ll find Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. Another 25 minutes will get you to Port Douglas – reef trips, Lady Douglas, Bally Hooley . Mossman Gorge is a short trip from Port Douglas. On the way back, drop into Thala Beach Resort to take in the marvelous views and a cold beverage

Hartleys Crocodile Farm

Located just 40 minutes north of Cairns and 25 minutes south of Port Douglas, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is simply the best place to see crocodiles and local wildlife in Tropical North Queensland. With over 2100 metres of timber boardwalks and pathways leading you on a journey of discovery through woodlands and rainforest where you can see an array of wildlife, including beautiful tropical birds, reptiles, insects and other native fauna.

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Hartleys Crocodile Farm

Heading South

It only takes 10 minutes drive south to to get the the thrill of a Bungee jump and another 10 south is the trio of Skyrail, Tjapakai and the Artillery Museum.

Make sure you take the beautiful drive up the range to visit Kuranda and the Koala and Bird attractions.  There are also some pretty spectacular waterfalls in the area to enjoy a cool dip.

AJ Hacket Bungee Jumping

In 1987 AJ Hackett jumped illegally from the Eiffel Tower and in doing so launched Bungy jumping to the world. More than 30 years and 4 million safe jumps later AJ Hackett now operate the worlds most innovative gravity related products anywhere on the planet.

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Bungy Jumping


Discover the World’s Oldest Tropical Rainforest. Embark on a fascinating journey of discovery over and deep into the world’s oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest.

The iconic Skyrail experience is a must do Cairns attraction that provides a truly unique perspective of Australia’s World Heritage listed tropical rainforest – immersing guests in the sights, sounds, smells and tranquility of one of the most botanically fascinating areas on earth.

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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

We are dedicated to the collection, preservation, restoration and display of Armoured Vehicles and Artillery from the 1800’s to the present day. Our collection includes armoured vehicles and artillery from both world wars with a particular focus on WWII.

Currently our collection consists of 150 armoured vehicles and artillery pieces, many of which will not be found anywhere else in Australia. We are constantly on the lookout for additional pieces of equipment that will make our museum a richer experience for those visiting.

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Military Museum


Discover where Australia begins at Tjapukai. Explore the rich history of the world’s oldest living culture, dating back over 40,000 years.  Whether you visit the park by day or night, you’ll enjoy a unique cultural experience with performance, dance, food and arts. Tjapukai is all-weather, wheelchair and pram friendly, offering unique experiences in one location.

However you choose to enjoy it, a visit to Tjapukai is the perfect way to gain a deeper understanding of Australia’s diverse Aboriginal heritage.

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Palm Cove Attractions- tjapukai

Koala Gardens

Kuranda Koala Gardens is Kuranda’s newest wildlife attraction! Situated in the heart of Kuranda, this attraction gives you the opportunity to see some of Australia’s most unique wildlife up close.

We have a variety of wildlife for you to see including Koala Photos, freshwater crocodiles, lizards, snakes and Kangaroos

Ph: 07 4093 9953  | Email Us  |  Website

Birdworld Kuranda

oin the birds in their beautiful rainforest habitat. Flying around you are species from the vanishing rainforests of the world, including some of Australia’s most precious and beautiful birds.

There are brilliant Amazonian macaws, the endangered and stately cassowary, cheeky rainbow lorikeets, galahs, cockatoos and many more. Don’t be surprised to find a feathered friend taking a ride on your shoulder!

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Paradise Palms Golf Resort

Constantly ranked as one of Australia’s best and most challenging courses, Paradise Palms golf course offers a combination of sweeping fairways, snaking creeks, six lakes, narrow undulating greens and 94 bunkers.   With no shared fairways, every tee the golfer is presented with a truly spectacular and demanding layout.   Open to the public seven days a week.

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