Tours, Stay & Packages in Far North Queensland, Great Barrier Reef & Palm Cove

5-night Palm Cove, Reef & Rainforest Luxury Escape Package

5-star Accom + Tours + Extras!

Escape to the idyllic village of Palm Cove for a relaxing holiday. Your luxurious boutique accommodation will be your home for 5 nights and your package includes two full day tours.

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$1,099PP
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DURATION
5 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Selected entry fees
  • Selected transfers
  • Selected meals
  • Selected drinks

About this holiday

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Palm Cove beach

Located approx 25km north of Cairns, Palm Cove is a tropical paradise which is perfectly situated between Cairns and Port Douglas. The village has numerous restaurants and spas, as well as a range of water activities. There's also a beautiful golf course and shops include boutique, resort wear and hair/beauty salons, galleries and health and fitness facilities.

Your luxurious boutique accommodation will be your home away from home for 5 nights and your package includes two full day tours.

The first is a day cruise from Cairns to the Outer Barrier Reef (return transfers included), where you will spend approx four hours on the reef. Enjoy time snorkelling, exploring and learning more about the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef system.

Arlington Reef is one of the largest and healthiest reef systems within the Great Barrier Reef and is a very shallow reef which remains submerged even at low tide. This aids strong coral growth and also means that the reef is bathed in light at both high and low tide. Combined with the clarity of the azure waters, this means that even if you don’t wish to get wet, youcan still enjoy stunning views of the coral and marine life. Your cruise departs Cairns at 10:00am and returns to Cairns at approx 4:30pm (return transfers to Cairns included)

Your second is a full day tour to the Daintree and Cape Tribulation to explore this iconic area. View a myriad of Australian animals in their recreated natural environments, then travel on the Daintree Ferry and deep into the world's oldest rainforest. Explore the Daintree Rainforest on a guided rainforest boardwalk tour and see where the 'Rainforest meets the Reef'. Marvel at stunning rainforest views at Alexandra Range Lookout and search for wild crocodiles on a Daintree River Cruise.

Inclusions

Your holiday package includes:

  • Return transfers from Cairns to Palm Cove
  • 5 nights in 5-star boutique accommodation in Palm Cove
  • Be welcomed upon arrival with a refreshing Gin infused welcome drink and cold towel.
  • Every night you are invited to attend Brigadier Punch & Canapes from 5.00 pm until 6.00 pm. Served at the Brigadier Bar and hosted each night
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the house, pools and restaurant.
  • The property's BMW X5 courtesy car is available upon request to be used in the Palm Cove area. 
  • A full day Great Barrier Reef cruise onboard a fast air-conditioned catamaran (including return transfers to Cairns) and BBQ buffet lunch, with approx 3.5 hours of reef time
  • Activities include glass bottom boat tours, marine naturalist presentations, fish feeding presentations, marine life touch tank and snorkelling (including equipment and expert instruction)
  • A day trip to Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest. Your day will includevisiting the Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, morning tea, Daintree River Cable ferry, tropical lunch, guided Rainforest Walk, Cape Tribulation beach, Alexandra Lookout, Daintree River Cruise and return transfers.

Accommodation

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The Reef House MGallery by Sofitel, Palm Cove

Only 25 mins by car north of Cairns, your luxurious boutique property is ideally located on the palm-fringed beach in the heart of Palm Cove. The property offers a relaxed beach house ambience and tranquillity for the perfect tropical escape, with pristine sandy beaches and stunning blue ocean views.

The unique colonial style is befitting the houses' rich history, reflected in its white plantation style buildings to the cool south pacific décor. Return to a time of gracious hospitality and relaxation at Reef House, with our luxury services and guest complimentary offerings.

The spacious rooms provide a truly tropical haven.  These King bedded rooms have a stunning four poster king bed and comfy linen armchairs with unique artwork and unique tree stump coffee table.  A separate luggage and vanity room, in addition to a bathroom is perfect for couples. White plantation shutters open on to your private balcony or patio, complete with dining set, sun recliners and mini-kitchenette.  Enjoy lazy sun drenched days overlooking swaying palms and a turquoise pool. 

Be welcomed upon arrival with a refreshing welcome drink and cold towel. You are invited to attend the Brigadier Punch & Canapes event every night to meet other guests. A daily continental buffet breakfast is included in your package. Complimentary wi-fi is available through the property, pools and restaurant.

Average Size: 68sq m (incl balcony/patio)

Travel dates

Low Season:

  • 01 Nov 2019-31 Mar 2020 (blackout dates apply 23 Dec 2019-18 Jan 2020)
  • Twin share - $1099 per person
  • Solo Traveller - $1719 per person

High Season:

01 Aug-10 Sep 2019

  • Twin share - $1475 per person
  • Solo Traveller - $2429 per person

11 Sep-31 Oct 2019

  • Twin share - $1439 per person
  • Solo Traveller - $2395 per person

We also have 5 night packages available staying at Port Douglas (Click here) and Cairns (Click here) as well as a 9 day Tropical North Queensland self drive package (Click here).

Freecall our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to book your holiday. We can also assist with flights, additional travel requirements and travel insurance.

Itinerary

Day 1: On arrival in Cairns, you will be be met and transferred to Palm Cove for your luxury escape. Palm Cove is a unique, relaxing village by the sea, and is named after the palm trees that line the beach.

Located approx 25km north of Cairns, Palm Cove is a tropical paradise which is perfectly situated between Cairns and Port Douglas. The village has numerous restaurants and spas, as well as a range of water activities. There's also a beautiful golf course and shops include boutique, resort wear and hair/beauty salons, galleries and health and fitness facilities.

Days 2-5: During your stay in Palm Cove, two day tours are included in your holiday package and you can choose the dates you wish to travel.

The first is a day cruise on a high-speed catamaran to Moore Reef on the Outer Barrier Reef (until 10Sep19). This cruise departs from Cairns daily (return transfers included) daily via Fitzroy Island and includes a tropical buffet lunch and approx 3.5-4 hours at the double-storey Moore Reef marine base, located 54km off Cairns. The boat docks alongside the base, which has been custom designed so all ages and abilities can explore and enjoy the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. The large upper level sundeck provides a prime position to look out over the turquoise waters and mosaic of the reef, while the lower deck provides plentiful seating in the shade.

From 11Sep19, you will cruise on a high-speed catamaran to Arlington Reef on the Outer Barrier Reef. This cruise departs from Cairns daily (return transfers included) and includes a BBQ buffet lunch. The Arlington Reef marine base is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and is the ideal way to view the fascinating marine life and corals.

The second is a day trip travelling to explore the iconic area of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation. View a myriad of Australian animals in their recreated natural environments, then travel on the Daintree Ferry and deep into the world's oldest rainforest. Explore the Daintree Rainforest on a guided rainforest boardwalk tour and see where the 'Rainforest meets the Reef'. Marvel at stunning rainforest views at Alexandra Range Lookout and search for wild crocodiles on a Daintree River Cruise.

Day 6: Today, you will check out of your accommodation and be transferred to Cairns to make your way home.

If you're not ready to leave, why not extend your stay in North Queensland - there's so much to see. Why not explore the hinterland, head to Port Douglas, Cairns or an island resort for a few days of relaxation or travel west towards Gulf country.

Freecall our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to book this package. We can book your flights or rail travel,additional travel requirements and also assist with travel insurance.

Questions

Why not pre-book your activities on the Great Barrier Reef cruise?

  • Guided Snorkel Tour - $55 per adult - A professional marine naturalist guides guests on a personal 35 minute experience showcasing the reef and its unique marine life. Maximum 6 guests per tour and ideal for non-swimmers.
  • Seawalker Helmet Dive - $159 per person - Experience the reef underwater without getting your hair wet! Walk amongst the spectacular reef fish including giant trevally and Maori wrasse on our spacious underwater platform. Ideal for non-swimmers, this fully guided 20 minute experience takes guests to 3.5 metres below sea level.Min 1 / Max 7 per tour
  • Introductory Scuba Dive - $149 per person - If you have ever wanted to try scuba diving, this is your opportunity for an experience of a lifetime, Conducted and escorted by our qualified instructors. Maximum of 4 guests per guide, dive up to 10 metres during a 1 hour experience.
  • Certified Scuba Dive - $99 per person - With a range of stunning reef locations, first class equipment and PADI qualified instructors, certified divers can explore Moore Reef from our special dive platform. Dive for a maximum of 50 minutes to a maximum depth of 18 metres. All Divers must present a license card. All dives are guided.
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