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Palm Cove - Stop off/view points?

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Palm Cove - Stop off/view points?


We will be travelling from Cairns Airport up to our accomodation in Port Douglas, we will have a hire car and will be travelling along Captain Cook Highway.

Just wondering if there are any stop off or view points at Palm Cove as I thought it would be nice to stop off for a few photos and a quick pitt stop etc as we will be passing right by a place I've heard great things about.


Singapore, Singapore
posts: 185
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1. Re: Palm Cove - Stop off/view points?

If I were you I would just drive down to the Esplanade, park the car and have a lovely lunch at Vivo's, Angsana or Reef House and just enjoy the wonderful view over the gorgeous beach.

Cairns, Australia
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2. Re: Palm Cove - Stop off/view points?

Lovely pit stop, previous poster great idea..have a nice lunch and stroll. It is only small oceanfront suburb, not really any lookout per se. Very nice.

Then just a little further north there is a major photo stop, along the coastline.

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3. Re: Palm Cove - Stop off/view points?

We stopped at Palm Cove on our way to Port Douglas, Palm Cove is by far our favourite. I agree with the others, park the car and go have some lunch. It is a lovely area.

Further up the coast (if I'm remembering correctly) is Rex Lookout. This is the place to stop for some photos.

Brisbane, Australia
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4. Re: Palm Cove - Stop off/view points?

The first poster is spot on. Park on the esplanade and find yourself a cafe. Vivo is really good. Maybe stretch your legs after lunch be strolling along the beach and jetty before heading back to the car and driving to PD.

5. Re: Palm Cove - Stop off/view points?

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