7. Post 7: Palm Valley … Atherton Tablelands

Two carloads of us stopped to have a break and a coffee at a cafe in  Palm Valley. It was just beautiful with huge paperbark trees all down the street. The paperbark trees had huge strips of papery bark in cream to light brown down their trunks. The ocean was about 100 metres away across a 50-metre wide green grass park. See the photo below. It was very relaxing.

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From Palm Cove Accommodation

Palm Cove is harmoniously placed between Cairns, Port Douglas and the Atherton Tablelands, providing visitors with the ability to embark on the region’s finest tours and explore the key points of interest that Tropical North Queensland is known for. If you’re planning to head out to the Great Barrier Reef, a number of tour operators will collect you directly from your accommodation. Alternatively, you might like to utilise your own vehicle or hire a car to self-drive to the embarkation point. Whilst in Palm Cove you can stay occupied by participating in an array of interesting beach activities including jet skiing, kayaking, peddle trikes, catamarans, snorkelling, games of frisbee and beach cricket. Or if you wish, simply laze about on your beach towel and immerse yourself in the amazing landscape …. More »

When it comes to shopping, the Palm Cove Esplanade provides a variety of boutique stores where you can purchase gifts and souvenirs, along with resort-style clothing, and jewellery. Eateries are positioned along the beachfront and offer an array of cuisines guaranteeing your taste buds remain content.

For your accommodation, choose from a suite of incredible beachfront hotels and resorts, both of which are set to pamper and impress. Peppers Beach Club & Spa provides luxurious Palm Beach accommodation located in an idyllic palm grove overlooking the Coral Sea. Mantra Amphora is equally as impressive, set amidst stunning tropical gardens with lagoon sized pool, an onsite day spa and just a short stroll to nearby restaurants.

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To see the next activity we were involved with over the week we were up on the Atherton Tablelands, see this post:

Post 8: Kuranda ….. Atherton Tablelands

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