Thursday, September 12, 2013

Palm Cove - Scuba Diving The Great Barrier Reef

Palm Cove is a beautiful beach community located about 17 miles north of Cairns. Named for the coconut palm trees that line the beach, it offers a tropical year-around climate. Located in Far North Queensland, Australia, Palm Cove is surrounded by the Daintree Tropical Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef in the South Pacific Ocean.

Palm Cove has a historical past dating back more than 60,000 years. Its first settlers were the Aborigines, island people who lived off the land in grass huts. Many stories have been written about Palm Cove and its history with the Aborigines and Captain Cook who stopped there on his trips navigating the Australian coast. In 1986, the Ramada Reef Resort opened as Palm Cove's first hotel and led the way to tourism and visitors from around the world.

With a lush tropical landscape, warm waters and majestic sunsets, Palm Cove is the perfect destination for scuba diving and water sports. The natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef attracts millions of tourists who enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling in this beautiful underwater world. The crystal clear water makes it easy for divers to experience the colorful reef, schools of fish and marine life with amazing clarity.

Other popular recreational activities include fishing, walking, jogging, hiking, cycling, rafting and hot air ballooning. The Palm Cove jetty is a popular spot for sports fishermen where a regular day of fishing includes catching large mackerel, giant trevally and shark. Picturesque trails through beautiful terrain are great for walking, jogging and cycling. The Daintree Tropical Rainforest is the perfect environment for nature walks and hiking to experience the natural wonders and scenic views within the rainforest. You can hire a car or join a tour group to visit these popular destinations.

Palm Cove offers visitors relaxing days and evenings with cool, sea breezes, but there's much more to do and see. You will find some of Australia's finest cuisine served in elegant restaurants, bistros and cafes. Choose from tropical seafood buffets, casual beachfront cafes or lunch on the beach. The area has 18 restaurants and bars including a string of unique cocktail bars on the sand with waterfront views. If you like to shop, browsing the quaint Village Shops with clothing boutiques, art galleries and festive cafes is a great way to spend the day.

If you're looking for a relaxing destination with an exotic tropical atmosphere, Palm Cove is the perfect place. Experience an amazing scuba diving adventure with breathtaking underwater scenery. Enjoy a romantic trip for two or a fun-filled family adventure. Hire a car and explore the natural beauty of Palm Cove at your own pace. Whatever you choose to do, Palm Cove promises to be a great trip.

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