Palm Cove is a beach community in Far North Queensland, Australia located 27
kilometres (17 mi) north of the city of Cairns. It is named after the palm trees
that line the beach.
The history of Palm Cove dates back to over 60,000
years ago when the Aborigines became the first settlers. After the initial
settling of the land, Palm Cove was used as a rest stop by Captain Cook in his
navigation of the Australian coast. The most famous landing at Palm Cove
happened in 1873 when G.E. Dalrymple’s Northeast Coast Expedition landed to
explore the beach.
Palm Cove is located in Far North Queensland and is on
the coast of Australia. It is guarded from the South Pacific Ocean by the Great
Barrier Reef. Palm Cove is completely surrounded by the Daintree Tropical
Rainforest and is close to Daintree National Park. Since Palm Cove is located in
a tropical climate, the average summer temperature is between 24 and 33 degrees
Celsius; average winter temperature is between 14 and 26 degrees Celsius.
The major industry and source of wealth for Palm Cove is tourism. People
come from all over the world to take in the beauty of Palm Cove's beach. Palm
Cove is also a major tourist destination due to its proximity to natural wonders
such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.