Blogs from Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Palm Cove May 3rd 2015

Morning everyone, sorry didn't blog yesterday as went out last night being our last night in Port Douglas. Will be sorry to leave here, we both love it, just a lovely, quaint little place, laid back, easy going, great weather, beach, boats, palm trees and the list goes on ! We are catching a flight back to Melbourne this afternoon. So yesterday, I went to the Port Douglas market which was in Anzac Park by the beach, love markets, went round it 3 times incase I missed anything !! Stu was going off to watch the boxing but found that it was starting later, so he went off to sort out hiring a car. In the afternoon we drove to Palm Cove to meet Stu's and Sue's cousin's daughter Sian and her boyfriend Jay for lunch. ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Palm Cove April 22nd 2015

The entire continent of Australia is best with beaches along its perimeter. You could go to any part of the country to find a beach that will put you directly on some of the most lovely places in the world. The beaches are so frequent that you can pick from many, but the best beach in the country is at Palm Cove. Palm Cove is one of the best places to just get away for the weekend in Australia, and I took a trip there recently that showed me just how gorgeous this locale is.#1: A Simple Car Hire... read more
Weekend Getaway

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Palm Cove April 10th 2015

For the last few days all together, the parents of Florence hired a beautiful apartment a couple of meters from the sea. Finally a bit of beach again! Around dinner time we arrived in Palm Cove, so we settled ourself quickly in the apartment and went out for some delicious pizza and lasagna. The next day, we decided to go on a day trip to Daintree National Park with our hired bus and bought an audio CD to get some background information about the rainforest and its animals. This magnificent rainforest tumbles right onto white-sand beaches, but we needed to keep our eyes open for crocodiles! So instead of spotting them on the beach, we went for a boat tour to get a glimp of these crocs, way safer! The day before Hidde's departure, we went ... read more
On our way to Port Douglas
On our way to Port Douglas with our hired bus :-)
On our way to Port Douglas - mirador

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Palm Cove March 3rd 2015

Our final days in Australia - we went snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef yesterday - such amazing colours of the coral and beautiful fish. The parrot fish made a grinding noise as they ate the coral - it was well worth the money for such an amazing trip. Today we went to Cape Tribulation in Daintree . Our last couple of nights are being spent in Palm Cove where we are just relaxing before our flight to New Zealand for the second stage of our amazing venture.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Palm Cove May 8th 2013

Had a big sail for our next anchorage, so decided to leave while there was still a lot of wind to get us there. (wind had dropped from 25-30 kts to 20-25kts) sw we left early in the morning. Actually had a pleasant day sailing, only to find out that the anchorage was very rough and rolly. Weren’t going to stay there, so continued on to Cape Melville. Arrived 9pm. Neither of us like anchoring in the dark, but at least this anchorage was protected. The next day was a short (and very lovely) sail to Princess Charlotte Bay (Bathurst Head). Here we collected the biggest oysters we have both ever seen. We stayed here a few days as once again, the winds were strong and we were in a very protected anchorage. On our last ... read more
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Watching dolphins

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Palm Cove April 17th 2013

Third day at Palm Grove decided to stay here until Monday, nice day in Cairns did our shopping had a few beers.Busy place Cairns but very clean, they have done a great job on the esplanade, with this great swimming and bathing pool. Palm Grove is a sleepy holiday village situated right on the beach,with a long boardwalk along the beach on the other side of the road it is lined with cafe's,hotels and bars There is a long jetty poking out to sea which is a fishing hot spot with tourist and locals. There are signs everywhere warning of the potential for crocs and stingers, going in for a dip is a no-no,so they have built a swimming enclosure which is surrounded by a net to keep the nasties out. Up early this morning went ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Palm Cove July 1st 2012

Went to Cairns for the purpose of a chartered fishing trip that was cancelled due to weather. Spent some time on the beach, in the pool and at the butterfly sanctuary at Kuranda instead.... read more
Palm Cove early morning
Palm Cove early morning
Palm Cove Beach

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Palm Cove June 16th 2012

Jeudi matin on galère un peu pour trouver la maison des gens, alors que la route en question se trouvait juste en face de l’aire de repos où nous avions passé la nuit ! On se retrouve au milieu de nulle part, sur une piste « en chien » puis dans les champs de cannes…Mais où sont-ils ?? On finit par trouver, c’est vraiment le trou du c.. du monde !! L’arrivée n’est pas très chaleureuse, Claire semble un peu étonnée de nous voir et rien n’est prêt pour notre arrivée…Elle nous dit avoir prévu quelqu’un de plus pendant leur absence « car ne peut pas apprendre en 3 jours à s’occuper des wallabies ». Ah ? Pourtant elle nous avait justement fait confiance vue notre expérience à la ferme. On se rend vite compte qu’on ... read more
Ti calin
Biberon aux wallabies
Mossman Gorges

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Palm Cove April 6th 2012

With today being Good Friday we had planned not to do very much. After our late arrival we slept in before going downstairs to complete our check-in. When we arrived last night we collected our keys from a drop box and received our instructions to report to the front desk in the morning. After signing in officially we ventured down to the Chill Cafe (recommended by Jocelyn as she checked us in) for a late breakfast/brunch. We didn't have a very substantial meal on the flight from BRI to CNS so we were starving! We shared a bowl of fruit salad and then polished of a serve each of eggs benedict. Yum. Washed it down with fresh orange juice and I finished with a decaf cappuccino. We won't be eating out every morning though - it's ... read more
Port Douglas Church
View from Rex Lookout
Flagstaff Hill Lookout

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Palm Cove February 27th 2011

Heute war ich im Zoo. Das Wetter am Morgen fing sehr gut an, so das ich mich für einen Zoobesuch entschied. Der Zoo liegt etwa 25 km nördlich von Cairns. Der Bus hält genau vorm Eingang, so das man es nicht verfehlen kann. Eintritt ist happig mit 32$. Als erstes ging es zu den Koalas. Diese werden hier gezüchtet. Um sich mit einem Koala im Arm fotografieren zu lassen, kostet 16$. Was solls, bin ja kein Geizhals. Die Koalas sind sehr süß. Weiter ging es zum Terrarium wo Schlangen waren, darunter die giftigste Schlange der Welt, die Western Taipan. Es gab auch noch eine Vorführung von Schlangen, neben einer Python wurde natürlich auch die giftigste gezeigt. Danach ging es weiter zu den Krokodilen. Eines davon wurde gerade gefüttert, ein Riesenkrokodil von 7 Metern Länge. War schon ... read more
In der Werkstatt
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Ich und meine kleinen Freunde

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