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As a car rental business we understand the freedom that the open road provides. There are so many things to do near Palm Cove!

Explore Far North Queensland

Sure, its nice to go out on tours and have everything taken care of. However, as a car rental business we understand the freedom that the open road provides. There are so many things to do near Palm Cove!

We have provided a brief list of some of our favorite spots. You will love them as well.

Often you can do ‘tours’ yourself at a fraction of the cost.

Therefore, if you have an adventurous spirit make sure you check out some of these locations.


Kuranda is well known as “The Village in the Rainforest”. It has been attracting visitors for decades. Initially, people came to admire the mighty Barron Falls.

Then artisans were attracted to the region’s natural beauty, deciding to call it home. They created a vibrant arts and craft culture.

Today people flock to this tiny village to enjoy the stunning natural beauty as well as the relaxed atmosphere of the local markets. You will find loads of unique souvenirs and gift items.

‘The Village in the Rainforest’ is open 7 days a week. We invite you to spend some time enjoying the many things to see and do in this little rainforest village. For local wildlife, check out Bird World, Butterfly Sanctuary or Koala Gardens.

If you’re looking for a completely unique experience stop by Rainforestation. Here, you have the chance to see all the native wildlife along with indigenous cultural experiences.

Atherton Tablelands

People ask, ‘what is the best thing about the region?’ Well, there’s more than one!

Firstly, the gourmet food and wine trails that criss-cross our ‘food bowl of the tropics’.

Secondly, our wildlife with a particular emphasis on bird watching and unique marsupials like the tree kangaroo.

Thirdly, the Waterfall Circuit with its stunning rainforest backdrops.

Some of the best wterfalls to keep an eye out for are Millaa Millaa FallsEllinjaa Falls and Nandroya Falls.

Finally, there are the region’s natural wonders such as the Curtain Fig Tree, Mt Hypipamee Crater, Undara Lava Tubes, Broomfield Swamp, Paronella Park and the twin crater lakes of Barrine and Eacham just to name a few!

Venture out, and discover how wonderful it is to stay at cozy B&Bs, timber treehouses, inviting inns, holiday parks, and eco-lodges.

Port Douglas & Mossman Gorge

Surrounded by nature’s riches of two iconic World Heritage areas, the majestic Great Barrier Reef, and the ancient Daintree Rainforest.

Port Douglas is approximately 70km north of Cairns, Tropical North Queensland.

Founded in 1877, Port Douglas became a port where riches from the goldfields of the Hodgkinson and Palmer Rivers were trafficked by bullock drays to be loaded onto vessels for southern cities.

Today Port Douglas welcomes visitors from all over the world to experience the riches of this international holiday mecca which until as recently as the 1960s was a sleepy fishing village.

Located in the southern part of the World Heritage Listed, Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge is one of the few places in the country that visitors can gain an insight into the lives, culture and beliefs of Australia’s Indigenous population and their connection to the natural environment.

Join a guided Dreamtime Walk tour to get a deeper insight into the ancient flora and fauna of the rainforest. You will also learn about traditional plant uses and Kuku Yalanii culture.

Bushwalks & Swimming Holes

While the high season for tourists in North Queensland is actually the winter months between June-August, visiting in the summer has its advantages. If you do visit during the summer, we highly recommend doing what the locals do!

Head inland to find a beautiful swimming hole to splash in. Don’t just take our word for it, get out there and see for yourself!

Below, you’ll find some local favourite swimming holes.

  • Crystal Cascades and Fairy Falls

  • Oasis Waterhole

  • Ross and Locke, Little Mulgrave Swimming Hole

  • Harvey Creek

  • Babinda Boulders

  • Josephine Falls

  • Alligator’s Nest

  • Stoney Creek

  • Behana Gorge

  • Mossman Gorge

  • Davies Creek

  • Cardwell Spa Pool.