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Hotel Grand Chancellor Palm Cove Resort is ideally located between the beautiful coastline and spectacular Kuranda Ranges, it is your perfect tropical Queensland holiday getaway. Palm Cove is a relaxed village where you can enjoy a stroll on the beach or indulge in one of the many restaurants. Port Douglas is only 40 minutes drive and Cairns 30 minutes, both offering tours to some of the world's most stunning natural attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.


From Cairns International Airport
There are plenty of rental car companies at the Airport which you may prefer to book in advance, especially during peak months.
To help plan your trip from Cairns Airport, please visit their website for further details.

Driving Directions from Cairns International Airport (approx 26kms/30mins)
  • Heading north-west, turn right onto Mick Borzi Drive which becomes Airport Ave
  • Turn right onto National Route 1 (signs for Captain Cook Highway/Tourist Drive 14/Mareeba/Mossman/Port Douglas)
  • Stay on National Route 1 for approx 10kms, then take the exit onto Captain Cook Highway
  • Turn right onto Warren Street (signs for Palm Cove)
  • Turn left onto Cedar Road
  • Take the first left onto Coral Coast Drive

  • Shuttles & Buses
    Sun Palm Transport Group operate airport shuttle bus services to hotels, city centre, Northern Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation and south to Mission Beach.

    Pick up point is immediately in front of the arrivals area at both terminals and there is an information desk within the terminal, which if not staffed, has direct-dial telephone. No pre-booking is required.

    For timetables and online bookings visit www.sunpalmtransport.com.au or phone (07) 4087 2900.

    Approx one way taxi fees to Palm Cove are $65.00 and can be pre booked with Cairns Taxis, phone 131 008.

    Within Palm Cove
    Palm Cove is easy to get around. The beach and main esplanade is a 5 minute walk from the hotel. We can assist you with renting cars, ordering taxis or organising tours to the main regional attractions, please ask at Reception.

    A regular bus service operates between Palm Cove and Cairns, called Sunbus. There is no need to make a booking, however please note this service takes between 40 minutes and 1 hour to Cairns City.

    Sunbus departs from the Resort's entrance and a bus timetable is available at Reception.

    Port Douglas
    Palm Cove is situated 43 kms south of Port Douglas, approximately 40 minutes drive along Captain Cook Highway.

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    Email address:
    Coral Coast Drive, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
    +61 (7) 4059 1234
    +61 (7) 4059 1297
    1800 75 33 79
    0800 27 53 37
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