Palm Cove activities, there’s so much going on in this little town. Palm Cove has to be up there with one of the nicest beaches in the far north. Ever year it attracts people from all over the world to its beautiful beaches and amazing scenery.
Palm Cove Activities
I often get asked what activities are there to do in Palm Cove, so I’ve decided to write a blog with a few of the things there is on offer.
Palm Cove Activities And Tours
Here at Pacific Watersports we offer a range of different tours and lessons.
One of our most popular Palm Cove activities would have to be the Kayak Turtle tour. The Kayak turtle tour is a kayak tour to, and around the fringing reefs of Double Island. On the tour can can expect lots of marine life, caves, fish, snorkelling, amazing scenery and a real adventure. Check out this link to find out more about this tour.
Paddle Boarding Tours Palm Cove
Another great Palm Cove activity is to jump on the Kuranda Rainforest adventure. This tour departs daily from Palm Cove and is a great option for those windy days. It really is suitable for everyone and a great way to also try a new sport. This tour is very relaxing and a great way to see the rainforest. Click here to make your booking.
Weather permitting, we also run a paddle boarding tour out to the beautiful Double Island. It’s a very similar tour to the kayak tour except on a stand up paddle board.
Kitesurfing Palm Cove
Palm Cove is also one of Cairns’ top kitesurfing locations. The beach receives consistent trade winds from May to August. Pacific Watersports offer a range of different course option, lessons and equipment sales. A must try from those adrenaline junkies!
Cafes, shops and restaurants
If you’re after shops, cafes and restaurants, then look no further than the south end of Palm Cove. There you will wind cafes and restaurants like Jack & Shanans, Chill Cafe and Portobellos. If you’re looking for clothes, then check out Buccaneers the local surf shop. These guys have a wide verity to suit everyone’s needs.
If you’re looking for a great place for kitesurfing or looking for somewhere great to learn kitesurfing, kitesurfing Yorkeys Knob is one of Queensland’s most popular. The area receives consistent trade winds most of the year. The beach is a wind open beach with a river mouth at the south of the beach
Kitesurfing Yorkeys Knob – conditions
The conditions at Yorkeys Knob are near perfect for everyone. It has near perfect flat-water at the river mouth. The wind speed during the dry season is usually between 15-25 knots. The prevailing wind direction during the dry season is form the south east. During the wet season the prevailing winds are from the north. These conditions are usually very hot and can attract box jellyfish, so it pays to wear stinger protection during these months. Seabreeze.com.au is the weather website you will find most people in the area use as their go to site for weather updates. Windguru.com is another reliable website worth checking out too.
Where do I go to learn to kitesurf at Yorkey Knob
When it domes to kitesurfing Yorkeys Knob, you really won’t find much better. The conditions are absolutely perfect for learning the sport. The winds are consistent and predictable. Kiteboarding Cairns and Pacific Watersports are your local kite schools in the area. These 2 schools teach at the high IKO levels an don’t try pushing you into doing big group lessons.
How do I get you Yorkeys Knob’s kitesurfing area
If you are leaving from Cairns, it is very simple to get to Yorkeys Knob. Simply head north along the Captain Cook Highway and turn right when you see the sign for Yorkeys Knob. The rigging area is at the south end of Sims Esplanade on the grass. You can also catch a bus from Cairns CBD. Buses leave every half an hour.
Well there you have it. I hope this blog is of some use to you if you are new to the area or just looking at getting into the sport. It’s a very friendly welcoming vibe down at Yorkeys Knob. Any questions, feel free to contact us
Hey everyone, this blog is all about Cairns activities. Cairns is the ultimate when it come getting outdoors and having a good time. There are so many different activities to do in the area. We guarantee you will be wanting to come back for more!
In This blog we will give a bit of an insight to what there is to do in this beautiful part of the country.
In Cairns we have the Great Barrier Reef as our front yard and stunning rainforest as our back yard, meaning there are endless places to explore and so many different ways of doing it.
Cairns Activities – Stand up paddle boarding in Cairns
When it come to Cairns activities, stand up paddle boarding is definitely up there.Cairns is pretty much completely protected by the Great Barrier Reef, meaning we don’t get a lot of swell on our costal beaches. We do get a small wave from time to time though, which aren’t ideal for your standard surf board. The great thing about stand up paddle boards though is they can pretty much catch any wave. Not only are they good for catching waves, they are also amazing for cruising down our amazing rivers surrounded by rainforest. They are also a great way to explore the fringing reefs off Double Island, go snorkelling or adventure through the mangroves. The big advantage of Stand up paddle boarding over a coral reef, is you get such a great view, meaning spotting marine life and different corals is easy. It’s also great fun, good for fitness and the perfect way to make new friends.
Cairns activities – Kitesurfing Cairns
Kitesurfing has exploded all over Cairns the last few years. Whether you’re at Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob or Machans Beach, you will see the beautiful colours of the kites everywhere. Here at Pacific Watersports we are you local Palm Cove kite school. We offer lessons, gear sales, gear hire and advise on everything kitesurfing. Kiteboarding Cairns operates at Yorkeys knob offering the same services.
Cairns is world renowned for it’s kitesurfing. With perfect flat water lagoons all along the coast and a consistent long season, Cairns is the ultimate kitesurfing location.
Cairns activities – Double Island Kayak Turtle Tour
The Double Island Kayak Turtle Tour is a great activity for the whole family. Led by one of our experienced and knowledgable guides, Pacific Watersports will take you on an unforgettable morning around the breath taking Double Island.
Leaving just after sunrise (7am) we cruise across to the coral reef which surrounds Double Island. Here we stop for a while and equipped with a snorkel and mask each, experience the majesty of the reef. The abundance of marine life around Double Island is phenomenal. You really have to see it to believe it. Turtles, rays, reef sharks and fish of all colours and sizes dwell here, and during our Double island Kayak Turtle Tour you get to spend time with them in their natural habitat.
After our snorkel, we continue our Kayak adventure around to the other side of the Island, where we stop for a rest and a bite to eat and if the tides right, enter Double Island’s Cave.
Out of all the Cairn’s activities, this is the one that you can’t afford to miss!
Cairn’s Activities – SUP Yoga (Yoga on a Paddle Board!)
Yep, that’s right. Yoga, whilst trying to balance on a Paddle board!
Now this really is an activity you have to try when you are in Cairns!
Pacific Watersports has teamed up with Hartig Yoga to bring Cairns this amazing new phenomenon. Practicing yoga on a paddle board brings a whole new dimension to your practice. Asanas (postures) that you are used to practicing on land become a whole lot harder!
Sup Yoga requires more focus, more stabilisation and more core strength than yoga on the land, which makes for a good and fun work out for your body. But as well as increased strength and intensity, yoga on a paddle board offers deeper relaxation. Relaxing and surrendering into the practice becomes a whole lot easier when floating on a pool of water.
A must try!
Well I hope is blog is of some help to you during your stay in our beautiful city. If you would like to know more about the above activities, just give us a bell or shoot us an email and we’ll be more than happy to help.
If you’re looking for kitesurfing lessons Cairns is ultimate location! Well guys and girls, guess what? The kitesurfing season has just kicked off! So there’s no better time to to learn the sport. Here at Pacific Watersports we are your professionals when it comes to kitesurfing lessons.
When it comes to kitesurfing lessons Cairns has a lot to offer. We have a great range of different conditions for learning. The wind consistency throughout the season is simply incredible. The flat-water reefs and flat-water sand bars at the river mouths make it a fun and safe place to learn.
All of our kitesurfing instructors are IKO qualified and have years in the industry. Being avid kitesurfers ourselves, we are constantly trying to improve and develop our services.
How to get your kitesurfing lessons started
Well your best bet is to at least sign up to 1 lesson to get a feel for the sport. In saying that, most people do one lesson, end up super addicted to the sport and end up booking a second anyway. Often the course options will also offer some kind of discount too.
Kitesurfing lessons Cairns – locations
Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob, Double Island and Machans Beach are all great locations in the area. Check out this blog for information on the different locations.
The great thing about kitesurfing in Cairns, is that it’s like an endless season. The season officially starts in April and finished in November, but we often get consistent breezes all the way through (Machans Beach is probably the most reliable location in the offseason)
Well you’ll never be short off things to do if by some chance there is no wind. We have the Great Barrier Reef at out front door and the oldest rainforest in the world at our backdoor. You can always hire a car from the friendly guys at Palm Cove Car Rentals and go explore the area that way. We have freshwater swimming holes and waterfalls littered everywhere, making it easy to find a nice chilled place to cool off.
Accommodation close to the kitesurfing spots
There’s definitely no shortage of accommodation in Cairns. There’s heaps of hotels and resorts to choose from at all the beaches. For resort style accommodation, check out these guy http://www.oasis-palmcove.com.au They are definitely a great option if there’s a a few of you, because you can stay in luxury for under $60 per person.
Well thanks for taking the time to read my blog. If you have any further questions regarding Kitesurfing in Cairns of anything Cairns really, feel free to shoot us an email of give us a call.