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6 Days in Palm Cove Itinerary advice

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6 Days in Palm Cove Itinerary advice

Hi-

We are a family of 5 looking to see the sights and experience Cairns/Port Douglas area. We have 2 kids-who like the outdoors and adventure and are looking for advice on our Itinerary.

We plan to stay at Sea Temple in Palm Cove area and rented a car:

Day 1: Arrive at 2PM-just drive to Sea Temple, check in and relax at resort and Palm Cove Beach for the day

Day 2: Reef tour to snorkel--looking at Seastar or Wavelength as the kids have only snorkeled once in Hawaii. Any advice as to which tour or should we do both? We were thinking we would like 2 days out on the GBR and liked both of these or possibly OceanFree as the Upulo Cay looks awesome.

Day 3: Daintree for the day to hike and see all the sites (Mossman gorge, etc)

Day 4: Relax in Cairns-see Esplanade/swim, shop

Day 5: Reef tour to snorkel-Day 2 (choose one of the other outfits)

Day 6: Kuranda train & cable car etc? Or just relax in Palm Cove? What about Hartley Croc tour?

Day 7: Return to Sydney

Anything you think we are missing with our kids? Thanks!!

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1. Re: 6 Days in Palm Cove Itinerary advice

Daintree day you will be pushing it. Consider doing kuranda just by cable car much more spectactular. Check your budget!

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2. Re: 6 Days in Palm Cove Itinerary advice

With your Daintree trip, you will need to leave very early to get the most out of the trip up there. Its at least a 2 hr drive no stops to Cape Trib from Palm Cove. You will of course want to stop along the way ( well off the windy road of course) to take views in, Cow Bay maybe, daintree discovery centre. This time frame does not include a stop at Mossman either.

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3. Re: 6 Days in Palm Cove Itinerary advice

Pretty packed itinerary !! As mentioned by hamiriver you will need to leave early to do the Daintree National Park / Port Douglas & Mossman Gorge. Looks like a fun itinerary for the kids...

Enjoy!

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4. Re: 6 Days in Palm Cove Itinerary advice

Hi where at the sea temple ATM we have been up to daintree and back in the today its well worth the drive we left at 9 and were back at 530. Mossman gorge is a must see, as is the cable car and train but mossman has more working track more scenery and there are fresh water swimming holes to cool off aswell it's only 6 dollars each to catch the bus not 100 each like most attractions. Take your swimmers

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5. Re: 6 Days in Palm Cove Itinerary advice

Hi where at the sea temple ATM we have been up to daintree and back in the today its well worth the drive we left at 9 and were back at 530. Mossman gorge is a must see, as is the cable car and train but mossman has more working track more scenery and there are fresh water swimming holes to cool off aswell it's only 6 dollars each to catch the bus not 100 each like most attractions. Take your swimmers

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