Local Area

Our Location

Cnr William Esplanade & Veivers Rd, Palm Cove QLD 4879

Palm Cove is in close proximity to Australia’s most famous natural assets; the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. This makes the relaxed beach village an ideal destination to use as a central springboard for once in a lifetime adventures. 

Named after the trees that line the beach, Palm Cove is where paperbark trees stand tall and coconut palms dance in the breeze by the ocean side.

Drift Resort is located on the beachfront at this idyllic dream destination and is the perfect accommodation choice for your next getaway. A unique, relaxing village by the sea – Palm Cove is a destination to add to your bucket list!

Drift Palm Cove

Getting Around

In proximity to convenient transport options to get you away on your adventure, Drift Resort Palm Cove is your ideal base for exploring Tropical North Queensland.

We are walking distance to car hire facilities, for more information – talk to our friendly reception staff. Other transport options are taxis, charter buses, the sky rail, ferry transfers and boat tours / hire. 

Distance to:

  • Supermarket: 100m
  • Car hire: 100m
  • Sky Rail: 14km
  • Cairns Airport: 26km


  • Cairns CBD: 25km
  • Port Douglas: 43km
  • Great Barrier Reef: 50km
  • Daintree National Park: 87km

Local Shopping & Dining

Explore all that Tropical North Queensland has to offer!

Palm Cove is best known for it’s luxurious line up of day spas, local artisan shopping and it’s picture-perfect coastline. There is so much more to see and do around this coastal town! Here are some of our favourite local dining and beauty spots within the Drift resort complex:

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