Palm Cove Tropic Apartments
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... to shops and there is a lovely steakhouse offering steak and chips or fish and chips for $11.50 so we enjoy a tasty lunch. Head back to cairns, and behold rain again. On our way we stop at the fishing museum come tackle store. Matt is in his element here. But surprisingly enough he doesn't purchase anything. So back to camp we head. And yes it's pouring with rain. Matt hasn't been feeling too good. He has a tickles throut. So he heads off to bed early after a quick snack for ...
... and in the water. Surprisingly you do float with all that gear on you. At the back if the boat, the group is all lined up and taken just under the water. Here we have to practice some skills such as clearing air out of your mask and also how to remove your air mouth piece and put it back in. All fairly ok, just a bit uncomfortable. At that point we are then taken out for a bit of a swim around the water. It's an incredibly weird experience. Been so reliant on ...
... 8ish. We made our way to Port Douglas, stopping at Ellis beach for a couple minutes to take in the sights and then continuing on. We stopped at a park beside the ocean to make some lunch, but due to the strong winds coming off the water we weren't able to get the fire on the stove to light and the one time it did, it immediately got blown out. We decided to pack up and move to our next destination for the day to make lunch there. We drove in-land ...
... fruit farms. Interestingly, the cattle are crossed with Indian Brahmin cattle, who are better able to withstand the heat. Turning East once more we headed for Yungaburra, a village still steeped in the Australian pioneering spirit. There are many original Queenslander wooden houses, (built on stilts) around a village green. We seemed to have stepped back in time. The Hotel Eacham was built in the 1860s and has retained many of ...
... is the correct name used in conversation for anything. Everything and I mean everything is abbreviated, nicknamed, initialled. You do struggle to get your head round the slang at times. During this walk Matt kept referring to 'the indige'. It took us a while to get his drift and understand that he meant the local (indigenous) Aboriginals. Can you imagine the outcry at home if such a casual term was uttered. I think Sir Humphrey's phrase may have been something ...
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Greate place to stay
our daughter organised the accommodation, it was excellant. Steve and Sandy were very helpful and lended us a hand when we needed help with transport. Steve provided glass ware from his own fridge when we needed a couple of extras.
On short notice, business colleague and I rented a two-bedroom apartment as a base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef. This spot turned out perfect!
Stayed for four nights, the apartment was lovely, clean and well furnished. Steve & Sandy were really helpfull, friendly, and happy to help, great time had by all, would reccomend this nice friendly place.
giving the units need an up date they were very clean the manegers were helpfull, nice and close to the beach and restaraunts, there was even a spade and bucket that we could borrow for the beach for the kids nice place will definately stay the again !!!!
My husband and I needed an escape for five days and Palm Cove Tropics was perfect for our needs. We visited the area during peak season which could have cost us a fortune but the affordable prices of Palm Cove mean't we could get away without breaking the bank.
We have reluctantly returned from PCTA. The Apartments are like a haven, most of the rooms surround a beautiful lagoon style pool. Our room was facing the pool, yet it was still very private and quiet. the gardens are beautifully kept and has a tropical feel.
Just returned from 10 days at Palm Cove Tropic Apts,which we booked on line through Travel Agent ,(big Mistake )and even before we arrived new managers Steve and Sandy made us
We stayed at the Palm Cove Tropic apartments for four nights in October, and loved it. We were looking for an affordable place to stay in Palm Cove that was near the beach, but quiet. It also needed to accomodate both our family of five and my parents. We had stayed in Palm Cove previously, and knew that places right on the Esplanade were quite expensive, and noisy at times. Steve and Sandy had the perfect solution for us. Their apartments are just steps from the beach, but one street off the main esplanade in a quiet, lush setting. They had an apartment that suited our family (and it's not always easy to find a place that sleeps five!) and another apartment that perfectly suited two people for my parents. I had originally booked for three nights, but Steve was cheerful about my request to change it to four nights a few days after my original booking. He was very pleasant to talk with on the phone, and followed up our conversations with confirmation emails.
We spent 11 nights at the Tropic apartments in August. We contacted the owners directly and, despite it being a late enquiry, Steve and Sandy did everything they could to fit us in and make our stay enjoyable. Prior to visiting Palm Cove we had lived out of a suitcase for 3 weeks, so were delighted when we arrived in QLD to find a very clean apartment of a high standard with all mod cons. The decked pool area is lovely; loungers are provided and it is quiet and peaceful surrounded by lush tropical plants. The BBQ area too is great (we want one in England?!) providing you with an additional kitchen, where we embraced the Aussie barbeque tradition. Steve and Sandy recommended different tours we could go on and their friendly, hospitable approach really enhanced our stay.
Basic but good
My husband, young son and I stayed here in late August '06. The ownership had just changed hands and new owners made every effort to ensure we had all we needed.
We had purposely booked a ground floor apartment for our toddler and it worked out well - although slightly dated, the full kitchen and laundry plus big balcony was a blessing.
The location is a little off the beaten track - at one end of Williams Esplanade - but that actually suited us (particularly with so much construction going on!).
I'd recommend this accommodation if you're after something cheal and cheerful and close to the beach.