The Headland

An Australian Jewel

The Headland

The Headland, Palm Cove

The vibe here is middle of nowhere. But in location terms, this rare and beautiful sliver of Australian coastline is very much somewhere. And, most enticingly of all, it comes with full development approval - opening the door for someone to create a genuinely world class private sanctuary.

The Headland, Palm Cove presents a rare and fascinating opportunity to acquire and create one of the great private lifestyle escapes of Australia and, arguably, the world.

Set over 6.73 hectares, on the doorstep of the destination township of Palm Cove, this pristine holding boasts uninterrupted views across the azure waters and bountiful rainforests of tropical north Queensland.

And, most enticingly, it comes with full approval to develop on a significant scale, which allows an immediate opportunity to explore any manner of possibilities on what stands as one of the last remaining absolute beachfront development sites in Australia’s north.

Held in the one family for the past 30 years, this pristine tropical sanctuary is the perfect blend of isolation and convenience. Relaxed and stylish Palm Cove may be mere minutes away, but the site itself enjoys complete serenity and privacy – including the lovely golden beach that lies at the heart of the holding.

The world-famous destinations of Port Douglas and Cairns lie little more than 30 minutes either side, the latter offering a first rate airport that welcomes international flights from across the world. The scale of the development approval for this site could include the option to incorporate a helipad, making this one of the most accessible escapist compounds imaginable.

But once you’ve arrived, The Headlands feels a million miles from anywhere. The views are intoxicating, stretching out for miles across the Coral Sea towards the Great Barrier Reef. A coveted south-east aspect catches the prevailing tropical breezes. Experiencing both sunrise and sunset from this land is an incredibly powerful experience, with the ocean turning to a shimmering gold and the mountains that lie behind the site being covered in lovely, moody mists.

At a time in our lives when the desire to escape and shelter holds more value than ever before, The Headland, Palm Cove stands as an opportunity to have and to hold a beautiful and precious Australian asset with the scope and scale to create a truly world class getaway.


“It is unmatched in terms privacy and opportunity. There would be very few sites like it anywhere on the east coast of Australia.”

Gary Hunt, Architect