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RM Family Retreat Palm Cove

2 Bathrooms
2 Bedrooms
52 Families stay a year

Staying at the retreat

Retreat to a picturesque location, where families can be together whilst enjoying the peace and quiet and tropical Palm Cove Beach air, just 30 minutes north of Cairns.

Opposite the pristine Palm Cove beachfront, our deluxe two-bedroom apartment in the four-star Mantra Amphora Resort is the perfect retreat for families with seriously ill children.

Our Team

Ronald McDonald Family Retreat Palm Cove is run by a team of passionate volunteers. The team is committed to ensuring our Family Retreat remains a special place where families can spend precious time together in a beautiful setting.


The Ronald McDonald Family Retreat is free of charge to eligible families.

Apply to stay at a Family Retreat

To apply, simply fill in the application form. We’ll then be in touch to confirm your stay.

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Retreat location

Ronald McDonald Family Retreat Palm Cove is an idyllic retreat, located within the grounds of the luxurious Mantra Amphora Resort. Set right on the beach in the sophisticated village of Palm Cove, this is the perfect place to physically and mentally remove yourself from your everyday and simply be together with the ones you love.

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Retreat Facilities

We offer comfortable and spacious apartment-style accommodation for families looking for a bit of respite and some quality time together.

Our two bedroom, two bathroom apartment comes well-appointed and able to accommodate up to 6 people in comfort. The apartment is fully self-contained, complete with full kitchen and laundry facilities, an open plan living area with direct access to a covered alfresco balcony, air conditioning, a TV and wi-fi access.

Our apartment is located within the beautifully landscaped grounds of the family-friendly Mantra Amphora Resort. Right on Palm Cove Beach, it provides families with all the luxuries of a resort complex, including a swimming pool and spa, a kid’s wading pool, two restaurants and a tour desk arranging trips to the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest and more.

What sets our retreat apart is the support the local community provides so we can give our families the full holiday experience. Whether it’s a day trip out to the Great Barrier Reef, exploring the rainforest, or enjoying a family meal at one of the many nearby restaurants, our generous supporters in Palm Cove ensure that our families experience a holiday like no other.

Please note that unfortunately at this time, our Retreat does not have wheelchair access.

Family Retreat Palm Cove - pool & resort

Enjoy the gorgeous pool and surrounds of the Mantra Amphora Resort!


Enjoy the stylish, comfortable and family-friendly accommdation