Australia's only LGBTI resort is a pretty popular location throughout the year for any number of different reasons. Not only do we cater for local day visitors, national & international holiday makers or those looking for the ideal private getaway, but we've also been known to throw a pretty mean private function or two! And, there are times when some awesome Turtle Cove lovers think we're just so amazing they want the entire resort all for themselves for a night or two!! Or even a whole week!!

And who are we to say no... when we can help out as a resort location for something special, we'll do our best to accommodate. With 30 Rooms, the Pool & Spa, Restaurant & Bar, Private Beach, Gymnasium and so much more, we can be your perfect spot for any event, no matter how large or small. If you'd like all or part of Turtle Cove Resort for your special event or function, drop an email to events@turtlecove.com and we'll provide the perfect package options to suit your event and needs.

So.... While the resort is fully booked out for a private event between Saturday April 21 to Saturday April 28, we're going fishing!! Be sure to lock in your Turtle Cove visit outside of these days and we'll make sure you're well looked after. Limited rooms are still available from April 28 as we get ready for 2018 NUDE WEEK so get in touch today and secure your perfect Far North Queensland getaway!

Turtle Cove's annual NUDE WEEK

Turtle Cove's annual NUDE WEEK

Turtle Cove Beach Resort (map)

  • In 2018 we're bringing it back again!! NUDE WEEK 2018 will take place at Australia's only gay beach resort from FRIDAY MAY 4 to FRIDAY MAY 11, with a week of Nude fun!

  • Australia's only LGBTI resort, with an exclusive, secluded private beach, 24hr pool & spa, restaurant & bar, gymnasium, and of course TWO of the world's greatest natural attractions (the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rain Forrest) on your doorstep!!

  • AND.... Queensland recognizes Labour Day on Monday May 7 which gives you even MORE reason to book your flights and accommodation NOW. The opening weekend of NUDE WEEK 2018 gives you a 3 DAY WEEKEND to strip down and party with local and international visitors. That's a 3 DAY WEEKEND of spa & pool fun, a 3 DAY WEEKEND of basking on the golden sands for an 'all-over' glow! a 3 DAY WEEKEND of eating amazing foods, drinking the tastiest cocktails and meeting the hottest men!

  • Limited Rooms are still available for advanced reservation and if you get in quick fights from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth can pop up on sale from just $1 so put the date in your diary NOW!!

  • As our local LGBTI community around Far North Queensland will be enjoying a public holiday on Monday May 7, we're welcoming everyone to join in the fun as a day visitor and enjoy a beer by the pool, a cocktail in the spa or bubbles on the beach! Stay for Lunch, stay for Dinner, stay for the night or stay for the whole Week!!

  • Full itinerary and details to be posted soon, but get in now to reserve your room for NUDE WEEK 2018 and we'll see you here ((every bit of you!))

Eurovision 2018

Eurovision 2018

Is this the year Australia takes out the win?? The team at Turtle Cove plans on being up at the crack of dawn to watch the broadcast live on the big screen each morning and we'll be cheering on Jessica Mauboy as she performs 'We Got Love' in front of a global audience of millions. Be sure to join us for an early breakfast in the Sandbar Restaurant on finals days and enjoy the delights that each country has to offer.

Eurovision 2018... Live on the Sandbar Big Screen May 9-15.

Cairns Tropical Pride - 'Wet', May Pool Party

Cairns Tropical Pride - 'Wet', May Pool Party

Lock this date into your diary as the team from Cairns Tropical Pride put the finishing touches to planning another great Pool Party event at Turtle Cove Resort, Australia's only LGBTI Beach Resort!! With 5 of the top local DJs spinning the tunes poolside throughout the day, performances in and out of the pool featuring The MerQueens, a Sausage Sizzle, cocktails and a whole lot of fun in the sun, this event will make a May to remember!

Pre Sale Tickets are just $20 online or you can wait til you arrive and pay $30 at the entrance. A Coach will run a shuttle service between Cairns and the Resort for those who want to avoid the drive or aren't planning on grabbing an overnight room and for the women, there's a special Women's Tent. Plus there's Beach Games and a whole stack more!

Grab your tickets through TryBooking and check out the Facebook Event for further updated info! 






While Queens in Queensland celebrate Her Majesty's special day with a public holiday in October, and queens in Western Australia  mark the occasion with a public holiday in September, it's interesting to note that Queen Elizabeth II actually turns 92 on April 21 this year. 

But, as the rest of Australia celebrates the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend with a public holiday on Monday 11 June it's only fitting that Australia's only LGBTI resort dons the crown jewels and kicks up its heels to mark this weekend of gay antics!

So, pencil it in your diary for Friday June 8 to Monday June 11 and come celebrate the birth of Queen B, Queen Elizabeth and all the other queens out there who need an excuse to pop the bubbly and have a birthday nip or two! :-)

Turtle Cove will be turning on the fun and campery from Friday afternoon 'knock off drinks' through til Monday evening with a royal affair not to be missed. Book your holiday now and stay all weekend or just grab your chariot up the Captain Cook Highway for a day by the pool. 

More details to come!!!

*** be aware, the IRONMAN 70.3 Cairns leg takes place on our doorstep on Sunday 10 June, so this means the Captain Cook Highway will be closed in most parts between Cairns & Port Douglas between 7am & 5pm ***



In 2019 we might be accused of letting our inner-bogan come out again with a special Australia Day Weekend planned. Pop on your thongs, grab that jar of Vegemite and head up to Turtle Cove Beach Resort for a few days!

Kicking off on Friday evening with an extended Happy Hour from 4pm and a poolside dinner from 6pm in the Sandbar Restaurant followed by a special 'Australiana Trivia Night' with prizes up for grabs for the smartest singles or teams.

Then on Saturday Jan 26, we kick back by the pool and enjoy our national day of celebration with a cold Aussie beer and tunes to keep your toes tapping all afternoon. A La Cart dinner will be served from 6pm followed by a Saturday Night Pool Party, with local DJs spinning up the dance party anthems til late! And you can expect to hear more Aussie Dance tracks to keep the dance floor rockin' til the wee hours!

Sunday is our regular busy day on the beach with local day visitors popping in for lunch by the pool and loads of eye candy roaming the grounds. We'll bring out the BBQ for a special buffet dinner spread from 6.30pm with snags, Aussie Lamb chops and we may even throw a shrimp on the BBQ for good measure! Then we'll crank up the tunes again and party through til late with a beach bonfire to light up the night!!

Monday January 28 will be a public holiday so that gives you an extra day to sleep in, relax by the pool and soak up the sun. Enjoy lunch, cocktails, a walk along the beach or a mingle by the pool, however you choose to spend a Monday holiday!

Rooms are still available for those wanting to stay a night, the weekend or even longer, with special discount deals available. 



In 2019, Australia's only gay & lesbian beach resort gets into the Sydney Mardi Gras mood with the perfect way to kick off the Mardi Gras Parade & Party weekend, followed by the popular annual MARDI GRAS RECOVERY Week.

Mardi Gras Parade & Party takes over Oxford Street in Sydney on Saturday March 2 and while the glitter flies down South, TURTLE COVE BEACH RESORT will be kicking up its heels in the Far North.

Friday March 1 kicks off our Mardi Gras week with sensational cocktails and meals all night and a late night spa & pool session to get the weekend underway. Over the weekend we'll have special treats to keep the party vibe going and we'll screen the parade replay on the big screen in the bar! 

Then, from Sunday March 3 we welcome the flights from Sydney as people head north for the sunshine, poolside tunes, cocktails and the best post-Mardi Gras week. Meet other gay & lesbian international and local guests and relax on the beach before heading home from Australia's biggest LGBTI calendar event.

TURTLE COVE MARDI GRAS RECOVERY is a popular annual event and accommodation bookings fill fast, so be sure to reserve your room NOW!

Turtle Easter Weekend

Turtle Easter Weekend

Bookings are now open for our annual Turtle Easter Long Weekend so hop to it if you're hoping to spend the weekend with us!!

Contact us via info@turtlecove.com or through the website "Room Rates" page to book your room and dates. We'll be open every day of the long weekend to welcome day visitors with a sensational Lunch Menu from 12noon-2.30 and our much loved A La Cart dinner service from 6pm.

Pop in for a day visit, sit by the pool, enjoy a cocktail or two and stay for dinner! And, like all good Easter weekends, enjoy a selection of great seafood treats on Good Friday then get ready for Saturday Night Cocktails and dancing around the pool til late! Wake up on Sunday with toasted Hot Cross Buns and CHOCOLATE!!! The Easter bunny will be leaving surprises around the resort so be here for the Easter Fun!! And on Easter Monday enjoy the day off from work and kick back on the beach, soaking in the rays and enjoy a few quiet drinks with new found friends.

It's Easter Celebrations all weekend at Australia's only gay & lesbian resort, so get Eggcited!!

** please note, a small surcharge applies on Public Holidays only.