Publicist Kate Fissenden talks summer in Palm Cove

Published December 12th, 2012

Now that exams are over and the party season is in full swing, I’m sure many of us (myself included) are in desperate need of a beach break of some sort. Well Kate Fissenden may have just the answer. A Williamstown local in Melbourne and a Geelong Cats fan, Kate recently took a break from her publicist job to chill out in Palm Cove, Queensland – a dream summer holiday destination if ever we saw one! Here she talks us though the highlights and make us extremely jealous.


How many countries have you travelled to? 

I have travelled to 5 countries.


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If you could narrow it down, what would be your top three? 

I probably couldn't narrow it down to 3 as they were all amazing, but if I could choose a favourite it would definitely have to be the Maldives. The whole trip was just breathtaking.


You went to Palm Cove in Queensland recently, why Palm Cove? 

Palm Cove is such a beautiful, relaxing place. They have some of the best restaurants I have ever been to and living in Melbourne, I am a bit of a foodie. The weather is warm and they have some great spas in town that allow you to really treat yourself. It's the perfect place to escape from it all and recharge your batteries.


Where did you stay?

I stayed at Sanctuary in Palm Cove. We had a lovely open space self contained apartment with a great big alfresco area.


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What was the highlight of the trip? 

I would say snorkelling along the Great Barrier Reef. It's always been on my list of things I wanted to do and it was an experience I will remember for the rest of my life.


Favourite spot you found? 

Whilst on a bush walk through the tropical rainforest, we stumbled across some incredible natural rock pools. The water was crystal clear and icy cold, a nice break from the humid summer weather in November.


Favourite meal? 

This is a hard one to choose as there are so many great restaurants in Palm Cove. Far Horizons made the best salmon dish I have ever eaten! I would recommend it to anyone who gets the pleasure of visiting this lovely place.


How would you describe your travel style?

Relaxed and carefree. I'm not really one to run on a schedule. I do that every day with my job so when I get away I like to just take things as they come and enjoy the spontaneity of it all.


Where are you planning on travelling next?

The next trip will be a big one. I'm hoping to either go to Europe or the USA...both very different so I just need to decide on where to go first!


Lauren Burvill

Australian born but London based, I'm a sucker for big cities and small tropical islands. When travelling, I like eating like a local, dressing like a local, but staying in 5 star style. Have a travel story to share? Tweet me @laurenburvill.