Top 16 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Palm Cove, Australia - Updated 2023


Adorned with centuries-old paperbark Melaleuca trees lining the popular and beautiful Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove is a seclusive seaside community in the Cairns Region of Queensland. Unique, exciting, and completely chill, this tropical paradise is filled with sun-kissed beaches, world-class beach resorts, choice restaurants, charming cafes and shops, invigorating spas, and everything else required to create the ultimate balmy beach oasis. The Palm Cove experience is heightened by an array of mind-blowing attractions available to visitors: thrilling Great Barrier Reef trips, Rainforest expeditions, gorgeous golf courses, kayaking excursions to nearby islands, and so much more! When you’re ready to throw on your swimsuit, enjoy some great water sports, and laze on a white-sand beach, Palm Cove is definitely waiting. Also waiting are the following must-be-seen-to-be-believed Airbnb vacation rentals:

1. Immaculate home in a tropical resort (from USD 254)

An excellent tropical holiday awaits you and your beloved at this ideal retreat tucked away in a quiet corner of a pristine resort. Your booking grants you access to excellent facilities, including a gym, tennis court, restaurant, and three swimming pools. You’ll spot this second-floor unit in the building located next to the adult-only Serenity pool.

While the entire premises is inviting, your indoor stays will be equally pleasing as the unit features a balcony with a hot tub. There is a large smart TV and free Wi-Fi to cater to your viewing and browsing needs. Meanwhile, restful slumbers are guaranteed in the air-conditioned bedroom fitted with a plush king-size bed.

Condo in Palm Cove · ★4.92 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath
Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia
95 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condo 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great apt and the pools are amazing
becs place is beautiful wonderful pools good restaurants great gardens
awesome amenities and facilities as well
bec's apartment was perfect for our week long stay in palm cove
we had an amazing stay at bec’s apartment in the beautiful peppers resort
clean and well equipped for our stay
great location very clean and quite room
hands down best place we stayed super clean smelt amazing great location
very clean comfy bed and good location if you want to be outside of cairns itself
the room was clean and tidy and had everything we needed to make our stay more comfortable
kind inclusion of champagne for birthday
bec was so friendly and lovely as well we will be back
great location and an excellent stay
absolutely perfect location central along william's esplanade made everything just a short walk away
wonderful apartment in a wonderful location
loved the location and found it usually easy to get a lounger by the pool
bec’s apartment was so well located in palm cove central to cafe’s and restaurants in town
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2. Luxury studio unit in a 5-star resort (from USD 182)

If you want to snag 5-star resort amenities without the hefty price tag, spend your holidays in this luxury studio in Sea Temple Resort and Spa. Any booking here provides opportunities for relaxation in a spa, soaking up the sun in any of three pools, and staying active at the gym. You also don’t have to venture far for superb meals as two in-house restaurants are on-site. The resort is just the ticket for a perfect beach getaway, as it offers direct beach access.

Meanwhile, in-room amenities include a smart TV, snug king-size bed, bathtub, and air-conditioning. Guests with toddlers can also request a travel cot and highchair in advance.

Rental unit in Palm Cove · ★4.92 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath
Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia
206 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the resort is terrific with great pools and is really close to town and the beach
a fantastic studio apt in a beautiful resort
clean tidy room in a brilliant resort
its a great studio that is spotless and comfortable and has a spa bath
the room itself was clean comfortable and easy to find
fantastic accommodation every thing was great from check-in to cleanliness of the apartment
the place is very well appointed and super clean
i highly recommend this property and our host david
david was responsive and our room was ready without any dramas
david and morag were both incredibly responsive respectful and accommodating they’re really wonderful hosts
david is a friendly host and communication was terrific would definitely stay here again
fantastic room resort host - couldn’t ask for more
good location with easy parking
great place in a beautiful location
great location easy check-in beautiful apartment
great location clean and tidy apartment located in a beautiful setting
great location and value highly recommend
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3. Premier suite in a beachfront hotel (from USD 331)

Surprise your significant other with a well-deserved time off at the prestigious Alamanda Palm Cove. This premier suite is the idyllic hideaway for a satisfying escapade, offering sweeping views of the turquoise ocean and palm tree-lined beach from its balcony and open-plan interior. Top-notch furnishings are paired with modern touches, including a smart TV, WiFi, and a well-appointed kitchen space. It has double-glazed windows and glass doors to provide better insulation against heat and cold.

Maximize your stay by indulging yourself in remarkable on-site facilities such as a restaurant, sparkling pools, spa, and barbecue areas. Keep in mind that a three-night minimum booking is required here.

Rental unit in Palm Cove · ★4.97 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 2 baths
Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia
39 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views from the balcony are stunning the beach and 3 pools are footsteps away
beautiful apartment very spacious with modern furnishings
we loved our stay here beautiful views apartment is stunning and has everything you need
an outstanding piece of luxury - the view is amazing the apartment is huge and the amenities fabulous
a light and spacious one-bedroom two bathroom apartment with great views and all the facilities
efficiently run and friendly host
great stay & host
great apartment and location in palm cove
great location & the room as pictured
beautiful location in a stylish comfortable apartment
an amazing apartment in an amazing location
the location is truely unbeatable we will definitely be re booking this apartment
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4. Palm Cove Retreat (from USD 201)

Likely to appeal to those traveling with the entire family, Palm Cove Retreat is designed to offer a deluxe experience. This two-story villa enchants guests with its remarkable outdoor space, a private swimming pool, and a covered entertainment area with a barbecue grill. If you stroll for a while, you can walk to Palm Cove Beach for a refreshing time under the sun or explore the esplanade’s shops and restaurants.

Indoors, you’ll also be able to beat the heat as the house is fully air-conditioned. The availability of a full kitchen, a remote-controlled garage, and complimentary WiFi make this home an excellent accommodation for a wide range of guests.

Home in Palm Cove · ★4.77 · 3 bedrooms · 6 beds · 2.5 baths
Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia
133 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 6 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds were comfortable and the air-conditioning worked perfectly keeping the house cool at all times
i would definitely come back - beds are very comfortable and air-conditioners work fantastic
fully air-conditioned pet friendly pool spacious reasonably clean well priced quiet
great property in every respect and pool was perfect with the glorious weather
we had many guests stay and visit and the houses were comfortable well provisioned
very clean spacious slice of paradise
so clean and spacious enough for a large family
the house was spotless and the communication before during and after was great
very clean and everything was as described
the house was super clean and beautifully decorated
michael was a fabulous host and his on-ground manager cheryl did a great job
thoughtful and helpful touches like the umbrellas kids buckets and building blocks
cheryl was very helpful in showing us the best beach access
great location awesome communication from host answering all questions and providing us with what we needed
michael’s place is a paradise you’ll never want to leave the property manager is super helpful
location was great walking distance from the beach and restaurants that were near by
great location easy walk to shops and restaurants
4 pros: awesome location short walk to the main street close to the highway walking distance to eateries
great location a good walk for the dogs down to the gorgeous esplanade
great location plenty of space
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5. Tranquil & relaxing 2-bedroom (from USD 332)

Recline in sophisticated elegance in this spacious 2nd-floor 2-bedroom apartment. This accommodation is loaded with tasteful decor and furnishings that define luxury living. Walking distance to the splendid beachfront and divine international restaurants, this apartment offers complimentary lightning-quick NBN broadband internet Wi-Fi, free telephone calls, and Netflix subscription! This lodging even has the latest gadgetry: the Google Mini Home, a personal travel assistant device. Top-of-the-line in every aspect, guests can enjoy memory foam pillows on both soft queen-sized beds, a cable TV, a galley kitchen, air conditioning throughout, an airy balcony, and a crystal blue pool surrounded by tropical gardens.

Rental unit in Palm Cove · ★4.79 · 2 bedrooms · 5 beds · 2 baths
Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia
149 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 5 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the amenities were very good- washed dryer dishwasher tv balcony etc
all amenities provided and air conditioning and fans most welcome
very good wifi and free phone calls
the provision of free wi-fi and netflix was an added bonus
the bed was extremely comfortable and the air con was so needed as it was very very warm
very clean 2 bed 2 bath
apartment was clean and good
modern and clean facilities
really nice place clean & modern features
spacious clean tropical and very relaxing
peter was a great host and very helpful
sorry coming late to comment:peter is a great host and quick response
our host peter was a great communicator and also gave a great information on directions around the unit
great host with good communication
access and communication with host was easy and prompt
brilliant location in palm cove
great location within walking distance
great location just a short walk from palm cove beach
great location very close to beach and restaurants
great location great value for money
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6. Welcome to paradise - a beach oasis in Palm Cove (from USD 205)

Set in a prime location, this roomy 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartment is just steps from the beach and surrounded by delectable restaurants, lively cafes, and top-notch shopping. Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef is moments away, and guests can also have plenty of fun paddle boarding or kayaking. The property has a brilliant tropical ambiance, enhanced by a sparkling pool, once hailed as Australia’s biggest resort pool. BBQ pits are sprinkled throughout the decks surrounding the pool, and there’s a 10-person hot tub. Gym, yoga, and pilates on the beach are also available to guests. No Wi-Fi is provided, but there’s cable TV, washer/dryer access, free parking, bath essentials, and a lot more.

Rental unit in Palm Cove · ★4.67 · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 2 baths
Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia
109 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

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we also loved the balcony with its very comfortable furniture and pretty outlook over the pool
tv and couch were very dated so wasn’t very comfortable at night
bbq area is great and there are many tables and chairs set up amongst the gorgeous tropical gardens
close to the beach free wifi big pool and spa great stay
nice little balcony looks out to the lush greenery around the giant pool
it was extremely clean and super comfortable
great spot clean tidy and very comfortable
the place was very clean
clean easy car parking onsite
good communication from tami and the apartment is spacious and very clean
very helpful host
the reception desk was also helpful to us
tami the owner was brilliant and was quick to respond to any questions we had
tami is a great host
staff working at the reception very helpful with any queries
it's location was perfect
great location awesome huge lagoon pool
great place in a superb location could not fault
fantastic apartment beautiful complex and perfect location
we were pleased with this location
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7. Palm Cove waterfront home (from USD 292)

Stay close to the gorgeous Palm Cove waterfront in this beautiful three-bedroom property and enjoy the delights of Palm Cove’s restaurants, cafes, pubs, attractions, and beaches. This relaxing, modern space features an open-plan living and stunning outdoor area, three bedrooms with a king, a queen, two single beds and even a baby cot, two utterly modern, spruced-up bathrooms with a bathtub, a well-stocked, modern kitchen will all appliances imaginable, satellite TV, and free Wi-Fi. A wonderful outdoor space complete with a swimming pool and manicured gardens complete this wonderful property.

Home in Palm Cove · ★4.93 · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 baths
Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia
203 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it has all the amenities you could need including excellent wifi
air con throughout and a lovely pool as well
the pool it's the perfect size for a family and being solar-heated was always inviting to be in
enjoyed swimming in the heated pool
fast wifi close to the beach and a nice quiet street
beautiful clean property modern and comfortable
it was sparkling clean and well stocked with basic essentials
it was so clean big and comfortable for the whole family
super clean stunning house and a lovely pool and outdoor area
very spacious and clean
host is very helpful and response promptly to all our requests
the host was so very helpful
the host is all the time ready to help and prompt for any inquiry
the hosts are very welcoming and accommodating
more than too kind
great location in palm cove
great location short walk to esplanade
a super location too
good location close to the palm cove restaurant strip
amazing house and amazing location
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8. Sizzling one-bedroom with special offer!

Just 50 meters (164 feet) to the beach and moments from Palm Cove’s hub, this renovated one-bedroom apartment boasts top luxuries, like a gourmet kitchen and private balcony. Exuding a nice tropical feel, this 2nd-floor apartment is located within walking distance of numerous cafes and restaurants. Everything is shiny and bright, from the stainless steel appliances to the spotless modern bathroom fixtures. Cushy queen-sized bed, complimentary Wi-Fi, TV, free parking, air conditioning, swimming pool, washer/dryer, laundry detergent, shampoo, 2 bicycles, and so much more are available. Guests have access to a private carport that provides direct access to the accommodation, and a great tour-booking kiosk is a short walk to the Esplanade.

Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia
327 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

9. Gorgeous home with outdoor patio

Stay in utter luxury in Palm Cove, Queensland in a gorgeous, self-contained home hardly five minutes from the main esplanade, beach, and Palm Cove’s shops, restaurants, and bars. The pavilion-style rental is tropical living at its best with an indoor-outdoor space linked with bi-fold doors. The house features an ensuite bedroom with a king bed, a spacious, modern kitchen, a comfy living room with a leather couch and a flat-screen smart TV, and even a garage. The outdoor patio features alfresco dining space, a gas barbecue, and wonderfully verdant gardens, where an evening stroll is a fitting end to a day of exploring Palm Cove.

Valparaiso - Palm Cove Secluded Couples Hideaway
Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia
71 reviews
Entire house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

10. Robyne & Symon's snazzy boutique hideaway

Located near the beach and just a 7-minute stroll to Palm Cove’s fine restaurants, this room in a nice bed-and-breakfast style setting is ideal for couples, solo tourists, or business travelers. This cozy non-smoking room offers an attractive queen-sized bed, a private en-suite bathroom, a wall-mounted TV, a small fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, and a wardrobe for storage. French doors open onto the lovely outdoor area that features a refreshing pool in a tropical setting. A tasty continental breakfast is served, and a convenient washing machine and dryer are available upon request. This lodging also offers Wi-Fi, air conditioning, bath essentials, and free parking. No kitchen is available to guests, but the myriad of dining options will easily keep you fed.

Robyne and Symon's Hideaway..
Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia
99 reviews
Private room in guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room patio pool and courtyard area provide plenty of space to relax
it was fabulous to have tea coffee fruit and light breakfast included
the room is excellent with a comfy bed and a filled fridge with breakfast
little touches like the timtans for your evening coffee and flowers in the room made it extra special
swimming pool nature and nice breakfast were all the comfort we needed
the accommodation is spotless - even the towels smell amazing
clean and tidy well equipped room
perfect little guest room clean and well equipped
the place is as described : clean and comfortable
great place clean and welcoming and completely comfortable
robyne is a wonderful host
robyne is a lovely smiling friendly host
robyne was a fantastic and welcoming host
robyne was a fantastic host - so welcoming and kind
robyne is a warm and welcoming host who cares about making you feel at home
great location for a relaxing holiday
the house is ideally located being only a short walk to the main strip
great location within palm cove
a short walk away from restaurants and the beach the location was ideal
the location was great close to restaurants and cafe's
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11. Efficient studio apartment @ Amphora Palm Cove

Located in a glamorous resort setting, this renovated beachfront studio affords guests top luxury and supreme comfort. Guests can enjoy the huge lagoon-style pool and soothing spa at their leisure. In this cozy space, there’s a plush king-sized bed, a flat screen TV, a private bathroom with a great spa tub, a breezy outdoor balcony, and a functional kitchenette. The host is attentive, providing a lot of information and advice about Palm Cove. The area is easily accessible on foot, and this apartment’s locale features a handy grocery store, pharmacy, and many delicious restaurants nearby. If you’re visiting without a car, the buses are just one minute away.

Studio Spa Apt - Amphora Palm Cove
Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia
154 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

12. Two-bedroom amazing beach house

Set on a quiet street, this 2-bedroom townhouse is 700 meters (0.43 miles) from the serene beachfront, pretty Esplanade, scrumptious restaurants, and delightful cafes of the charming Palm Cove beach village. Entirely furnished and impeccably maintained, this townhouse features private front and rear courtyards, so you can relax with a bottle of wine and recuperate from your busy day. The spacious upstairs bedrooms offer cushy beds with built-in wardrobes. The living room area downstairs has cozy pieces of furniture, a large TV, and a DVD player with a selection of DVDs. Both the kitchen and laundry room are well-appointed, and tea/coffee is supplied. Guests have access to the refreshing shared pool.

❤️2br amazing beach-house❤️☀️⛱️
Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia
81 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

13. Palm Cove paradise

This contemporary and roomy 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartment on the ground floor offers spectacular ocean views from the veranda, along with direct access to the resort swimming pool. This accommodation is situated within walking distance of all the wonderful esplanade eateries, including one of the strip’s great restaurant, Vivo. This newly renovated apartment comes fully furnished, completely air-conditioned, and filled with lots of subtle charm in its decor. The kitchen is slick, fitted with modern appliances, and the main bathroom features a large shower and a spa tub. The outdoor patio space is a true highlight, and a great spot to chill and enjoy a meal at the end of the day.

Palm Cove paradise
18 reviews
Entire villa 3 Beds 5 Guests

14. Tropical getaway close to the beach

This private room in a snazzy beachside apartment is ideal for travelers that want to be near the ocean, lounge in a hammock, soak in a heated spa, and chill on the large balcony while grilling a steak on the BBQ. This room offers minimal, but attractive furnishings and decor. The queen-sized bed is comfy and the en-suite bathroom is tidy, clean, and possesses a large 2-person shower. Guests are welcome to use the kitchen that is spacious and provides first-rate appliances. For indoor entertainment, there’s Wi-Fi and Netflix. For fun outside the room, take advantage of the resort’s nicely equipped gym, rejuvenating spa, and lovely and large lagoon-style pool.

Tropical getaway close to beach
37 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

15. Palm Cove self-contained 3-bedroom

A breezy and spacious open-floor plan and a wall of windows in the living area that filters in lots of natural light comprise this 3-bedroom 2-bath condo. Stellar from top to bottom, this condo is situated in a dazzling resort setting, and features superb views from the balcony: bush views, the expansive saltwater swimming pool, and glimpses of native birds fluttering around in the evening. Though lacking a Wi-Fi connection, there are other amenities, such as cable TV, access to washer/dryer, free parking on the premises, bath essentials, shampoo, hairdryer, and a fully equipped kitchen. This condo is surrounded by a wide array of tourist attractions and activities, as well as a variety of great alfresco style restaurants and gourmet cafes.

Palm Cove Self Contained Apartment
Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia
56 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condominium (condo) 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent pool and family amenities
beautiful spacious apartment with everything you could possible need 4 different swimming pools and nice and quiet :)
apartment was in an amazing location with beautiful balcony view of bush land and cute wallabies feeding their young
the place was spotless with great amenities especially the pool
great place good location clean but read carefully no wifi
pleasant and exceptionally clean apartment
highly recommended exceptionally clean and great value for money
excellent apartment very clean and exactly like the photos
the unit was roomy clean with very comfortable queen beds
really comfortable apartment spacious and spotlessly clean with a great sized balcony
deanne was a wonderful host
the neighbour is very kind and helpful too
a lovely spacious condo in a beautiful location
perfect location for all the sight seeing for cairns area
nice pool location is perfect just an easy 10-15 minute walk to williams esplanade
our grandchildren loved the pool and it's close proximity to the apartment
very quiet and enjoy the walk from the apartment using a boardwalk to the jetty at palm cove
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16. Colorful igloo by the sea (from USD 178)

This accommodation is simply too awesome for words. Dome-shaped and oozing with a delightful nautical motif, this one-bedroom bungalow is located moments away from the beach. There’s even a sparkling octagonal swimming pool on the property. Complimentary Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen, a private outdoor patio, free parking, an on-site laundry, an ipod/ipad docking station, books, and a public BBQ grill on the beach are just a few of the amenities provided. Splashes of color enhance this bungalow that offers a comfy queen-sized bed in the bedroom, and a fun loft-style double bed over the kitchen. For dining options, try Fratellies restaurant. This eatery offers tasty cuisine, as well as wonderful ocean views. A top pick on the menu is the calamari pomegranate salad.

Dome in Trinity Beach · ★4.88 · 1 bedroom · 5 beds · 1 bath
Trinity Beach, Queensland, Australia
293 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Dome 5 Beds 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place was very neat and tidy aircon and wifi available
could upsize the tv otherwise perfect
the igloo itself had everything we needed super comfortable bed good size bathroom and shower well stocked kitchen
pool nice and clean too
it was very clean and had everything that we needed
igloo was clean and spacious enough for 4
the place was quiet clean and very inviting
it was very clean with lots of towels and extras available in both the kitchen & bath
thank you for being such a wonderful host paulina
our hosts were great to deal with and accommodating when we required a later check out
host sean was pleasant obliging and helpful
communication with the hosts was a quick and easy
paulina was very friendly with responsive communication and really easy check in and out process
cute and quaint great location great value
location was really great
perfect location for your trip
great location a few steps from the beach
perfect location friendly house to live in
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Blissful Palm Cove

Don’t be surprised if a vacation in Palm Cove delights you, leaving you spoiled and wanting more. With its carefree village-by-the-sea vibe, awe-inspiring attractions, pampering spas, and first-rate cuisine, a trip to Palm Cove is definitely time well spent with friends and family. Do also spend some time resting and relaxing at one of these great Airbnb accommodations - a surefire way to ensure your Palm Cove vacation, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, is a complete slice of heaven.

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