PALM COVE Palm Cove is a palm treelined beachside suburb on the Cairns northern beaches. With a lifeguard-patrolled beach, it’s the favoured hangout of celebrities and A-listers, as well as locals. Home to some of Cairns' best restaurants and cafes, Palm Cove’s landscaped waterfront has free beachfront barbecues and picnic tables. One of Queensland’s most awarded restaurants, Nu Nu’s, is undisputedly Cairns' best restaurant, serving modern Australian cuisine influenced by fresh local produce. Vivo is splendid for breakfast, or lingering over lunch on the Queenslanderstyle verandah. See tourismpalmcove.com.