The hideaway township of Mission
Beach is surrounded by a lush backdrop of World Heritage
listed wet tropical rainforest, sunkissed white sandy
beaches and the silvery shimmering blues of the Coral
Sea and Great Barrier Reef.
A picturesque 1.75 hours drive south from Cairns and 2.5 hours
north from Townsville through rich cane fields, banana
plantations and historic towns, Mission Beach is a unique
and unspoilt haven.
Mission Beach is comprised of
the coastal settlements of Bingil Bay, Mission Beach
(local business area), Wongaling Beach (business precinct)
and South Mission Beach ... all only minutes apart.
Mission Beach offers a good level
of infrastructure and services including Supermarkets,
Restaurants, Resorts, Hotels, Medical Centre, Shopping,
Cafés, Art Galleries and various Tours. Essential
services include Police, Ambulance, Fire and Schools.
Mission Beach is secluded, yet it is also the perfect base
to explore the other wonders of the region; the Great Barrier
Reef, Hinchinbrook Island, Dunk Island, Paronella Park
at Mena Creek, Atherton Tablelands, Cairns, World Heritage
Wet Tropic Rainforest and the Gulf Savannah.
Things to See and Do at Mission Beach.
- scuba diving
- game fishing
- reef fishing
- water skiing
- tandem ski-diving
- beach combing
- island picnics
- beach blow carts
- jet skis
- floodlit tennis
- rainforest walks
- white water rafting
- wildlife photo safaris
- offshore fishing
- island exploring
are numerous walking tracks from which to explore the
beautiful rainforest, mountain streams, waterfalls and
coastline. These tracks range in length from 1.5km to
7km and are suitable for all ages.
Catch the water taxi across to Dunk Island and explore
the miles of walking tracks that criss cross the island
through National Park and discover your own secluded
Mission Beach is also
the home of the rare and beautiful cassowary, a flightless
rainforest bird found only in the tropical rainforests. Please
take care when driving in the area and keep an eye out for
this endangered species.
Daily trips to the
Great Barrier Reef from Clump Point enable visitors
to experience this natural wonder of the world by glass
bottom boat, snorkelling and scuba diving.
As well, gamefishing,
sportfishing and reef fishing are all available by charter,
or better still bring your own boat and make Mission Beach
your base to explore this magical fishing destination.
For the more adventurous
there is white water rafting on the nearby Tully River
or tandem skydiving from 10,000 feet onto Mission
Getting to Mission Beach
you are flying into Cairns, allow 1 3/4 hours
from the airport for a comfortable drive to Mission Beach.
you are flying into Townsville then allow two
and a half hours drive to Mission Beach.
The major car hire firms
all service Mission Beach as does the local Sugarland
you wish to travel by coach then phone Premier: Phone
13 34 10, or Greyhound: Phone
13 20 30.
Sun Palm Transport bus
will meet you in Cairns and take you to your accommodation
- International Phone +61 7 4087 2900, Local Phone (07)
4087 2900, Email: email@example.com
Twenty tropical islands just offshore & great
fishing in the waters of the Coral Sea.