Cairns Visitors Information Guide
Tropical Far North Queensland

Mission Beach

Gateway to Dunk Island - it's in it's own little hideaway off the main road and is enveloped by Tropical Rainforest. It is considered the Jewel of the Cassowary Coast.

Mission Beach is 14 kilometres of magnificent golden sandy beaches with "Dunk Island" only a ferryboat ride away. Surrounded by National Park and World Heritage Listed Reef and Rainforest, Mission Beach is simply the closest thing to heaven on earth.

Offshore there are a group of amazing Islands that includes "Dunk Island" as well as "Beddara" and "Timana" Islands, and just a little south is the largest Island National Park in the world, "Hinchinbrook Island". The Great Barrier Reef is only 38 kms away making Mission Beach the closest access to the Reef.

Blue skies, white sandy beaches..

Numerous Boat Charters depart from various points along the Mission Beach coast headed for Dunk Island and cruises in and around the amazing group of Islands. Visit the Reef and try Scuba Diving or snorkelling in the crystal blue waters while experiencing the many wonders of The Great Barrier Reef.

This area is Heaven to fisherman. The ocean and local rivers teem with endless varieties of fish including the famous "Barramundi" and the delectable "Mud-Crab".

Choose between estuary fishing in the Hull River off Muff Creek or simply cast a line from any point on the beach. For Reef or Game Fishing, Charter Boats and Boat Hire are available.

Relax and unwind at Mission Beach

For the adventurer, spend a day White-Water Rafting on the majestic Tully River or Cruise down the Hull River spotting crocodiles, take a guided Rain-Forest walk by night, ride a camel or a horse along the beach or watch a parachutist landing on the beach-if you are game try it yourself! "Tandem Skydives…What a Rush!"

Accommodation is many and varied including Luxury Beachfront Apartments, Villa's, Resorts, Motels, Budget Units, Backpackers, Hostels, Caravan Parks and even Camping Sites. So whatever your choice or Budget allows there is something for every-one. All the accommodation facilities have been built to take advantage of the magnificent ocean views, Golden Beaches and Glorious Tropical Gardens from Bingil Bay to South Mission Beach.

The ever popular annual Aquatics Festival and the monthly Monster Markets together with the many well equipped holiday resorts and a great variety of specialty restaurants, fun holiday shopping, medical, banking, postal and coach terminal services and facilities makes Mission Beach the ideal holiday destination


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