Mission Beach is a natural mid way point between Townsville and Cairns. Mission Beach is made up of four beach villages linked by 14 kilometres of wide golden beach, a perfect base to relax and explore this unspoilt natural environment. A blend of sophisticated eateries, boutiques and art galleries nestle against lush tropical rainforest. Mission Beach reminds us of how beautiful little beachside towns can be, blending vibrant art and culture with unique tourism attractions.
Visitors to Tropical North Queensland can plan a day trip from Cairns or Port Douglas; it’s just under two hours from Cairns to Mission Beach. Experiencing the beauty of Mission Beach, Cairns visitors often return.
The four villages of Mission Beach offer an excellent array of accommodation, from luxury resorts, and upmarket holiday homes to secluded rainforest retreats and superbly appointed B & Bs. Romantic getaways, family holidays, birdwatchers, backpackers, adventure travellers, campers and caravanners are all catered for. Mission Beach also offers the tourist a vast array of activities ranging from eco-friendly and environmental tours to extreme sports such as tandem skydiving and white water rafting for adrenaline junkies.
South Mission Beach has glorious views across to Dunk Island, Bedarra, the Family Group and the largest National Park Island in Australia, Hinchinbrook Island. Enjoy a relaxing laze on the beach or choose from a variety of water sports at the beach. Hire a boat and head over to Dunk Island, fish from the beach or hire a tinnie to explore the beaches on your own.
Wongaling Beach is the closest point to Dunk Island and enjoys spectacular views. Launch your boat directly off the beach or catch the water taxi to Dunk Island. Alternatively, take in the shops at the Wongaling shopping centre or enjoy a beer with your lunch in one of the beachfront bars.
Mix with the locals, enjoy a latte or fresh juice at one of the many outdoor cafes, watch the world go by Mission Beach style... slowly! Mission Beach has a surprising range of gourmet restaurants, bistros and bars to suit all tastes and budgets. Beachside resort and restaurant, galleries, fashion stores, interior design and beauty salons make up the eclectic ambience of the village.
Bingil Bay, the last beach of Mission Beach is a haven for artists, writers and musicians. Enjoy a freshly caught fish barbecued on the free barbecues at the waters edge, or take in the walk to the top of Bicton Hill for awesome views of the Barnard Islands and over to Dunk and Hinchinbrook while hopefully spotting a cassowary on the way.