Mission Beach is a natural midway point between Townsville and Cairns. It is an unspoilt tropical paradise of World Heritage rainforest fronting 14 kilometres of golden, sandy beach. The relaxed nature of Mission Beach makes it a great place for all sorts of travellers to visit. Whether you are a family seeking calm, safe waters for your kids to swim in or a backpacker on your way up or down the coast, Mission Beach has something for you.
The Great Barrier Reef is only 38 kilometres from Mission Beach, thus making it the closest mainland access point to the Great Barrier Reef at just over an hour away. The benefit to reef-goers is more time in the water doing what you go to the reef for - snorkelling and scuba diving.
Offshore from Mission Beach are the beautiful Family Group of islands including the famous Dunk and Bedarra islands and just south is the largest National Park island in Australia, Hinchinbrook Island where you can spend a day in peaceful, serene crowd free environments or hike the wilderness trails.
Mission Beach offers as much to the adrenaline junkie and extreme sports enthusiast as to the holiday-maker after some peace and quiet. Some activities you may or may not decide to participate in are:
Mission Beach enjoys an enviable climate. Average daily temperatures rarely drop below 25 degrees celsius and we never suffer from the water restrictions so often in force further south owing to our natural rainfall characteristics.
Surrounded by hectares of National Parks and the Family Island Group featuring Dunk Island just off the coast, Mission Beach is an ideal location for camping. This form of accommodation is a fantastic way to truly experience Mission Beach’s natural surroundings.
Mission Beach has a rich history and culture. Aboriginal, geological and agricultural history of the area can be found here.
Wondering about the effects of Cyclone Yasi on our region? Click on our little Yasi image and read all about our fast and furious recovery.
It is almost impossible to be disappointed if you are a return visitor, the beaches are still spectacular, the restaurants, cafes, resorts and accommodation houses are as vibrant as ever and all the activities loved by visitors are still available.
We in Mission Beach welcome new and return visitors to the wonders of our region.