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Nature takes centre stage at Mission Beach with its long unspoilt beaches, deserted islands and white-water rivers fringed by rainforest. There are no crowds at this seductive and easy going destination which is perfect for relaxation or discovering adrenalin pumping outdoor activities.

This is the birthplace of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, so exploring the reef is a must. Reef boats leave from the Clump Point jetty, join a kayaking tour or hire a dinghy and take a picnic to a deserted Great Barrier Reef island.

Mission Beach has 14 kilometres of sandy beaches, so it is easy to find a quiet place to relax with a book or indulge by checking into the couple’s room at a day spa and relaxing with the fabulous beach views. There are four villages that are collectively known as Mission Beach: South Mission Beach, Wongaling Beach, North Mission Beach and Bingil Bay.

Lush rainforest touches the shores of Mission Beach, hiding the elusive southern cassowary. Look for these majestic creatures on an easy rainforest walks and keep an eye out for the brilliant blue Ulysses butterfly, another local icon.

Nearby is the spectacular Misty Mountains Trail, a series of long-distance walking tracks through high-altitude rainforest. Several follow the ridgelines used by the area’s traditional owners, the Jirrbal and Mamu Aboriginal people.

The serene beauty of Mission Beach hides another side to this friendly beachside retreat – adrenalin-pumping adventure. Skydive from a plane on to the beach, head into the heart of the rainforest for white water rafting or explore the area on a jet ski or mountain bike.

Luxurious resorts, elegant hill-top apartments and beach houses are favourites for those wanting to escape from their busy lives, or choose from family-friendly motels, beach caravan parks and popular backpacker hostels. Mission Beach is about a two hour drive south of Cairns.

     
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    Sea Pearl at Mission

    Sea Pearl at Mission is a open planned beach house located at North Mission Beach, Queensland. The house consists of three bedrooms, wrap around deck, huge fenced yard and private in ground pool. Located one street back from the magical stretch of b...

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    Castaways Resort and Spa, Mission Beach

    Castaways Resort and Spa Mission Beach is your absolute beachfront escape in the tropics. Idyllically bound by the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforest, Castaways is the perfect destination for couples, families with children ...

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    Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach

    Welcome to Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach - a chilled out, friendly, resort-style hostel in tropical Queensland. Stay with them and you'll discover World Heritage-listed rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef fringed by unspoilt golden, sandy bea...

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    Mission Beach Resort

    Mission Beach Resort is centrally located in Wongaling Beach, close to the local Woolworths, and is only 400 metres to Wongaling Beach. Spread out over almost 12 acres, the Mission Beach Resort is the premier accommodation venue along the coast lin...

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    Sanctuary Retreat

    Sanctuary Retreat is an affordable accredited eco-tourism rainforest sanctuary, Eco-lodge and Yoga Retreat at Mission Beach, North Queensland, half way between Townsville and Cairns. Set on over 50 acres of lush tropical rainforest overlooking the ...

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    Beachcomber Coconut Holiday Park

    Located on the beach front at South Mission Beach with a view of Dunk Island and the tropical rainforest and Cassowary conservation area at the rear, Beachcomber Coconut Holiday Park is perfectly positioned for your holiday. You will find them one ...

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    Kurrimine Beach Holiday Park

    The Kurrimine Beach Holiday Park is just a short stroll from beautiful Kurrimine Beach. This is an authentic North Queensland Holiday experience. This unspoilt tropical beach is one of North Queensland's best kept secrets! With King Reef just offsho...

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    Lost Paradise

    Lost Paradise is located close to Mission Beach. This one cabin mini resort offers you privacy and is very exclusive. If you are looking to escape and indulge in privacy and seclusion Lost Paradise offers you this. Swim in the pool; relax in the hot ...

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    Bedarra Beach House

    Bedarra Beach House is a popular, exclusive, up market holiday destination for couples. They are offering a totally "sustainable" holiday without compromising your comfort or luxury on a romantic island in the Great Barrier Reef. The reef is accessib...

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    Bedarra

    When you just want to retreat from the world, there is no better place to escape to than the all-inclusive haven of Bedarra. With just eight villas hidden amongst 45 hectares of tropical rainforest, Bedarra offers solitude, privacy and sublime view...

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    August Moon Caravan Park

    This peaceful and friendly park is set on 10 acres, four kilometres South of Innisfail - The Gateway to the Tablelands. Spacious powered and unpowered camping sites. Drive through sites available. Relax in their tri-level pool, enjoy the generous ...

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    BIG4 Innisfail Mango Tree Tourist Park

    Just minutes from the picturesque town of Innisfail, BIG4 Innisfail Mango Tree Tourist Park is the perfect place to explore the local area and discover many nearby attractions. From our park you can experience the natural beauty of the tropics by wa...

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    Flying Fish Point Tourist Park

    Flying Fish Point is a quiet beach side community located where the Coral Sea meets the Johnstone River. Situated across the road from the beach and just seven kilometres east of the "art deco" town of Innisfail. Flying Fish Point Tourist Park is the...

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    Cardwell Beachfront Motel

    The Cardwell Beachfront Motel is exactly that - a motel right on the beachfront in the centre of the Cardwell. Guests have the choice of motel rooms or self-contained apartments, all with expansive ocean views from the common verandahs. Cardwell i...

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    Cardwell Van Park

    Cardwell Van Park is situated in Roma Street in a quiet location of the highway. It is within easy walking distance to the local shops, bowling green , golf course and country club. The RSL is nearby and it is a short stroll to the beach and jetty wh...

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    Mission Beach Dive

    Welcome to Mission Beach Dive where they will create your Outer Great Barrier Reef Experience! They can help you whether you wish to take your family snorkelling, a couples special dive or snorkel charter, advance your dive training and more. They...

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    Mamu Tropical Skywalk

    The Mamu Rainforest Canopy Walkway is a spectacular walk through the canopy of World Heritage rainforest. It is an iconic tourist attraction in the heart of the Wet Tropics. With a 350 metre long elevated walkway through the canopy, a cantilever, a...

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    Murdering Point Winery

    Murdering Point Winery is unique in every sense; the name, the unmatched range of exotic tropical wines, the location and the passion that drives the owners to accept only the best as demonstrated by the awards won annually, through the use of tradit...

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    Paronella Park

    Everyone has a dream. José Paronella's dream became a reality. On five hectares beside Mena Creek Falls he built his castle, a picnic area by the falls, tennis courts, bridges, a tunnel, and wrapped it up in an amazing range of 7,500 tropical plant...

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