Welcome to Mission Beach . . .

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Mission Beach is a relaxed, yet vibrant beachfront town with over 14 kilometres of magnificent golden sandy beaches. Here two World Heritage areas, The Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforest, come together to form a tropical paradise. In many places, the rainforest literally fringes stretches of pristine golden beach, giving Mission Beach a reputation as an ideal natural holiday choice.

Only 2 hours from Cairns and 3 hours from Townsville, Mission Beach offers an excellent choice of restaurants, galleries, gift stores and coffee shops and of course the famous Mission Beach Accommodation that includes everything from Backpackers, Caravan Parks, B&B's, motels, Apartments & Villas such as Mission Beach Shores catering mainly for couples with only 4 bunglaows on the property.
Holiday Homes like Baranbali that can sleep up to 10 peolpe
Elite Retreats like Altitude One40 Complete privacy 17 acres in total and offers panoramic 270 degree views from the Barnard group of islands to Hinchinbrook Island
Beautiful beachfront Resorts - Newly refurbished Castaways Resort & Spa is your absolute beachfront escape. Castaways Resort & Spa is the perfect destination for couples, families with children and groups traveling together. The Elandra Resort Mission Beach is a stylish and luxurious 4 star resort nestled on the shores of Mission Beach Tropical North Queensland.

While you are here enjoy golf, kayaking, cassowary spotting, reef and estuary fishing, rainforest hikes, jet skiing, crocodile spotting, picnicing on one of the surrounding Islands, bird watching, market shopping, bike riding, swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. A day trip will have you enjoying the beautiful Atherton Tablelands, historic Paronella Park, Hinchinbrook Island, Josephine Falls and so much more.

For those of you with a little more adventure on your mind, a trip to Mission Beach won't be complete without experiencing a tandem skydive from 14,000 feet landing on one of the most pristine and untouched beaches you will ever see, or you can partake in a white water rafting trip in the beautiful Tully Gorge.

Less than 5 kilometres offshore of Mission Beach, Dunk Island and Bedarra Island make up an aquatic playground that is renowned along the east coast of Queensland. The Great Barrier Reef is only 38 kilometres away making Mission Beach the closest mainland access to the Reef, just an hour or so by boat. This means more time experiencing the wonders of Queensland's Great Barrier Reef when you stay at Mission Beach.

There are four villages that are collectively known as Mission Beach:

* South Mission Beach
* Wongaling Beach
* North Mission Beach
* Bingil Bay

Our spectacular palm-fringed beach connects these four small townships, from Kennedy Bay in the south, to Garners Beach in the north, a favourite spot for naturalists. Mission Beach Accommodation is available in all four of these townships and most visitors to our beautiful area find that they have a favourite. The Edmund Kennedy walking track at the southern end of the beach is part beach, mangrove and rainforest.

Several creeks empty their waters at Mission Beach and locals can often be found fishing for barramundi and mangrove jacks. Good fishing is also to be had at Clump Point jetty and the rock wall at Clump Point boat ramp, and for absolute seclusion, try Brooks Beach or Garners Beach at the northern end. It's quite likely that you'll catch a glimpse of the endangered Southern Cassowary in the rainforest around Mission Beach.

At Mission Beach, you will find a tranquil and very friendly tropical holiday township ideally suited to those who desire a true break from everyday life. A Mission Beach Holidays is just what you need and the choice of accommodation in Mission Beach will make your experience all that much better.

Mission Beach, come and see what paradise looks like - we can't wait to show you . . .

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