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Mission Beach, QLD

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 the destination reputation as an ideal natural holiday choice.

mission beach

Less than 5 kilometres offshore, 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

Fourteen kilometres of palm-fringed beach connect these four small townships, from Kennedy Bay in the south, to Garners Beach in the north, a favourite spot for naturalists. 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.

southern cassowary

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.

Nearest Airport: Cairns International and Cairns Domestic Airports

Mission Beach Map

Experiences

  • Caravan and Camping
  • Romance
  • Eco Tourism
  • Environmental
  • Honeymoon
  • Indulgence/Luxury

Popular Activities

  • Bush Walking
  • Canoeing
  • City Sightseeing
  • Kayaking
  • National Park
  • Nightlife
  • Rainforest
  • Fishing - Game
  • Fishing - Beach
  • Beach
  • Fruit Picking
  • Fishing - Deep Sea
  • Fishing - Estuary
  • Reef
  • White Water Rafting

About Mission Beach

  • Locality: Urban locality
  • Mission Beach Postcode: 4852
  • State: Queensland
  • Region: Cairns & Great Barrier Reef
  • Latitude: -17.86729
  • Longitude: 146.10716
  • Elevation: 9m
  • Population: 815
  • Median Income: $30524
  • Area (Sq/km): 9.618
  • Timezone: Australia/Brisbane

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