Coral Sea Kayaking

Multiple Locations

Coral Sea Kayaking, based in Mission Beach, offer trips paddling to many stunning rainforest clad National Park Islands within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Half day and one day trips visit Dunk Island or paddle along the tropical coastline.

Extended trips of three, five and seven days, include camping and paddling through uninhabited islands, such as World Heritage Listed Hinchinbrook Island, the Family and Barnard Islands. Their qualified, friendly guides have a wealth of knowledge regarding the local history, the island and reef ecology and they take pride in offering ecologically sound trips.

Coral Sea Kayaking's small group trips offer an active and eco-friendly way to explore and appreciate these areas of great natural beauty, with opportunities to also enjoy snorkeling and interpretive island rainforest walks. More than 12 years experience of leading sea kayaking trips throughout these islands means they have an impressive understanding of the local environment.

Facilities

  • Car park

Activities

  • Camping
  • Swimming

Other Information

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our Tours

After a short briefing by the friendly experienced guide, you leave South Mission Beach to paddle along the coast enjoying the beautiful views of the rainforest-clad islands and tropical coast. Turtles and the occasional dolphin or dugongs may be seen as you paddle along sandy bays and rocky headlands. The guides have plenty of interesting stories regarding the local history, mangrove and reef ecology. Along the way, stop for a swim or stroll, a light snack of homemade snacks and fresh tropical fruit. An active fun way to experience deserted beaches and stunning coastline.

Available for children over 13 years and adults.

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$77 $77

Explore Dunk Island by sea kayak, away from the noise and bustle of motors. View the rainforest-clad islands as you paddle across to Dunk Island. Exploring the shallow waters and fringing reef, you may see turtles and rays swim past. Relax on the beach, swim in the warm tropical waters or try snorkelling. After a luscious picnic lunch, you may enjoy a rainforest walk and learn about the Island ecology and its Aboriginal past. Return to the kayaks for the afternoon paddle to further explore the nearby Islands and back to the mainland.

Available for children over 13 years and adults.

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$128 $128

Three days spent exploring, paddling and camping on uninhabited tropical islands, peace and tranquillity of secluded beaches. Marine life abounds in these waters with dugongs, turtles and many tropical fish. The small group will paddle approximately two to three hours a day in double sea kayaks, leaving time to explore the islands, snorkel over the fringing reef or chill out and relax on beautiful beaches. Their guides have a wealth of knowledge about the local ecology and cultural history of this unspoilt region. In the evenings enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sunset before tucking into a delicious hearty dinner under a canopy of stars.

Available for children over 13 years and adults.

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$765 $765

This seven day sea kayaking trip includes the five-day Hinchinbrook Island Itinerary, plus more time to explore the islands and beaches. Paddle on northwards to the smaller Family Islands. The waters which surround Hinchinbrook and the Family Islands are part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, world renowned for its abundant marine life offering a chance to view many marine creatures including turtles and hopefully dugongs whilst on the water. This trip is a wilderness adventure that will be forever remembered as a truly special place and our small groups and excellent guides will ensure you are well cared for.

Available for children over 13 years and adults.

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$1790 $1790

Sea kayak hire offers experienced skilled sea kayakers the opportunity to organise their own sea kayaking trip to the stunning islands within the Great Barrier Reef Marrine Park. One of Australia's top sea kayaking destinations, Hinchinbrook Island and the many other smaller uninhabited islands that sit of the coast of the Mission Beach region.

Indicative rates

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$70 $80

Sea kayak hire offers experienced skilled sea kayakers the opportunity to organise their own sea kayaking trip to the stunning islands within the Great Barrier Reef Marrine Park. One of Australia's top sea kayaking destinations, Hinchinbrook Island and the many other smaller uninhabited islands that sit of the coast of the Mission Beach region.

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$55 $60

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Approximately ten kilometres from the Kennedy Highway on Tully Falls Road, Ravenshoe the upper car park is a shaded spot to leave your vehicle. You will need personal insect repellent for the walk to the waterfalls then return to your vehicle - the most rewarding way to complete your walk. Then proceed further south to Tully Gorge Lookout over the 275 metre gorge, your best chance for falling water is just after a storm in the "Green Season".

Misty Mountains Wilderness Walking Tracks

Ravenshoe, Tablelands Area
Free Entry
The Misty Mountains wilderness walking tracks are a 130 kilometre network of short and long wilderness tracks takes visitors through pristine, high altitude rainforest with crystal clear creeks, waterfalls and panoramic views.The tracks cross the Walter Hill Range and the Cardwell Range, extending from the coastal plain to the tablelands. The area forms part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and is recognised for its diversity of rainforest types, plant species and outstanding landscape features. Four long tracks—the Koolmoon Creek, Cannabullen Creek, Cardwell Range and Gorrell tracks—make up the Misty Mountains wilderness walking tracks. Sections of some of the tracks are accessible for shorter walks. Walkers must be well prepeared, self-sufficient and responsible for their own safety. Tell a responsible person where you are going and when you expect to return. A reliable form of communication is essential and satellite phones and PLBs (personal locator beacons) are the most effective.

Clump Mountain National Park

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
This park, on the scenic coast just north of Mission Beach, contains some of the few remaining patches of undisturbed tropical lowland rainforest in North Queensland. These rainforest remnants are important habitat for the endangered southern cassowary. Bicton Hill is the main feature of the park. The summit of Bicton Hill was historically used as a lookout by Aboriginal people and later as a ship lookout by the area's first permanent European residents. Challenge yourself on the four kilometre Bicton Hill circuit walking track and be rewarded with spectacular mainland and island views, and a chance to see rare rainforest plants and the elusive cassowary. Stay on the track at all times and take care around cliffs, steep slopes and at the lookout.

Millstream Falls National Park

Ravenshoe, Tablelands Area
Free Entry
Plunging over the edge of a columnar basalt lava flow, Big Millstream Falls is reputedly the widest single-drop waterfall in Australia. Lying in the rain shadow of the eastern dividing ranges, the dry open woodland here is in stark contrast with the rainforest which is only kilometres away. This area is rich in World War II history. Camp sites were constructed for the Battalions of the 7th and 9th Divisions between 1943 and 1945. Picnic in the shady day-use area among the blue gums and ironbarks, or walk down to the viewing area above Millstream Falls. Explore their history as you wander the World War II Heritage track past the camp site remains, where informative signs tell of the conditions at the time and show how the soldiers lived, worked and played. Ride mountain bikes or trail bikes through the park's internal roads and firebreaks. At Little Millstream Falls, view these beautiful falls from just near the car park or enjoy a different perspective by walking the narrow path to the base of the falls.

Blencoe Falls, Girringun National Park

Mount Garnet, Tablelands Area
Free Entry
This park features the stunning Blencoe Falls, where Blencoe Creek plunges 90 metres into a pool before cascading a further 230 metres to the bottom of Blencoe Gorge before joining the Herbert River in the spectacular Herbert River Gorge. Towering cliffs and rugged ridges are covered in open forest while vine-thicket rainforest scattered with hoop pines clads the gullies and upper slopes of the gorge. Set up camp and enjoy the short walks and lookouts around Blencoe Falls. The gateway to the Wet Tropics Great Walk also starts here, with 110 kilometres of tracks including short and overnight walks. Blencoe Falls is remote and visitors must be self-sufficient. Take adequate communication equipment and be careful around cliffs, steep slopes and rock faces along the tracks and at the lookout.

Broadwater, Abergowrie State Forest

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
Free Entry
In the scenic Herbert River Valley, Abergowrie State Forest features tropical rainforest, open eucalypt forest and exotic pine plantations adjacent to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Broadwater is a large grassy clearing, shaded by tall eucalypts, beside a cool waters of Broadwater Creek. Set up camp beside the creek and relax in the peaceful surrounds. Book camping well in advance for holiday periods. Stroll along the 1.6 kilometre return Rainforest walk through endangered riparian rainforest and check out the huge old Broadwater fig. Try the longer 3 kilometre return Creek walk through eucalypt and riparian forest to the delightful pools along Broadwater Creek. Cool off with a swim in the pools in the creek. Birdwatch in the rainforest and look for wallabies in the open forest in the afternoons.

Djiru National Park

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
This park protects some of the last remaining lowland rainforest in the wet tropics, including a rare patch of licuala fan palm forest and is one of the few places you're likely to see an unusual and endangered bird, the southern cassowary. The park is within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Enjoy a barbecue at Lacey Creek day-use area and learn about cassowaries at the information shelter. Nearby, signs in the cassowary arboretum identify the trees that cassowaries feed on. Stroll along the short circuit walk through the forest and past a viewing platform overlooking the creek. Take a picnic to Licuala day-use area and follow the children's cassowary walk. Amble along the longer circuit walk that leads you under the bright green, patterned canopy of licuala fan palms. Keep a lookout for cassowaries and always 'Be Cass-o-wary!'

Tully Gorge National Park

Tully, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
In this park, the Tully River plunges down the Cardwell Range, through the densely forested Tully Gorge, in Australia's wettest area, part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Heavy rainfall encourages lush tropical vegetation and ensures plenty of white-water on the Tully River. The park can be accessed from four different points, three on the coast near Tully and one from the Evelyn Tableland. Relax and enjoy a picnic beside the river in the Tully Gorge day-use area. Set up camp in the pleasant Tully Gorge camping area to enjoy the pleasant surrounds. If you're feeling adventurous, join an organised white-water rafting tour or take a stroll along the short, wheelchair-accessible Butterfly walk to learn about butterfly food plants. Climb the very steep and challenging Mount Tyson track to the 678 metre summit of Mount Tyson and enjoy views of the Tully township, coastline and Hinchinbrook Island from the lookout. Have a picnic and swim at Alligators Nest day-use area. In the tableland section of the park, walk to the Tully Gorge lookout to enjoy spectacular views of the deep gorge and Tully River below or mountain bike on the park's internal roads and firebreaks. .

Mamu Tropical Skywalk

Innisfail, Cassowary Coast Area
From AU$19 - 23
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 37 metre observation tower and more than 1200 metres of walking tracks, this attraction is a must do for anyone visiting the region. The cantilever provides tantalising views over the North Johnstone river gorge. The 37 metre observation tower emerges high above the canopy, offering sweeping views over a pristine rainforest-clad mountainous landscape, homeland of the Mamu Aboriginal people. Located within Wooroonooran National Park, the attraction was built in natural clearings in the rainforest caused by cyclone Larry in March 2006 and constructed from durable unpainted galvanised steel and recycled plastic. It is located close to other National Park walking tracks and picnic areas, making a day visit to the area, armed with a picnic hamper and walking shoes, a must-do experience!

Goold Island National Park

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Offshore from Cardwell, in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, this tall forested island features granite outcrops overlooking white sandy beaches. Dugong and sea turtles feed on seagrass beds in shallow waters surrounding the island. The area is significant to Aboriginal people and the island contains reminders of their special culture, including middens and fish traps. Relax, bush camp and picnic on the Spit (Western Beach) and enjoy superb views of nearby Hinchinbrook Island. Explore the island on walking tracks, ranging from four kilometres to 15 kilometres return, through open eucalypt woodland and rock-hopping around the beaches. Explore patches of rainforest flourishing in rocky gullies. Watch mudskippers and crabs amongst the mangroves. In summer, listen for Pied Imperial-pigeons as they feed in the rainforest then fly off in the afternoon to nest on nearby Brook Island.
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