Mission Beach

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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Art After Dark

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 9 February 2018
Art, Music, Drinks. Be inspired. Listen to free live music and enjoy some drinks while you peruse the latest exhibitions at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery exhibition opening night. Free entertainment, live music, nibbles and a cash bar is available.

Skate Titans Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
25 February 2018
The second annual skateboarding titles for Fraser Coast located in its own premier indoor skatepark Rockoff indoor. A must see location and awesome event to see some top skateboarders from up and down the coast.

Fraser Coast Winter of Bowls 2018

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
3 April – 10 September 2018
Fraser Coast Winter of Bowls is a grouping of many Carnivals and special days held on the Fraser Coast from April 2018 to August 2018 at the various bowls clubs across the Fraser Coast. There is over AUD50000 in combined prize money on offer, many of the Carnivals are registered with Bowls Australia and can attract ranking points for the winners.

Bay Break - Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
14 – 15 April 2018
Bay Break is a multi-sports event held in the beautiful seaside town of Hervey Bay in Queensland. This year Bay Break is a run, walk and bike event held in the Urangan Pier Precinct. Participants can enter in a single event or multiple events.

Hog's Hervey Bay 100

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
18 November 2018
The Hog's Breath Cafe Hervey Bay 100 is a long course triathlon consisting of a two kilometre swim - 80 kilometre bike - 18 kilometre run. It takes place along the beautiful foreshore of the protected waters of Hervey Bay and is run by the Hervey Bay Triathlon Club.
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