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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Spicers Peak Lodge

Maryvale, Southern Downs Area
From AU$1199 - 2599
Stunningly situated on a mountaintop in Queensland’s Scenic Rim, only a two hour drive south-west from Brisbane, Spicers Peak Lodge is as far from the pressure of everyday life as it’s possible to be. Let your cares melt away in their elegant suites and private lodges, enjoy an award-winning gourmet experience, unwind in Spa Anise or choose from a host of invigorating outdoor activities.

R on the Downs Rural Retreat

Yangan, Southern Downs Area
From AU$160 - 380
R on the Downs -Luxury BnB and Spa Cottages; Relax, Refresh or Romance, two hours Brisbane; ideally located near Warwick, Killarney and Stanthorpe is an eco-friendly, award winning hosted, luxury Rural Retreat and Bed and Breakfast, nestled in the picturesque Swanfels Valley, Yangan.

Pitstop Lodge Guesthouse and Bed and Breakfast

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$60 - 700
The Pitstop Lodge Bed and Breakfast and Guesthouse is a home away from home. Pitstop Lodge is a self contained old Queensland home with a comfortable, homely atmosphere, at a reasonable price. Up to 12 people can be accommodated in the house, which makes it ideal for groups as well as couples and singles.

Grafton Rose Bed and Breakfast

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$65 - 190
Warwick's only Bed and Breakfast to include Dinner, Bed and Breakfast in the tariff. Grafton Rose is nestled in the heart of Warwick township, only one block from the main street. This gracious Queenslander style home has been restored to its former glory and provides a perfect setting for guests to enjoy its comforts.

Hope Cottage Country Retreat

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$140 - 160
Hope Cottage is quiet, peaceful self catering accommodation located on a heritage listed rural property and former winery. It is situated on the river flats of the Condamine River, 12 kilometres from Warwick.

The Club Clifton

Clifton, Toowoomba Area
From AU$90 - 135
Originally built in 1889, this historic hotel is the oldest hotel in the heart of Clifton maintaining its yesteryear charm with all the modern conveniences. There are stories to tell about the fires, a friendly ghost, the horse that drank at the bar, another that slept upstairs while his owner drank.

Albion Cottage

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$150 - 250
Albion Cottage provides clean, comfortable and affordable "Old world charm" accommodation for couples or groups of up to eight people. Albion Cottage is truly a home away from home. This well appointed cottage has three large bedrooms and a sleepout, two bathrooms and full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Abbey Of The Roses Country House Manor

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$195 - 360
Abbey Of The Roses is an 1891 adults only heritage-listed country house manor Bed and Breakfast with 13 rooms, guest lounge with open fire during winter, private dinners most nights if booked with accommodation by phone.

Bestbrook Mountain Resort

Tregony, Southern Downs Area
From AU$35 - 450
Imagine waking up in the crisp morning air, and after a fun filled day, relaxing as you watch the sun set on another splendid Queensland experience. Whether it is a weekend away with the kids, a meal in the restaurant, time to catch up with friends or a work conference, Bestbrook is the destination for you.

Coachmans Inn Warwick

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$145 - 250
Coachman's Inn Warwick is towns' luxury motel comprising of 29 well appointed units of differing configurations as well as two bedroom serviced apartments. The self contained two bedroom apartments, are aimed at those staying longer in their district with a minimum two night stay.
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