Mission Beach and the Cassowary Coast

Sitting pretty on the tropical Coast between Cairns and Townsville, Mission Beach is all secluded beaches, soft adventure and juicy, juicy mangoes.

The Cassowary Coast

This is the closest point to the Great Barrier Reef on the mainland and the stretch is nestled between lush rainforest and sandy beachside. At the heart of the Cassowary Coast is Mission Beach which encompasses four separate towns and 14km of palm-fringed beach.

Things to do

Dive the Beaver Cay Marine Sanctuary, kayak to nearby Dunk Island and set up camp overnight or fly along the wet sand of Mission Beach in a blo-kart. Or, do barefoot luxury right in one of seven exclusive villas on Bedarra Island or at a beachfront resort or holiday house.

If you’re up for the challenge of big game fishing for marlin, tuna and barracuda, head to Clump Point jetty and board a fishing charter. And if you’re looking for adrenalin, throw yourself from a plane skydiving or down white-water rapids on the Tully River.

Looking to get back to nature? Hike or mountain bike the Misty Mountains trails once used by the traditional owners, the Jirrbal and Mamu people. Keep watch for the elusive southern cassowary.

Plan your holiday

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Castaways Resort and Spa, Mission Beach

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
From AU$124 - 459
Castaways Resort and Spa Mission Beach is your absolute beachfront escape in the tropics. Idyllically bound by the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforest, Castaways is the perfect destination for couples, families with children and groups of friends.

Kurrimine Beach Holiday Park

Kurrimine Beach,
From AU$39 - 200
Kurrimine Beach Holiday Park is an award winning park, they are a family owned and operated park so you are always guaranteed a warm welcome. They also have a beautiful pool deck cafe that is open seven days a week and fully licensed.

Crater Lakes Rainforest Cottages

Yungaburra, Tablelands Area
From AU$230 - 230
Discover the luxury of your own unique self contained cottage, hidden in a tranquil rainforest setting - ideally positioned to experience the beautiful Tablelands and just one hour from Cairns. Crater Lakes Rainforest Cottages is a romantic getaway and a nature lover's paradise.

BIG4 Innisfail Mango Tree Tourist Park

Innisfail, Cassowary Coast Area
From AU$140 - 230
Just minutes from the picturesque town of Innisfail, BIG4 Innisfail Mango Tree Tourist Park is the perfect place to explore the local area and discover many nearby attractions. From our park you can experience the natural beauty of the tropics by walking along the South Johnstone River to the main town area and the North Johnstone River.

Kookaburra Lodge Motel

Yungaburra, Tablelands Area
From AU$109 - 139
Set inland from Cairns is a quaint little village in the heart of the Tablelands. Yungaburra with all its history is National Trust registered. It is also home to wonderful Kookaburra Lodge. Nestled in a pocket of open rainforest, Yungaburra is rich in nature's treasures.

Sanctuary Retreat

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
From AU$35 - 165
Sanctuary Retreat is an affordable accredited eco-tourism rainforest sanctuary, Eco-lodge and Yoga Retreat at Mission Beach, North Queensland, half way between Townsville and Cairns. Set on over 50 acres of lush tropical rainforest overlooking the Coral Sea, Sanctuary is as much a refuge for travellers as it is for wildlife.

August Moon Caravan Park

Comoon Loop, Cassowary Coast Area
From AU$26 - 130
This peaceful and friendly park is set on 10 acres, three kilometres south of Innisfail - The Gateway to the Tablelands. Spacious powered and unpowered camping sites. Drive through sites available. Relax in their tri-level pool, enjoy the generous camp kitchen or stay in one of their well-appointed cabins.

Bushland Cottages and Lodge Yungaburra

Yungaburra, Tablelands Area
From AU$170 - 500
The Lodge and The Cottages Yungaburra, Atherton Tableland are fully self-contained with all linen supplied. Set in eight acres of bushland bordering Peterson Creek, yet a short stroll to all facilities;

Sealords Boutique Accommodation and Breakfast

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
From AU$219 - 299
Sealords is a spacious, gracious and luxurious timber home set in landscaped gardens overlooking the coral sea, below the World Heritage listed Clump Mountain National Park. It is situated in a quiet street located near the heart of Mission Beach, only four minutes’ drive from a thriving tropical village.

King Reef Resort

Kurrimine Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
From AU$115 - 215
Kurrimine Beach is located off the beaten tourist trail. Without knowing it, you are probably planning on driving straight past this little piece of paradise on your travels between Brisbane and Cairns.
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