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

Accommodation
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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.

On the Wallaby Eco Lodge

Yungaburra,
From AU$15 - 65
“A home for those who roam” On the Wallaby Eco Lodge is the perfect base to explore the beautiful Lakes, Waterfalls and Rainforest of the Atherton Tablelands (1hr from Cairns). From the lodge you can stroll down and spot Platypus and enjoy a delicious nightly barbecue dinner.

Castaways Resort and Spa, Mission Beach

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
From AU$134 - 489
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.

Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
From AU$23 - 60
Welcome to Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach - a chilled out, friendly, resort-style hostel in tropical Queensland. Stay with them and you'll discover World Heritage-listed rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef fringed by unspoilt golden, sandy beaches.

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.

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

Malanda, Tablelands Area
From AU$361 - 415
Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat is 230 acres of pure paradise situated just ten minutes from Lake Eacham in the Cairns Highlands. The houses sit in elevated rainforest surroundings looking out over Wooroonooran National Park.

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.

River Drive Caravan Park

Mighell, Cassowary Coast Area
From AU$25.00 - 125
Boutique caravan park nestled between the banks of the South Johnstone River and the Bruce Highway. They are the closest park to Innisfail, just a short 10 minute walk, along a well lit footpath. The camp kitchen is often touted as the best camp kitchen Australia wide with many cooktops, microwaves and a barbecue to cook on, and all the implements you would need to cook up a storm, all while overlooking the river in all its glory.

Curtain Fig Motel Yungaburra

Yungaburra,
From AU$105 - 135
The Curtain Fig Motel is a heritage style motel, centrally located in the heart of the historic village of Yungaburra on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands only a one hour drive from Cairns, North Queensland.

Kookaburra Lodge Motel

Yungaburra,
From AU$110 - 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.
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