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.

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.

Lost Paradise

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
From AU$220 - 250
Lost Paradise is located close to Mission Beach. This one cabin mini resort offers you privacy and is very exclusive. If you are looking to escape and indulge in privacy and seclusion Lost Paradise offers you this.

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.

On the Wallaby Lodge

Yungaburra,
From AU$15 - 60
On The Wallaby is an award winning Eco Lodge with budget accommodation in the heart of Yungaburra on the Atherton Tablelands. Only one hour from Cairns. A maximum of up to 35 people can enjoy this welcoming, relaxed, clean and friendly lodge.

Sea Pearl at Mission

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
From AU$180 - 260
Sea Pearl at Mission is a open planned beach house located at North Mission Beach, Queensland. The house consists of three bedrooms, wrap around deck, huge fenced yard and private in ground pool. Located one street back from the magical stretch of beach that is Mission Beach.

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.

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.

Misty Mountains Rainforest Retreat

Bellenden Ker, Cairns Area
From AU$170.00 - 1200.00
Located only 45 minutes south of Cairns, Misty Mountains Rainforest Retreat is the number one destination for romantic escapes in Queensland. They ensure 100 per cent privacy offering couples unique styles of accommodation from a luxury homestead that sleeps nine guests to the private Blue Lagoon Villa with private pool and glass bar.

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.
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