THINGS TO DO
Activities around Mission Beach
Mission Beach is an unspoilt tropical paradise of World Heritage-listed rainforest, golden, sandy beaches and the closest departure point to the Great Barrier Reef, Dunk Island and Bedarra Island.
Mission Beach is a two hour, 140 kilometre drive south of Cairns international and domestic airport. You can get to Mission Beach by driving along one of the Great Tropical Drive trails or from Townsville.
Mission Beach offers great fishing trips. Trips are available for estuary fishing in the Hull River, Murray River and around Hinchinbrook Island, and to the reef for the more dedicated reef and game fishermen. Fishing can be done from anywhere along the beaches too. Lost Paradise is a short distance from Mission Beach, and just down the road from the Hull River boat ramp, perfect for fishing and crabbing.
Great Barrier Reef
Mission Beach is the closest departure point to the Great Barrier Reef. One of Australia’s most remarkable natural gifts, the Great Barrier Reef is blessed with the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef. The reef contains an abundance of marine life and comprises of over 3000 individual reef systems and coral cays and literally hundreds of picturesque tropical islands with some of the worlds most beautiful sun-soaked, golden beaches. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world, it is larger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing on earth visible from space.
The ultimate way to explore the area. Choose from helicopter scenic flights, day tours, lunch tours, island transfers, beach picnics, photography tours and heli-sports. Wonderful river gorges, waterfalls and much more are accessible from Mission Beach by helicopter.
Mission Beach is known internationally for it’s unique beauty & oustanding beaches. You can have a bird’s eye view of Australia’s most spectacular coastal views when you skydive. It is an unforgettable adventure that leaves you feeling exhilarated long after you are back on the ground!
White Water Rafting
Join the thousands of people every year who raft the Tully River in remote World Heritage Rainforest. With the release of water into the river controlled by a hydro electric dam the water levels are guaranteed all year round, and the tropical climate of North Queensland means it’s always the perfect time to get into a raft. It remains one of the ‘must do’ adventure activities, attracting visitors from around the globe.