South Mission Beach Travel Guide

  • South Mission Beach
    South Mission Beach
    by robertgaz
  • South Mission Beach
    by robertgaz
  • South Mission Beach
    South Mission Beach
    by robertgaz

South Mission Beach Things to Do

  • Bicton Hill

    I borrowed a bike from my hostel and cycled here, I got a free map from the Information Centre in Mission Beach, hid my bike in the bushes and took a small hike up Bicton Hill. I saw huge spiders, heard casowaries, just being in the rainforest on my own was so special I had to text a friend back home even though it was 3am for her!The trees were...

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  • Spotting Crocodiles

    Crocodari does crocodile spotting night cruises from Mission Beach. They guarantee you'll see a crocodile in its natural habitat, so our expectations were high. Well they didn't guarantee the size of the crocodiles, so we ended up seeing only babies. A little dissapointing, but the mangrove everglades were at least beatiful, for more info and pics,...

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  • Wet Tropics Centre

    I spent quite a while in this place, there's loads of books you can read through and displays about the local wildlife, the women who work in there will tell you everything there is to know about it too. Some of us were shown a video about the Casowarys. A fountain of information, thay will also give you maps and information about what to do and...

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  • Search the rainforest for the Cassowari

    We weren't lucky to see one, but Mission beach and Daintree rainforest areas are the only places in the world that you even have a chance of spotting one, so keep your eyes open and take some time walkin the rainforest to catch a glimpse of on.

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  • White Water Rafting - Tully River

    My husband and I took the full-day Tully River trip in 2005. Raging Thunder and R&R charge the same price and are the only 2 operators. We went with R&R. It was awesome! They provide round-trip transprotation to/from your lodging from Port Douglas to MIssion Beach. The guides were true professionals. Ours was actually on the Austrailian National...

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  • Falling from the sky!

    After doing lots of research on places to skydive in East Coast Australia, I decided that Mission Beach would be the perfect place to do it. There are two main operators in Mission Beach and I talked to a few locals, and they all recommended Pauls Parachuting because of its friendly staff and good videos, and a more personal experience, and I...

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  • Beach

    The beach is so beautiful, lined with coconut trees. Real paradise. The sand has a sort of orangy colour and is great for building sandcastles. First time I was there it was so hot we couldn't walk on the sand with our bare feet without getting them burnt.Second time the rain was lashing down and the sand had a completely different colour. More...

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  • Rainforest walk

    There is a good path through the rainforest in Mission Beach. The hostel we stayed dropped us off at the far end of the trail and then we walked back thorugh the rainforest. We were told that there wasn't many cassowaries left so we shouldn't expect to see one. So imagine our surprise when we spotted this huge black bird behind the trees.Before...

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  • Some birdwatching

    Australia has tons of birds, and mission beach is a good place too see many. But what does it make special??? This is one of the places where you can see a Casowarie, an endangered walking bird. Only about 50 live in this region, so if you see one you are lucky. But 2 things to remember: 1 it is endangered, so need I say more??? and 2, they can get...

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South Mission Beach Restaurants

  • Asian influenced menu

    Well, the food was really good also, but there was so much going on at this restaurant that the best part was just watching the people. All of them weren't so happy, but i met this guy later on in the evening that explained me why. but we had fun :-)

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  • Quality food

    The Castaways Hotel Restaurant has great food in nice surroundings next to the pool and with a view to the beach. I tried Kangaroo here and it was really good. On busy weekends remember to make a reservation. They have an excellent selection of wines to go with the food. Kangaroo

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South Mission Beach Transportation

  • Paddle power

    After a leisurely morning we set out for our final destination, South Mission Beach.We paddled past the exclusive and luxurious resort of Bedarra Island and the more family orientated Dunk Island.After unpacking our now familiar kayaks, on the golden beaches here, we pack our load our gear and head back to Cairns for some sad and final farewells...

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  • Watertaxi to Dunk Island

    Dowd's water taxis have about six daily services from Wongaling Beach to Dunk Island.When I was there return price was 22$.But ask at the hostels, they can sometimes get you discounts.

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