Just 30km north east of Tully in North Queensland lays the town of Mission
Beach. In fact, the name may be used more loosely for a number of small
localities scattered along the beach.
The hills behind the beach are covered with rainforest and peppered with
holiday homes. Over the past ten years developers have made Mission Beach
their mission. Strict building covenants are imposed on developers so that
the area remains environmentally sound, which is great news for the area
and the environment, after our most recent trip to mission beach we
inspected three resorts and two hotels and The Apartment Accommodation
Team are very pleased to report that majority of these resorts and hotels
have been built so they blend with the area landscape and environment.
With more couples and families visiting Mission Beach for their holidays
every year the area remains really beautiful the beach itself is fringed
with coconut palms. It is one of the few remaining places in North
Queensland where the rainforest reaches the ocean. The rainforest is a
refuge for that giant flightless bird, the Cassowary, but your only
sighting may be in town at the Big Cassowary.
There are numerous walks through the rainforest including the Luff Hill
Trail, a challenging walk which rewards with spectacular coastal views.
Mission Beach offers boat trips and transfers to many nearby islands,
particularly Dunk Island. There is plenty to do locally, including
whitewater rafting, kayaking, parachuting, scuba diving, guided rainforest
walks, bird watching, wildlife watching and Aboriginal tours.