Mission Beach is a place of relaxation located 2 hours from Cairns: superb landscapes await you, such as large beaches as far as the eye can see. This is the perfect place to spend a good weekend if you are in Cairns, and of course a must stop on your road trip.
Go down the Tully River, which is in one of the oldest rainforests in the world.
Skydive in Mission Beach
Jump over the blue sea with an amazing beach landing and breathtaking views of beautiful beaches, the rainforest and tropical islands.
Visit the Great Barrier Reef
For lovers of corals and giant turtles, we recommend an all-inclusive day trip to the Great Barrier Reef from Mission Beach. Choose to snorkel or scuba dive.
Places to see
The Great Barrier Reef
Mission Beach is a good starting point to venture on the Great Barrier Reef. This natural wonder is the largest expanse of living coral on the planet, a must-see! It is one of the only places to experience this far from the crowds and tourists.
The Tully River
The Tully River near Mission Beach is not to be missed. It is located in one of the oldest tropical forests in the world.
This island is accessible by water taxi from Mission Beach. This place is a bit isolated and has beautiful vegetation and beaches. There is something for everyone: you can discover this beautiful island on foot, sunbathe, swim, and even snorkel. A nice place to relax near Mission Beach.
Attie Creek Falls
Located in Cardwell, about 1 hour from Mission Beach, this place is still little known by tourists. The perfect place to take a dip in a waterfall.
The Spa Pool
Still in Cardwell, it is a natural swimming pool with turquoise water: a real little corner of paradise to bathe in peace in the middle of nature. It is recommended to visit between May and September. In the summer (the rainy season) the water level is too high.
Located in Murray Upper, 50 minutes from Mission Beach, you’ll find a large and beautiful waterfall in the middle of the Murray River, where you will have a great time in the natural slides. A quiet and perfect place to relax and refresh in the middle of a breathtaking nature.
Millaa Millaa Falls
On the waterfalls circuit towards Atherton Tablelands, you will discover the most beautiful waterfalls in Queensland, among which Millaa Millaa Falls is the most famous.
Then, come and contemplate the magnificent waterfalls of Josephine Falls which are made of two parts: the higher part where you will have a beautiful view, and the lower part with its natural slides formed by erosion.
The natural pool of Babinda Boulders
Take a swim in the natural pool of Babinda Boulders. There is also a very nice walk along the river.
Paronella Park is located 40 minutes north of Mission Beach. An unusual place: it is a Spanish castle in the middle of the forest in the Australian outback! The garden consists of over 7,000 trees. While walking around, you will see the waterfalls of Theresa Falls.
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