Things to Do

As you base yourself in our little piece of paradise, you’ll find every convenience within walking distance, which is especially great for those traveling in a motorhome. Then when you’re ready to adventure further you can take in the sites and tours. Check out the activities page or come and see us at reception, we’d love to showcase our backyard.

Local Attractions

Bird Watching

Boating

Boat Ramp

Bush Walking

Cycling Track in Area

Fishing

Food & Wine Region

Golf Nearby

Historical Sites in Area

Kayaking Nearby

Lawn Bowls Nearby

Photographic Sites in Area

Scenic Drives in Area

Swimimming Nearby

Tennis Court Nearby

How to find a Cassowary

Mission Beach is known as the Cassowary Capital, a place where you can drive or walk around for a chance to see one of these amazing flightless birds. Please visit the Mission Beach Cassowaries website for more information.

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Cassowary search map

View our guide map on common areas to post a Cassowary around Mission Beach.

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Tours

Charley’s Chocolate Tour

Charley’s Chocolate Tour is unique in Australia and one of only a few places in the world where you can experience the whole journey of chocolate from “Cocoa Tree to Chocolate Bar”.

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Rafting - Wildside Adventures

Take a paddle on the wildside in your own self-steered Sports Raft. An unforgettable experience of fun, adrenaline and laughter awaits as you navigate through grade 2 and 3 rapids of the stunning Tully River, fringed by the oldest rainforests in the world.

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Dunk Island Adventures - Reef and Island Tours

QuickCoast operates a Mission Beach & Dunk Island ferry service four times per week. We offer a Dunk Island day trip that is not to be missed, especially for hiking or beach exploring.

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Tully Sugar Mill Tours

Experience up close the workings of a sugar mill and learn its history in this guided tour.

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Mission Beach Walking Tours

Discover the rich history and delicious cuisine of Mission Beach with our local history and food sampling tours. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of this beachside community as you taste your way through its diverse culinary scene and learn about its fascinating past.

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Markets

Mission Beach Market

With a huge variety of stalls offering everything from art and craft, to handmade jewellery, smoothies, hats, unique handmade clothing for babies up to adults, plants, second-hand goods, fresh local fruit and vegetables and delicious freshly prepared food and snacks, the atmosphere of the markets attract locals to mingle with tourists from all over the world.

Mission Beach Markets are on 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month all year, extra market end month for six months.

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Cardwell Markets

Held on the 1st Saturday of each month from Easter through to December.

Come and enjoy all the local offerings or book your stall and get involved.

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Attractions

Paronella Park

Paronella Park has something for everyone. Fantastic photo opportunities, remarkable architecture, an incredible story, 5ha of tropical gardens, a fully restored and operational 1930's hydro electric generator, wildlife and fish feeding, a boutique caravan and camping grounds, a café with fresh local produce and much more.

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Mamu Skywalk

Take a walk in the clouds in Wooroonoon National Park just 15 minutes out of Innisfail. Elevated walkways, a cantilever, and observation tower offer visitors the exhilarating experience of being high in the rainforest canopy, along with providing spectacular panoramic views of World Heritage rainforest landscapes.

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Wineries and Brewing

Murering Point Winery

Set amongst fertile cane fields and lush tropical rainforests of North Queensland, Murdering Point Winery offers a range of high-quality red and white fruit wines, ports, liqueurs and creams that are uniquely Australian and deliver an exciting and stimulating tropical taste experience.

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The Garage Bar & Brew House

Restaurant, Cocktail bar, Brewery. Must visit while in Far North Queensland!

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Fishing Charters

Fishin Mission

Whilst you are visiting beautiful Mission Beach, Bedarra Island or any of the other amazing destinations nearby, why not spend a day fishing the sparkling waters of Australia’s famous Great Barrier Reef?

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Hooked Up Fishing Adventures

“I’m hooked up!” The words every angler wants to hear! From reef fish to gamefish and all species in between, our 40 years of experience will “hook you up” with the Mission Beach fishing experience of a lifetime.

Also includes boat hire services

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Bushwalks

  • Rainforest walks
  • Beach walks
  • History walks
  • Nature walks focusing on wildlife