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Mission Beach is on the Cassowary Coast in Far North Queensland. This coastline is named after a wonderful, primitive bird, the Cassowary, similar to the emu, but with a much more spectacular shiny black plumage and red and blue neck.


Mission Beach is a natural mid way point between Townsville and Cairns. Mission Beach is made up of four beach villages linked by 14 kilometres of wide golden beach, a perfect base to relax and explore this unspoilt natural environment. A blend of sophisticated eateries, boutiques and art galleries nestle against lush tropical rainforest. Mission Beach reminds us of how beautiful little beachside towns can be, blending vibrant art and culture with unique tourism attractions.

Get inEdit

Getting to Mission Beach is easy and there are an abundance of choices for the traveller.

By carEdit

If you are heading from the south, turn right off the Bruce Highway just north of Tully and it is approximately 26km to Mission Beach. If you are heading from the north then turn left off the Bruce Highway in El Arish and it is approximately 16km to Mission Beach.

By busEdit

The Greyhound [1] and Premier [2] bus services make regular stops in Mission Beach. The buses arrive at the Bus Terminal at the Cassowary Shopping Village at Wongaling Beach by the Big Cassowary. Exemplar Coaches and Limousines [3]run an airport transfer twice a day from Cairns Airport to Mission Beach and once a day from Mission Beach to Cairns Airport - book 48 hours in advance.

By trainEdit

QRail [4] passenger train services stop at the Tully Railway station. Your accommodation venue will be happy to organise transport to meet you or you can catch a taxi from the station.

By airEdit

Qantas [5], JetStar [6] or Virgin Australia [7] fly direct into Cairns, or Townsville.

Get aroundEdit

There is no public transport in Mission Beach but Mission Link operates an on-demand bus service that you can call to take you from one place to another. There's also a taxi service accessible via the usual taxi number in Australia, 131 008.


  • Mission Beach is the access point for Dunk Island. The resort there has been closed for several years due to cyclone damage, but you can still visit the beach and walk through the rainforest. Mission Beach Water Taxi sails to the island twice a day from Wongaling Beach.
  • There are several walking trails on the mainland. Shorter walks around the main township include the Ulysses Link along the beach, and the Cutten Brothers Walk on the northern side of town. Longer walks include Bicton Hill, the Kennedy Track, and Licuala State Forest, but these are a several kilometres out of town.







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