Laid back Mission Beach is where you will find beautiful sandy beaches lined with coconut palms and tropical islands close enough to paddle to. This picturesque 14km length of coastline comprises the four villages of South Mission Beach, Wongaling Beach, North Mission Beach and Bingil Bay.
Airbnb choices are many, there’s also a diverse range of self-contained rental property from beachfront houses, quaint cottages to rainforest hideaways on a scale ranging from budget to indulgent.
It’s a popular base for exploring the surrounding World Heritage listed Wet Tropics rainforest, quiet beaches and The Great Barrier Reef. Many people come to experience the peace and quiet, relax and do nothing much. It’s that kind of place, whatever experience you seek, it’s all here.
When you do want to get active you can fill your days exploring gentle eco-friendly options or extreme experiences for adrenalin seekers. The list is dynamic: Explore the walks, sky dive the beach, bird watch (big and little birds!), kayak the Coral Sea, go mountain biking, take in Indigenous culture, fish the big and small offerings from a local estuary or the Great Barrier Reef.
Maybe you’ll just charter something; a helicopter, jet ski, blokart, scooter, yacht, rental car, paddle board, bike, tinnie or a local expert. There are all sorts of boating options whether you prefer fishing, sailing, diving or an adventure and island picnic trip. Stay the night on a Great Barrier Reef island or take a day trip just to snorkel and swim. The water taxi and other charters can take you to the famous Dunk Island National Parkand nearby is the exclusive eco-resort of Bedarra Island.
If it’s total relaxation, pampering or wedding preparations you are after, the villages offer beauty and massage services. There is an array of dining options scattered in each village from take-aways, cafes and coffee shops to gourmet bistros and restaurants.
Mission Beach has a feast of dining venues for you to chose from. Very seasonal, mostly local produce and awesome vibes!
The Bingil Bay Cafe is popular with both tourists and locals alike, they offer a cosy, unique atmosphere serving delicious home cooked delights, great coffee, fresh juices and beer from around the globe.
The Mission Beach Resort Bistro caters for the entire family and is open 7 days for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Monday through till Saturday Dinner is At-La-Carte and Sunday Evening is the Roast Carvery Buffet.
Spicy Thai Hut located is in Wongaling Beach, it is a unique venue that takes advantage of our tropical climate. The meals are fresh and home made - use of spices are optional – from mild to damn hot!.
If you are looking for something a little more casual The Chippy has lovely indoor and outdoor eateries for those wishing to dine alfresco and the shop is BYO. Why not finish off with a ‘Golden North’ Ice cream.
SHOPS & SUPPLIES
The village of Mission Beach has a small variety of specialist shops from surf wear to beach decor and everything in between. The town has a large Woolworths, a bottle shop, banks and a post office. Further afield Tully is approximately 20 mins drive away and offers even more shopping.
The Mission Beach Markets are held on the beachfront under the shade of the tropical canopy. Locals and visitors from all over the world enjoy the tropical beachfront location and atmosphere of these very popular markets.
Locals and visitors enjoy the tropical beachfront location and atmosphere of the very popular village markets. Annual travellers set up their market stalls to sell their wares as they travel Queensland escaping the winter months in the south.
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.
You'll find the markets opposite Hideaway Holiday Village in Porter Promenade in the Mission Beach Village
Held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month all year round.