Mission Beach self-catering holiday accommodation is located on the coast in Queensland, northeast Australia, between Cairns and Townsville. It’s an area with spectacular nature – there are stunning beaches and large expanses of unspoiled rainforest. Mission Beach also runs parallel to a portion of the Great Barrier Reef.
There are a host of beautiful beaches close to Mission Beach holiday rentals, but the four main ones in the area are Bingil Bay, North Mission Beach, Wongaling Beach and South Mission Beach. The latter is the place to go for water sports, with a centre here offering a range of activities. Perhaps the most popular is to hire a kayak for the day and go on a little adventure. There are also companies offering kayak tours, with regular trips to Dunk Island, which sits just off the coast here. On the way you’ll have the chance to see a variety of wildlife, including turtles and dolphins.
If you head to North Mission Beach from a self-catering apartment in Mission Beach you’ll be able to enjoy a great choice of amenities, right by the water’s edge. It’s an area known for its outdoor cafes, with a great selection of restaurants as well. Meanwhile Bingil Bay is a little quieter and is one of the most popular spots for a barbeque. You could climb Bicton Hill here to admire wonderful views of the beach and across to Dunk Island.
During your holiday at self-catering accommodation in Mission Beach it would be well worth exploring some of the large expanses of protected nature a little way inland. This part of the Queensland coast is a designated Coastal Wet Tropics Important Bird Area, and a vital haven for lowland rainforest birdlife.
Cairns is around 90 minutes north of holiday rentals in Mission Beach, and is considered one of the top adventure sports destinations in the world. It’s one of the main gateways to the Great Barrier Reef, with a host of businesses offering trips to dive sites.
Around Mission Beach holiday accommodation you’ll encounter a warm tropical climate, which daily highs between the mid-20s and mid-30s throughout the year. The drier months coincide with slightly cooler weather, between July and October.
If you want to get to Mission Beach self-catering holiday rentals from the UK then you’ll be able to fly with British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Virgin or Air New Zealand from London Heathrow (LHR) to Hong Kong (HKG), before catching a connecting flight to Cairns (CNS) with Cathay Pacific.