Sightseeing & Attractions
Mission Beach Croc and Wildlife Tours
See Australia's tropical wildlife in its natural habitat. Search by spotlight for one of the oldest and most awesome predators on earth - the saltwater crocodile. Venture into unique eco-systems in the World Heritage listed rainforest rivers. Learn how to catch the worlds famous Queensland Mud Crab. With a tour guide to interpret the river and its wildlife along the way. Nature at its best. Put simply - it's cruising a raw real Queensland tropical river away from the crowds in comfort with Croc and Wildlife Tours, Mission Beach.
Paronella Park Tours
Everyone has a dream. José Paronella's dream became a reality. On 5 Hectares beside Mena Creek Falls he built his castle, picnic area by the falls, tennis courts, bridges, a tunnel, and wrapped it up in an amazing range of 7,500 tropical plants and trees. He even harnessed the waterfall for his electricity. It opened to the public in 1935. –
Charleys Chocolate Tour
Australia’s only Cocoa Tree to Chocolate bar Experience. Charley’s Chocolate is located at the foot of Mt Edna just outside Mission Beach and is set in 400 acres of lush pasture, creeks and tropical rainforest. Here we grow cocoa trees and make chocolate. You’re invited to come and see (and taste) how the chocolate we all love gets from tree to bar. Your chocolate experience starts with a look at the fascinating history of cocoa going back 3800 years. We then take a short, easy walk to our commercial cocoa tree plantation.
You’ll taste some of the ingredients and finish off sampling several varieties of premium “Mission Beach Made” dark chocolate. Your tour concludes with genuine Aussie farm hospitality at lunch which is included in your admission. Charley’s Chocolate Tour operates every Thursday. Tour starts at 10.30am and lunch finishes at 1.30pm. Bookings essential.
Mamu Tropical Skywalk
The Mamu Tropical Skywalk allows visitors to explore the rainforest from the forest floor to the canopy, in comfort and safety. The walkway passes through one of the largest remaining continuous stands of complex vine forest on basalt soils in the Wet Tropics. Enjoy close-up views of rainforest plants, insects and birds, and take in sweeping vistas of World Heritage rainforest landscapes. Information signs tell of the rainforest’s complex web of life and the rich culture and history of the area. The walkway features a 350m elevated walkway, rising from ground level to 15m high in the canopy of lush tropical rainforest and a 10m cantilever and a 37m high observation tower with two viewing decks, providing spectacular views over the North Johnstone River gorge and surrounding rainforest-clad peaks of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area
Big Mama Sailing
Big Mama is an Adams 18m(60ft) family friendly, sailing yacht ideal for small groups of 12 guests for day trips which include Reef Sailing, BBQ Lunch Cruise and our Sunset Sails. We limit our guest maximum to 12 to ensure an enjoyable and memorable experience. Private charters are also available. We are a live aboard/owner/operator and we are passionate about our lifestyle, sailing, exploring, whale watching, snorkelling and relaxing. This is not a ‘JOB’. This is our life. Please feel free to contact us or speak to the lovely Mission Beach Information Centre crew to find out more information on our cruises, our vessel and the crew, which will inform you rather then sell, as we prefer to ensure the vessel, crew and destinations suit your needs and interests Where will the wind take us????
Staying at Mission Beach gives you the opportunity to experience the wondrous natural environments that Mission Beach is renowned for. The Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage Rainforest and the ever popular palm fringed sandy beach. These together with a multitude of tours and activities on offer ensure that your holiday here can be something special.
Mission Beach is the closest land point to the Great Barrier Reef.
World Heritage Rainforest
The area around Mission Beach is densely enveloped by lush tropical North Queensland rainforest. Guided tours are available, however if you’d like to adventure into this ancient and pristine environment on your own, there are numerous established walking tracks. Mission Beach is alive with a multitude of tours and activities from which to choose. No matter what your taste, the area offers something for everyone.
Amongst the many tours and activities are:
- Walking Trails through rainforests
- Visitors Information Centre
- Sea Kayaking
- Great Barrier Reef trips
- Scuba Diving
- Dunk Island day trips
- Rainforest walks
- Cassowary Spotting
- Bike Hire
- Bus pick-up to local restaurants
- Art Gallery
- Short walk to Children’s Playground
- Skate park
- Crocodile Spotting Tours
- White Water Rafting
- Motor Boat Hire
- Sugar Mill Tours
- Sport and game fishing
- C4 Eco Centre visits
- Tropical Fruit Tasting