Mission Beach Escape, Tropical North Queensland

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Mission Beach Escape

Self Catering Accommodation

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Relax and Chill Out at Mission Beach Escape

Located beachfront Mission Beach Escape Luxury Studio, in Tropical North Queensland, will be your ideal place to stay for doing just that. Designed as an Adult’s (18+) only, self catering accommodation, it is perfect for a quiet retreat or romantic get-away. Suits singles and couples. Just a short stroll and you can enjoy stunning 14 km of tropical white sandy beach and breathtaking views of Dunk Island and the Coral Sea.


Whatever your ideas are, your hosts Brigitte & Joe look forward to assist you planning your perfect holiday and to welcoming you at Mission Beach Escape!


One night bookings welcome! Please drop us a line to seidl.brigitte@outlook.com!

Unwind in Style

Our spacious Luxury Studio is designed and furnished in a modern contemporary style in neutral colours. It is a cool, relaxing place to return to after a day exploring picturesque Mission Beach and surrounds.  The non-smoking Luxury Studio is fully self-contained and comfortably sleeps two adults on a queen bed. Separated from your living area by sliding doors is a fully equipped kitchenette (bar fridge, hot plates, microwave, toaster, kettle, utensils etc.)The generous ensuite has a walk in shower. Further facilities: fully screened unit, covered patio with outdoor setting & garden views, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, LED TV, WIFI, USB power point, linen supplied, towel change after 3 days, laundry service, hair dryer, free paved off street car & boat parking, resident manager. 

Features

  • spacious luxury studio in modern contemporary design
  • free off  street car & boat parking, covered patio & outdoor setting
  • fully screened unit with shutters 
  • air conditioning, ceiling fan, LED TV, USB power point, WIFI
  • queen bed, linen & towels supplied, laundry service available 
  • kitchenette (bar fridge, kettle, toaster, stove, microwave, coffee maker, dishes & utensils), indoor & outdoor dining with garden views
  • generous ensuite with walk in shower, hairdryer
  • adults (18+) only, non-smoking, no pets   

Guest Reviews

Kathrin & Manfred, Bolzano, Italy

Brigitte und Giuseppe waren sehr herzlich und haben uns mit offenen Armen empfangen. Wir fühlten uns sogleich zuhause. Beide waren sehr symphatisch und Brigitte gab uns viele nützliche Tips, außerdem war sie sehr um unser Wohl bemüht. Das Appartment ist luxeriös eingerichtet und sehr sauber. Wir fanden frisches Obst vor und alles wurde mit sehr viel Liebe zum Detail dekoriert. Im Garten konnten wir am Abend sowie am frühen morgen immer zahlreiche Kängurus beobachten. Den Strand erreicht man in 2 Minuten. Auf jeden Fall sehr empfehlenswert! Vielen, vielen Dank euch beiden!!!

5/5

Airbnb August 2017

Tracy & Scott, Benaraby

Brigitte's place was so much more than we expected, we felt very relaxed from the moment we walked in. It is spacious, modern and welcoming. Brigitte is a wonderful host who provided us with local information on the area. The location is just 200m from the beautiful beach which seems to go for miles. Little touches such as a fresh bowl of fruit and quality tea & coffee were a welcome addition. I would highly recommend Brigitte's place. Although we only stayed for two nights, we could have easily stayed on for longer.

5/5

Airbnb October 2017

Jules & Al, Melbourne

Bridgett .. the room/private retreat is certainly a wonderful getaway for anyone who takes up the offer. We better book in quick before it takes off. All the best Jules and Al xx. We loved the room, great ambience

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Walter Schuster, Munich, Germany


Thank you for your incredible Hospitality!!!

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Christine & Miles, Melbourne

“The room is perfect and a 3 minute walk from the beach. We were even able to hand feed native animals on the doorstep! Brigitte and Jo are the most friendly of hosts.” “Thank you so much for taking care of us we will definitely get in touch the next time we stay up here!” 

5/5

Airbnb August 2017



Michael and Elwyn Austin

Quiet and good location. Both Brigitte and Joe were great hosts and full of local knowledge

10/10

Booking. com November 2017


Nicolas, France

Appartement d'une proprete et d'un luxe exceptionnel. un accueil tres chaleureux et avec beaucoup de gentillesse de Brigitte la proprietaire des lieux. Un sejour inoubliable, nous reviendrons en octobre Tout etait parfait 10/10 

Booking.com August 2017


Natalie & Nicolas France

Nous reviedrons, Lacceuil de Brigitte, La properte du logement e le calme.

10/10

Booking.com November 2017

Mission Beach Tourism

Located beachfront Mission Beach Escape is designed as an Adult's (18+) only, self catering accommodation, it is perfect for a quiet retreat or romantic get-away. Suits singles and couples. Just a short stroll and you can enjoy stunning 14 km of tropical white sandy beach and breathtaking views of Dunk Island and the Coral Sea. Just Perfect!

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Mission Beach Escape

Wongaling Beach 4852

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Things To Do

CHILL OUT & REVIVE

Mission Beach Escape is the perfect base to explore the treasures of Mission Beach. Let yourself be charmed by the picturesque coastline with its friendly locals as you are welcomed into the relaxed lifestyle. Provided stinger nets allow a refreshing swim in the turquoise waters of the Coral Sea.

Embrace the tropical aromas and cool sea breezes at the seaside village set amongst lush rainforest. Taste the local produce, such as seafood, beef, exotic fruit, chocolate… and much more at one of the local bars, cafes or restaurants. Visit the markets (held every 1st, 3rd and last Sunday of each month) and experience the local culture. Stroll through the stalls and discover clothing, arts, craft, plants and local produce. Don’t miss Mission Beach Art Gallery exhibiting local and indigenous work. Discover the secrets of our indigenous culture and dreamtime places with a guided tour to Echo Creek Falls and surrounds.


THE ISLANDS

Mission Beach is a topical paradise with 14 kilometers pristine, palm fringed beach and over 20 islands offshore. Rainforest clad Dunk Island lies 4 km offshore boasting a stunning tropical environment. Imagine a romantic picnic for two in a seductive tropical island setting or enjoy wonderful cool rainforest walks, climb the summit of and get rewarded with stunning views. Before you head back to shore embrace once more the breathtaking scenery with a cold beer or glass champagne at the Dunk Island Bar. Access to Dunk Island is by private boat, charter or water taxi departing from Wongaling Beach. 

Kayaking Tours off the beach and across to Dunk Island and amongst the stunning offshore islands is a great way to take in the scenery often sighting dolphins, rays and turtles.


GREAT BARRIER REEF

Mission Beach offers the closest access along the Eastern Coast to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the most spectacular coral reefs in the world. Sail, snorkel or dive the reef! Local companies offer daily tours and cater for all levels off experience.

During the winter (May to November), Humpback Whales are seen moving northwards an unique nature experience not to miss.



NATURE PURE

One of the biggest drawcards is the World Heritage Listed Rainforests of the Wet Tropics. Mission Beach is home to the endangered Southern Cassowaries, beautiful, rare and flightless birds. Sixty per cent of Australia’s butterflies can be found here including the magnificent Birdwing and Blue Ulysses. Embrace flora and fauna on one of the many walks, for example Bicton Hill, Licuala Fan Palm, Lacey Creek or Edmund Kennedy Walk. Or saddle up and ride along pristine beaches between coastal jungles and the Coral Sea on real Australian Brumbies.


ADVENTURE

Several Creeks flow into the Coral Sea at Mission Beach making it an ideal spot for catching Barramundi, Mangrove Jack and Mud Crabs.  Popular fishing spots are Clump Point Jetty and Boat Ramp. Or go on a fishing charter to take you to exclusive fishing grounds with tropical reef and sport fish.

Prepare for the ride of your life. Head to Tully, the unofficial white water rafting capital of Australia. Test your strengths as you navigate Grade 3 and 4 rapids leaving you energized and soaked!

If your idea of extreme is at 14.000 feet experience one of the most spectacular skydive in the world.


WEDDING & HONEYMOON

Imagine your dream wedding and honeymoon at Mission Beach, Tropical North Queensland… A magical romantic experience as you are surrounded by luscious rainforest, beautiful beaches and little gems of islands. The perfect location with a choice of stunning settings to celebrate your individually styled idyllic union. 

A simple ceremony on the beach to an elaborate banquet, Mission Beach has a selection of stunning locations and venues to celebrate all styles of marriages. 


Beach & Rainforest Walks

Bicton Hill Walk

Bicton Hill Circuit Track, a rare rainforest example! Distance : 4km, Time: Allow about 2 hours.

The track begins on Bicton Hill’s exposed eastern side, where sturdy trees such as brush box and swamp mahogany grow. Climbing steadily, the track circles around to the hill’s sheltered western side, which supports one of Australia’s few remaining examples of lowland rainforest. The circuit leads to a lookout at the summit then loops back around to join the original track to return to the car park. Cyclone Yasi damaged much of the canopy along the track, there is little shade along the way. Carry water, wear hats and sunscreen and avoid walking the in the midday heat.

Enjoy spectacular mainland and island views from the lookout. Birdwatching is rewarding. Watch for buff-breasted paradise kingfishers and, occasionally, endangered southern cassowaries. Along the walking track look for rainforest skinks, lace monitors and also the brilliant blue Ulysses butterfly.

Dunk Island Mount Kootaloo

Mount Kootaloo circuit (Grade: moderate)

Distance: 7km return

Time: Allow about 3hrs walking time

From the spit, walk to the north-east end of the beach to the start of the walking tracks. This more strenuous walk winds up a steep track to the 271m summit. Cyclone-damaged rainforest on the lower slopes allows glimpses over the island and reefs as the track ascends. On the upper slopes, the forest opens out and eucalypts emerge through the canopy. Near the summit, a short branching track leads to a lookout, which offers spectacular views over the Family Islands and nearby mainland. Near the lookout, the remains of No. 27 Radar Station, built during World War II, are slowly being reclaimed by the rainforest. The track continues around the summit, rejoining the main track and returning to the beach. Access to this walking track may be affected by tidal influences at certain times.

Dunk Island Walks

Island circuit (Grade: moderate)

Distance: 11km return

Time: Allow about 4hrs walking time

This challenging walk continues on from the summit of Mount Kootaloo, descending through Palm Valley to Coconut Beach. The walk returns to The Spit along the Coconut Beach track, offering views over the mangrove-fringed tidal flats along the way.


Coconut Beach (Grade: moderate)

Distance: 7.5km return

Time: Allow about 2.5hrs walking time

Starting from the camping area, this walk initially skirts the beach and follows the counci esplanade, past private property. It climbs around rocky outcrops and boulders and passes behind mangrove-fringed tidal flats before arriving at Coconut Beach. Visitors can return along the same track or continue on the Island circuit in reverse.

The Musgrave Link Track - Licuala Walking Track

This Licuala State Forest Park hiking trail forms part of the above walking tracks and can be accessed from either Tully-Mission Beach Road or at two other points on the El Arish-Mission Beach Road.

Much of the Musgrave Link Track is along an old forestry track running alongside the Hull River and Jurs Creek.

This mainly flat track follows an old forestry road used in the 1960s and 1970s to haul timber from South Mission Beach to the El Arish timber mill.

There are numerous bridges over small tributaries and you will pass through a wide variety of lowland rainforest types, including stunning licuala palm forests.

Bridges are closed for safety reasons and hikers are to follow the marked detours. A short link track joins the Musgrave Link Track to the Dreaming trail shortly before the road exit.

The Dreaming Trail goes to Lacey Creek Walk and the car park and toilets.

Kennedy Walking Track

Well if you are up for it then this is the one for you its 7 kilometers long and will take you around four hours to complete if you don't drag your feet. The trailhead for the Kennedy Track is located at the southern end of the beach in South Mission Beach, where Kennedy Esplanade terminates just past the boat ramp.

This hiking trail was named after Edmund Kennedy who began his ill-fated expedition to Cape York from Tam O'Shanteer Point in 1848.

The first part of the hiking trail is through shady pandanus and eucalypt forest, undulating up and down the coastal hills with beautiful views of the Coral Sea, the Barnard Islands, Dunk Island, Bedarra Island and Tam O'Shanter Point. After a little more than a kilometer there is a set of steps down to the long curved beach of Lugger Bay. Be aware that sometimes this beach and the mangroves beyond can sometimes be flooded by the high tide which I discovered early one morning after getting all set for the big walk. After leaving the sandy beach and crossing the creek and mangroves, there is a short climb up Tam O'Shanter Point to a lookout with superb ocean views.


Licuala Rainforest Circuit Walk

In the Licuala State Forest there are several walking tracks. The walks here take the visitor through the rare fan palm forests of Mission Beach which make up about one half of the total Fan Palm Forests in all of Australia. This walk is another nice easy one for all the family as it will take you around 30 minutes to walk along the 1.25 kilometer track.

There are numerous educational markers indicating different plant species as well as information about nutrient cycles and the diet of the Cassowary Bird. Here you will see spectacular 10-15 meter high canopy of Licuala Fan Palms.

Their fleshy orange fruit is a favorite treat for the endangered Cassowary Bird that inhabits these rainforests.

If you spot a Cassowary just ensure you do not disturb it and do not approach it as they can become quite aggressive if they are provoked.

Admire this ancient creature from distance thru the lenses of your camera only.

Tourist Drives

The Great Green Way

The Great Green Way lies between Townsville and Cairns, via Mission Beach, in Far North Queensland. Within this area are exceptional natural attractions including the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef and the extraordinary Paronella Park.  Within the Great Green Way there are over a dozen mainland National Parks and over 25 tropical islands and at Mission Beach, the closest access point to the Great Barrier Reef. Experience the hassle-free North Queensland way of life where you can rub shoulders with locals in the pub and immerse yourself in the myriad of experiences available whether at sea or on land. Enjoy a vast array of lush exotic and tropical foods from our prime meats to fabulously fresh seafood and exotic tropical fruits and vegetables that can be experienced at roadside local produce stalls, markets, wineries, cafes and restaurants. The 340km section of highway that is the Great Green Way provides the most memorable scenery in Australia with mountains wrapped in rainforest, splendid waterfalls, magnificent fertile farmlands and breathtaking Coral Sea views.     

The Great Tropical Drive

  Discover a touring experience like no other. You can start your day on the Great Barrier Reef, spend the afternoon in World Heritage listed rainforests, then sleep under a thousand stars of the vast Outback.

The 2,000 kilometre (km) Great Tropical Drive is a world class self-drive route that will take you to some amazing places. The route maps out the regions iconic wonders as well as its best kept secrets. Be prepared for plenty of unexpected discoveries along the way.

   Explore the heard of the Great Tropical Drive's 900,000 hectares of the world's oldest tropical rainforest.    Experience Australia's highest diversity of plants and animals, including many found nowhere else on earth.    Strike a rich vein of history in the region's deserted goldfields and frontier towns like Charters Towers, Chillagoe and Cooktown.

   Dive into an adventure on the Great barrier Reef, raft white water rapids, trek Queensland's highest peak and drive over tropical plantations in a hot air balloon.

   Share bush tucker with traditional owners and indulge in the freshest tropical foods.

The drive passes through Townsville, Charters Towers, Atherton Tablelands, Cooktown, Daintree, Cairns, Innisfail, Mission Beach and Ingham.

The Savannah Way

The Savannah Way is Australia’s Adventure Drive, linking Cairns in Tropical North Queensland with th

The Savannah Way is Australia's Adventure Drive linking Tropical North Queensland with the historic pearling town of Broome in Western Australia's Kimberley, via the natural wonders of Australia's tropical savannahs and the Northern Territory's Top End. The 3700 kilometre route links 15 National Parks and five World Heritage areas. You can explore just a section or cross the continent enjoying its wide horizons, ancient gorges and abundant wildlife, connecting with Aboriginal and pioneer heritage in Australia's outback.


Queensland's Gems along the Savannah Way: 

Mission Beach, Dunk Island, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Kuranda Senic Rail, Atherton Tablelands, Undara Experience, Cobbold Gorge, Normanton, Gulflander Train, Karumba, Burketown, Sweers Island, Lawn Hill Gorge National Park.

How to get there

From Cairns Airport travelling south allow app. 2 hours, follow the Bruce Highway to Innisfail. Wongaling Beach is app. 40 min south of Innisfail, turn left off the Bruce Highway at the town of El Arish. From Townsville travelling north allow app. 3 hours along the Bruce High Way, turn right off the Bruce Highway at the town of Tully and follow the signs to Wongaling Beach which is app. 20 min from Tully.


Distances

app. 1.2 km to Dunk Island Water Taxi

app. 1.4 km to Wongaling Beach Shopping Centre & Bus Stop

app. 4.6 km to Mission Beach Arts Gallery

app. 6.5 km to Mission Beach Skydive, Cafes, Dining, Shops, Newsagent & Post Office 

app. 6.8 km to Mission Beach Sunday Markets & Visitor Information Centre

app. 8.5 km to Clump Point Boat Ramp and Jetty, South Mission Beach Boat Ramp and Edmund Kennedy Walking Track, 

app. 10 km to Picton Hill Walking Track