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Dream of each tourist - Mission Beach in Queensland

Mission Beach in Queensland,Mission Beach is a peaceful coastal town situated between the cities of Cairns and Townsville on the coast of Queensland. Bathed by the cobalt blue waters of the Coral Sea, in Mission Beach you can find a magnificent golden beaches stretching over 14 km. Sand here is as perfect as in famous Malta Golden Bay or picturesque Dominican Beach Punta Cana. There are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mission Beach - Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforest. Thanks to them in these areas is created a natural environment that is not found anywhere else on the planet. The acquaintance with Mission Beach starts with the Great Barrier Reef and nearby islands of Dunk, Bedarra and Hinchinbrook. In Mission Beach one can find the ultimate adventure and at the same time a great relaxing tropical getaway. Rest here can be as challenging and unpredictable as recreation on the landscapes of fantastic Maya Bay or Plitvice Lakes. Though what we want to talk about first of all, is the unique Mission Beach.

Unusual crabs-made art

Mission Beach is a unique place that during the day can seem as a pretty normal and one of the common beaches that are met all over the world, like Las Salinas Beach or Matira Beach. But the main interesting thing about Mission Beach is actually what happens here during the night. When the night comes this place is a true dictatorship of crabs. This can be seen early in the morning, as the whole area of the coast is covered with the sand balls. Before bare feet of tourists destroy this interesting wonder one can witness a very unusual thing, as truly each and every centimeter of the coast is covered with these sand balls, making you actually stumble for a moment before stepping on those. Though do not worry, each and every morning crabs inhabiting this beach will continue their amazing act of creating sand balls. 

Mission Beach in Queensland,

Variety of entertainments for tourists

MissionBeach is composed of four villages:

  • Beach Wongaling;
  • North Mission Beach;
  • Bingil Bay;
  • South Mission Beach.

Palm-fringed beach connects these four small village of Kennedy Bay in the south to Garnerz Beach in the north.

Mild tropical climate of Queensland is there all year round and is ideal for boating. Take the long jump with a parachute over the Great Barrier Reef and land on the pristine beaches. Here you can swim, dive in Snorkel or go for under water diving, as well as make a trip to an inflatable raft on the river Tully. The same unforgettable active rest you can also have while visiting Spanish  Praia de Augas Santas or in Piha Beach in New Zealand.

Rich and uncommon wildlife

You can go fishing on the reef or in the mouth of the river, or on a tour through the rainforest or habitats of crocodiles. Close to the shore is shallow reef, which extends from the Porter's Creek on the south side of North Mission Beach and almost to Clump Point on the north side of the beach.

Mission Beach is home to many of wildlife, particularly for endangered cassowary. This is a large flightless bird found in the rainforest, growing around. Most of the territory belongs to the important bird area of coastal rainforest, so named by the International Organization for the Protection of Birds (BirdLife International) by the need to preserve species of birds that live in a humid tropical forest.

Great place for journeys

Infrastructure of the place is pretty developed; there are many nice restaurants, cafes, galleries and small shops for all tastes. Most of them are located on the main street Porter Promenade. In Queensland there is a growing variety of tropical fruits, from which local people make amazing wine. These wineries are located in Mission Beach and near Kurrimine Beach. So vacation in Mission Beach can be as comfortable and cheerful as leisure time in Maho Beach in Caribbean island of Saint Martin or Hot Water Beach in New Zealand.

Mission Beach is one of those continental places from which one can most quickly get the boat to the Great Barrier Reef. The journey takes about an hour. This place is the starting point for anyone who is making his way to the island of Dunk, located just four kilometers from the coast. Water taxis and ferries take visitors to the island.