After a restful night’s sleep and a morning walk or jog along the beach, you’ll probably be in the mood for a bit of exploring. South Mission, the most picturesque of the beachside communities in Mission Beach offers a range of things to do moments from your unit’s front door. As well as walks along the beach you can take a walk on the Kennedy Track to Lugger Bay and Tam-O-Shanter point, hire a range of watercraft – sailboats, tinnies, and kayaks to enjoy in the beautiful blue Coral Sea, launch a boat at one of two nearby boat ramps - the Hull River or the south end of the beach, and if you’re lucky you’ll see one of our resident Cassowaries nearby.
If you’re looking for a meal out, there’s luxury dining at one end of South Mission with the unsurpassed views of the cliff-side restaurant at The Elandra, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. At the other end of the beach you’ll find both the Coconut Caravan Beachcomber Holiday Park offering a small shop for a newspaper or jug of milk as well as café style, eat-in or take away meals. Ten minutes drive north is the Wongaling Beach shopping area, covering all your basics needs with a grocery store, chemist, news agency, liquor store and your choice of excellent eateries.
Another five minutes north, you’ll find North Mission, a collection of boutique shops, artist galleries, cafés and restaurants, as well as another grocery store and the Post Shop. On most Sundays you can browse through our local market, filled with fresh produce, potted plants and local arts and crafts. With the range and choice of shops and eateries close by, you’ll find you won’t have to travel far to meet all the needs of a relaxing beachside holiday.
If you’re looking for a bit more excitement, you’ll find that guided tours, activities, exploring the Great Barrier Reef, visiting Dunk Island or walking through our beautiful World Heritage Rainforest is also close at hand. You can follow the clearly marked tracks through our world heritage listed rainforest; experience the thrill of whitewater rafting on the Tully River; enjoy the Coral Sea by kayak, sailboat, or small motor boat; see Mission Beach from the air while tandem sky-diving (landing right on the beach); marvel at the spectacular Great Barrier Reef while snorkeling or scuba-diving; or simply laze around the pool or at the magnificent beach right at your doorstep