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Family holiday Mission Beach

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Family holiday Mission Beach

Hi There,

Any recommendations for accomodation in Mission Beach for a family of 4?

Also recommeded activites.My family enjoy fishing and surfing.

Thanks for your tips.

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1. Re: Family holiday Mission Beach

My family just got back from a fantastic holiday to Mission Beach. We stayed at a house that we found on www.stayz.com.au . The name of the house is 'Alani' and was beachfront with a pool and guest house. It was more house than our family needed, but we really enjoyed it and I'd definately stay there again if we ever go back to Mission Beach. It was only a block or so to the village area and the stinger nets are also close by which was important to us as it was still stinger season when we were there. Here's what we enjoyed doing:

1) Day Trip to Dunk Island- the rainforest there was gorgeous and we hiked to the top peak on the island. Also had a great lunch at the jetty restaurant.

2) Quick Cat Cruise to the outer reef at Beaver Cay- the snorkeling was good and there was also a glass bottom boat ride and a dinghy launch to the cay.

3) Seeing a Cassowary in the wild- thankfully from the safety of our car :)

4) Bushwalking in Tam O'Shannon (sp?) state forest- again, more gorgeous rainforest.

5) Our favorite restaurant was Shrubbery Traverna followed by a close 2nd which was Friends- both in the village area.

6) Hanging out on the beach. The water was warm and the beach is beautiful with the back drop of Dunk Island.

We would have loved to have done the whitewater rafting on the Tulley River but as far as we could tell, kids have to be at least 14 years old to go so we had to scratch that off our list.

Mission Beach is a great place to visit to see the rainforest and the reef- Hope you have a great time-

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2. Re: Family holiday Mission Beach

Well if you like fishing and surfing maybe wrong place.

There is some fishing, however you must check where marine national parks start and end.

Surfing non-existant. Due to offshore islands and the great barrier reef itself the waves break somewhat out to sea.

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3. Re: Family holiday Mission Beach

The fishing at Mission Beach is very good. Three options:

1. Hull River next to the boat ramp for barra and mangrove jacks

2. Off the rocky rocks at either end for trvally, queenfish and the occassional barra

3. Hire a tinny from the beach at Sth Mission and fish off the "flats" on the SE side of Dunk Is. This is very productive for all sorts of fish like Coral Trout, large Mangrove Jacks (the big ones live on the reefs), trevally, etc. You'll need a calm day.

Beach fishing is hit n miss. Surfing is possible when the wind is blowing as Mission has beaches that come from deep water so whatever swell is around doesn't get lost on tidal flats. Not what you'd call "pipeline" though.

I usually stay at the Big 4 caravan park at Sth Mission as it his excellent facilities for the family.

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