The Mission Beach Visitor Information Centre is located on the beachfront 200 metres north of the Mission Beach village. The only accredited visitor centre in Mission Beach; they have friendly and helpful staff and volunteers with a wealth of local knowledge and advice to assist you to fully enjoy all the benefits of holidaying in our beautiful region.
When you arrive they highly recommend that you call in and pick up a local Mission Beach Map and have a volunteer assist you to get your bearings. They have a range of generic brochures providing information on campsites, swimming holes, restaurants and cafés, self drive guides, fishing, walking tracks, national parks and safety in the tropics. They also provide brochures for local and regional accommodation and activities. You can also download brochures from their website.
The Visitor Centre offers a wide range of souvenirs and informative displays regarding the environment and wildlife in and around Mission Beach. They are lucky to have two World Heritage listed sites on their doorstep - the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. They have suggested itineraries and brochures to assist you to plan your holiday and not miss out on anything
Monday to Friday: 0900-1645
Saturday and Sunday: 1000-1600
Christmas Day: closed
Note: Closed Boxing Day and New Years day.
How To Get There:
Mission Beach is located on the coastline between Cairns and Townsville and bounded by World Heritage Tropical Rainforest and 14 kilometres of golden sandy beaches. It consists of four villages, Bingil Bay, Mission Beach, Wongaling Beach and South Mission Beach.
On the drive in from El Arish off the Bruce Highway you will find the Mission Beach village which has outdoor cafés, a beachside resort, gourmet restaurants, bistros and bars, galleries, fashion stores and a relaxed, friendly ambience.
A six minute drive north of the Mission Beach village you will find, Bingil Bay, the most northern beachside suburb. Bingil Bay has a popular café, nearby rainforest walks and is a haven for artists, writers and musicians.
A five minute drive south of the Mission Beach village you will find Wongaling Beach, the closest point to Dunk Island and providing spectacular views. The coaches arrive here and there are a range of accommodation, cafés, restaurants, beachfront bars, a large resort and a shopping centre hub with Woolworths and other stores.
A further five minute drive south and you will find South Mission Beach. This beach has glorious views across to Dunk Island, Bedarra, the Family Group and the largest National Park Island in Australia, Hinchinbrook Island. Enjoy Fish & Chips at the beach, Kayak and boat hire available and the iconic resort on Tam O'Shanter Point provides a world class restaurant and spectacular views to the islands.