On a Mission!

Image of Lucy on the beach, Mission Beach, Queensland Australia
So where the bloody hell IS everyone? Mission Beach all to myself…

Am currently residing in Mission Beach, Queensland and loving it. Am a HUGE fan of Mission beach and this is our third visit here on our many travels Down Under. Mission Beach is actually a number of beaches all in a row (making up around 14kms of the sandy stuff) about 2 hours drive south of Cairns. We are in ‘North Mission’ (as opposed to Wongaling or South Mission).

Image of Castaways Hotel pools, Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia
Castaways – bang up to date and probably the best pool…

We’re staying at Castaways which is a repeat visit after 8 years (3 years ago we stayed at the Sejala Beach Huts which are actually just next door!). Gone are the tropical bedspreads and ’80s motel fit-out at Castaways, and in are super-cool furnishings, some amazing decking (vertical and horizontal), probably the best pool of the trip so far, and some really very good food in the restaurant. I like.

The location of Castaways always had a LOT going for it. Mission Beach is in my top 10 (maybe even top 5) of Australian beaches I love. It’s just so huge, and long, and sandy, and sunny, and tropical. Not to mention you can play ‘dodge the sky diver‘ as they come into land!

If you want to stay at the other end of Mission Beach in South Mission (and are travelling minus small people) then head to the Elandra – super cool, super white, super stylish (but definitely one for grown ups only!).

Now don’t get me wrong: Mission is not really all the ‘happening’ but there is certainly heaps to do here (if you want to leave the beach of course). But not sure why you would want to… you don’t even have to leave for meals:

Image of Lucy and family enjoying luxury Castaways picnic, Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia
Doesn’t get much better than a champagne picnic lunch on Mission Beach (thanks to Castaways for the catering!)

One Response to “On a Mission!”

  1. ashley says:

    hello lucy
    your web page is amazing very well done..
    please contact us threw the drift spa email would love to no how the rest of ur trip went
    ashley 🙂

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