Plan your trip with us !

The friendly team at BIG4 Beachcomber Coconut have lots of local knowledge to advise you on activities, tours and locations that might be right for you. Plan ahead and book your holiday activities through our office.

We can provide a free booking service and advice for things to do and see all the way from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach. Just call or email your requests through to us.

While the weather in tropical North Queensland is traditionally considered to be at its best from June to September, we locals believe that the weather here in Mission Beach is at its finest through to October. Although it starts to warm up, even November and December is nice. The rest of the year has its own beauty with the tropical climate and rainfall. The waterfalls need to be seen to be believed from January onwards.

We make it easy with a free tour booking service!

  • Tours are available all year round but are subject to availability. Book early to avoid any disappointment.
  • Just call or email with your requests.
  • Allow our  knowledgeable and friendly staff to help you book your tours or give you some great ideas on what to do while you're here.

Here are just a few options for while you are here and also on the way to and from.....

Whale season

  • Whale season in Mission Beach is July and August. There are many tour options to get you out and onto the water to go sight seeing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving or fishing.
  • The chance is high that you will see the whales during the season as they pass by our beautiful islands.
  • Whales have been seen from the beachfront of BIG4 Beachcomber Coconut Holiday Park!

Swim/Snorkel/Scuba

  • The Mission Beach area is one of the best to see the Great Barrier Reef at its natural, unspoiled best. No large groups, just you and nature.
  • Snorkel and scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef with the licenced instructors from Mission Dive.
  • Port Douglas, Cairns and Whitsunday Island tours booked here as well.

Skydive

  • Jump with Skydive Australia over the beautiful Family Islands National Park group. Free pick ups from our park and a beach landing every time.

White water rafting

  • Experience the mighty Tully River with Wildside Adventures. Tours available for all experience levels and include a free pick up from the park.

Hire a boat/jetski or kayak

  • Head out on the water with no licence required. Hire directly opposite the park from Mission Beach Jet Ski Hire and launch off the sand.

Fishing

  • Fishing charters available, half and full day, island or reef charters.
  • Bring your own tinnie and launch off the beach or hire a tinnie opposite our park, no licence required.
  • Have your boat launched and retrieved by tractor with Mission Beach Boat Hire opposite our park. $40, 8am - 5pm, please ring for information.

 

Local Walks

  • Kennedy Walking Track - This popular track takes you on a picture-perfect journey from South Mission Beach to Kennedy Bay. Take in views of the beautiful coastline,
    forest and maybe even spot a rainforest animal or two! Distance: 7kms. 
  • Ulysses Link Walking Track – Named after the beautiful blue Ulysses butterflies, this trail begins at the Village Green and will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
    Distance: 1.5kms.

  • Lacey’s Creek Walk – Lacey’s begins at the Cassowary Information Shelter and passes through beautiful rainforest with BBQ and toilet facilities available to use. Distance: 1.5kms.  

  • Licuala Rainforest Circuit Walks – there are several tracks that will take you through the rare palm forests of Mission Beach. A great family friendly track takes approximately 30 minutes.
    Distance: 1.25kms.

Charley's Chocolate Factory

  • Tour the local chocolate farm and experience the end product. Yum!

Fruit Forest Farm

  • Taste and explore at Fruit Forest Farm and learn about the local exotic tropical fruits such as abiu, amazon custard apple, yellow dragon fruit and more.

Murdering Point Winery 

  • Take home a souvenir bottle of local tropical fruit wine from Murdering Point Winery, set amongst fertile cane fields and a lush tropical rainforest.

Crocodile Spotting

  • Join a small group and go "croc spotting". We throw in some mud crabbing as well.
  • Contact us to find out more.

Horse Riding

  • Experience a unique horseriding and farm experience with Reinsdown Horse Riding, Tully. Ride through a local farm which encompasses the rainforest tracks with trips for all levels of experience.

Local Food and Dining in South Mission Beach 

  • There is great local food and dining within walking distance of our park.
  • Beachcomber Coconut Cafe is directly outside our park, 7 days a week 7.30am - 7.30pm.
  • Mission Thai is a very short walk across the road. Tuesdays to Sundays 5pm onwards.
  • Tuskers is at the local surf club. 200m walk, Friday - Sunday.
  • Woolworths is a 5 minute drive from the park. Open Monday to Saturday, closed Sunday.
  • A short 5 minute drive to Mission Beach for more food and dining.

 On the way to or from South Mission Beach

We can book you in to see any of the attractions from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach. Our booking service is free. Here are just a few ideas...

Other Ideas - Local Information

Not everything has to cost money. There are so many things to see and do in the local area. All you have to do is go there.

  • Spot the cassowary. The Southern Cassowary is an endangered species and BIG4 Beachcomber Coconut Holiday Park is one of the few places you can get up close to this amazing animal.
  • Take the children to the local splash park.
  • Watch the sunrise over the Family Island National Park group from the beautiful Kennedy Boardwalk, just near the park.
  • Rainforest tracks and beach walks.
  • Bike tracks and a BMX track just down the road.
  • Visit the waterfalls and swim in the ice cold swimming holes that only we locals know about.
  • Scenic drives with lots of lovely spots for lunch.
  • Visit the local art gallery or cassowary conservation offices.
  • Laze on the beach. 14 kilometres of uninterrupted golden sands with views of Dunk Island and the Family Island group. A seasonal stinger net is directly opposite the park. 
  • Plan your trip and forward book any tours with us from Port Douglas and Cairns down to the Whitsunday Islands.

Markets

The Mission Beach Market is held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month on the beachfront at Ulysses Park, under the shade of the tropical canopy.

With a huge variety of stalls offering everything from art and craft to handmade jewellery, smoothies, hats, unique handmade clothing for babies up to adults, plants, second-hand goods, fresh local fruit and vegetables and delicious freshly prepared food and snacks. The atmosphere of the markets attract locals to mingle with tourists from all over the world.

  • 8am to 1pm
  • Main street of Mission Beach

The Mission Beach Monster Market is held last Sunday of each month from Easter Sunday until the end of November on the beachfront at Ulysses Park, under the shade of the tropical canopy.

This is a large country market where the goods sold are all from growers/artisans who come from further afield, providing a different selection of goods to the regular fortnightly Mission Beach Market. Art and crafts, to handmade jewellery, smoothies, hats, unique handmade clothing for babies up to adults, plants, second-hand goods, fresh local fruit and vegetables and delicious freshly prepared food and snacks, the atmosphere of the markets attract locals to mingle with tourists from all over the world.

  • 8am to 12.30pm
  • Main street of Mission Beach

Interesting Fact about Mission Beach Surf Club!

Mission Beach Surf Club receives Commonwealth Games "Bermuda Board" - 24 August, 2018

Mission Beach Surf Club has been the lucky recipient of the ‘Bermuda Board’, one of the 50 rescue boards which were carried by nippers who led out the countries’ teams into the arena during the opening ceremony. Olympic and Commonwealth Games swimmer and Mission Beach Surf Life Saving Club (MBSLSC) member, Dyana Brown, represented Surf life Saving at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in April. As a result of this the Mission Beach Surf Club has received the ‘Bermuda Board’ as a memento of the games. 

Mission Beach Surf Life Saving Club President Malcolm Davison said “it is a huge honour for the club to receive the Bermuda Board. Dyana being at the opening ceremony and so connected to this club made us feel like we were part of the Commonwealth Games. Now to receive the Bermuda Board as a keepsake from the opening ceremony is really the cherry on top”. 

Background: Dyana Brown represented Australia at the Sydney 2000 Olympics and the 2001 Manchester and 1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games. At the Manchester 2001 Commonwealth Games Dyana won Gold for the 50m back and Silver for the 100m back. At the Sydney 2000 Olympics Dyana won Silver in the medley relay (back) with Leisel Jones (breastroke), Petria Thomas (butterfly), Susie O’Neil (freestyle) and made the 100m backstroke final where she came 7th. Since retirement, Dyana had two sets of twins and moved to Mission Beach where she works at the local Woolworths and volunteers at the MBSLSC.