Monday, December 28, 2015

Mission Beach, Australia

Someone asked me last night if I have been blogging about warm sunny places we could be - as I sit here and listen to the rain plummet from the sky, filling the ground with too much water, too fast, I came across the perfect destination.

Mission Beach, Australia - a small village along the Coral Sea in Queensland, Australia, along eight (8) miles of beaches, nestled between Townsville and Cairnes.  Tucked away between the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest.

Mission Beach, a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef where you can find adventure; Girringun National Park: home of Wallaman Falls - Australia's highest single-drop waterfall, Blencoe Falls, Herbert River,and the ancient volcano known as Mount Fox; and, a stones throw to Dunk Island.

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Dunk - Bedarra - Hinchinbrook - Mission Beach
Find your favorite cafe where you can relax at your tropical escape at Mission Beach with its refined restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries, and boutiques.  Mission Beach also offers championship golf courses close to town as well as water taxis and ferries to the nearby Dunk Island.

Wet Tropics: Wold Heritage Area is the lovely place where you can take 150 walks..."on the wild side" that cater to every level of your anticipated hiking experience...from short - medium - long hikes to easy, moderate, or strenuous hikes - explore the rainforest at your own pace.

With all the rain, flooding, and crazy December storms going on in Missouri, Texas, and across the U.S. Midwest, I'm ready for a slice of tropical paradise.

Perhaps you should add Mission Beach, Australia to one of your 2016 destinations.

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Castaways Resort & Spa on Mission Beach














SOURCES:

http://www.australia.com/en/places/great-barrier-reef/qld-mission-beach.html

http://www.wettropics.gov.au/

http://www.greatbarrierreef.org/destinations/mission-beach/

http://www.castaways.com.au/

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