Mission Beach Charters
Mission Beach Charters is locally
owned and operated. Jason Shearer, your knowledgeable skipper, grew up in Mission Beach, starting his maritime career over 25 years ago.
His eco-adventure company specifically caters to small groups, families or couples wishing to have a completely personalised experience within the idyllic surrounds of the world heritage Great Barrier Reef marine park. MISSION BEACH CHARTERS CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!
Fruit Forest Farm
Exotic fruit farm tour - taste explore learn
Peter and Alison Salleras invite you to sample tropical fruit in season while exploring their 220 acre farm nestled in lush tropical rainforest
As third generation local farmers their passion for the natural environment is evident as they share their knowledge of fruit farming, rainforest, and heritage.
Ingan Tours is an Australian company that is 100% Aboriginal owned by the Grant family in Tully, North Queensland.
We are the Jabanbarra Jirrbal people and our land extends from the Tully river area and within the Davidson Creek area in the southern coastal area and extends north west into the Tablelands up to the Herberton area.
Our tours and educational programs provide insight to how life was for our people before contact from the outside world. We offer a range of quality cultural products from hiking, weaving, bush tucker, string making, mountain trekking to student educational tours which journey you through some of the tropical north’s breath taking views of World Heritage Protected Rainforest.
Walk in the footsteps of our Ancestors, weave a bracelet, paint your face, throw a boomerang, catch a fish, come face to face with a cassowary, set up camp and eat some Aboriginal cuisine (bush tucker).
Let us inspire you by viewing the world through our eyes…
Authentic Indigenous Experiences...Our XPERTz!
Big Mama Sailing
BIG MAMA is a Family Friendly Yacht
ideal for small personalised groups of 12 or less to ensure a memorable and enjoyable experience. Whether novice or expert, sailor, snorkeller or explorer,
whether adult, teen or child, we cater to all interests and skill levels within the limitations of safety, your itinerary, weather and ‘ocean sense.’
Liz Gallie Studio
Liz Gallie, best known for her unique handmade jewellery made from local lawyer cane and precious metals, adopted Mission Beach as her home in 1974 after visiting what Liz terms "The most beautiful place I had ever seen.
Liz's studio is open by appointment and is a short walk from the cottage on a meandering pathway through the rainforest.
This is cassowary country and if you are lucky, one of the resident birds may make an appearance during your visit.
Coral Sea Kayaking
Paddle within the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, visiting many National Park islands in the region, such as world renowned Dunk Island, iconic Hinchinbrook Island, the lesser known but just as beautiful Family & Barnard Island groups.
Whether you are an experienced sea kayaker looking for a new exciting adventure or someone who is not really sure what sea kayaking is all about, we promise that you find lots to interest you. We pride ourselves on our sound environmental policies and the low impact our coastal expeditions have on this magnificent marine and island wonderland.
Off the Rails
Coffee House and Gallery
A unique little cafe with wonderful ambience, excellent coffee, delicious homemade food, local art and exceptional silver jewellery.
Approximately 40 kilometre drive from Birders Cottage through cane fields to the small town of South Johnstone.
Directions to Off the Rails coffee house and gallery
Off the Rails facebook page
Excitement, Peace, Wonder - we'll show it all to you!
ZOE BAY – HINCHINBROOK ISLAND CAMPING
The most beautiful of all Australia’s islands. Our favourite place in the whole world, a place that has been part of our consciousness forever and a place you should not miss while in Australia. A monstrous 400sq km of area with mountain peaks over 1000 metres, cascading waterfalls, walking tracks through unbelievable diversities of flora. This is truly a wonderland, a place to forget the world, highly regulated as far as numbers of visitors are concerned. It is one of the worlds largest “Island National Park” and we can get you there! Zoe Bay is nestled beneath the peaks of Mt. Bowen. Rainforest kisses the ocean here and secluded camping areas under the rainforest canopy provide you with a great base for all of your exploring activities. A short walk will put you under a beautiful waterfall where you can swim in pristine mountain water.
Our vision is to interact with Hinchinbrook and to be a voice for her in return for all of the wonderful memories she has provided for us as children….