Mission Beach Accommodation - Licuala Lodge Grounds

PHONE 07 4068 8194 ---- Overseas 61 7 4068 8194
11, Mission Circle, Mission Beach, Queensland 4852

The Mission Beach accommodation of Licuala Lodge is a unique Queenslander style home, built using timber poles and timber throughout. We have approx 2.5 acres, most of which is pristine rainforest to be found to the rear of the Queen rooms.

The lush tropical garden and the beautiful swimming pool are overlooked by the Queen room verandah. The breakfast verandah is on the upper deck of the main house with glorious views of the grounds (And currently we can see Dunk Island. Maybe cyclones aren't that bad after all).

All sorts of weird and wonderful tropical plants can be found in the garden. Have a look at the Flowers page - lots of photos on there. We have a range of gingers, heliconias, bromeliads, agave, cacti and many native species. We have lots of orchids, but I have to admit that orchids don't seem to like me very much. Plenty of greenery but not much in the way of blooms. Too much fertilizer perhaps ?? Not enough is my guess. The plants that do enjoy our tropical climate have a phenomenal growth rate. We have copious amouts of sunshine and rain, and during our winter the plants are only dormant for a week or so.

We grow a variety of fruits with some degree of success, including pawpaw, pineapple, dragonfruit, passionfruit and grenadilla. Cyclone Yasi put paid to several citrus trees which were doing very nicely thank you, so we shall see what the coming year has to offer. Apart from several chilli plants scattered about the place, we have no green fingers as far as vegetables are concerned. Mint did OK, but because that spread like wildfire I got rid of it (eventually), and I'm sure that our coriander was spared by Yasi.

Our waterfall feature swimming pool has just got to be one of the best in the area. It is a decent size - 70,000 litres. You are welcome to swim and relax around the pool day or night. Plenty of pool towels can be found in the guest lounge near the laundry.

To make your stay all the more enjoyable, there is a large comfortable lounge with TV and DVD player. We have a decent collection of DVDs, including the full set of episodes from Fawlty Towes and Yes, Minister. Hundreds of books are available for a book swap - now isn't that a good idea. Lots of board games including Trivial Pursuit, chess, dominoes and cards. We know that eating out at restaurants can prove to be very expensive, so make use of our cooking facilities. Just outside the lounge is the famous Aussie BBQ. And don't forget to sample the wares of our magic fridge (never ending supply of soft drinks and beer). Laundry facilities are here as well. And if you must surf the web whilst on your holiday, then wireless internet is here.

Why stay anywhere else ???

Sue and I settle down for a quick glass on most days around six o'clock, and you are more than welcome to join us at anytime, and we can solve the world's problems (or at least discuss them) whilst enjoying a decent Sauvignon or Shiraz. A perfect way to end another busy day.

Just as it is getting dark you can usually spot a couple of wallabies in the garden munching on the grass (or munching on my most expensive young plants). How cute is that !!

Licuala Lodge - Accommodation Mission Beach

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