Mission Beach Accommodation - LocationPHONE 07 4068 8194 ---- Overseas 61 7 4068 8194
11, Mission Circle, Mission Beach, Queensland 4852
Directions to Licuala Lodge From Cairns, Townsville and Atherton
Mission Beach is in the Far North of Queensland virtually halfway between Cairns and Townsville. By road, less than 2 hours south of Cairns and 2.5 hours north of Townsville.
If you are coming here from the Atherton Tablelands, directions are on this page also.
From Cairns (North)CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED DIRECTIONS Cairns to Licuala Lodge (It should keep you amused or occupied, or better still if you have got kids it may even keep them amused and occupied !!)
Travel South out of Cairns - signposted Innisfail and/or Townsville. Just after an hour of travelling through this delightful part of Tropical North Queensland (lots of bananas and sugar cane fields) you will arrive at the fairly large town of Innisfail (well, large by Queensland standards). Drive through the town and straight on at the roundabout. Then just under 1 km make a right turn (signposted Tully) in order to stay on the Bruce Highway. After about 40 minutes or so, you should come across the township of El Arish, and there is a left turn for Mission Beach. Follow the road (for about 14 kms) and eventually on your right a few shops will appear including a Mitre 10 Hardware store (painted bright blue), then an AutoSpares Shop, and approx 100 metres beyond the shops is a major right turning. It should be signposted Wongaling Beach, South Mission Beach and Tully (but at present the signage is missing !!). Take this right turn, and about one km on the right is Mission Circle - just after a big roadsign (on the left) for our wonderful Mission Beach Accommodation. Simple! If you come across the Woolworths roundabout - you have gone too far !!
If you are arriving late and your stomach is rumbling and you like Italian style food, there is an excellent restaurant called Roscoe's Piazza just as you are about to leave Innisfail on the left hand side, just before the big roundabout. Restaurants in Mission Beach tend to call last orders around 9pm, and Roscoe's is great place to eat.
From Townsville (South)CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED DIRECTIONS Townsville to Licuala Lodge. (It should keep you amused or occupied, or better still if you have got kids it may even keep them amused and occupied !!) It is a 2.5 hour drive North on the Bruce Highway. Roughly halfway, you will pass Hinchinbrook Island on your right (if the island is on your left, you are in big trouble). Just after the town of Tully there is a right turn for Mission Beach. Keep your eyes open for the Gumboot tree on the right which should be in full flower. Stay on that road for approx 22 kms and then you'll come to a roundabout. Woolworths should be on the right. Mission Circle is third left past the roundabout (approx 1km), just after a big yellow roadsign for Licuala Lodge on the left. Too Easy!
Something else to look out for on the Tully-Mission Beach road is a tree that we locals call 'The Bikini Tree'. It is on the left hand side about 10 kms after you leave the highway.
Oh and as you approach Mission Beach there is a brown road sign on the left with the word LICUALA - that is NOT our place, it is the Licuala State Forest. And if you do turn down there, you won't be the first, and I'm sure you won't be the last.
Now if you have got 10 minutes to spare, just take a quick look in Tully. You will probably know that in Oz there are lots of 'big things' (ie the big banana, big melon, big cow, big sheep etc...). Well, Tully has got a big GUMBOOT. It stands 8 metres tall and you can climb inside it all the way to the top and you get a marvellous view (of the sugar mill !!). Turn left into Tully just after the Visitor Information Centre at the traffic light, and drive approx 500 metres and the gumboot is on your right - you can't miss it !!
From The Atherton Tablelands (North-West)CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED DIRECTIONS The Tablelands to Licuala Lodge. (It should keep you amused or occupied, or better still if you have got kids it may even keep them amused and occupied !!)
A lot depends on where you are coming from in the Tablelands. Assuming that you are coming from Yungaburra, head towards Malanda, then onto Millaa Millaa, and then to Innisfail. If you are planning to visit Paronella Park, there is a right turn (very well signposted) way before you reach Innisfail. The directions from Innisfail are at the top of the page in the 'From Cairns' section.
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