All tours can be booked with us. Save a few dollars, get a bottle of red or white, and Pick up is Free.
At Licuala Lodge you can book all available tours. Most of the operators offer special deals at certain times during the year – so we can normally save you a few dollars.
If you are visiting North Queensland, no trip would be complete without a visit to the GREAT BARRIER REEF. As it so happens, Mission Beach is one of the closest mainland places to the Great Barrier Reef.
Mission Beach Dive – Reef Goddess
For all you scuba divers the Reef Goddess heads out to the outer reef and visits a minimum of two sites. A maximum of 35 passengers ensures your comfort and safety. Spacious deck areas, hot showers, toilets and a sun deck are all a part of an unforgettable experience.
White Water Rafting
Raft the mighty Tully river (regarded as the best rafting river across Australia and New Zealand) with Raging Thunder or RnR. Your awesome day includes approx 5 hours of white water rafting, BBQ lunch by the river, all transfers. If you intend to do the rafting then see our Specials page as we can save you a fistful of dollars (and you get a bottle of white or red per couple). This really is a great day out. If you only have time to do one major activity here in Mission Beach, then make it White Water Rafting – you will love it!
SkyDive Australia have been operating for many years in Tropical North Queensland. Mission Beach offers the most stunning views over the ocean, islands, beaches and tropical rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Don’t forget – these guys will pick up from our accommodation and drop you off at the accommodation after your dive. How’s that for great service. Check out our Specials page for some great savings – or at the very least contact us. We will save you money on Sky Diving – that’s a promise.
Take a paddle on the pristine whitewater of Coachable Creek and the mighty Tully River. Join the team from Wildside and feel the intimacy of nature and the thrills of adventure. Great fun and a great day out.
Fishing in North Queensland
Unbelievable Reef, Island, River and Estuary fishing in the Great Barrier Reef areas of Mission Beach in tropical North Queensland. Fully guided fishing charters and tours in this world acclaimed sports fishing and World Heritage Listed wilderness region. The experienced local guide takes all the hassles out of finding the fish and provides free tuition in tropical fishing techniques.
And of course they pick up at the accommodation, at the ungodly hour of 7:00 am – which means an early breakfast for you, and they will drop you back at the accommodation around about 4:00pm. Great fun.
Other things to do in Mission Beach
SEA KAYAKING A great way to explore the tropical waters and the rainforest of Dunk Island. Attie (short for Atlanta)is the local guide who runs Coral Sea Kayaking, and she has amazing knowledge of the ocean and the rainforest – a walking encyclopaedia.
DUNK ISLAND is 4.5 km from the shore at Mission Beach. Most of the island is National Park. Lots of great walking tracks on the island, from easy to difficult. To get to Dunk Island from Mission Beach just hop on the WATER TAXI – a pleasant 20 minute ride.
PARONELLA PARK – Enjoy 13 fantastic acres. Guided tours available. Allow at least two hours for the full experience. This has been voted the Number One attraction of Things to do in Queensland. The Park is about a 35 minute drive from Mission Beach.
WALKING TRACKS. There are 5 principal rainforest walks available – Lacey Creek, Licuala Forest, Bicton Hill, Cutten Brothers and the Kennedy Track. They range from 1.2 km to 7.8 km.
Things to do at Licuala Lodge
Our wonderful swimming pool is one of our biggest assets – relax, have a swim, read your book. If you can get the attention of the head gardener he might even bring you an ice-cold drink (you should be so lucky). For those who like to ride on ride-on mowers, Licuala Lodge is the place to be. An hour or so should do the trick. If weeding the garden is your way of relaxing then go for it. And if you fancy any cuttings from the garden, just ask Mick the Under Gardener. If you fancy yourself as a flower arranger, then by all means wander through the garden cut yourself some flowers and make a display for the breakfast table. The fridge in the guest lounge has plenty of beer and cans of soft drinks – just help yourself anytime, we have an honesty box system. Also in the lounge there are plenty of books, magazines, games, chess, backgammon, dominoes and cards. And the ubiquitous Aussie BBQ. Why spend money in fancy restuarants when you can serve up your own gourmet feast.
If you are missing all those domestic chores we have a laundry and ironing board. Feel free to do some of our ironing – no need to ask, just do it. For those of you who cannot bear to be away from the computer, fear not !! Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the Lodge.
And when Sue and I have finished our daily chores, we like to have a glass of wine or two on the main verandah. So at wine o’clock (approx 6pm) why not come and join us for a glass (or two) and together we can debate the world’s problems.
Surely there must be something there to tempt you to stay here in Mission Beach !!
Why stay anywhere else?