At Licuala Lodge you can book all the tours and adventures that are available in Mission Beach. 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 snorkelers and 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. Your awesome day includes approx 5 hours of white water rafting, BBQ lunch by the river, all transfers. 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! These guys pick up from the Lodge at around 7:45 am – pick up is free !!
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. Let us book the dive for you and we may save you around $20 per person – how good is that ?
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. Depending on numbers, you can do a half day if you wish.
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
CHOCOLATE TASTING at Charley’s Chocolate, Australia’s only Cocoa Tree to Chocolate Bar Experience! Join the tour and uncover the 3800 history of cocoa; visit the tree nursery and plantation; see a coach pod being opened and taste the cocoa nibs; take part in some of the steps of making the chocolate! An of course TASTING the chocolate! The tour includes a BBQ lunch, with soft drinks and water available to buy. Tours start at 10.30 am and Charley’s is a short 15 minute drive from Licuala Lodge.
SEA KAYAKING A great way to explore the tropical waters and the rainforest of Dunk Island.
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. Walking maps are available at the Lodge.
Things to do at Licuala Lodge
Our wonderful swimming pool is one of our biggest assets – relax, have a swim, read your book or your tablet. If you can get the attention of the head gardener he will gladly take you on a tour of the garden. 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. The fridge in the guest lounge has plenty of beer, water, juice and ice cream – just serve yourself anytime, we have an honesty box system.
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 the sun goes down, why not relax on the veranda with a glass of wine, or two! Listening to the birds and watching for local wildlife…..
Surely there must be something there to tempt you to stay here in Mission Beach !!
Why stay anywhere else?